The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) has announced that as a result of the technical issues experienced this morning on the Paria Bullet, the 3:30 pm sailing from Port of Spain has been cancelled.
NIDCO announced that the 4:30 pm and the 5:40 pm sailings will remain as scheduled.
It has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh says the Government is working on a new centrally-located centre which will focus on treating Mental Health.
Two men were arrested and a quantity of forged US currency seized by officers of the Special Branch and Northern Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Tunapuna district last week.
During the exercise which was conducted around 11 pm, on Thursday 10th October 2019, officers intercepted a vehicle with a lone male occupant along the Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the officers finding $1,200 of forged US currency in the man’s possession.
Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal, is calling on the Finance Minister to clarify the wage increase for both CEPEP and URP workers.
During the Finance Minister’s 2020 Budget Presentation last Monday, Government explained that these workers' wage increase takes into account the new cap for the Minimum Wage.
However, Dr Moonilal says this explanation has raised more questions than provided answers.
One of the major talking points coming out of the $53 billion 2020 budget delivered by Finance Minister Colm Imbert last week Monday (Oct 7th) was the increase in salaries for CEPEP (Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme) and URP Unemployment Relief Programme) workers of 15 per cent.
The move was hailed by some as a good one but criticized by others as being a local government election ploy.
The government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out "ambitious" policies on crime, health, the environment and Brexit in a Queen's Speech that opposition parties have dismissed as an "election manifesto".
Plans for tougher sentences for violent offenders and legal targets for cutting plastic pollution are among 26 bills set out at Parliament's State Opening.
But with the PM having no majority, many of the bills may not become law.
The 117-year-old St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital is to be de-commissioned.
Confirmation has come from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, during his contribution to the 2020 Budget debate this morning.
Minister Deyalsingh says the Government is working on a new centrally located centre which will focus on treating Mental Health.
This he says will be a part of a change in approach to the treatment of Mental Health in the country, which he termed, "Behavioural Health Wellness services".