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Police officers to wear body cameras

Police officers to wear body cameras

60 body cameras are now available for use within all policing divisions of the country, as part of a trial project by the TTPS. According to Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, a directive will be given to the officers to switch the cameras on or off. Speaking at ...

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July 21st, 2017

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Random spot-checks to find fake viagra and cigarettes

Random spot-checks to find fake viagra and cigarettes

Random spot-checks are being carried out by the Ministry of Health to find counterfeit drugs and food. In fact, even counterfeit cigarettes are making their way through this country’s ports of entry. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh believes these cigarettes may even be ...

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July 21st, 2017

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POS Hospital ‘unsafe Central Block’ to be rebuilt

POS Hospital ‘unsafe Central Block’ to be rebuilt

The former Government is being criticized for not taking action to repair the ‘structurally unsafe’ block of the Port of Spain General Hospital. The Central Block, which houses 400 beds, was deemed unsafe and will soon be demolished. However, Health Minister Terrence ...

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July 21st, 2017

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284 Dengue Fever cases despite drop in mosquito-borne diseases

284 Dengue Fever cases despite drop in mosquito-borne diseases

More lab confirmed cases of dengue fever have been recorded this year than Zika and Chikungunya, combined. There have been 284 Dengue cases so far, representing a 41 percent decrease in cases for the same period last year. There have been 40 recorded Zika cases and 7 ...

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July 21st, 2017

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5 flights cancelled on TT air bridge on Saturday

5 flights cancelled on TT air bridge on Saturday

Five scheduled flights tomorrow on the domestic air bridge have been cancelled. Caribbean Airlines said these are: BW1500, BW1501, BW1522, BW1505 and BW1523. Several of the airline’s scheduled flights tomorrow will be operated by its Boeing 737 fleet, a larger airplane. It ...

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July 21st, 2017

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Counterfeit cigarettes entering T&T

Counterfeit cigarettes entering T&T

Container loads of counterfeit cigarettes are entering T&T through the legal ports of entry. And Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is concerned that these may be more dangerous than legal ones. The Minister says these counterfeit cigarettes are loaded with chemicals, ...

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July 21st, 2017

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UWI appoints Dr. Akshai Mansingh as Dean of Sport Faculty

UWI appoints Dr. Akshai Mansingh as Dean of Sport Faculty

The University of the West Indies has appointed Dr. Akshai Mansingh as Dean of the new Faculty of Sport. Dr Mansingh is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician who has looked after elite athletes throughout the region. He has been a lecturer in the ...

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July 21st, 2017

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Cabo Star to make first trip to Tobago today

Cabo Star to make first trip to Tobago today

The Cabo Star will make its first trip to Tobago today. The cargo vessel arrived in Trinidad earlier this week, and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan was given a tour of the ship yesterday. The trip to Tobago he says will be a trial run, and expects the boat to be in ...

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July 21st, 2017

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TT Parliament – no cameras present for PM, Opposition Leader meeting

TT Parliament – no cameras present for PM, Opposition Leader meeting

No cameras were present for Tuesday’s meeting between the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader. There were some concerns as to whether the talks were filmed, since some media persons saw a conventional and 360 degree camera in the meeting room. A release from the Parliament ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Grocery delinquents caught, made to pay

Grocery delinquents caught, made to pay

Three young men who filmed themselves opening snacks and drinks at a Massy outlet, were in fact caught and made to pay. The video was posted to social media last week, and edited to resemble a music video. In it, the youths not only opened the items, but also put them back ...

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July 20th, 2017

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