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Arsonist sets fire to Ministry of Health
Posted: Saturday, August 8, 2020

T&T records 15 COVID-19 cases in a day
The ministry said three of the latest cases had contracted the virus from other positive patients but the majority of the others were now pending epidemiological investigation.

Arsonist called 'The Resistance' sets fire to Ministry of Health
Two days before the General Election, an arsonist set fire to the Ministry of Health in the early hours of Saturday morning and left a message saying it was because of the Ministry's role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

8 more test positive: covid19 total is 225
The 4pm update said the total number of cases is now 225, up from 217 on Friday morning.

ITCZ, Tropical Wave 32 Affecting T&T With Showers, Thunderstorms
Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast throughout Saturday as the ITCZ remains across T&T, with activity enhanced by Tropical Wave 32 nearing the islands.

President calls on TT: Honour First Peoples on World Indigenous Peoples Day
"Although our First Peoples do not share some of the challenges faced by indigenous communities in other nations, they have long advocated for greater respect and recognition of their role in our history and current social landscape. Their efforts have resulted in a wider appreciation for the indigenous community, including the celebration of a one-off holiday in October 2017 and the re-interment of indigenous remains at the site of the Red House."

Griffith shuts down cricket match in Central
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has launched an investigation into why police officers from the Central Division failed to stop a T10 cricket match that had over 1,000 spectators on Wednesday, although this was clearly in breach of the COVID-19 Public Health Ordinance Regulations guidelines.

Condolence book signed for former Barbados PM Arthur
The condolence book was signed at the Holy Trinity Cathedral opposite Woodford Square. The book was placed between the TT and Barbados flags, symbolising the close ties between the two nations.

NGOs urge government to respect refugee conventions
They also said Young's statements represent a clear break with the international treaties and agreements signed by TT such as the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 protocol and international law.

Secondary covid19 contacts working at 2 hospitals
Alarmed at the response by two regional health authorities (RHAs) when covid19-positive employees were reportedly identified at two hospitals, the president of the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) has written to the Chief Medical Officer and the Health Minister.

US Embassy gives TT level 3 travel advisory for crime, covid19
US Government workers were prohibited from travelling to Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of the Savannah.

Cops hit wall in $4.7m Petrotrin deal probe
The disappearance of US$750,000 (TT$4.794 million) in public funds arising out of the failed Southwest Soldado developmental deal involving a Mexican shipping firm was one of the biggest scandals in Petrotrin in 2015.

$10m for former SIA employees
Industrial Court slams lack of defence from National Security ministry...

Latest NACTA poll: Election cliffhanger
AFTER its latest opinion poll, the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) is refusing to call Monday's general election, one way or the other, saying its research has found a very close race in several seats deemed marginals. St Joseph, Moruga/Tableland and La Horquetta/Talparo are simply too close to call, the pollster indicated.

Diego Central voters: We don't know the candidates

Kamla appeals to supporters: Don't break the Covid laws

Kamla claims she's unaware of racist UNC ads
Told that one of the advertisements was of a girl begging for assistance and being given bananas, she said, "To my knowledge that is not the UNC ad, so I don't know what ads you are speaking about." Persad-Bissessar said she has seen some of the UNC ads but not all of them.

UNC ad humiliating black people, says PM

Kamla: Payment was for official business
At the time Mr Padarath was an Advisor to the Prime Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister. His responsibilities included protocol services to the Prime Minister's official overseas delegations and also handling the logistical details of these trips, including accommodation and incidental expenses.

Padarath thanks the PNM
Former Princes Town MP Barry Padarath thanked the PNM, saying its "desperate campaign" against him has only strengthened and fortified his supporters to go out in their numbers on election day on Monday.

Duke sends defamation letter to woman
The letter was allegedly geared at preventing the woman from speaking about an incident of inappropriate conduct in the workplace approximately three years ago.

Children's Authority pleads for help to find girl missing since May
The Children's Authority is seeking the public's assistance in locating 12-year-old Summer Leiba.

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