Daily Brief

Daily Brief- Monday 22nd January 2018

The College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of T&T (COSTAATT), is “tightening its belt,” and is now operating “pretty much to the bone,” in the face of a declining enrolment.The management of the tertiary institution and is now “rethinking its business model,” to align its offerings to the economic... Read more

22nd January 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 19th January, 2018

An assurance from government that the shortage of pathologists at the Forensic Science Centre (FSC) would be dealt with in the new year has not yet materialised, and up until yesterday, the centre was operating with one pathologist, Dr Hughvon Des Vignes. Read more

19th January 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 18th January, 2018

Acting Chief Education Officer (CEO) John Roopchan could not give a direct answer on Tuesday when asked whether CSEC and CAPE students could find themselves in jeopardy because of the absence of qualified staff to assess the drama component of the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA). Read more

18th January 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 17th January, 2018

Residents of Woodbrook and environs are calling on bandleaders, fete promoters and music truck marshals to lower the volume levels when they are at a standstill en route to their destinations. Speaking with Newsday, several residents said they have been asking stakeholders from the Carnival committee to deal with the issue. Read more

17th January 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 16th January, 2018

Twenty-year-old Seema Kelly Ramkissoon, the young woman who was struck by a car which never stopped on Friday evening in San Francique, Penal, has been discharged from hospital. Ramkisssoon whose left hand is now in a sling, told Newsday she was thankful to be alive but could not understand how... Read more

16th January 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 15th January, 2018

There will be traffic disruptions in Port of Spain for the next three days to accomodate the state funeral for late President George Maxwell Richards, who suffered a heart attack last week Monday. At a media briefing at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) yesterday, National Security Minister... Read more

15th January 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 12th January, 2018

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association Christopher Alcazar says he is not surprised by the resignation of Dr Terrence Farrell as chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB). Read more here Read more

12th January 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 11th January, 2018

Police investigating the death of Brandon Sampath, a Biche man who was found dead near his home on Monday, have deemed his death accidental. According to police, investigations have revealed that he died after his home-made shotgun discharged while he was repairing it. Read more

11th January 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 10th January, 2018

Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce president Ramchand Rajbal Maraj has welcomed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement that a new ferry had been found to service the seabridge, which has been floundering after six aborted tenders by the Port Authority. Read more

10th January 2018

Daily Brief- Monday 8th January 2018

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night called on the nation to “spare a thought or prayer for individuals and families who have become victims of crime,” stating that the criminals elements having been making T&T into a living hell, as the country faces record killings. Read more here Read more

8th January 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 21st December, 2017

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association, Christopher Alcazar, says he is optimistic about what the year ahead has to offer. As a nation and for businesses, he said the main focus must be to maintain competitiveness. Read more

21st December 2017

Daily Brief- Wednesday 20th December 2017

Former journalist Anika Gumbs has been granted permission by the court to challenge a police search of her St Joseph home in July. Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh yesterday granted Gumbs leave to pursue her case against the Commissioner of Police. Read more… Read more

20th December 2017

Daily Brief - Tuesday 19th December, 2017

Even amid upgrades to traffic-lights to help the blind and disabled cross safely, came the disturbing news that these lights are often “broken” by speeding drivers, reporters learnt yesterday at a commissioning of lights at the corner of Wrightson Road and Dock Road, Port-of-Spain. Read more

19th December 2017

Daily Brief - Monday 18th December, 2017

Father Joseph Harris, in his final Homily as Archbishop of Port of Spain yesterday declared that this country is being ruled by fear. Speaking on the rampant crime situation which breeds fear in the minds of law-abiding citizens, Fr Harris called on parishioners not to let this fear deter them... Read more

18th December 2017

Daily Brief - Friday 15th December, 2017

Former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Energy Andrew Jupiter has broken his silence on a $60 million wire transfer fraud which was committed in 2011, when he was president of the National Energy Corporation (NEC). Read more

15th December 2017

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