Coronavirus articles about Trinidad and Tobago on 2020-10-27

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33 New COVID Cases

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The Ministry of Health has recorded 33 new COVID cases. In the latest update the Ministry stated that the number of positive cases reported reflects samples taken during the period October 24th – 26th. The following is a graphic from the Ministry of Health: Television station in Trinidad and Tobago.

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COVID Spread Through Food? No Evidence, Says Ministry Of Health

CCN TV6

October 26th, 2020 marks the final day of screening of prospective candidates of the Peoples National Movement for the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly elections. So far the process has been smooth and according to the political leader of the PNM, Tracy Davidson-Celestine, results of the screening will be made known to the media soon.

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COVID Spread Through Food... No Evidence Says Ministry Of Health

CCN TV6

The Ministry of Health is putting one concern to rest as some persons have been avoiding the purchase of food items, for fear of contracting COVID-19. The United National Congress Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced December 6th. If you thought people would have flocked to the....

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Patricia Wright-Alexis News National Athlete Launches Virtual Programme To Enhance Youth By BOBIE-LEE DIXON The Challenge Of Executing Extra-curricular Activities Virtually, Never Really Fazed National Hockey Player Patricia Wright-Alexis.

The Trinidad Guardian

The challenge of executing extra-curricular activities virtually, never really fazed national hockey player Patricia Wright-Alexis.

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George On Restaurants: Decision Will Be Made In Four Days

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Owner of Trent Restaurants Limited, parent company of Buzo Osteria Italiana, Trotters and Prime Restaurants Peter George says by the end of the week a decision on whether his businesses will remain open or not will be made. “At the end of this month which is just four days away some of those decisions are going to be made,” he said.

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'Please Save My Father'

One month after suffering a massive heart attack in September, 56-year-old Naz Mohammed remains warded in the Intensive Care Unit of the St Clair’s medical hospital, his life in the balance. Daily, fluid is drained from his lungs to keep him alive, while his medical bills mount.

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12th Man: 14th October, 2020

CCN TV6

The United National Congress Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced December 6th. If you thought people would have flocked to the beaches in their numbers as it's the first day in months that they're allowed to venture on the shoreline leisurely, you aren't the only one.

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Morning Edition: 27th October, 2020

CCN TV6

The United National Congress Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced December 6th for the party's internal elections. Nomination day is Sunday 15th November. We continued with the politics with Senator Jearlean John of the United National Congress.

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Mitchell: Three New Hotels Coming In 2021

An Hour Ago Randall Mitchell - TOURISM, Culture and the Arts Minister Randall Mitchell has announced that three international hotel brands will open new hotels in TT in 2021. He made the announcement in his contribution to the budget debate in the Senate.

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Why Bars Over Churches?

54 Minutes Ago Minister of Social Development and Family Services Donna Cox. FILE PHOTO - SOCIAL Development Minister Donna Cox asked why some people want bars to be reopened instead of churches and other places of worship. Cox posed the question during the budget debate in the Senate on Monday.

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Miss World TT Contestant Helps St Jude's Girls Heal

48 Minutes Ago Miss World TT 2020 contestant Samara Pantin, second from right in back row, with colleagues at her workplace at the Office of Prime Minister,Gender and Child Affairs Department. - Miss World TT 2020 hopeful Samara Pantin wants to help the young women of the St Jude’s Home for Girls in....

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Families, Rain, Masks On First Day Back At The Beach

22 Minutes Ago - Angelo Marcelle. THE Prime Minister’s plea for no mass gatherings and also to adhere to all public anti-covid19 measures was heeded on Monday, the first day of the reopening of beaches, as there were no teeming masses of people at Maracas Bay and other beaches along the North....

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Judge Considers First In-person Hearing Since Covid19 Ban

28 Minutes Ago Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds. - A HIGH COURT judge is looking at holding an in-person hearing for a judge-alone criminal trial on Wednesday in keeping with the most recent practice directions of the Chief Justice, issued on Monday. Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds said on Monday she would....

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Govt To Launch Community Response Unit For Social Cases

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The Social Development Ministry is launching a community First Responders’ system to ensure communities have dedicated groups of people taking care of each other in emergencies from natural disasters and bereavement to retrenchment. And the ministry’s also providing services to assist grandparents raising grandchildren alone.

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Lifeguards Urge Southerners Not To Congregate

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By Radhica De Silva and Camille McEachnie. As the beaches reopened for the first time in two months, several families ventured out, expressing joy over the reopening. Those on the shore were socially distanced and a few wore masks. At the Vessigny Beach, lifeguard Collis Ferreira said he was happy....

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HDC Applicants Lose $48,000 To Con Artists By Shaliza Hassanali

The Trinidad Guardian

Online fraudsters have managed to fleece desperate Housing Development Corporation (HDC) applicants of $48,000 in the last month.

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CNC3 Ask The Doctor’s Host Dr Joel Teelucksingh. Medical Experts Say Spacing A Key Factor In Latest Measures By Bavita Gopaulchan 20201027

The Trinidad Guardian

Two medical experts believe Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s hesitation to reopen rivers and ponds as well as resume in-house dining at restaurants and bars may be warranted.

