T&T has a mental health problem THERE are no criteria for the opening of rehabilitation centres in Trinidad and Tobago. This was pointed out by Prof Gerard Hutchinson, head of psychiatry of The University of the West Indies, in an interview with the Express last Friday. He said, however, that individuals opening these establishments “need to apply for some permission to various authorities, including the Ministry of Health”, and they should be regulated and regularly inspected.
Ex-minister calls for mental health task force After days of reports about a privately owned rehabilitation centre in Arouca, from where police removed 69 clients, former minister of the people Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh wants Government to take the next step and address mental illness.
$105 million for EBC THE Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has received an allocation of $105,656,000 for fiscal 2020. According to the Draft Estimates of Recurrent Expenditure 2020, this is an increase of $40,744,310 from the EBC's allocation of $64,912,290 in fiscal 2019.