TT | Dec 7, 2020

Supermarkets in Trinidad to open 24 hours for the Xmas and New Year holidays

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Hoping to meet demand and widen the window for Trinbagonians to shop, the local government has instituted a 24-hour period for supermarket shopping in Trinidad and Tobago. (Photo: Ministry of Trade and Industry,

Trinidad and Tobago will be allowing supermarkets and food supply outlets to open on a 24-hour basis over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, who made the announcement on the weekend, said these food outlets will be open 24-hours starting this Thursday, December 10, until January 3, 2021. Rowley said the move is being done solely for the Christmas period.

The prime minister of the twin-island republic also announced that schools will reopen virtually from January 4, 2021. If all goes well, Standard Five students and students in forms four to six may be able to physically return to school from February 8, 2021.

Prison visits to resume

In the meantime, the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service issued an advisory on Sunday (December 6), indicating that prison visits will resume at all of the penal institutions in the country as of Monday, with the exception of the Claxton Bay Correctional Facility.

The advisory encouraged visitors to observe safety protocols and reminded them that the safety measures implemented by the prison service to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in effect.

According to the advisory, “The health, safety and well-being of our employees and charges are critical, as are our ongoing attempts to maintain safe and secure environments and public safety. The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to adhere to public health ordinances and make decisions accordingly.”

The advisory noted that while in-person visit has resumed virtual visits with inmates via ZOOM will still continue. 


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