Shanghai Construction has been awarded a billion-dollar contract to build the Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s new central block and the two-year project is expected to begin in September.
St James Medical Complex will also become the St James General Hospital following a $5m upgrade.
Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert and Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced both developments at Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing.
A 61-year-old man, who was left permanently scarred after doused with acid by his sister-in-law, has finally received compensation after an almost two-decade-long legal battle.
On January 31, High Court Master Martha Alexander ordered more than $1 million compensation for Raffick Mohammed, of Walker Street, Caroni, at the end of his protracted private assault and battery claim against Myra Bhagwansingh.
In a telephone interview on Thursday, Mohammed said he was pleased with the outcome.
Citizens are being warned that interfering in police operations when they are trying to arrest suspects is a serious offence.
The warning comes after several videos posted to social media of officers attempting to arrest individuals are met with opposition by members of communities as they intervene in an attempt to stop the arrests.
The 19 Spanish-speaking girls who were rescued by police on Wednesday during raids at a Chinese restaurant in Woodbrook and homes in Diego Martin and Westmoorings have all been placed at an undisclosed location rather than the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) which lacks space.
National Security Minister Stuart Young made the disclosure at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.
After decades of work at the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), former Orthopedic technician John Rodriguez is appealing to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh to help him, saying that 18 months after retirement, he is yet to receive one cent of his pension.
Rodriguez said he will give the SWRHA until the end of February and is already consulting with an attorney to file legal action against the organisation to get his hard-earned money.
Chaguanas resident Allan Mohammed was killed in a police-involved shooting in his community early Friday.
Reports are sketchy but Guardian Media understands Mohammed, 28, was shot by officers while he was in his black SUV around 10.30 am, allegedly after he was involved in a confrontation with them as his vehicle approached theirs along Crown Trace, Enterprise. Mohammed allegedly drew a Mac11 firearm during the incident and officers opened fire on him.
One Venezuelan politician is thanking the government of this country after more than a dozen Venezuelan girls were rescued yesterday.
Deputy Carlos Valero, who is a member of the foreign policy commission of the national assembly, posted the message to his Twitter page this morning.
He described it as one of the most serious cases recorded by Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is strongly cautioning members of the public against sharing and circulating images and videos of minors, victims of sexual offences or human trafficking.
In a press release issued today, the TTPS is reminding citizens that Section 34 (1) of the Trafficking in Persons Act Chapter 12:10 states “To in any way cause the identity of a victim of human trafficking to be revealed, constitutes an offence.”