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Daily Brief - Monday 19th February, 2018

Residents living near two funeral homes and crematoriums in San Fernando are not fearful of health concerns relating to cremation of bodies in the facilities. Several residents told Newsday that they are not worried in any way about the cremations. Read more

19th February 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 16th February, 2018

Yesterday was her son’s 12th birthday, but it was a sad day for Pete-Ann Bartholomew, because of the news that her husband’s body had been found floating five miles off Cedros. Chevonne Bartholomew was an employee of Trindive Underwater Services and was inspecting an oil tanker in Chaguaramas when he... Read more

16th February 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 15th February, 2018

Sitting in the living room of his humble home in La Canoa, Santa Cruz, 15-year-old Ajay Aberdeen might seem like your typical teenager, but he has a deep sense of purpose and a tireless work ethic which separates him from his peers. Read more

15th February 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 14th February, 2018

Firemen from Chaguanas Fire Station are investigating the cause of a bush fire in Carlsen Field on Monday afternoon in which six Public Transportation Service Commission (PTSC) buses were burnt. Read more here Read more

14th February 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 9th February, 2018

Three years ago, fisherman Edmund Charles survived an 18-hour ordeal at sea with only a plastic bucket to keep him and another man afloat after they had been thrown overboard by pirates off the coast of Moruga. Read more

9th February 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 8th February, 2018

Education Minister Anthony Garcia has appealed to both parents and children for students to attend school on Ash Wednesday and to stop the perennial problem of poor attendance. “Ash Wednesday is a normal school day.” He said they encouraged students to enjoy themselves and to actively participate in every aspect... Read more

8th February 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 7th February, 2018

A day after Justice Frank Seepersad gave a historic court ruling on the consequences of irresponsible social media posting, the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) said it too has fallen victim to false allegations through social media. Read more

7th February 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 6th February, 2018

With a lecture presented by Prof Bridget Brereton, the National Trust launched its junior programme at Presentation College, San Fernando last week. The lecture, titled Trinidad Social and Cultural History up to 1962/70, was the first hosted by the trust specifically for secondary school students. Read more

6th February 2018


Daily Brief - Monday 5th February, 2018

A midday accident in Moruga yesterday claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Police identified the victim as Kurt Ramjohn, 35, of Indian Walk. Police said that Ramjohn was riding a motorcycle along the Moruga Road near Sixth Company when he crashed into an iron electricity pole. Read more

5th February 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 2nd February, 2018

Officials from the Children Authority’s Emergency Response Team yesterday rescued a 14 year old special needs boy who according to reports, endured months of physical and verbal abuse at the hands of relatives at their Tabaquite home. Read more

2nd February 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 1st February, 2018

Fear has led to Japanese people virtually blanking TT Carnival this year, almost two years after one of their own, Asami Nagakiya, was strangled and her body dumped under a tree at the Queen’s Park Savannah. To date, her killer has not been found. Read more

1st February 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 31st January, 2018

Jaden Perreira, the 17-year-old Tobago student who was severely beaten, and his skull fractured with a concrete block by schoolmates at the Signal Hill Secondary School in Tobago, is recovering slowly but surely. The incident occurred almost two weeks ago. Read more

31st January 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 30th January, 2018

President-elect Paula Mae Weekes yesterday confessed to feeling, “completely terrified”, upon hearing the news that she was chosen as new Head of State. Minutes before this confession, House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George and Senate President Christine Kangaloo presented Weekes with the Instrument of Election, the formal confirmation of the Electoral College’s... Read more

30th January 2018


Daily Brief - Monday 29th January, 2018

President-elect Paula Mae Weekes will today be presented with her Instruments of Election to President from Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George in a brief ceremony at 11 am in the Diplomatic Reception Lounge of Parliament, Level 2, Tower D, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain. Read more

29th January 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 26th January, 2018

“I didn’t stab him. He stabbed himself by mistake.” Speaking publicly for the first time since being released, Selena Khan yesterday sought to set the record straight on the death of her common-law husband Dayanand Dookie. Read more

26th January 2018


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