“NO mask, no service” has been the policy adopted by many businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

But on August 10, the refrain will change to “no mask, no vote”.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram yesterday said all voters will be required to wear a mask or face shield before being allowed into polling stations to cast their ballots.

That is the question Israel Clinton’s big sister posed to her sister-in-law after she heard the incredulous and devastating news that he had been killed last Saturday by police.

Member of Parliament for Oropouche East Dr Roodal Moonilal remains under police investigation for allegedly being affiliated with members of the Rasta City gang.

The investigation came following an interception of communications last year allegedly between a top member of Rasta City and Moonilal, both of whom were said to have planned to meet at the Hyatt Regency (Trinidad) hotel on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

Bar owners are threatening to sue the State in order to be allowed to extend their opening times beyond 8 p.m.

The Barkeepers and Operators Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOATT) said yesterday it will be ­issuing a pre-action protocol letter to the Attorney General, seeking a return to regular opening hours for all bars.

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The die is cast. August 10 is Election Day.

Election is called but the pandemic keeps the borders shut.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the election announcement on the motion for the adjournment in the House of Representatives yesterday.

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Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she is excited but not anxious about the 2020 general election.

August 10 was yesterday announced by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as the date for the 2020 general election.

Persad-Bissessar however said she has several concerns which she hoped will be duly addressed.

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POLICE arrested 61 men and women—three of whom are gang members—last evening at a bar in Belmont for violating Covid-19 restrictions.

Current public health ordinance regulations ­allow up to 25 people to gather in any one place at the same time.

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TOBAGO could be a game changer in the 2020 general election.

Political analysts believe the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) will have a challenge in the sister island.

Dr Vanus James said yesterday he did not believe the PNM will secure victory at the polls.

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No justice, no vote!

This was response from many residents in Second Caledonia, Morvant and Sea Lots yesterday in response to the announcement of the 2020 election date.

During yesterday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that the general election would be held on August 10.


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