Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th August, 2018

The Galleons Passage ferry could make its first sailing on the seabridge this month. Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan expressed this optimism on Monday during a news conference at his ministry’s headquarters in Port of Spain. Read more

15th August 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th August, 2018

The Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau has called for legislation to better protect whistleblowers and the implementation of laws to enforce the production of documents and information from government agencies. The call was made as the bureau updated the nation of its current activities during last week’s press briefing at the Police... Read more

14th August 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 13th August, 2018

The TT Medical Association (TTMA) has expressed concern about the lack of employment for qualified medical professionals, and in particular house officers in the public sector. The TTMA estimates there are close to 200 house doctors who continue to seek permanent employment. Read more

13th August 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 10th August, 2018

State-owned oil company Petrotrin said a message circulating on social media that the company is on strike is not true. The message which started circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook, from Tuesday evening, stated that Petrotrin is on strike and workers are blocking gas tankers, from leaving the Petrotrin compound. Read more

10th August 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 9th August, 2018

Biche farmer Steven Samaroo on Tuesday denied chopping his fellow villager in 2005, but instead suggested that the man was chopped by another villager who was attacking him. “He fall in the way of the cutlass,” Samaroo said as he took the witness stand to give evidence at his trial,... Read more

9th August 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th August, 2018

A COSTAATT student who was unable to sit the 2018 radiography external review examination has sued the institution. Jamieyel Pantor, of Princes Town, has taken the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), to court, complaining of a decision which prevented him from taking the... Read more

8th August 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th August, 2018

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) will co-ordinate state agencies to curb environmental ruin by illegal quarrying and squatting in northeast Trinidad. After two recent stories by Newsday on environmental ruin at Toco, and condemnation by Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, the EMA yesterday issued a statement promising action. Read more

7th August 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 6th August, 2018

Russian Jabbor Kayumov has been appointed the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Digicel TT. He was introduced to the local media at a luncheon at Jaffa’s Private Dining Room in Queen’s Park Oval on Friday. Read more

6th August 2018

Daily brief - Thursday 2nd August, 2018

Rudolph Hanamji, organiser of this country’s first Pride parade last Sunday, yesterday welcomed Monday’s statement by RC Archbishop Jason Gordon in support of the LGBT community’s right to publicly advocate for their rights. In June, Gordon was among a group of six religious leaders, including Hindu and Muslim, under an... Read more

2nd August 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 31st July, 2018

CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA), Ramesh Ramdeen, said while he is in support of a ban on Styrofoam, measures must be put in place to assist businesses with the transition. Speaking to LoopTT, Ramdeen said government must allow for business owners to use what is left... Read more

31st July 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 30th July, 2018

Point Fortin police are searching for a teenager who chopped his neighbour for beating his brother on Friday evening. Police say the 17-year-old boy from Boodoo Street, Point Fortin got into an argument with his neighbour Marvin Richards, 25, around 6 pm. Read more

30th July 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 26th July, 2018

Grieving mother Dularie Ramcharan said, “There is nothing anyone can say or do that would bring back my son. My only wish now is that police find his killer. Please, I am begging the police to find the monster that did this.” Through her tears, Ramcharan told Newsday she has... Read more

26th July 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 25th July, 2018

The Point Lisas desalination plant is still ramping up water production, three days after repair work was completed. In a media release yesterday, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) said water production at present stood at 25 million gallons daily and told customers in central and south Trinidad that full... Read more

25th July 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 24th July, 2018

The Tableland Pineapple Farmers Association (TPFA) and the Felicity/ Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA) yesterday extended condolences and praised the role of indigenous peoples in TT’s legacy of agriculture. In a release issued by Agricultural economist Omardath Maharaj, the association joined with the national community in mourning the death of Santa... Read more

24th July 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 23rd July, 2018

Four months after 33-year-old Raquel Madoo, a mother of one who chose death over a life of torture by drinking poison, her mother, Deomattee, is pleading for assistance. Madoo drank Gramoxone on March 9, at her Felicity home, shortly after she was allegedly beaten by a relative, who is a... Read more

23rd July 2018

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