Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 13th 2016 Contents What do you think about the
PM's address to the nation?
He spoke a lot
but I was hop-
ing that he
on other im-
sues such as
and education. The Government is always
spending plenty money on crime but they
could never stop it.
Dr Rowley needs to
review how he writes
and presents his
he sounded like
a dictator. His
did not reach out to the poor man like Mr
Manning use to. I felt that he would con-
fuse the less intellectual people in this
nation hope. People just have to step up
and put their hands on the wheel be-
cause improving T&T is not one man's
job but for all of us.
I didn't like the fact
that he mentioned the
past Government. It is
something that he keeps
going back to, when he
should just look forward to
fix the predicament that we
have found ourselves in.
Whenever he goes back to
what happened in the past it shows an inept nature.
Helena De Four,
I feel like nothing he an-
nounced that they are try-
ing to do is going to work.
The reality is we have no
money and you can try
whatever and things will re-
main the same
He had some good ideas for making the country better.
He seemed very sensitive to the needs of the citizens.
Governments come and go and nothing changes. Every
government leaves debt when they leave office but as the
new government you have to work from there.
Seven months into
Seven months after the Ministry of
Health announced increased fines for prop-
erty owners who refuse to comply with reg-
ulations to ensure properties and vacant lots
are kept clean, no one has yet been charged.
According to officials, although several
tickets have been issued to errant owners,
there is a clause in the relevant legislation
which allows the homeowner to write to
the Health Minister requesting him to exer-
cise leniency along with a stipulated period
in which to ensure clean-up operations
Officials yesterday said that this had
been done in the instances where the
tickets were issued.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh
announced the increase in fines from
$500 to $3,500 on February 12, as he
warned owners of abandoned and
overgrown properties that the min-
istry had stepped up its public cam-
paign in the fight against the Zika
Public health inspectors from the
Ministry of Health as well as the
Ministry of Rural Development and
Local Government have been man-
dated to carry out inspections and
issue fines against delinquent property
Zika cases now at 376
The Health Ministry also said yesterday
the latest confirmed number of Zika cases was now 376.
Of this number, 11 cases have been recorded in Tobago;
while the number of Zika-positive pregnancies now
stands at 200.
It advised citizens to remain vigilant as four out of five
infected people would not exhibit any symptoms of the
The public is urged to remember that only high-risk
cases will be confirmed by CARPHA, with high risk being
defined as categories inclusive of pregnant women;
children under five years; people over 60 years; and hos-
The ministry has given the assurance that efforts con-
tinue to be carried out to monitor and manage Zika and
other mosquito-borne diseases.
The elimination of breeding sites is the best way to
reduce the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases, the
Citizens have been encouraged to dispose of all unwant-
ed containers/items in the yard or environs which can
collect water and become mosquito-breeding grounds;
to cover water containers such as barrels, drums or buckets
with a mosquito-proof covering; ensure that drains and
guttering allow for the free flow of water; empty and
scrub the sides of water vases or use dirt or sand instead
to support flowers; cover extremities when out in the
evenings; use bed nets that are tightly tucked under the
mattress for protection at night; and use insect repellent
that contains DEET as an active ingredient.
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