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IDB offers TT$5 million to aid CARPHA’s Covid-19 battle

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) will benefit from a US$750,000 (TT$5.1 million) grant to assist its regional health response to the Covid-19 pandemic, after the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a payment for that purpose. The grant was financed by the IDB Japan Special Fund, which was established by …

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Dear editor: Prohibition enables rogue barbers; allow us to treat customers safely

“[…] With the government’s unremitting lockdown driving inherently law abiding barbers to make decisions in contravention of Covid-19 restrictions, it’s ultimately causing more harm than good. “Customers are apparently less constricted by these restrictions and more willing to make themselves available for their well overdue weekly grooming. “Inevitably, the obvious …

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MFO Covid-19 study: High satisfaction in gov’t and Health Ministry, less trust in media

“[…] While international media is the top source for information on the outbreak, the public also places focus on local television channels, and government websites. Locally, government sources take precedence, with the Ministry of Health being considered the most trustworthy source. “[…] Despite the fear and concern for economic well-being, there is …

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