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Young children slowly becoming victims of cyber bullying—cops

The Cyber Crime Unit of the Police Service is waiting with bated breath for the passing and proclamation of the Cybercrime Bill 2017 as it will assist directly in its respective investigations.

This was yesterday disclosed by Sgt Daniel Hernandez of the Cyber Crime Unit during the weekly police press briefing held at the Police Administration Building, in Port-of-Spain.

Hernandez said that as for now they are “a bit challenged” as they have to rely on other pieces of legislation.

Over 200 students in Arima constituency treated to 'Black Panther' movie

More than 200 students from ten primary schools in Arima, were today treated to a special viewing of the blockbuster movie, Blank Panther at the Caribbean Cinemas 8, Trincity Mall.

The viewing was an initiative of Education Minister and Member of Parliament for Arima, Anthony Garcia.

The group of Standard Five Students was selected from the Arima Girls’ Government, Arima Boys’ Government, Arima Boys’ R.C, Arima Girls’ R.C, Arima Hindu Primary, Arima Centenary Primary, Blancisseuse Government Primary, Brasso-Seco R.C, Aripo R.C and Santa Rosa Government Primary Schools.

Health Ministry: Hand, Foot & Mouth disease limited to small group of children

The Ministry of Health is advising citizens that a few suspected cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease have recently been reported in a small group of children at a specific location in Trinidad.

The ministry says there is no serious public health risk for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) at this time.

The symptoms of HFMD are:

• fever

• painful sores in the mouth

• a rash with blisters on hands, feet and buttocks

Children get free surgeries

For over 60 years, the Princess Elizabeth Centre in Woodbrook has served as a home for physically handicapped children.

The compound contains a modern operating theatre, dormitories, outpatient clinic, orthopaedic workshop and expansive grounds that can be used for sports and family days. The centre also offers primary schooling, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Children with spinal and other physical disabilities from T&T and other Caribbean countries are also taken to the centre for corrective surgery.

Children's Authority orders children's home in Tobago to shut its doors

The Children's Authority has ordered that the Family First Foundation for Children – a home for orphaned children in Tobago cease operations immediately.

The Authority says the home's manager has been notified that she is not authorized to receive any child into her care at this time.

Failure to comply with the order will lead to the initiation of legal proceedings.

The home which is located at Calder Hall, Tobago, was being monitored by the authority for several months.

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