Kay-Marie Fletcher

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Although stores did not see the usual crowds of people rushing to capitalise on Black Friday sales as was the custom pre-pandemic, Covid-19 did not stop many Trinis from capitalising on the sales yesterday.

Stores such as PriceSmart, Courts, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Massy Stores, TruValu and Detour all participated in the Black Friday tradition of having a huge one-day sale after Thanksgiving in the US.

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As deaths continue to rise in Trinidad and Tobago in this third wave of Covid-19, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said yesterday, “Our mor…

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As fast as one hearse left, another one arrived.

This was the scene at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt Hope, yesterday outside an apparently overwhelmed mortuary with bodies of loved ones who have died of Covid-19, coupled with other deaths.

When the Express visited the mortuary, relatives of patients who had died from Covid-19 and other illnesses said the same thing—bodies are piling up.

Some people also complained of the long wait times before they could be given service at the mortuary.

Though chief executive officer (CEO) of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Davlin Thomas said people who died from Covid-19 were not being stored at Mt Hope, relatives said this was not the reality.

Food prices don’t go up magically.

This was the word from head of the Aranguez United Farmers Association (AUFA) Pundit Satyanand Maharaj as he responded to what consumers feel are sudden, drastic increases in the price of fresh produce.

MORE business groups are welcoming the decision by the Government to create safe zones in which vaccinated individuals can go to the cinema, have a meal in a restaurant or go to a concert.

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Despite an increase in the number of confirmed Delta cases and possible spread of the Covid 19 variant in the community, there continues to be…

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