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The Coronavirus Outbreak

PAHO: ‘Every corner’ of Americas is seeing increases in COVID cases

Coronavirus infections are increasing in every country in the Americas and the Omicron variant has been detected in nearly every nation in the region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said, putting pressure on already strained health systems.

South entertainers stage anti-mandatory vax walk

Using a long PVC-designed syringe as their prop—and led by entertainer Trisha Hamilton and leader of the Kaisokah Moko Jumbies Junior Bisnath—the group sent a clear message to the Government that they strongly opposed forced vaccination for COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated person is latest COVID victim in Tobago

A fully vaccinated person is the latest COVID-19 victim in Tobago, according to the update for Tuesday 11 January 2022, released by the Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection, in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

Omicron surge: Should we shorten self-isolation time?

Omicron has the potential to cause huge workforce issues, something that has been recognised by the governments of the United States and United Kingdom, both of whom have slashed self-isolation times for those who test positive.

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US

By MARIA CHENG and CARLA K. JOHNSON Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked...

MOH confirms 18th Omicron case

The Ministry of Health says they have confirmed one additional Omicron case. A press release issued by the Ministry of Health stated...

20 COVID deaths, 8 with no known medical conditions

The Ministry of Health has recorded 20 additional COVID related deaths. This brings the total number of deaths to 3102. There are...

NATUC president tells public servants to go to work

President general of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) James Lambert is advising public servants to turn up to work on January...

WHO warns against treating Covid-19 like flu

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against treating COVID-19 as an endemic illness like flu, rather than as a pandemic, saying the spread of the Omicron variant has not yet stabilised.

US Health officials let COVID-infected staff stay on the job

Health authorities around the U.S. are increasingly taking the extraordinary step of allowing nurses and other workers infected with the coronavirus to stay on the job if they have mild symptoms or none at all.


Scotland Yard reopens 52-year-old murder case involving two Trinidad men

Scotland Yard investigators have reopened a 52-year-old case involving two Trinidadian men who kidnapped an Australian woman in London. One of the...

Scotland Yard reopens murder case against 2 Trini brothers

[email protected] Fifty-two years ago, Trinidadian brothers Nizamodeen and Arthur Hosein were charged and convicted for kidnapping and murdering an Australian woman in England. The body of...

Social media activist among 11 arrested in health walk

A health walk billed “Push Back Two” that attracted hundreds— including children—came to an abrupt end on Sunday after police used tear gas to...

Man in Jenny's 'sour deal' lawsuit convicted for trying to defraud US company of...

Anthony Sancho, named along with NGC Chairman Conrad Enill as one of the defendants in a $1.8 m civil lawsuit brought by businesswoman Jennifer...

63-year-old hiker, Primnath Gokool has been found

Gokool got lost around 4pm on Sunday in Chaguaramas when he hiked to the plane crash site after reaching the Tracking Station...