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Date: Friday Dec 10, 2021

Autopsy reveals 31 yo Shadie Dassrath died as a result of blunt force instrument. Her boyfriend who discovered her body is in police custody.
Choose one. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has threatened legal action if PDP leader continues to occupy the positions of Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Deputy Chief Secretary and President of the Public Services Association simultaneously. He stated that the law and long standing conventions are clear on the matter. However, newly elected THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine insists that Watson Duke can hold both positions.
Trinidad and Tobago records 16 new deaths along with 857 new cases. Total deaths now stand at 2,336.
Port of Spain business owners attribute slow business environment to Covid-19 restrictions.
Fallout from the historic Tobago House of Assembly defeat continues for the PNM as Stanford Callender has resigned as chairman of the Tobago Island Council. Mr Callender hops that other members of the council's executive would do same.
Republic Bank Ltd vaccination mandate threatens hundreds of unvaccinated employees, so says vice-president of the Banking, Insurance and General Workers’ Union (BIGWU), Jason Brown. In response the bank has stated 'Staff are expected to comply with this and all other policies set by the bank.'

Date: Tuesday Dec 7, 2021

Seeing green! Heavy voter turnout contributed to Watson Duke's Progressive Democratic Patriots historic victory in the Tobago House of Assembly elections yesterday. The party's Deputy political leader Farley Augustine, says the victory is a rejection of Tobago-born PNM-leader PM Dr Keith Rowley.
PNM Tobago Council leader, Tracy Davidson-Celestine, loses her seat. Concedes party's defeat. She stated: 'We are saddened by the situation but it’s an opportunity for us to regroup and do introspection ... the PNM is still here to represent you.'
Ministry of Health on the ready for Covid-19 spike after Tobago House of Assembly elections in Tobago. The island has experienced an upsurge in Covid-19 new cases and deaths in the past weeks.
19 deaths and 801 additional Covid-19 cases recorded. Official count now rises to 2,281 as 4th-wave continues to set records. The 801 new cases is the 2nd highest daily increase.
A newborn baby girl is the first baby to die from the Covid-19 virus in Trinidad and Tobago.
Safe Zone shooting victim remains at hospital. Victim initially thought someone had popped a bottle of champagne and the cork had hit her in the stomach. The bullet is still lodged in her stomach as doctors hope it will rise to the surface and aid its removal.
60 yo farmer shot by trap-gun whilst attending to crops in the Aripo forest.
Keiron Pollard has been ruled out of the West Indies cricket team tour of Pakistan which starts next week. Barbadian Shai Hope is set to lead the West Indies in their 3 One-Day Internationals whilst Trinidad and Tobago sensation, Nicolas Pooran, shall captain the side in the 3 Twenty20 International matches.
Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, stated 'Users’ rights will remain at the forefront of any policy governing big data.' Commencing in fiscal 2022, the Ministry of Digital Transformation is expected to implement its digital transformation programme to facilitate digital fluency at all levels in the education system.
Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago claims videos circulating on social media referencing unsatisfactory conditions at Massy Stores are misleading.

Date: Sunday Dec 5, 2021

EBC postpones data collection project amid protests by opposition parties.
Dead woman had argument with man hours before body discovered in same apartment. Man tells police they argued about a hickey on her body.
Over 700,000 driver's permits to be renewed in exercise targeting fraudulent permits. Transport Commissioner, Clive Clarke, has stated fraudulent permits are in the hands of Venezuelans and other non-citizens.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh speaks out against Covid-19 mandates protests at the Queen's Park Savannah. The Minister, however, had no comment on the Angostura promotion featuring music trucks that drove around the nation's capital, Port of Spain, featuring scantily clad women in Carnival costumes.
Police warn that those who delivberately violate Public Health Regulations shall feel the brunt of the law. Thus far over 21,000 tickets have been issued to violators.
San Fernando East Member of Parliament, Brian Manning, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently warded in a High Dependency Unit (HDU). His wife, media exexcutive Shelly Dass, also tested positive and is quarantined.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram warns that data suggests Omicron variant causes severe illness in people under the age of 5 and those over age 60.
A 37 yo man alledges that he was adjusting his clothes and shot a 28 yo woman in restaurant in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Police have seized the spent shell and firearm.
Cyclist Nicholas Paul finished joint fifth at the inaugural International Cycling Union (UCI) Champions League

