Armed in masks and signs of solidarity, Trinidadians have gathered in the pouring rain to engage in silent protest in front the US Embassy in Port of Spain. Some captured by Express Photographer JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK held umbrellas overhead while socially distanced.

Then protests came following the rise of demonstrations and riots in US cities over the past few weeks following the death of George Floyd in police custody. As the Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum across the globe, many in the country felt drawn to add to its message.

"We are here in solidarity," said one protestor.

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The safety of hikers remains an issue of concern for hiking groups in Trinidad and Tobago.

This after several dangerous incidents have affected hikers in recent times.

On Thursday a man and woman were attacked by an armed man at Cumaca Road in Valencia. After his escape, both victims visited the Valencia Police Station to file a report. They were then taken to the Sangre Grande Hospital for treatment.

There are good reasons for allowing the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) contingent in.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday defended the Government’s decision to grant exemptions for some 250 persons affiliated with the CPL T20 cricket tournament to enter Trinidad and Tobago, while leaving thousands of nationals who want to return outside.

A hawk’s eye will be on the look-out for any Venezuelan who may want to try to vote with a fake Trinidad and Tobago identification card, says United National Congress (UNC) chairman Peter Kanhai.

Kanhai and a team met with Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) officials yesterday.