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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020

A HIGH COURT judge has ruled as unlawful, covid19 regulations which make it a criminal offence if someone breaches the guidelines for places of worship.

AG on covid19 ordinance ruling: Judgment is victory for Govt
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said he is not concerned about a recent ruling by a High Court Judge which states that making a breach of the guidelines for places of worship a criminal offence is unlawful. He said there were alternative treatments he could pursue.

Ministry records 7 COVID deaths in a day
The recent fatalities were three elderly females and two elderly males with co-morbidities and two adult males. One of them was reputed Port-of-Spain gang leader and businessman Cedric "Burkie" Burke, who died at the Couva Hospital.

Update: COVID-19 claims 7 lives in 24 hours
According to the Ministry of Health's 6 pm clinical update, five people succumbed to the illness on Friday evening while two others died earlier.

Sea Lots mourns as COVID takes Burkie
"His children, especially two of his sons, are so distraught that they have many questions. We spoke to Burkie this morning (Friday) and everything was good, he was OK and now suddenly, after lunch, they said his health turned for the worst and that he had died but with this COVID-19 death now we wouldn't get no proof…we would not even get his body because his body would have to be disposed of by the State because that is what we being told."

Burke's family wants autopsy after covid19 death claims
The Health Ministry has stopped autopsies for anyone who died from covid19 as it is against best practices since it is believed that the virus can spread from a deceased host. The bodies are also disposed of quickly as part of the best practice.

CoP: Police cannot go on witchhunt based on skin colour

NATUC, UNC, MSJ - Pool party shows different strokes for different folks
Apply the COVID laws on congregating to all and stop using different strokes for different folks.

UNC MP slams AG's 'vague' comments after Bayside party
Rambally also took issue with the AG's argument that Government requires speed and flexibility to pass legislation to manage T&T's response to the virus. The MP said while this may be true, good law should not be forfeited in the name of expediency.

Jack still at hospital, wouldn't wish COVID-19 on 'worst enemy'
Warner, who confirmed his COVID-19 status on September 3, remains at the Couva Hospital where he's doing "much better".

Young: 200 nationals return home this weekend

Gov't acquires CL Marine Ltd, creates a State company
In a statement on Thursday, Imbert reminded that the Government bailed out the CL Financial Limited Group of Companies to the tune of in excess of $28 billion and it being the largest creditor, filed a winding up petition in the High Court in July 2017.

T&T makes the books for record breaking August weather
Trinidad and Tobago tied for the sixth warmest August on record, with temperatures going back 76 years at Piarco.

Kamla demands probe into discovery of Poll Cards, Ballot Papers
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling for a thorough investigation into the alleged discovery of election documents from three polls on the compound of a private company in Arima.

Where is Sean? Police searching for missing man
Sean is five feet nine inches tall, dark brown in complexion, slim build with a dreadlocked hairstyle. He also has a tattoo of a cross on the left side of his neck

King Swallow, calypso icon of Antigua and Barbuda, has died
The Trinbago Unified Calypsonian Organisation, the governing body for calypso in Trinidad and Tobago paid tribute to the veteran stating that he has been recognised for contributing nearly 60 years to the soca and calypso art form.

Nazma Muller still in jail
MARIJUANA ACTIVIST Nazma Muller remains in the women's remand prison in Golden Grove, as she was granted bail of $300,000, or $15,000 cash bail by an Arima magistrate.

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