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Wednesday, April 8, 2020


The Coronavirus Outbreak

Caribbean COVID-19 cases rise

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean region has begun to rise, with the most recent figures suggesting a total of 276 infections.

Archbishop Jason Gordon on COVID-19

His Grace the Archbishop of Port of Spain Jason Gordon has announced that all Catholic primary and secondary schools will be closed until further...

India’s PM holds video conference with Indian Heads of Mission around...

His Excellency Arun Sahu was one of several Heads of Indian Missions from all over the world attending the virtual meeting—the first of its kind—with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi...

Uncertainty continues at stock markets

Hema Ramkissoon spoke with Financial Consultant Ian Narine on the Morning Brew. He says turbulence in the stock market is expected...

Outpatients denied access to clinics at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital

Confusion reigned at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital today, as officials seemed to contradict each other in terms of which out-patient clinics would be available.

Social Workers Association launches hotline for psycho-social support in COVID-19 crisis

The new TTASW hotline went into effect on Thursday 2 April 2020, and will provide psycho-social support to citizens during the current COVID-19 crisis...

Opposition Leader calls for unity and cooperation in fight against coronavirus

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissesssar says the UNC party remain committed to any and every measure of collaboration and support necessary and...

Govt shuts down education system to prevent COVID-19 spread

Heightened action on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)! Schools and other places of learning will be closed from today for a week, people with flu-like symptoms...

PAHO Rep on COVID-19 Caribbean outbreak: “Don’t panic; prepare…”

Dr Boisson said preparation is key to avoiding mass breakouts of the virus, which at this time has no cure or vaccine.

Scores show up at NIB Sando for new Grant

People showed up at NIB in San Fernando, this morning, hoping to apply for the new Salary Relief Grant...



Coast Guard seaman shot dead, investigation on

by Mark BassantAn ordinary seaman attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) in Staubles Bay was accidentally shot and killed after his...

TTPS clarifies its position and the new COVID-19 Regulations on street food

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, have sought to clarify the TTPS’ recent handling of street food vendors, in light of the current COVID-19 Regulations…

“Don’t blame me, all vending is illegal”

Hema Ramkissoon spoke with Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on the Morning Brew. He reiterates that the TTPS operates within the remit...

Mothers-to-be turn to Mamatoto

With the current COVID-19 crisis, more mothers-to-be are re-thinking giving birth in hospital, and looking to the Mamatoto Resource and Birth Centre in Belmont, as an alternative.