The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) today hosted a protest in front of the US Embassy in Port of Spain in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United states.

Party leader David Abdullah was accompanied by a small number of people armed with placards and wearing facemasks with Floyd’s last words “I can’t breathe,” inscribed on their fronts. As they held signs to passing vehicles, Abdullah explained that the protest was held to send a message that racism would not be tolerated.

“We have decide to come out side the embassy today to express our solidarity with the very powerful rebellion that is taking place in the United States that started with the murder by a police man of George Floyd. We are here to say that black lives matter. We are here to say no to racism wherever and whenever occurs. We are here to say no to injustice anywhere and everywhere,” he said.

Minutes into the demonstration, police officers were on the scene to ask the group to observe social distancing protocols. Gatherings of more than five people are currently prohibited by the public health regulations in place. The ground was asked to be more dispersed in their demonstration.


Four-month-old baby Jenique Cole is in need of life-saving open heart surgery.

Government, through the Children’s Life Fund, will pay the cost of the surgery at a hospital in Canada, her mother said.

However, the family has to pay for an air ambulance service which costs US$75,360 (TT$510,888).

Alana Cole, 36, said her family cannot afford this and is appealing to good Samaritans in Trinidad and Tobago to help raise funds to save her baby’s life.

There is a water crisis in Barataria/San Juan and it is crippling businesses and causing many to suffer, says San Juan Business Association president Vivek Charran.

Trinidad and Tobago now has 2,005 active cases of Covid-19, with 217 new cases being recorded yesterday.

The Ministry of Health reported 78 new cases yesterday morning and a further 139 new cases yesterday evening.

Attorneys rushed to the courts yesterday seek­­­ing to stop the depor­tation of a number of Ve­nezuelans who are refugee and asylum seekers.

However, even after the judge granted the stay, it was too late as they were already placed on a Coast Guard vessel and taken to South Trinidad where a Venezuelan vessel took them back to Venezuela.

OVER the last week, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has received multiple reports of verbal abuse of teachers from the Ministry of Education.

As a result, an investigation has been launched by the police and a warning has been issued that this kind of conduct should cease immediately.