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984 new COVID cases, 17 new deaths

The daily number infections from COVID-19 have come perilously close to one thousand, as the Ministry of Health recorded some 984 new positive cases today, Friday 3 December 2021.

Two men on bail on charges of assaulting spouses

Two men, ages 55 and 63 years, were granted bail after appearing virtually in separate matters before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court last Friday, to answer to assault charges against their spouses.

Chaguanas chamber calls for sustainable investments in 2022

The economic growth predicted in 2022 from the petroleum sector should be invested in sustainable economic development, according to Richie Sookhai, President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC).

Spectacular light show in Gasparillo

RADHICA DE SILVA  [email protected]  Despite the threat of COVID, there is a spectacular light show on...

PM shows declaration of townhouse to Integrity Commission

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said contrary to what is being alleged by the UNC, he did in fact declare the purchase of a $1.2 million townhouse at Inez Gate, Shirvan Road, Tobago, to the Integrity Commission. He is now considering suing Opposition MP Saddam Hosein.

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WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron

Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time.

Cuba to update domestic vaccine to battle Omicron

Cuban researchers are upgrading the island’s homegrown coronavirus vaccines to ensure protection against the new Omicron variant.

Global food prices are at their highest in a decade – UN report

The FAO’s Food Price Index, which measures the monthly change in the international price of cereal, dairy, meat, vegetable oils and sugar, jumped 1.6 points in November from the previous month to 134.4. That is the highest level in a decade and the fourth consecutive month the index has risen.

UPDATED: US announces changes to COVID-19 travel policy, one day tests now required

Brent Pinheiro  [email protected]  The United States will now require all inbound travellers, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, to...

T&TEC planned maintenance to affect North and South Trinidad

T&TEC customers in parts of North and South Trinidad will experience a temporary disruption to their supply of electricity, Friday 3rd December, 2021. Details...

Brace for impact from Omicron

The little that is known about the Omicron variant of COVID-19 should be of enough concern to our public health officials for...


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