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Four new Covid cases
Posted: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Four new Covid cases
Trinidad and Tobago's Covid-19 count continues to rise, as four additional cases were confirmed yesterday. This takes the number of confirmed cases to 173.

MOH COVID update: 4 new cases of COVID-19, origin pending epidemiological investigation

Prisons officer on sick leave tests positive for covid19
OUT of an abundance of caution, the Prisons Administration Building in Port of Spain will be sanitised and remained closed until Tuesday, as a prisons officer, who visited the headquarters last week, has tested positive for covid19.

Top Cop chairs CPL security meeting
The CoP is advising the public that all measures are being put in place to ensure the health and safety of all local and international players. All teams, he added, will have to undergo a quarantine period of 14 days during which they will be monitored and tested by officials of the Ministry of Health. All teams will be staying under quarantine at the Hilton.

Emperor Valley Zoo implements appointment system
In a statement on Friday, the ZSTT said due to the demand by families and the public at large, the Zoo in accordance with its enhanced guidelines and policies is able to facilitate visits on a limited basis, by appointment only.

TTUTA: Negligence led to covid19 cases among students
TT Unified Teachers' Association (TTUTA) president Antonia De Freitas said people have been complacent about following covid19 protocols and now, with schools reopened for Standard Five students, the country is seeing the impact of that negligence on the children.

PM unveils Emancipation monument
"Today the news around us is not about emancipation and Governor Hill." Governor George Hill read the Emancipation proclamation at the government building, possibly on the site of the old Treasury Building, on August 1, 1834. Over 400 years and we're still talking about making the point that black lives matter," the Prime Minister said. And even then there are people pretending not to understand and attempting to equate slavery with other temporary inconveniences."

Kambon: Put Columbus on the dungheap
Some people say the statues should be put in a museum, he said, but, "To be quite honest, I don't agree with that. There should be no dignified space to celebrate, to commemorate, to remember criminals."

Black people are not lazy'
Le Hunte: Time to deal with issues facing Afro-Trinidadians

Moonilal: UNC proud of record against racism
As he extended best wishes to the Afro-Trinidadian community on the occasion of Emancipation Day yesterday, Oropouche East candidate Dr Roodal Moonilal said the United National Congress (UNC) is proud of its track record in dealing with racism.

Restoration of our shattered histories

$66m more for UK firms probing EMBD
Twelve days before the election, Cabinet approved the renewal of a $50 million contract for the police service to retain the services of a specialised team of private investigators and forensic accountants from the United Kingdom. Their task is to help build criminal cases against their political opponents.

First Citizens' profit falls significantly during COVID period
According to First Citizens' unaudited financial statements for the three months ended June 2020 profit after taxation was $62.225 million. First Citizens' profit after taxation for the same three months last year was $158.098 million.

PNM leads by 5%
However, it adds that "with 16 per cent of the likely electorate still undecided, and with fierce competition in swing constituencies in both Trinidad and Tobago, the opposition parties appear to still be within striking distance".

Your time has passed
The group of former Tobago politicians who said they support the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) in the August 10 election should be using their time to mentor young, aspiring politicians.

Poll gives slight edge to Deyalsingh
Youth training and development are biggest concerns

Young woos voters in Belmont
As the incumbent took his campaign through the streets of their community yesterday, residents of Belmont listed crime and the state of the economy as the issues that would influence their vote in the August 10 election.

PPGPL donates US$10m cancer equipment

LGBTI+ wants equality in governance
...the Alliance for Justice and Diversity (AJD), a social justice coalition of organisations and allies, created the 2020 Election Agenda, also called The Gay Agenda. The document is a collection of 13 policy actions the community would like to see addressed as soon as possible.

Housewife arrested for illegally selling alcohol
A 52-year-old housewife of Cunupia will appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate on August 3rd charged with selling intoxicating liquor without a liquor license

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