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One More COVID-19 Death By Rishard Khan

The Trinidad Guardian

One more person has died from COVID-19, the Ministry of Health confirmed in its daily update yesterday.

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Health Lead The Lump That I Ignored The Fatality Of Breast Cancer By 20201027

The Trinidad Guardian

“I should’ve never ignored that lump!” the patient exclaimed with sunken eyes brimming with tears. Shrieking cries then bellowed throughout the corridors as she slumped forward, face planted into weary hands. As the room deadened with silence, the patient then shakingly uttered a few unforgettable....

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Bubbles For Life 2019 Lawrence Biran Trinidad And Tobago Cancer Society Celebrates The VIRTUAL Bubbles For Life 2020 Health 20201027

The Trinidad Guardian

For almost 50 years, the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society (TTCS) has been working on behalf of cancer patients and their families to provide opportunities for better health care as they battle this dreaded disease. Even during this time of uncertainty, the TTCS remains committed to the education and continued screening of cancer.

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World Health Organization: “Breast Cancer Diagnosed Too Late” By 20201027

The Trinidad Guardian

Across the globe, Breast Cancer affects 1.38 million NEW CASES yearly, almost the total population of Trinidad and Tobago. Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising steadily in the last years.

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Dr Patrick Antoine SHIRLEY BAHADUR Beverage Alcohol Alliance Disappointed With PM’s Decision By 20201027

The Trinidad Guardian

SHAR­LENE RAM­PER­SAD. The chair­man of the T&T Bev­er­age Al­co­hol Al­liance (TTBAA) says the sec­tor was ex­treme­ly dis­ap­point­ed with the de­ci­sion by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley to con­tin­ue re­stric­tions on dine-in ser­vices at bars and restau­rants.

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Chief Justice Ivor Archie News CJ Restarts In-court Hearing On Limited Basis By Derek Achong The Judiciary Has Amended Its Policy During The Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic To Allow For In-person Hearings In Limited Circumstances.

The Trinidad Guardian

The Judiciary has amended its policy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to allow for in-person hearings in limited circumstances.

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PSA President Watson Duke. KERWIN PIERRE Duke: Not All Public Servants Turned Out To Work President Of Public Service Association Watson Duke Says That Even With The Prime Minister’s Call On For All Public Servants To Return To Work On Monday, Some Did Not. By 20201027

The Trinidad Guardian

President of Public Service Association Watson Duke says that even with the prime minister’s call on for all public servants to return to work on Monday, some did not.

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Store Bay Gets Ready To Welcome Beachgoers

6 Hrs Ago Owner of Dimples Rentals, Liston Cox cleans his beach chairs at Store Bay on Monday morning in preparation for beachgoers. The Prime Minister announced the reopening of beaches in a media conference on Saturday. PHOTO BY AYANNA KINSALE - Store Bay beach facility, Tobago, got a last-minute....

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No Tobago Covid19 Case In 6 Days

4 Hrs Ago In this file photo, Paul Hospedales is on vacation with his three daughters in Store Bay, Tobago. PHOTO BY JEFF K MAYERS - There has been no new covid19 cases in Tobago in the last six days, the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development reported on Monday evening.

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No Set Policy On Reopening Or Lockdown

CCN TV6

There is no set policy for the further imposition or relaxation of COVID restriction measures. The Ministry of Health says while many persons are anxious and would like some concrete answers, the situation is much too complex for such a standard approach.

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Over 200 Nationals To Return Home This Week

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If you thought people would have flocked to the beaches in their numbers as it's the first day in months that they're allowed to venture on the shoreline leisurely, you aren't the only one. More nationals will be returned home this week, in fact, over 200.

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Kamla Sets Dec 6 For UNC Internal Elections

The United National Congress (UNC) internal elections will be held on Sunday, December 6, says Opposition Leader and party leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Speaking at the UNC’s virtual meeting last night, Persad-Bissessar said nomination day will be on November 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at party headquarters at Exchange Village, Couva.

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Beachgoers Told To Be Cautious

As beaches reopened yesterday, epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds has cautioned that even in an open space like a beach there is still a high risk of Covid-19 transmission, especially among large groups. He said this is why beachgoers must wear their face masks while on the shore (as they cannot be worn....

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Attempts To Defraud The Govt

Some of the applications rejected by the Ministry of Social Development for support were “blatant attempts to mislead and defraud” the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Minister of Social Development Donna Cox said yesterday the ministry rejected these 5,000 applications because the applicants were....

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Cinemas To Keep Their Screens Dark

Moviegoers are in for more disappointment. Cinema chains MovieTowne and Caribbean Cinemas Ltd have decided to keep their screens dark following Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement last Saturday that movie houses could re-open but would not be allowed to serve food or drinks in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.

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Mohammed Gets Four More Years

MUSHTAQUE MOHAMMED was retained as an executive vice-president of the NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Volleyball Confederation for another four years when the biennial congress was held online over the weekend. The Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation (TTVF) president has....

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Over To FIFA

Chairman of the FIFA appointed normalisation committee Robert Hadad has confirmed that he has officially been informed of the decision of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) membership to recognise the legitimacy of the normalisation committee, however he is awaiting a response from FIFA as to the way forward for T&T football.

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