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Budget day Oct 4
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021

Budget day Oct 4
This budget has come at a time when the Government's finances are stretched, as it has had to finance vaccination of the population against Covid-19 as well as relief for thousands impacted by job loss due to health regulations.

Budget Day 2022 announced
After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens, industries and economists will all be tuning in to see the latest announcements.

The 2021 Hurricane Season has peaked! A review of all the storms
At least 150 people have died this year as a result of tropical cyclones and the total damage is estimated to be around US$52 billion.

5,466 more complete COVID-19 vaccination, 126 new cases recorded
The Ministry of Health in its clinical update today advised that 425,763 people have now completed their vaccination programme, while 3,083 more received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine regime. People with first doses now stand at 536,524.

Morning commuters vaccinate at City Gate
The Ministry of Health continued its pop-up vaccination drive on Friday at City Gate, Port of Spain, administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson covid19 vaccine to morning commuters.

Union: Republic Bank unyielding on covid19 vaccination policy
RBL made no comment on the talks at the Labour Ministry or any legal action with respect to the policy it announced last month on bringing its 2,900 employees back out to their offices.

Education Minister: Covid19 takes toll on SEA results
In 2020, the average score in mathematics was 52.9, compared to 46.9 in 2021. In English language arts, the scores were 60.7 and 56.6 respectively, and in writing they were 57 and 56.2. Also of note was that while 1.4 per cent more students scored over 90 per cent than in 2020, 6.7 per cent more students scored under 30 per cent.

Top SEA students balance work, play for success
"I spent time with my cousin because we live close to each other, so that helped me relieve my stress from school and doing all the practice test for work. I prefer online school but going to physical school would help me make new friends as I've been separated from my friends for two years now."

PSC blocked from appointing new Police Commissioner

Ramesar had filed legal action against the PSC over its handling of the recruitment process and its decision not to select him to join other candidates in the interview stage of the process.

Police hold anti-vaxxer over QPS march
THE police held Islamic Front head Umar Abdullah on Thursday morning for allegedly participating in an unauthorised march at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, to protest against covid19 vaccinations.

Murder victim's neighbour appeals: 'Solve more crimes'
Her husband, Clive Joseph, 49, was shot and killed while casting a driveway on O'Connor Street, Blanchisseuse, on Wednesday night. Joseph's friend Curvin Bristol, 40, who was working with him, was also killed, while a third man was grazed by a bullet.

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