Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 20th April, 2018

Finance Minister Colm Imbert said yesterday he was “reasonably confident” that the US$100 million facility available to manufacturers through the Export Import Bank (Eximbank) by the end of the month. Manufacturers, on the other hand, are sceptical. Read more

20th April 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 19th April, 2018

Irwin La Rocque, secretary general, Caricom Ambassador, delivers his address during the TTMA’s business breakfast meeting at Hilton Trinidad Hotel last Wednesday. Over the years the Caricom Single Market Economy (CSME) has come under much criticisms for failing to make progress in integrating economies within the Caricom region. Read more

19th April 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 18th April, 2018

FOR a second consecutive day, parents and students of Princes Town Presbyterian Primary School No1 were in protest mode yesterday, as they demanded that work should begin on a new pre-fabricated building promised to them by the Ministry of Education since last year. Read more

18th April 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 17th April, 2018

Three Trinidadian fishermen were who were detained by Venezuela’s Guardia Nacional on April 5 are staying with relatives in Tucupita after arrangements to bring them home on Sunday were cancelled. In a release yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the TT Coast Guard were en route to a meeting... Read more

17th April 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 16th April, 2018

Caricom Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque says while the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) continues to be a work in progress, it is sufficiently advanced to be used more effectively by the regional private sector. Read more

16th April 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 13th April, 2018

Kidnappers have freed Krystiana Sankar, stepdaughter of government minister Stuart Young, hours after she was kidnapped from a friend's home in Diego Martin on Thursday night. Her family paid a ransom of $167,000 and was told where to pick up Sankar. Read more

13th April 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 12th April, 2018

Local manufacturers need to have a sustainable avenue to replace the GDP coming from oil and gas, Christopher Alcazar, president of the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) said yesterday. “We are nowhere near this goal. As well as we are doing, only export will get us there. Read more

12th April 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 10th April, 2018

A woman who allegedly struck her boyfriend in the head with a piece of iron at his home has been granted $100,000 bail by a San Fernando magistrate. Shelly Sookoo, 37, appeared yesterday in the First Court before magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine who read the charge. Read more

10th April 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 9th April, 2018

The Usine Ste Madeleine pond once nourished the now-defunct sugarcane plantation but is now being used as a pool of death for murderers. Within the last four months, Southern Division police were burdened with the murders of three people. Read more

9th April 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 6th April, 2018

Police are not properly trained to deal with mentally ill patients and should not be the first responders when those patients become violent or threatening towards family members. This according to Police Social and Welfare Association (PSWA) general secretary Acting ASP Anand Ramesar. Read more

6th April 2018

Daily Brief- Thursday 5th April, 2018

Despite her caution to police that her son was bipolar and mentally unstable, Pamela Stuart-Roopchand says a “trigger-happy” policeman kicked down the door to her son’s room and shot him dead on Tuesday. At her Bel Air Road Extension, La Romaine home yesterday, Roopchand told Newsday about the incident which... Read more

5th April 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 4th April, 2018

Republic Bank has earned two awards this year from International Banker magazine – Best Commercial Bank and Best Innovation in Retail Banking. The indigenous bank has also been honoured by Global Finance magazine as 2017 Bank of the Year while by Latin Finance magazine recognised it as 2017’s Best Bank. Read more

4th April 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 3rd April, 2018

Support for Dominica and criticism of TT is growing, as the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is the latest entity to comment on this country’s recent refusal to support Dominica’s request for a two-year waiver of its annual Organisation of American States (OAS) contribution. Read more here Read more

3rd April 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 28th March, 2018

Technological advancement and innovation in agriculture along with the active involvement of youth in the sector, were among the many features observed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley who along with a team of officers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries (MALF) - toured a series of agricultural... Read more

28th March 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 27th March, 2018

One day after 39-year-old mother Kumti Deopersad went missing, she contacted her common-law husband and told him that four men kidnapped her and another woman near the Princes Town district health facility. Today marks a week since her disappearance and her worried husband Tilkee Gopaul, 60, is pleading for her... Read more

27th March 2018

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