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Good news for Trinidad and Tobago's nationals stranded on cruise liners begging to come home.
The PNM Tobago Council has received consent letters from seven individuals who would like to represent the party at the upcoming General Elections.
The United Kingdom is giving US$3.8 million to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to help eight countries of the Caribbean contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and mitigate its impact on their populations.
The Ministry of Health says there is a ample supply of CDAP drugs available in this country and advised citizens to visit alternate pharmacies in their areas, if required, to have their prescriptions filled through CDAP.
The Ministry also reminded pharmacies to submit their requests for re-orders of medication to the National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC) well in advance of the depletion of stocks so that there will be a consistent supply of critical drugs for the public.
The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:
From Tuesday 26 May 2020, all Republic Bank branches will be open to the public, with the exception of the Hilton Agency, which is closed for renovation.
The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM affairs says that the relationship between this country and the United States of America is not in jeopardy. In a press release issued this afternoon, the ministry stated that the Prime Minister along with other ministers had extensive and cordial discussions with US Ambassador Mondello and other officials from the US Embassy on Wednesday 20th May.
A 42-year-old man, who was stabbed in the neck with a broken piece of glass during a fight in St Anns on Thursday, has died.
According to a police report, at about 1 pm Marlon Joseph was attacked by another man while at Ariapita Road in St Anns. Police said Joseph was stabbed in the neck, while another man, who attempted to part the fight was also stabbed in the arm.
Joseph was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital, where he later died while undergoing treatment. The other man was treated and discharged.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and taken into police custody for questioning.
Soca artiste Kimba Sorzano was granted $85,000 bail after he appeared before a Point Fortin magistrate today (Friday) charged with two sexual offences.
A Cunupia man has appeared in court charged with two counts of fraud. Adesh Mano, 50, of Chin Chin Road, was charged with two counts of fraudulent conversion in the sum of $150,500.
He appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court via video conferencing on May 18th and was granted $300,000 bail. The matter was adjourned to Monday, July 20th 2020 and transferred to the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court.
According to police reports, the victim in the matter told police that during the period July 11th 2019 and July 19th 2019, he paid a man $115,000 which represented a down payment towards the purchase and importation of a motor vehicle valued at $230,000. The car was to be delivered by October 19th 2019. However, this never happened, and the victim never received a full refund of his money. The victim made a report to the Fraud Squad and investigations were launched into the matter. On Sunday May 17th 2020, an operation was conducted in the Central Division which resulted in Mano being arrested by a party of officers of the Fraud Squad Office, Port of Spain. He was charged with the offence on Monday May 18th 2020, by PC Ramkissoon.
International ratings agency, Moody’s, has confirmed Trinidad and Tobago’s credit rating at Ba1, according to a news release from the Ministry of Finance.
A San Juan man has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with over 40 counts of forgery.
Shaheed Hosein, 30, of Chotoo Street, was charged with 21 counts of obtaining money by use of a forged instrument, 21 counts of uttering a forged document and one count of larceny servant for $3,036.
Hosein appeared before Magistrate Rehanne Hosein May 20th via video conferencing. He was granted bail with surety in the sum of $150,000, and the matter was adjourned to June 17th 2020.
According to police reports, during the period August 28th 2019 and January 16th 2020, an employee of a pest control company in Cascade obtained the sum of $147,000 cash from 21 cheques drawn from an account in the name of his employer. It was later discovered that the signatures on the cheques were forged and the employee was not entitled to the proceeds of the said cheques. In another incident, on Friday, December 20th 2019, the same employee was entrusted the sum of $16,795 in cash by his employer to deposit into the company’s account. The employee deposited $13,759 into the account and a deficit of $3,036 was discovered after. The employee could not account for the deficit and it was discovered that he had taken the funds for his use and benefit. A report was made to the Fraud Squad and officers conducted investigations into the incidents. On Sunday May 17th 2020, officers conducted an exercise in the North Eastern Division which resulted in Hosein being arrested in connection with the matters. He was charged with the offences by WPC Lazarus of the Fraud Squad on Tuesday May 19th 2020.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has issued two guidance documents with recommendations for countries on how best to create safe and effective return-to-work conditions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) is calling on Government to do better by all the citizens who are yet to receive their Salary Relief Grants, to help them weather the COVID-19 crisis.
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