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Coronavirus fears trigger panic buying

Scores of concerned people flocked to retail and wholesale outlets today to pick up critical cleaning supplies.

This occurred in light of more cases of Coronavirus and a death being recorded in the region.

As more customers arrived the lines grew longer and stretched down the aisles.

Businesses such as PriceMart, Massy Stores and Pennywise saw stocks flying off the shelves very quickly.

In the case of PriceMart, in particular, a limit of 3 units of certain items was implemented.

Govt bans cruise ship entry to T&T for rest of season

Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh says no cruise ships will be al­lowed to berth in ei­ther Trinidad or To­ba­go for the rest of the cruise ship sea­son.

Speak­ing at a post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing on Thurs­day, Deyals­ingh said the de­ci­sion was tak­en as the Gov­ern­ment steps up its ef­forts to stop or de­lay the coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) from reach­ing T&T's shores.

Guyana CJ rules recount must be done in Region Four

Guyana's Chief Jus­tice Rox­ane George has ruled that the Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cer for the coun­try’s largest elec­toral dis­trict, Dis­trict Four, breached the law in the adding up of State­ments of Poll dur­ing last week's gen­er­al elec­tions and should re­turn to the process, ei­ther afresh or from where they left off.

Bravo back as Red Force captain

Darren Bravo is back as T&T Red Force captain returning to the regional 4-day squad for the 8th round of matches.

The Red Force will host the Windward Islands Volcanoes looking to take its momentum from the 147-run victory against Barbados pride into this match.

Several West Indies stars including Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph and Shimron Hetmyer are all back in the tournament.

The match is being played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

St Augustine lab on COVID-19 testing: We’re doing nothing wrong

Three days af­ter the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (CARPHA) claimed it was the on­ly re­gion­al ref­er­ence lab­o­ra­to­ry ac­cred­it­ed to test for the nov­el coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) and al­so con­firm pos­i­tive/neg­a­tive re­sults—of­fi­cials at the St Au­gus­tine Med­ical Lab­o­ra­to­ry (STAML) say they are do­ing noth­ing wrong or il­le­gal as they too, per­form ver­i­fied di­ag­nos­tic tests for the virus.

Arouca teen missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shivanie Bissoon.

Shivanie, a Form 4 pupil of the St. Augustine Secondary School, who resides at Eastern Main Road, Arouca, was last seen around 10:30 am, on Monday 9th March, 2020.

She was reported missing to the Arouca Police Station, around 11:05 am, on Tuesday 10th March 2020 by a relative.

Shivanie is of East Indian descent, 4 feet 7 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and long, black hair.

Ex-ArcelorMittal workers stage stand-in at RBL

Former ArcelorMittal workers are currently engaged in a stand-in protest at Republic Bank's Park Street, Port-of-Spain branch, in protest over an alleged plan by the bank to convert their pensions to an annuity plan.

Gang charges reinstated against 13 persons

The Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) has been giv­en the green light to re­in­state gang charges against 13 per­sons con­nect­ed to the mur­der of for­mer In­de­pen­dent Sen­a­tor Dana See­ta­hal, SC. 

De­liv­er­ing judg­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, Ap­pel­late Judges Al­ice Yorke-Soo Hon and Mark Mo­hammed ruled that Mag­is­trate In­drani Ce­de­no made an er­ror when she re­fused a re­quest from As­sis­tant DPP George Bus­by to cor­rect a cler­i­cal er­ror which caused the dis­missal of the charges in 2016. 

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