The Opposition Response

Digital Media Desk

Friday October 9, 2020

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar
is set to respond to the government's
budget presentation delivered on Oct 5.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Scores of generous citizens have reached out to 29-year-old Nesha Bennett offering assistance after her home of nine-years in St Julien Village was destroyed by fire on Sunday.

Bennett, who was last at her home on Saturday evening, had left to spend the night with her children, ages six and 12, at a friend’s home in Princes Town.

Her husband, who works in construction, had left earlier in the day for work.

WORKS and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan has denied his ministry discriminates against residents of South and Central ­Trinidad.

Sinanan led a team from the ministry yesterday at a news conference at its Port of Spain headquarters, during which he replied to allegations. He explained that over 70 per cent of the island’s 407 landslips were in those areas—South and Central—adding that some issues were not being immediately addressed due to the large volume of outstanding work.

MORE private/public sector engagement in Trinidad and Tobago’s agriculture industry is needed, as Covid-19 has placed a serious economic meltdown on government’s finances.

This was revealed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative for Trinidad and Tobago, Ruben Robertson, who said instead of the Government making the investment in the agricultural sector, it is now recognised that it might be better to focus more on making the policy environment more conducive for the private sector to come on board.

Medical Chief of Staff of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) Dr Victor Wheeler says Tobago has adequate intensive care unit (ICU) bed space for Covid-19 patients at this time and is in a “slightly” better place than Trinidad in terms of additional ICU bed capacity.

For Hannah Daniel, 30, farming was a way to make ends meet.

A former make-up artist, she had lost her job during the pandemic and turned to her plants as a source of nourishment and solace.

With restricted movement as a result of lockdowns, her neighbours started coming to her to buy produce.

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