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Hinds on arms find:
Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Hinds on arms find:
A deeper, darker plot to harm T&T

Police seize marijuana worth $2.8 million
Dominican Republic national Sonnil Gabriel Derafil, 29, was charged for possession of marijuana for trafficking by members of the North Eastern Division (NED) Gang/Intelligence Unit.

TTMA calls for more training for customs, police to stop illicit trade

Minister: People entering T&T brought variant
"Viruses, in general, will get into the country with people movement, once people move the virus moves with them. Once people interact the virus jumps from person to person. In the case of this particular question the P1 variant, it would have come into Trinidad and Tobago by people entering Trinidad and Tobago," said Minister Deyalsingh.

Deyalsingh: T&T's first P1 variant case came from Venezuelan migrant

Hinds: Eight detainees, 17 prison officers have COVID-19
In his reply, Hinds said there are 3,802 inmates in the system across 10 facilities - nine in Trinidad and one in Tobago. With this in mind, he expressed his belief that the situation was not too much cause for concern.

Education Minister: No cancellation of SEA 2021

Venezuela boatwreck victim toll climbs to 8
Two more bodies from Venezuela's Delta Amacuro boatwreck have surfaced, bringing to eight the number of people confirmed dead.

Buccoo Reef not yet ready to sail to Tobago
"The Buccoo Reef is there. It is going through its normal procedures and that is where we are. We have not put a date yet for its inaugural sailing," he said. "I don't want to give a date or anything as yet because we have make sure everything is in place."

Life in Trinidad on Tuesday
Newsday photographers were out and about on Tuesday in Port of Spain and Chaguanas and captured images of ordinary people going about their business. Did all of them wear their masks properly? You be the judge.

Taxi drivers happy about new safety app for passengers
Holder said the app was designed for commuter safety and security and allows the commuter to verify the taxi driver before getting into the car. It allows the commuter to notify their emergency contacts when they get in or out of the car.

Court blanks repatriation of women, children from ISIS refugee camp in Syria
In ruling on Monday, Justice Joan Charles said there was neither a legislative nor a policy framework in place for repatriating nationals from conflict/war zones. Nor does the minister have the legal power or discretion to repatriate or facilitate the repatriation of these nationals, she said.

Imam is new PNM senator
Replacement for the late Franklin Khan...

Taxi drivers network, TTWeSafe launch app to protect passengers
Once the QR code is scanned by the passenger using his/her phone - the app will automatically notify the passenger's emergency contact as to the vehicle's registration number; the driver's identity; the passenger's point of entry; safety checkpoints during the journey; and the arrival of the passenger at the final destination.

Rambharat: Car rental services issue must be addressed
"I knew Anand well. I knew him as a businessman and as an upright citizen of Gasparillo and that car rental thing was featured in that, with Andrea Bharatt, car rental featured in that…It sounds very innocent but there's been this mechanism of car rental and lease-to-own that has criminal elements. I'm not saying throughout but they have criminal elements that should be addressed."

Maracas vendors blame pandemic for possible eviction
Vendors said they've seen sales drop by as much as 80 per cent compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Oropouche villagers move to break down barricades
Mayrhoo said the man accused of building the barricades had been embroiled in a court matter with Partap after his home was bulldozed in 2017. However, the road is now being claimed by the squatter who has prevented other squatters from using the road, Mayrhoo added.

Twin off TikTok: I think it's toxic

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