Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela

first_img Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela by: – June 6, 2013 16 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, says there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people.PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, has said there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people and infected nearly 300 in recent months.He said while the virus has not reached Trinidad and Tobago, there will be heightened security at airports and other entry points for anyone exhibiting the flu-like symptoms.“We are susceptible because we are close to Venezuela and they have had a lot of cases in Venezuela. We have put our surveillance methods on fast forward.”Dr. Khan said while there had been one suspected case of Bird Flu, it was never confirmed because the patient recovered.The health minister said there was no “apparent threat” of the new SARS-like coronavirus following the recent visit of the Chinese leader Xi Jingping and his delegation.China reported last month that 30 people had died from the new strain of the virus that has also calimed lives in Saudi Arabia.Caribbean 360last_img read more

GLMS call for ratification of Macolin Convention at CoE hearing

first_img ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 Submit Ahead of the release of the upcoming PACE Report, representatives from the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) have called for further ratifications of the Macolin Convention, in a bid to crack down on suspicious betting activity.Attending the October 1 Hearing of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, GLMS General secretary Giancarlo Sergi explained that is greatly important that stakeholders implement the Convention, and offer education and prevention activities.Alongside representatives from FIFA, ARJEL, INTERPOL and the Portuguese NOC, the upcoming report of MP Roland Büchel “Time to act: Europe’s political response to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions”  (Doc. 14518) was analysed. Sergi explained: “Lotteries and GLMS have always shown their strong support to the Convention and look forward to further supporting the CoE with its promotion. Indeed, it is in the highest interest of the sports movement that the Macolin Convention is timely implemented.”GLMS Deputy General Secretary, Vagelis Alexandrakis, added:  “We congratulate the Parliamentary Assembly of the CoE, and notably the rapporteur, for the initiative of this report, which we hope will send out a strong message to states across the world for more ratifications. “As the Convention Follow-Up Committee will have to be convened soon, it is of significance that states ensure their participation in it with full voting rights from the very beginning.”A draft of the report “Time to act: Europe’s political response to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions” (Doc. 14518) is due to be discussed in the next hearing of the PACE in December.It is expected that the full report will be adopted by the Plenary in April 2020, just before the UEFA Euro 2020 and the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.last_img read more