Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Monday 21st August, 2017

The Government must do more to boost exports, said the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) in its pre-Budget submission on Thursday. Calling for export growth, the TTMA in a statement urged the creation of an enabling environment to create a much-needed expansion of the manufacturing sector, plus greater production,... Read more

21st August 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 18th August, 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has signalled through its budget recommendations for 2017/18, the need for the expansion and growth of the manufacturing sector. In a release yesterday, the TTMA stated that this could only be achieved through the creation of “the enabling environment required to allow for... Read more

18th August 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 17th August, 2017

Police yesterday reported an increase in the incidence of bank card skimming by an alarming 181 per cent in the last four years. The revelation was made during the weekly press briefing at the Police Administration Building in Port of Spain. Head of the Fraud Squad Ag Snr Supt Totaram Dookhie,... Read more

17th August 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 16th August, 2017

Business magnate Christian Mouttet has come out in strong defence of his integrity and independence, in light of criticism levelled against him as Prime Minister’s Dr Keith Rowley’s choice as the sole investigator into the Cabo Star and Ocean Flower 2 vessels, which are now embroiled in controversy. Read more

16th August 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 15th August, 2017

There was a brief uproar in the Port of Spain Magistrate’s Eighth Court yesterday as relatives of Atiba Gorkin, the father of 3-year-old Josiah Messi Gorkin who drowned during a family outing to the Chaguaramas boardwalk last month, expressed their outrage at an objection to bail by a prosecutor. Read more

15th August 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 14th August, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago men’s 4x400-metre relay team saved the best for last yesterday as they captured gold in the final event, at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, England. The quartet of Jarrin Solomon, Jereem Richards, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon brought joy to the hearts of the twin-island... Read more

14th August 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 11th August, 2017

A year after Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya was murdered and her body dumped under a tree at the Queen’s Park Savannah opposite Queen’s Royal College, new information on the case was revealed publicly for the first time yesterday by the pathologist who conducted an autopsy on the woman. Read more

11th August 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 10th August, 2017

Social-media discussions were set ablaze Tuesday night following news that a Social Studies textbook, published by a local author, did not include any details on Emancipation Day or Indian Arrival Day but had information on Halloween and World Water Day. Read more

10th August 2017


Daily Brief- Wednesday 9th August, 2017

An army of investigating officers will be unleashed to probe individuals suspected of lying about their family income in the means-test for their Government Assistance with Tuition Expenses (GATE) application, Education Minister Anthony Garcia announced yesterday a news briefing at his Port of Spain office. Read more

9th August 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th August, 2017

A Cedros mother of four wept hysterically yesterday as she recalled the horror of losing her only daughter who, in the blink of an eye, was gone, drowned during a family outing at Columbus Bay in Cedros on Sunday. Read more

8th August 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 7th August, 2017

The owner of a wrecking service was killed in a tragic accident while trying to help the owner of a vehicle who stopped on the shoulder of the northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, in the vicinity of the Charlieville Masjid yesterday afternoon. Read more

7th August 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 4th August, 2017

Major and sustained turbulence, minutes before American Airlines (AA) Flight 2713 landed at Piarco International Airport, led to 30 passengers being treated at the airport with three being sent to the Arima District Hospital for further treatment on Wednesday night. Read more

4th August 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 3rd August, 2017

An Arouca man was bounced down by his own car and killed on Tuesday in what police said was a case of a brawl over a woman, between the victim another man, with whom the woman has a child. Read more

3rd August 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 2nd August, 2017

Emancipation Day is not about dressing up for one day, but living freedom in one’s heart. However it is difficult to find that inner freedom when one does not know the history of it. This according to cultural activist Eintou Pearl Springer who again lamented the lack of local and... Read more

2nd August 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 31st July, 2017

Prime seafront land in Tobago has been grossly undervalued, at just $10 per square foot, in its recent transfer from Clico to the Government as part of a plant to help pay off Clico’s $15 billion debt incurred in its 2008 bailout by taxpayers. Read more

31st July 2017


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