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.
Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Consultant Haematologist Dr Kenneth Charles has admitted that Venezuelans who come to T&T to work would not be eligible to donate blood for one year.
Charles, a senior lecturer, made the comment on Tuesday at his Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, office in response to a T&T Guardian article published last Friday headlined “Venezuelans can give blood too- NCRHA head.”
Chief executive officer of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Dalvin Thomas has said that Venezuelan nationals can donate blood to the Blood Bank.
He said, however, the blood will be tested.
He made the statement at yesterday’s World Blood Donor Day symposium hosted by the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with North Central Regional Health Authority.
The future looked grim for Amira Baboolal.
With four tumours growing near critical parts of her liver, it would have been risky performing another open surgery in under two years.
But within 24 hours after the 61-year-old cancer warrior was wheeled into the theatre at the Southern Medical Clinic in San Fernando on Monday, she was on her way home with the tumours burned dead.