Shocking scenes showing sick and suffering citizens outside the Chaguanas District Health Facility, has triggered a response from the North Central Regional Health Authority.


Galt Street, on which the facility is located, has been closed, and the area enlarged by 300 percent, according to a statement from the Authority tonight.


The Authority said that less than 24 hours after meeting, the objectives were met in coming up with new systems to manage the increasing wave of patients requiring COVID 19 testing and the accommodation of COVID-19 suspected and positive cases.

According to the statement, the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Davlin Thomas “asserted that the NCRHA staff would continue to defend its high standards in the delivery of healthcare service and maintain its commitment to restoring and ensuring that all facilities remain safe environments for members of the public and members of staff. We congratulate their continuing efforts in this regard. We are aware that this requires sleepless nights.”


The Senate unanimously passed a bill yesterday which gives the public the right to access a sex offender website providing names, photographs and date of birth of convicted sex offenders.

All present in the chamber supported the Sexual Offences Amendment which was passed 28 for, none against.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert says the Government opted to accept a $1.4 billion loan from China as it had fewer conditions attached to it as opposed to one from the Washington DC-based International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In addition, he said Trinidad and Tobago has a buffer of a Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF).

POLICE are calling on the public to look everywhere and anywhere including in barrels, ponds and rivers for mom of one, Kadijah Flament.

Flament, 24, was last week reported missing by her aunt, she having failed to communicate with relatives since June 7.

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has been mandated by the Government to restructure itself and become efficient when the borders are reopened.

Responding to questions at a virtual news conference yesterday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said the Government cannot continue to subsidise CAL.