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TTPS gets $600m for 2021
Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Imbert - ‘No more underfunded talk' as TTPS gets $600m for 2021
With that view, Finance Minister Colm Imbert yesterday pointed out the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service which got $300 million in the 2021 Budget got an additional $57 million in the Supplementation and Variation bill passed in Parliament. Plus there was a $200 million loan to pay off previous bills. In total the TTPS will receive almost $600m in 2021.

Imbert slams economist's 'ludicrous' advice that T&T stops borrowing
He said the individual, whom he did not name, suggested that the government go to the IMF for money then retracted and recommended that the state request technical assistance from the IMF, stop borrowing and make structural adjustments to the economy. These "structural adjustments" usually result in a significant reduction in public sector staff and a slash in social services offered by the state.

Persad-Bissessar: Deyalsingh must resign over vaccine rush
During debate on a matter of urgent public importance raised in the House of Representatives on the issue, Persad-Bissessar accused Deyalsingh of encouraging people to break state of Emergency laws and public health regulations through his calls to take advantage of the walk-in facility.

Speaker defends minister in Parliament
House Speaker Bridgid Annisette George had to step in twice to protect Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh as he faced heated questions from his Opposition colleagues over the failure of the first-day walk-in vaccination service.

17 more die from COVID-19, 454 new cases registered

PAHO says no to covid19 vaccination proof for overseas travel
In a webinar on Wednesday morning Dr Roberta Andraghetti, regional adviser for PAHO and the World Health Organization (WHO), speaking on implementing a risk-based approach to international travel resumption, said it was an infringement of human rights and freedom of movement if covid19 vaccination is mandatory to leave or enter a country.

First batch of 6m US vaccines will be Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

Manufacturers ask govt to give grants to almost half its 53,000 workers
The TTMA said it also noted the additional financing being offered under the Salary Relief Programme, the extension of the Entrepreneurial Relief Grant under NEDCO and the extension of the Credit Union Programme.

Chambers hope help comes for businesses after mid-year review
Sookhai, however, said, "Businesses especially at a time like this are really having a hard time accessing foreign exchange to pay bills, supplies and whatnot. Even I am having difficulty even bringing in essential goods into the country. Now it is becoming a lot more competitive than before given that the global supply chain itself has been under strain due to the COVID-19."

Holder wants more awareness on around anti-racism
Holder and his West Indies teammates became one of the first two teams to take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during the 2020 tour of England. The West Indies team is likely to take the knee before both Test matches against South Africa and Holder would like to see a new spark in the movement.

Men wounded after rescuing St Augustine woman, baby from bandits
The wounded men, however, confronted the bandit who was inside and chopped him several times before he ran out of the house and drove off with the others in a waiting car.

Three shot in home invasion
One was shot in the chest while the other two were shot in the leg. While the bandits attempted to make a hasty retreat one of them was chopped several times.

Venezuelan murder victim was 'on his way home' from Moruga
Newsday learnt that he and other Venezuelans were waiting for a boat near a beach in La Lune Village to make an illegal trip to their homeland. While they were waiting, a group of men, believed to be villagers, attacked them and stole their belongings.

V'zuelans charged after human trafficking probe
Two Venezuelans have been charged following an intensive investigation by the Special Investigations Unit (Special Task Force) with the assistance of the Counter Trafficking Unit and Interpol.

Police say murdered woman linked to armed robberies
Investigators said West was known to them as she was said to be linked to several armed robberies and was believed to be the holder of an illegal firearm.

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