FIFA appoints normalization committee, disbands TTFA

The T&T Football Association has been disbanded as football’s world governing body FIFA has appointed a normalization committee to run the daily affairs of football in this country.

A FIFA statement read on Tuesday, “The decision follows the recent FIFA/Concacaf fact-finding mission to Trinidad and Tobago to assess, together with an independent auditor, the financial situation of TTFA.

Bandit killed in foiled robbery

One bandit has been shot dead by police, while two others are in police custody, following an attempted robbery in Goodword Park, West Moorings.

According to a resident, at around 1 pm, three armed men broke into a home at Ascot Road.

The home belongs to relatives of former Petrotrin Chairman, and businessman, Lindsay Gillette.

Arriving at the scene, at 1:45 pm, Guardian Media was told by police that the scene was still active.

Lindsay Gillette was at the scene and confirmed that all his relatives were safe.

5th T&T COVID-19 case confirmed

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health.

“The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, advises the population of one additional confirmed case (imported) of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The patient is a twenty-six (26) year old male.

Thus, in total, five persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

Members of the public are strongly advised to adhere to the following personal health protection measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:              

Equal Opportunity Tribunal announces changes to operations

The Equal Opportunity Tribunal has made changes to its operations in response to workplace guidelines provided by the government in dealing with the novel coronavirus. 

The following is a press release from the EOT: 

As a result of the risks associated with the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic and responding to the workplace guidelines and pandemic provisions mandated by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Equal Opportunity Tribunal has initiated its COVID-19 Response Strategy.

Young: Hackshaw didn’t order raid

The Po­lice Ser­vice says the search war­rant for the raid on the Ex­press’ of­fices on Wednes­day was not ob­tained on the in­struc­tions of the act­ing Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young said yes­ter­day.