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Government approves purchase of 2 Cape class patrol boats
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2021

Government approves purchase of 2 Cape class patrol boats to increase border security
The Cape class is a ship class of 10 large patrol boats operated by the Marine Unit of the Australian Border Force and Royal Australian Navy. The vessels are built by Austal and cost some US$38.6 million.

Drone, new vessels to help combat illegal immigration
The Ministry of National Security is moving to clamp down on illegal immigrants entering Trinidad and Tobago as 15 beaches have now been identified as major points of entry for this activity.

Focus on vaccines not lockdowns, says DOMA
Even as the Ministry of Health on Saturday announced the resumption of the vaccination drive, the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) called on the Government to place more focus on vaccination and partner with the private sector to ensure that sufficient vaccines are acquired for the population.

Trinidad on the weekend

ERHA says rumours about overrun of COVID cases in Grande hospital unfounded

Ministry: Over half of T&T's land resources degraded
In a statement, the Ministry said 58.3 per cent of the country's land resources are degraded, based on data from the European Space Agency through the UNCCD Secretariat.

$30m upgrade for Ariapita
MP: We want people's views

SVG: Marijuana industry pressing forward despite La Soufriere setback
In the roughly 18 months since the SVG Medicinal Cannabis Authority has been operational, that body continues to experience its fair share of challenges and triumphs. The recent volcanic eruptions and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have both impacted the growing industry.

Street food vendors absorb oil price increases
Street food vendors of doubles, aloo pies, saheenas, baiganees, kutchories, fries and similar items said they have incurred heavy increases on a five-gallon keg of cooking oil which moved from $160 in some instances to $240 over the last month.

Zalayhar Hassanali on turning 90: 'Good family life key to productive society'
Zalayhar Hassanali, the widow of this country's second president Noor Hassanali

Media personality Jamie Thomas dies

A wonderful life ended, for a few hundreds dollars
Haven Allahar, the husband of Bertille Allahar lamented that prior to his wife being struck and robbed in front of their home on April 8 they were enjoying their retirement. Bertille was 81 and the couple had been married for 38 years.

Former Hilton employee charged with stealing $90,277 worth of alcohol
Romario Lamy was granted bail for $50,000 after he appeared before Justice of the Peace Oliver Boodoo charged with four counts of fraud and one count of larceny.

Relative detained as man, pet dogs found dead
A post mortem has been ordered to confirm the cause of death of 64-year-old Shahid Samaroo. Samaroo was found dead at his home at Cactus Street, Macoya Gardens at about 4am on Sunday.

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