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Private parties in private spaces allowed but ...
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020

CoP: Private parties in private spaces allowed but not condoned
POLICE COMMISSIONER Gary Griffith, in defending what some have called a double standard in policing, on Wednesday said free private parties on private compounds are allowed.

CoP: Bayside partygoers not off the hook yet

Covid Death No. 40
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 2,663

Govt spends $24m on COVID testing equipment

Tobago's white elephant
With heart disease one of the leading causes of death in T&T comes a revelation that the Scarborough General Hospital has a multi-million dollar Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory which has not been used for years and instead patients are being transferred from Tobago to the Eric Williams Medical Complex (EWMSC) putting additional pressure on the system and poorer outcomes for Tobagonians who get heart attacks or have heart problems.

Rowley: 'I could have been a full-time farmer'
"This is where we spent our life growing ground provisions, corn, peas, potatoes, dasheen, yam, and raised animals and spent our formative years," he said proudly. "When this land became available, initially my parents were there as tenants and then in 1975, I purchased it from the original owners."

CoP: TTPS virtually crippled by covid19
Recruits told Newsday that they were kept at the academy for over a month without leaving and still contracted the virus. The last time they were outside the confines of the academy was for election coverage and since August 10, election day, they have been confined. All 114 tested positive after they were confined to barracks.

Minister gifts homes to two Point Fortin women ages 78, 52
The Programme which started in November 2017 is now in its fourth Phase. Thus far, it has positively impacted the lives of 195 families in 12 communities and created employment opportunities for over 1,015 individuals.

PNM shares photos of Tobago ferry, the 'Buccoo Reef'
'Work in progress. First glimpse of the Buccoo Reef, the second of the two Catamarans being built for the Tobago seabridge. This vessel is being constructed by Australian shipbuilders Incat, the company which builds the world's largest catamarans. The Buccoo Reef is 100m long and each engine can fill-up an Olympic swimming pool in 1 second. (There are 4 engines on board.)'

Othello: Suicide prevention requires everyone's input
She said TT, in 2018, had a suicide rate of 12.9 per 100,000 population, which ranked 38th in the world, and sixth in the region of the Americas, exceeding the global average of 10.5 per 100,000 and the regional average of 9.3 per 100,000 population. She said, in 2017, suicide was the sixth leading cause of death for the 15- to 49-year age group.

Former journalist and media giant Owen Baptiste passes away
Baptiste passed away on Tuesday night at the West Shore Medical Centre from complications associated with diabetes.

TT to join in clean air celebrations
It said activities will focus on the central theme of improving air quality and will include a webinar, publication of video clips, a call for corporate entities and persons to pledge commitments/actions.

Hail falls in central
"We had some rare sightings today, quite a few different things happening, from intense thunderstorms, thunder and lightning, a funnel cloud, reports of hail, damaging gusty winds which tore off roofs in central Trinidad as well as in Las Lomas and St Helena."

Bad weather leaves 20 families with roofs blown off in Caroni East

Marian statue decapitated by lightning in Laventille
'Apart from the head which is gone, "there is a massive crack through the torso, a bit of the stomach area was dislodged and pitched off." He continued that "it is totally destroyed in a sense" and "parts of it are just holding on and can fall any minute." Big pieces have already fallen off onto the roof of the church. "It is quite a disaster," Fr Merrick remarked.'

Couple seeks $1m for baby's life-saving surgery
In just over a year, little Nathaniel has spent nearly more time at hospital fighting Type Four Choledochal cyst than he has at his Fyzabad home with his family. According to an online medical journal, Choledochal cysts are congenital conditions associated with benign cystic dilatation of bile ducts.

Baby caimans rescued, relocated
Two baby caimans were rescued and relocated by wildlife professionals after they were called in by residents.

Autopsy ordered after South African boat owner found dead
No marks of violence were observed, however, an autopsy was ordered to officially rule out foul play.

Charged with murdering Venezuelan lover
PREYSAL electrician Calvin Bahadur was charged with the murder of his estranged lover, Venezuelan mother Joanna Diaz Sanchez.

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