Caribbean L 34 ife, JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2021
In an effort to halt the spread of
Covid-19, the St. Kitts government last
week announced further restrictions
and continuing for at
least two weeks, including
an 11-hour curfew.
In a televised to the
nation, Prime Minister
Dr. Timothy Harris said
the decision to implement the partial
lockdown was a difficult but necessary
He said the number one priority in
this fight against COVID-19 is, and has
all ways been, to keep our people safe
and “we will whatever it takes to protect
He said after careful consideration
the Cabinet has agreed to restrict the
movement of people to contain the
“We therefore place the country
under lockdown as of June 12 from 12
am to 6 pm for 14 days to June 26 in the
Under this lockdown, the Cabinet
has determined that people should stay
at home over the next two weeks.
The prime minister noted that security
officers will be out in their numbers
enforcing protocols with respect to
social distancing and mask wearing.
The number of cases continue to
It was reported that there were 11
positive cases up to a week ago and
another 25 were recently recorded
since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
bringing the total to 155, an increase
of 111 cases in a few short weeks.
The Trinidad and Tobago government
has appointed a new permanent
representative to the United
Nations in New York City.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr.
Amery. Browne recently
presented the instrument
on behalf of Prime
Minister Dr. Keith
Rowley to Dennis Francis, the new
head of mission at the ministry’s Port
Francis will assume duties as the
Permanent Representative of Trinidad
and Tobago to the United Nations,
He fills the vacancy created when
Member of Parliament and Minister of
Housing, Penelope Beckles resigned
to contest a seat in the 2020 general
Francis has considerable experience
in international relations and
diplomacy, having worked for 38 years
as a career diplomat at the ministry
until his retirement in 2016.
— Compiled by Azad Ali
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