Caribbean News in Brief – Nov. 10-11

Curfew lifted in TT

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago: The Trinidad and Tobago government has lifted the five-hour curfew that had been in effect here since August 21, but said the State of Emergency (SOE) would remain pending further review by the National Security Council.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar told the nation that the SOE and the curfew had achieved the desired results in “significantly” reducing crime on the island.

“I wish to advise that the National Security Council has recommended and the government has agreed to remove the curfew on land and sea in Trinidad and Tobago immediately.

“The State of emergency will remain in effect and this will be reviewed on a continuous basis,” she added.

Partnership working

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis: Minister of Health, Hensley Daniel, has described the relationship between the Development Projects Foundation Incorporated and Nevis as a partnership that is working and continues to yield tremendous benefit for the people of Nevis.

Daniel made the comment when he was presented with a 40-foot container of medical supplies, equipment and furniture valued at US$106,000 from the United States-based non profit organization, Global Links, for the Alexandra Hospital.

“This is a partnership that is working and this partnership is yielding tremendous benefits for the people of Nevis. It is our role to continue to strengthen this partnership, to ensure that we could provide the kind of quality service that is required when people are ill,” he said.

New streets coming

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada: The town of Sauteurs is going to get a new network of roads, local Member of Parliament, Joseph Gilbert, has promised.

“My pledge to the constituents of St. Patrick to expand the road network in the Town of Sauteurs would not be frustrated,” Gilbert said following a tour of the area last week.

According to the proposal, a new “principal street” will be constructed from Low Town in Sauteurs, close to the entrance to the old Carib-E Cinema building, running roughly parallel to Main Street. It will have connecting streets to High Street and the middle of Main Street.

Update from home

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts & Nevis: Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis living in Toronto will get an update on developments at home later this month.

Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor and Sir Edmund Lawrence, Managing Director of the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank will speak at an event at the North York, Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street (Council Chambers) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.

Contact 416-368-6707 or for more information.

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