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5 major announcements
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021

Vaccine hope: 5 major announcements made by PM Rowley at conference
Dr Rowley said the government's first target is to vaccinate half a million people. By doing this, the prime minister hopes the country can return to some semblance of normalcy by September.

People desperate unemployment, hunger, poverty grip T&T

PM: CEPEP not cutting salaries
...workers to get 2/3 of pay as a grant while at home

PM announces weekend curfew, plans to reopen borders
The curfew hours, he said, are from 7pm to 5am, and will take effect from tomorrow.

Tighter weekend curfew takes effect from today
...7 pm-5 am, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Hinds: SoE slowed dramatic rise covid19 cases
"At the 27th or 28th of May if we had continued at the speed we were going, we would have already accumulated 40,000 cases. Because exponentials go faster and faster by this point in time, we would actually be closer to 80,000 (cases) compared to the 25,000 (cases) we are at right now."

Hinds: SOE measures bearing fruit as cases slow

Private sector begins vaccination drive
He said, "With these two initiatives we would be able to vaccinate fully 138,900 people by July. That (figure) will change with each new shipment of vaccines that we get."

Eight more die of covid19, 391 new cases
According to the release, 421 people are still in hospital - 15 in the intensive care unit and 44 at the high dependency unit.

Floods, landslips and fallen trees reported across Trinidad
The disaster management units at various regional corporations across the country were out in full force on Saturday afternoon pumping flood waters from homes and clearing debris.

Floodwaters rise in South and Central

Woodland residents raising funds to clear clogged rivers
With T&T expected to face an above-average wet season, flood-stricken residents of Woodland have started raising funds to clean the South Oropouche River.

Tobago tourism sector buoyed by border reopening signal
If it comes to pass, the move would begin the process of reviving the island's tourism sector, which has buckled under the weight of the covid19 pandemic for the past 15 months.

Chairman: Namdevco not hand-picking farmers for food basket programme
CHAIRMAN of the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (Namdevco) Wayne Inniss is rejecting claims that they are hand-picking farmers to benefit from the $10 million monthly food boxes to feed families affected by the pandemic.

City mayor seeks public help to catch manhole cover thieves
Further, Ferguson said under the existing act, the fine for stealing scrap iron was typically $200 to $300, which was the same or less than what thieves could sell a couple of manhole covers for.

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