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No New Covid-19 Measures Despite UK Variant in T&T

  NO new Covid-19 protocols will be put in place despite the fast spreading UK variant B117 being discovered in Trinidad and Tobago. This according to Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh at a virtual presser called on Friday to discuss the latest on Covid-19 in the country. Deyalsingh urged the country to remain vigilant to […]Read More

New Covid-19 UK Variant Now in T&T

  TRINIDAD and Tobago has the new Covid-19 UK variant B117. It was confirmed in a patient, a Trinidad and Tobago national, who returned from the United Kingdom. A release from the Ministry of Health on Thursday stated, “As per existing quarantine protocols, the national provided a negative PCR test which was taken 72-hours prior […]Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine Bilateral Arrangements Don’t Involve WHO

  By Prior Beharry WHEN a country enters a bilateral agreement with a pharmaceutical company for the purchase of the Covid-19 vaccine, approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) is not necessary. But it is advisable that the country looks at the safety and efficacy of the vaccine it is buying. This according to Pan […]Read More

Consult Your Doctor Before you Get the Covid Vaccine

  By Prior Beharry CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says you should consult your doctor before you get the Covid-19 vaccine. This is especially for people who suffer from severe allergies. “Normally your physician will determine if you can and cannot take a vaccine,” Dr Parasram said in answer to a question from AZPNews.com […]Read More

Wear Your Mask at Home Too

  By Sue-Ann Wayow THE Covid-19 virus is no respecter of spaces whether public or private and citizens should wear their masks even at the home once visitors are around. Chief Medical Officer of Health for St George East Dr Osafo Fraser speaking during the Ministry of Health’s virtual press conference on Saturday reminded the […]Read More

Dominica Adds 2 Caribbean Countries to Covid High-Risk List

  TWO Caribbean countries have been added to Dominica’s Covid-19 High Risk Classification Risk list. Travellers from St Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos Islands to Dominica must now submit the online health screening form and submit a negative PCR test where swabs were taken within 24-72 hours of arrival into Dominica. The […]Read More

CMO: Safeguards in Place for Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout in T&T

  By Prior Beharry DOCTORS and nurses in Trinidad and Tobago will be trained to ask probing questions about a patent’s allergy history when the Covid-19 vaccine is being administered. This according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram during the virtual presser of the Ministry of Health on Saturday. He was responding to a […]Read More

$85M in School Repairs Since March 2020… TTUTA Still Concerned

  By Sue-Ann Wayow SINCE the closure of schools across the country in March 2020, the Ministry of Education has spent over $85million in school repairs. A press release by the Ministry of Education on Thursday stated that the works overseen by the Education Facilities Planning and Procurement Division (EFPPD) in collaboration with National Maintenance […]Read More

Health Ministry Meets with Nurses Association Discuss Covid Scare at

    HEALTH Minister Terrance Deyalsingh has met with the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) to discuss recent incidents of Covid-19 cases at the Port of Spain General Hospital (POSGH). In a press release on Thursday, the ministry stated that Deyalsingh and other ministry officials including chief medical officer Dr Roshan Parasram met […]Read More

$350M in Covid Grants and Counting… Social Development Ministry Using

By Sue-Ann Wayow GOVERNMENT dishes out more than $350 million in income relief grants for people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is based on 2005 poverty rates. According to a report submitted to the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services stated that expenditure up until November […]Read More