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Caribbean L 16 ife, August 21-27, 2020
tion of a school, but has since decided
Gonsalves said his government has
also “agreed to about six acres from
Bernard’s Punnett” – a major landowner
in the area.
He also revealed that four farmers
located near the resort had refused to
sell their lands to Harlequin- the company
that originally owned the resort-
about 14 years ago, when construction
of the resort was announced.
However, Gonsalves said the government
had reached agreements with
three of the farmers.
The prime minister said he had plans
for the remaining four of the six acres
his government is purchasing from the
He said the government was expected
to take to Parliament a supplementary
appropriate bill in relation to the
acquisition of those lands.
Gonsalves said there was a down
payment of some US$1.75 million, representing
10 percent of the agreed price
for the resort.
The rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in
Trinidad and Tobago has forced Prime
Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley to re-introduce
certain lockdown measures in
order to contain the community spread
of the deadly virus.
As of last Monday (Aug. 17) T&T
recorded 11 deaths and 560 positive
Among the measures announced by
Dr Rowley are making face masks mandatory
and the prohibition
of in-house consumption
of food and
alcohol at restaurants
and bars, food courts,
malls and their precincts.
He said purchase of food and drinks
are to be taken away, and gatherings
must not be more than five persons.
Dr. Rowley told a press conference at
the Diplomat Center, Port of Spain the
new measures will take place from Aug.
17 and will remain in effect for 28 days.
All places of worship, beaches, gyms,
all contact sports, casinos and members
clubs, cinemas will be closed, weddings,
and funerals, will be limited to 10 persons.
Maxi-taxis and taxis will operate at
50 percent capacity. The school term
has been deferred until Dec. 31, only
essential travel to Tobago, which has
so far recorded 13 cases of the COVID-
The prime minister said if the COVID-
19 numbers get worse, even after all
these measures, the next step would be
to go into a total shutdown.
Pointing to the high costs of the last
shutdown, Dr. Rowley said the government
did not want the country to be in
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