Date: Saturday Dec 4, 2021

Prison officers seize over a dozen illegal phones from inmates of the Wayne Jackson Building at the Maximum Security Prison, Arouca.
Covid-19 daily hits record high. Positive cases up by 984 . An additional 17 deaths were also reported.
Former medical director, Dr Anand Chatoorgoon urges members of the public to get Covid-19 vaccination. He stated: 'It punishes before it kills you.' Of the over 500 patients he has seen, 3 have died of heart attacks after experiencing severe chest pain.
Central Bank's Monetary Policy report for November 2021 states that food inflation increased to 5.8% in September 2021, and warns that prolonged international supply chain disruptions likely to significantly increase domestic inflationary pressure.
PM Dr Keith Rowley concerned that confidential documents have been illegally provided to the UNC and states that the Tobago property in question is declared with the Integrity Commission.
Montano's Chocolate open new factory in Arouca. The company sucessfully accessed $250,000 in grant funding, and has been working with ExportTT in their export thrust and plans to expand to the regional market.
Lystra Irving, an accounting assistant at the cashier's unit of Inland Revenue Division, has been charged with misbehaviour in public office involving the falsification of government records and misappropriating $1.49M of cash belonging to the State. Bail was granted at $1.5M.
Disgraced former Commission of Police, Gary Griffith, insists that MPs would choose him as Commissioner of Police again.
Popular sports presenter and administrator Anthony Harford has passed away.
Following dissatisfaction expressed by the Progressive Democratic Patriots, the Elections and Boundaries Commission shall today conduct a live demonstration of new technology to be used for the Tobago House of Assembly election carded for December 6.
West Indies lose again to Sri Lanka resulting in a 2-0 Test series loss.

Date: Friday Dec 3, 2021

- Brawl in Tobago Mall captured on tape. Watson Duke supporters charged.
- PM Keith Rowley on murders and threats to prison officers - 'We will do everything possible to secure them and their families.'.
- Guyanese President, Irfaan Ali, calls for regional trade barries to be removed at Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturer's Association (TTMA) Dinner and Awards funtion.
- Prison Officers Association (POA) speaks out against 'release' sent out by an inmate of the Wayne Jackson Building at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca following recent murders and attacks on prison officers.
- WHO says much remains unknown with Omicron variant. Urges against complacency.
- Cuba has begun developing it's Soberana Plus vaccine with the Omicron RGB protein. To date, more than 81% of Cuba's population is fully vaccinated.
- SWRHA reminds public of free Covid-19 testing availablity at 6 health centers located in Freeport, Fyzabad, La Brea, Lengua, Penal and Pleasantville.
- Myra Jogie, 38, believes Sinopharm vaccine and healthcare workers saved her life after she contracted Covid-19 and spent weeks at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
- Ministry of Education to reveal school reopening plans next week.
- US reduces Covid-19 travel policy. Testing down from 72 hours to 24 hours.
- 200,000 people in TT are unbankable, so says International Financial Cented (TTIFC) CEO, John Outridge.
- Track and Field athlete Jehue Gordon takes up role as a director at the NAAA.
- APEX Official Airline Ratings give Four-Star rating to Caribben Airlines (CAL). CAL's CEO, Garvin Medera stated that the award is motivating.
- Siparia man found guilty of 2006 brush cutter attack. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 5, 2022.

Date: Tuesday Nov 30, 2021

19 more recorded Covid-19 deaths. Official count now stands af 2134.
Coast Guard commissions two patrol boats. The vessels, named TTS Port-of-Spain and TTS Scarborough, were built in Australia.
National Gas Company (NGC) downgraded to BA2 by Moody.
Prisons Officer Nigel Jones murdered. Jones is the second officer assigned to the Wayne Jackson Building at the Maximum Security Building in Arouca, to be murdered within a four day period.
Barbados becomes a Republic 55 years after gaining its Independence from Britain in 1966.
Newly formed group, Open Schools TT, stages protest around Queens Park Savannah. They believe schools could open safely.
Kenwyne Jones, former captain of the men's senior national football team, has been appointed coach of the senior women's football team.
The National Association of Athletic Administrations (NAAA) has a new executive. Former acting president, George Comissiong, has been elected President.