The Government will build a new hospital in Port-of-Spain.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the announcement at the sod-turning ceremony for the Roxborough Hospital on Wednesday
The US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will offer free medical services in Trinidad and Tobago September 5-10, the US Embassy reiterated in a media statement on Wednesday.
The ship will dock at the La Brea port and conduct 100 onboard surgeries, provide basic medical services at two medical walk-in sites at the Cedros Community Centre and the South West Regional Sports Arena, Point Fortin, as well as host health fairs/community outreach and town halls to address various public health topics.
The US Embassy has donated 110,000 rapid HIV test kits to the Ministry of Health.
The handing over by Ambassador Joseph Mondello to Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh took place Wednesday at the NIPDEC Central Warehouse, Airways Road, Chaguaramas.
The embassy says it's part of the US Government's continued partnership with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to combat HIV and AIDS, which amounts to US$2.5 million in funding for fiscal 2019.
A ten-month-old baby boy is in critical condition at the San Fernando General Hospital after he fell from the 2nd-floor balcony of his Princes Town home.
Police say Javier Castillo was playing with his five-year-old brother on the 2nd-floor gallery of their home when Castillo's parents heard the child fall and his screams.
The parents rushed the child to the hospital.
Officers say Javier's parents are Venezuelan nationals residing in this county.
The US Embassy has confirmed that the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will visit Trinidad and Tobago in September.
The ship will dock at the La Brea port and conduct a number of surgeries onboard, as well as provide basic medical services in Cedros, Debe, La Brea, and Point Fortin to the regional population.
The visit is part of the ship’s five-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean on a medical assistance mission.
Trinbago Knight Riders cricketer Dwayne Bravo is working to bring far more than sport and singing entertainment to Trinidad and Tobago soon.
The former national captain is working with an Indian businessman, to produce sanitary napkins for women right here in T&T.
Bravo, who played for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, on Wednesday met with Indian businessman Arunachalam Muruganantham in Coimbatore, India, to discuss the initiative.
Muruganantham is known for introducing affordable sanitary napkins in the Indian market.
The University of Trinidad & Tobago O'Meara campus was evacuated after an insecticide, which was sprayed on the premises this morning, made staff unwell.
Deputy Chairman of UniversityProfessor Clement Imbert confirmed the evacuation took place to Guardian Media.
Health and Safety officers order the campus be evacuated after several members of staff complained about feeling nauseous.
The scent was said to be overpowering.
Guardian Media was told it seemed like insecticide was coming through the air conditioning vents
The campus was cleared by 10am.
The 37-year-old spiritual leader who was shot multiple times at his Santa Flora home on Tuesday is still warded in a serious condition at the San Fernando General Hospital but he has shown some improvement.
Relatives of Anil “Baba Anil” Jaimungal, 37, who were at the hospital yesterday said they were clueless as to why someone would want to harm or kill him.
Police said around 11.45 am Jaimungal was with his 58-year-old mother under a shed in front of their home at Syncline Road when they saw a man walking towards the house.