COVID 19: Death Toll Crosses 900

July 7, 2021 admin 0

COVID 19: Death Toll Crosses 900 Four more people have succumbed to the COVID-19 virus, pushing the death toll to 903. Furthermore, 250 new positive cases have been reported. Active cases stand at 6,378. In its 4pm update on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health indicated that the number of cases reported reflects the samples taken during the period July 2 […More]

More COVID 19 vaccines available for CARICOM, PM Rowley says

July 6, 2021 admin 0

More COVID 19 vaccines available for CARICOM, PM Rowley says After months of lobbying third states and international institutions for them to share their supplies of COVID-19 vaccines with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Region is now closer to inoculating “as many citizens as possible,” Outgoing Chair of CARICOM, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago said on Monday, […More]


February 16, 2021 admin 0

WHO Approves Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine The World Health Organisation (WHO) gave emergency use listing to two versions of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, giving the green light for these vaccines to be rolled out globally through the COVAX facility. One of the vaccines is produced by SKBio in the Republic of Korea; the other is produced by the Serum Institute of […More]

National Returns Home Carrying Covid-19 Variant B117

January 22, 2021 admin 0

TNT National Returns Home Carrying Covid-19 Variant B117. Trinidad & Tobago has recorded its first case of the COVID-19 Variant of Concern (UK) – Variant B117. Confirmation of this came today from the Ministry of Health. The ministry said the patient is a returned national who travelled from the United Kingdom. Officials revealed that as per existing quarantine protocols, the […More]

Mayor De Blasio “VACCINE FOR ALL”

January 18, 2021 admin 0

CITY TO OFFER TRANSPORTATION FOR NYC SENIORS NEW YORK— Beginning this week, seniors age 65 or older who are unable to make their own arrangements and need transportation to and from a COVID-19 vaccination appointment can sign up for transportation through the City, Mayor de Blasio announced today. “We are moving heaven and earth to get our senior neighbors vaccinated”, said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Now, seniors who need a ride […More]


January 13, 2021 admin 0

MORE THAN 100,000 VACCINE DOSES ADMINISTERED IN NYC IN ONE WEEK SPAN AS 1B BEGINS.   Eligible New Yorkers in Phases 1A and 1B can reserve their vaccine appointments at or by calling 877 – VAX – 4NYC  NEW YORK—Over 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in New York City last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today, surpassing the City’s initial […More]

Corruption Caution Urged Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

January 8, 2021 admin 0

Corruption Caution Urged Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The current COVID-19 pandemic has put into sharp focus the thorny and constantly evolving nature of corruption, and how it can reverse development gains in the Caribbean. President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Wm. Warren Smith sounded this warning today as he opened the inaugural Caribbean Conference on Corruption, Compliance, and Cybercrime, […More]

Nurses From Cuba Helping To Fight COVID-19 In Barbados To Remain Longer

October 21, 2020 admin 0

Cuban nurses to stay longer The Cuban health professionals that have been in Barbados helping the country in its COVID-19 fight will be here longer than initially planned. Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong indicated that Government has extended the stay of the 65 Cuban nurses assigned to the Harrison Point Isolation Centre for a period of half a year. […More]

Voters will be required to wear masks or face shields on Election Day

July 9, 2020 admin 0

Elections in the time of COVID-19: Masks, hand washing on election day Voters will be required to wear masks or face shields on Election Day. They must also wash or sanitise their hands before and after casting their ballots. These are some of the guidelines that must be followed on Election Day on August 10. Speaking at the virtual media […More]

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Official Opening of The Arima General Hospital

June 24, 2020 admin 0

Official Opening of The Arima General Hospital Thousands of citizens who reside in East Trinidad can now access first-class health care as Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley officially opened the long-awaited, state of the art, Arima General Hospital today (Tuesday 9th June, 2020). Located in the heart of Arima, this facility will serve as the primary inpatient health […More]

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