Barbados Tridents’ Jason Holder

NEVER A DULL MOMENT: In this October 12, 2019 photo, Barbados Tridents’ Jason Holder, right, is run out by Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Nicholas Pooran on a throw from Keemo Paul - not in picture - in the Hero Caribbean Premier League Final at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. The Tridents won by 27 runs.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has called on the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to cancel our hosting of the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in the wake of a surge of Covid-19 cases.

"He (Rowley) is on record saying that the opening of the borders has led to the increase in Covid cases. If he truly believes this, he must therefore now act responsibly and take every possible measure to protect our citizens’ lives," stated Persad-Bissessar.

Persad-Bissessar stated further that Government has still not announced any contingency plan to immediately address this crucial life-and-death health matter. "Never mind that, for months, PM Rowley and Minister Deyalsingh have been ranting nonstop about the much anticipated ‘second wave.’ All this proves is what I, and many others in the UNC, have been saying since January—the lying, clueless Rowley Government never had a pre or post Covid-19 plan," she stated.

"I am therefore calling on PM Rowley to immediately cancel the planned CPL games scheduled for mid-August in T&T," stated Persad-Bissessar.


A 41-year-old woman who has been detained following the killing of the chairman of Maritime General and Fidelity Finance, 74-year-old John Henry Smith, has been sent for psychiatric evaluation.

The woman, the Express was told, had been observed making “questionable utterances” and after consultation with their legal team, a decision was made by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to send the woman to the St Ann’s Hospital for evaluation.

While bars await the green light from the Government to reopen their doors, one bar owner is making an appeal for “specific and targeted” assistance to be given to the industry so they can at least pay their bills.

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