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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020

Griffith responds to PM's tongue-lashing

Top cop: TTPS won't arrest people illegally, fix the law

CoP: Change laws on private properties first

AG threatened with legal action over $1,000 ticket for homeless
A GROUP of attorneys representing social activist Barrington Thomas has written to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi complaining of the ticketing of the homeless in San Fernando for failing to wear masks.

CoP: Ticketing of homeless being investigated

Dying by the day: Count reaches 53
The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there are two additional COVID-19 related deaths. The persons are an elderly male and an elderly female, both with co-morbidities.

Cop warns police on covid19 law: Ignore PM's advice
In a broadcast message to all police officers on Sunday, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith described the Prime Minister's comments at Saturday's press conference as an attempt to give a "misleading perception."

Kamla: Government has no clear plan on COVID-19
She was responding to the latest announcements by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, to maintain the status quo for another four weeks to October 11.

Rich must pay, says LeHunte
Too many rich people are benefiting from Government subsidies when they can afford to pay the real cost of certain services.

Jack Warner discharged from Couva Hospital
Warner said in a statement on Sunday night, "The worst part is over but the journey back to good health is incomplete."

Burkie's family to receive his health records after pre-action letter
In a letter responding to the request on Saturday, the legal advisor to the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry, Mala Kowlessar-Tagallie, said the MoH had 'no objection' to preserving Burke's body or his medical records. However, someone must present documents proving they are Burke's lawful next of kin. This has since been done and all requested documents have been approved to be handed over.

Relatives plead for urgent COVID test results on heart patient
"The doctor who called my mum on Friday actually told her once you can afford he needs to go private and get an angiogram and possibly a stent. He said all the hospital can do is keep him for at least a week and give him medication," she told Guardian Media. But he could not be released to seek the necessary treatment due to the pending COVID-19 test result which, up to Sunday night was still pending.

Legal notice removes guideline stipulation for places of worship
However, Boodoosingh said, "Making the breach of the Ministry of Health guidelines a criminal offence, in my view, is outside of the ambit of the powers given to the minister under the (Public Health) Ordinance. This amounts to the minister authorising regulations which criminalise conduct which, in several instances, are uncertain and vague or expressed as non-mandatory practices. Such a provision is not a valid or legitimate exercise of the powers under the ordinance."

PAHO: Healthcare workers most vulnerable to suicide
The PAHO urges people to speak about the issue "in an open and responsible manner, remain connected during physical distancing, and learn to identify warning signs to prevent it."

Activist: Blaming Venezuelans for COVID-19 xenophobic

Sando Chamber head: small businesses will not survive extended covid19 restrictions

Bar owners concerned but prepared to hold out
Back in July over three hundred bar owners challenged government's decision to reduce operating hours and sought compensation for losses sustained during the lockdown, Mohan said matter was still before the court.

Devant: 'I am behind billboards calling for Kamla to go'

More donate towards 'Ganja Queen' bail
Supporters are trying to raise $35,000 for the bail and a further $5,000 as a down payment for her attorney.

Ganja activist Nazma ‘not on hunger strike'

Woman's body found in harbour
THE body of a woman was found floating in the Gulf of Paria near the Hyatt Regency hotel in Port of Spain yesterday.

Police searching for Marabella teen
The TTPS said Anameka was last seen at her West Bayshore, Marabella home around 4pm, on September 12.

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