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No Covid-19 Vaccines for Overseas US Citizens

    THE United States will not vaccinate overseas citizens for Covid-19. A release posted on the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain on Friday sated, “As part of our efforts to give US citizens timely information so that they can make informed choices about travel abroad, the department advises that the United States government does not […]Read More

34 Covid-19 Deaths in First 8 Days of May… Toll

    FOR the month of May thus far, Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 34 deaths due to the Covid-19 virus. The Ministry of Health reported another seven deaths in its latest update on Saturday, bringing the overall death toll to 203. The 34 deaths in the first eight days of this month already surpasses […]Read More

20 Charged for Drinking at POS Club

    POLICE arrest 20 people for drinking at a recreation club on Friday. The men ages 23 to 88 were taken to the Central Police Station and charged for breaching the Public Health Regulations, a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service stated on Saturday. They were held by officers of the Inter-Agency […]Read More

Kamla Calls for Humility, Unity to Fight Pandemic

    NOW that Trinidad and Tobago is at a tipping point with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling for humility on the Government’s part in order to collectively battle the virus. In a press release on Friday after Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced further lockdown measures, Persad-Bissessar continued […]Read More

5 More Die from Covid-19 in T&T 324 New Cases

    FIVE more people die from Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of Health reported 324 new Covid-19 cases on Friday with total active cases now at 3,450. The new cases were from samples taken during the period May 4 to May 6. Deaths now stand at 196. See below:  Total people tested: 139,640 […]Read More

Membership Clubs Like Price Smart Now Closed

    THE Government has now closed membership discount stores such as Price Smart to the public in an effort to curb the upsurge in Covid-19 cases. Its latest regulation – The Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-ncov)] (No. 13) Regulations, 2021 came into effect on Friday (May 7). There was only one change: “All […]Read More

Commentary: Do Lockdowns Really Work?

APRIL 2021 has been the most significant turning point for Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. A month after the Easter frolic, we have reached the highest recorded numbers of cases per day since the start of this pandemic in March of 2020. But this was surpassed on May 5 with 399 reported […]Read More

Another 33,600 COVAX Vaccines Arrive Next Week in T&T

    By Prior Beharry TRINIDAD and Tobago will receive another 33,600 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility next week. In a release on Thursday, the Ministry of Health did not state the exact date, but only that it will receive this second tranche during the week ending May 14. The […]Read More

Commentary: Lockdown Woes

IT’S infuriating that Trinidad and Tobago is in another lockdown although our borders have been closed since March 2020. Many local businesses such as bars, restaurants, gyms, fitness centres, spas, barbers, beauticians, cinemas and theatres are in serious financial state and about to collapse. This even as government shuts down the island again with restrictions […]Read More

People Dying in Their 30’s From Covid-19… No More Beds

    PEOPLE in Trinidad and Tobago are dying in their 30s due to Covid-19. This was revealed by Principal Medical Officer, Institutions, Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards during the Ministry of Health’s virtual media conference on Wednesday. Dr Abdool-Richards said, “We are no longer seeing deaths only in the elderly population or persons with co-existing medical […]Read More