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Thursday, November 26, 2020


The Coronavirus Outbreak

Prison Officers’ Association worried about prison COVID spike

The Prison Officers' Association of Trinidad and Tobago (POA) has expressed concern over the recent report of a spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the prison system, and is calling on the Ministry of Health to ramp up testing within prison walls.

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could halt coronavirus in its tracks

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford stops 70% of people from developing symptoms, a large-scale trial shows...

126 new COVID-19 positive cases, most from prison system

The latest update from the Ministry of Health is confirming 126 new positive cases of COVID-19... and 108 are from the prison system.

No Gov’t Christmas parties; private sector, families asked to do same

by Sampson Nanton No Christmas parties at Govt offices, State corporationsPrivate sector, families asked to do same$10 million to...

Diego Martin man extracted and placed in State Quarantine Facility

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is reminding citizens that any breach of a quarantine order, carries a penalty of up to $50,000 in fines or six months’ imprisonment upon conviction.

53 new COVID cases

The Ministry of Health has recorded 53 new COVID cases. This brings the total number of active cases to 589. There have...

BOATT begs again for ease on bars restriction

The Barkeepers and Operators Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOATT) is renewing its call for the Prime Minister to reconsider the current restrictions on bars, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, warning of impending permanent closure and bankruptcy of several of those businesses.

45 new COVID cases

The Ministry of Health has recorded 45 new COVID cases. This brings the total number of active cases to 562. In a...

Pfizer and BioNTech: Final analysis shows coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective...

(CNN)—A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections, even in older adults, and caused no serious safety concerns, the company said Wednesday.

Another COVID death, 39 new cases

There has been another COVID related death. The person is an elderly female with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of deaths...



Maduro calls for meeting with T&T Govt officials

The Government of Venezuela has invited Trinidad and Tobago Government officials to a meeting to discuss matters between the two countries. The request was made...

PM unsurprised over migrants backlash

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley issued a brief statement this morning, concerning recent developments with Venezuelan migrants, who had entered the country illegally.

Deportees defiantly return

Sascha Wilson Drenched, cold and hungry, 16 Venezuelan children and 11 adults who were deported over the weekend yesterday returned to Trinidad and Tobago’s shores...

They’re back! Venezuelans deported on Sunday return to T&T

After three days on the rough seas, 16 Venezuelan children, the youngest a four-month-old baby and the eldest child 14 years, along with 12 adults, mostly women, returned to the shores of Trinidad.

Mother grieves as case thrown out

PETER CHRISTOPHER [email protected] On the steps outside attorney Nafeesa Mohammed’s office yesterday, Gregoria Figueredo sat disconsolately. Her 11-year-old daughter was among the group of Venezuelan migrants...