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Member of Parliament for Tunapuna Esmond Forde is assuring that the Tunapuna market as well as the Unemployment Relief Office (URP) where Balnarine “Balo” Bennie worked have been properly sanitised.

Bennie, a well-known Tunapuna resident, died on Monday due to Covid-19 complications.

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With no sales coming in over the next few weeks due to Covid-19 lockdown measures, and expenses still being incurred, Häagen-Dazs ice cream says it was left with no choice but to temporarily lay off employees across its ten shops.

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Popular Tunapuna masman, gym instructor and market vendor Balnarine “Balo” Bennie and 96.1FM employee Dane Savary are among those who lost their lives to Covid-19 this week.

Primary school principals will abide by whatever date is set by the Ministry of Education for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), says president of the National Primary School Principals Association (NAPSPA) Carlene Hayes.

However, Hayes is worried that teachers and principals supervising the exam may not get their Covid-19 vaccines ahead of the exam.

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St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves cried yesterday as he prayed for the island’s healing and for unity among its people, whose lives have been disrupted by the La Soufriere volcano eruption.

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is again urging relatives in the region and abroad to send money instead of small packages to their loved ones impacted by the La Soufriere Volcano eruption, as packages are clogging the island’s sea port.

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THE World Bank estimates that the La Soufriere volcano eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines caused US$100 million in building, infrastructure, agriculture and forestry damage, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said yesterday.

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Trinidad and Tobago has recorded the third highest number of Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic in March last year.

In its Covid-19 update yesterday, the Ministry of Health reported 134 new cases of the virus and three additional deaths, bringing total active cases of the virus to 847 and deaths to date to 153.

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St Vincent and the Grena­dines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is fearful of a spike in Covid-19 cases on the island, given that evacuees in shelters may not be able to social distance and access pipe-borne water to wash their hands ­regularly.

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“What the people of Trinidad and Tobago have done here is love.”

These were the words of Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grena­dines Dr Ralph Gonsalves, as he greeted T&T Defence Force personnel who arrived in St Vincent on the Galleons Passage ferry yesterday...

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