Over 115,000 sanitary napkins will be donated to young women at targeted secondary schools across Trinidad and Tobago, as part of the Always #EndPeriodPoverty initiative.
The programme was officially launched on Tuesday and seeks to increase access to feminine hygiene products for girls in challenging economic circumstances so they can stay confident, and stay in school.
Health Minister Terrance Deyalingh has told the Parliament that some parents have been guilty of deliberately giving their children laxatives to induce diarrhea, to have them admitted to hospital over the Carnival periods, allowing the parents to be free for the Carnival weekend.
He made the disclosure while answering questions in the House of Representatives on Friday.
"For Carnival, they start to dump their children into the public health care system from Carnival Friday," the minister said.
The Ministry of Health offers has denied that a 71-year-old woman of Diego Martin died over the Carnival period because the Blood Bank was closed.
The ministry has also extended condolences to the bereaved family who had claimed that the woman died at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital as a result of inadequate attention by doctors. The woman died on Carnival Monday.
Here are 7 qualities of chronically unhappy people.
1. Your default belief is that life is hard.
Happy people know life can be hard and tend to bounce through hard times with an attitude of curiosity versus victimhood. They take responsibility for how they got themselves into a mess, and focus on getting themselves out of it as soon as possible.