Tobago expects 36 cruise ship visits this year

Cruise ships calling at St George's, Grenada. photo: Richard Charan

Grenada has recorded its first case of COVID 19. This was confirmed by the minister of health during an emergency meeting called at midday on Sunday.

According to minister Nickolas Steele, it is an imported case of the virus and the woman is being isolated.

The woman, a Grenadian national arrived on the island from the UK on a Virgin Atlantic flight on Monday, March 16 and began showing mild symptoms a day later.

Minister Steel said the ministry is engaged in contact tracing to identify people who may have come in contact with the infected woman and maybe showing symptoms of COVID 19.

Pointing out that Grenada is one of the last countries to confirm a case of COVID 19, the minister said ‘We are encouraged but not complacent’. He strongly urged the public to continue social distancing.



Video footage seen by the Sunday Express shows a Special Opera­tions Response Team (SORT) officer secretly stuffing a block of cash into his tactical uniform during the raid at a La Horquetta residence last week, during which an estimated $22 million was seized.

Restrictions implemented to control the spread of Covid-19 will remain in place for now.

But Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says some measures may be relaxed as early as next week.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is urging people in “high-risk” groups to access the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available to the public this week.

Speaking during yesterday’s virtual news conference, Deyalsingh said 100,000 vaccines have already arrived in the country and the vaccination drive will begin on Tuesday.

University economist Dr Roger Hosein says Trinidad and Tobago’s recent history of accomplishing measures set out in the national budget is not impressive, and he is advising the Government to refrain from setting unachievable targets in the 2020/2021 budget.