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The Coronavirus Outbreak

Labour minister explains Government position on Canada Farm Workers Programme

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, has clarified Government’s decision concerning the participation of nationals in the Canadian Farm Workers Programme this year.

20 in Tobago arrested for COVID regulations breach

Officers of the Crown Point Police station arrested 20 persons for breaching the Public Health Regulations in Tobago, on Monday 25th May, 2020.

Dennis considers Tobago hoteliers grant proposal

Tobago House of Assembly's Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis is examining the counterproposal put forward by Tobago hoteliers for the Government's distribution of the $50 million COVID-19 Relief Upgrade Grant.

Moody’s negative rating another blow to the economy

Hema Ramkissoon spoke to Financial Analyst Prakash Ramlakhan on the Morning Brew. He says the government's credit quality will affect international borrowing

HDC prepares for the ‘new normal’

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has activated measures it says will protect the safety and well-being of staff and clients, as well as limit the spread of COVID-19, as Trinidad and Tobago enters the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite COVID crisis, joy still abounds on Eid—President Weekes

President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weeks, believes that despite the challenges and hardship wrought by the current COVID-19 pandemic, “that joy will still abound as families exchange gifts, prepare meals and give thanks to Allah” as Muslims in this country, and around the world, observe Eid-ul-Fitr.

PM salutes Muslims for their generosity during COVID pandemic

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has saluted members of the Muslim Community for their generosity and caring of the most vulnerable in society, during the current COVID-19 crisis...

COVID-19 testing continues at CARPHA

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) continues its testing regime to determine the incidence of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, with the number of samples under assessment rising to 2,906, as of the morning of Sunday 24 May 2020.

Charter flights from T&T to the UK for British Travellers

More than 900 British travellers will be able to return home from islands across the Caribbean, including T&T, on the latest charter...

The new normal

GEISHA KOWLESSAR-ALONZO [email protected] As T&T slowly begins to reawaken and tries to shake off the economic nightmare created by the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have taken operational...


Bar owners want to be able to open in Phase 4

The Bar Owners / Operators Association of Trinidad & Tobago (BOATT) is calling on Government to ease current public health restrictions imposed for the COVID-19 crisis, and to allow them to open earlier than scheduled.

Trini mom of missing teen 'sees' her in photo in Venezuelan bust

Suzanne Sheppard The mother of a teenager who disappeared in November 2018 believes she spotted a girl with a strong resemblance to her daughter in...

Patriotic Front to tackle 41 seats

Ryan Bachoo spoke to Patriotic Front Political Leader Mickela Panday on the Morning Brew. She says her party is embarking on a...

Drive-by murder in Cascade

by Peter Christopher A teenager is among two people dead following a drive-by shooting along Foncette Road, Cascade this evening. Residents said around 6:45 pm, a...

Cleopatra Borell for PNM in POS South, Le Hunte out in La Brea

The ruling PNM's Screening team has selected top sportswoman Cleopatra Borell to replace MP Marlene McDonald in Port of Spain South—and PNM's La Brea executive has been sent back to find more nominees, despite backing former minister Robert Le Hunte for candidacy.