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The Ministry of Health is procuring a specialised bio-containment unit for the treatment of possible cases of Ebola, Chief Medical Officer Dr Colin Furlonge said yesterday. The unit, along with protective equipment for health care workers who may have to screen and treat possible cases of Ebola,

While neighbouring Caribbean islands yesterday initiated “lockdown” measures against the Ebola threat, T&T’s health authorities were considering a 21-day quarantine for people who have a history of travelling to Ebola-stricken territories to ensure they are virus-free, Health Minister Dr Fuad

Leader of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen Yasin Abu Bakr was denied entry to Jamaica last night and then detained there.

Despite nearly four hours of intense discussions between Government and members of civil society organisations, the controversial Debe to Mon Desir section of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway will go on. And there is also no need for mediation, Works Minister Surujrattan Rambachan said ye

Days after the launch of a book commemorating his work, veteran masman Stephen Lee Heung, 93, died on Monday night from pneumonia at St Clair Medical Centre. 

A Gasparillo couple is calling on the San Fernando General Hospital to release the body of their baby, who died hours after his birth so they could give him a decent cremation. The parents — Oneil and Leela Ganga — also want hospital authorities to tell them how their baby died after he was born

National Security Minister Gary Griffith is inviting Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister and his Opposition counterpart to join him for talks. He said so yesterday after the Jamaican Government and Opposition officials criticised his statements on 13 Jamaicans who were denied entry to T&T rece

A High Court judge has issued a plea for the revamping of the Prison Services which he says will protect the safety of both inmates and staff and prevent costly civil litigation over human rights abuses. Justice Frank Seepersad made the call yesterday as he awarded over $100,000 to two prisoners—

Under the watchful eyes of police, protesters from Guapo marched through two construction zones in Golconda and Debe and interrupted work on the Debe and Golconda interchanges of the $7.4 billion Solomon Hochoy Highway extension. They started their protests at the Debe site before moving to Golco

A Chinese national fell to his death at the National Tennis Centre construction site, Tacarigua. The Sport Company of T&T (SPORTT) confirmed the death in a release yesterday but said all safety protocols were in place at the time. The release said around 9 am, Yumao He, 49, fell 30 feet off a