Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 21st March, 2018

Five vehicles, including a water tender, were seized from the Siparia Regional Corporation (SRC) yesterday after the corporation failed to pay a $750,000 judgement against it. Chairman Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh said bailiffs representing a former SRC employee, in whose favour the judgement was granted in 2017, descended on the SRC yesterday. Read more

21st March 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 20th March, 2018

Barrackpore residents are appealing to Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan to ensure that a bridge in their community does not collapse. The bridge, which one resident said is over 60-years-old, has been cracking since November. Since January, Ministry of Works crews begun patching these cracks. Read more

20th March 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 19th march, 2018

As Petrotrin restructures in an attempt to return to profitability, the state oil company needs to manage and in some cases mitigate the power and influence of two of its biggest stakeholders: government and the Oilfield Workers Trade Union. Read more

19th March 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 16th March, 2018

Operations at Piarco Airport and the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago are normal, according to corporate communications manager at Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Dionne Ligoure. CAL increased its domestic flights to support the number of passengers affected by the disruption of the ferry service and to reinforce its service on the airbridge. Read more

16th March 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 15th March, 2018

“I am glad the video has gone viral and is now being viewed by an international audience. Now the world can see what is happening in this country. It is frightening!” so said Ranjit Thackor, owner of RT Jewellers Ltd, High Street San Fernando. Read more

15th March 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 13th March, 2018

The Children’s Authority has visited and interviewed the teenage daughter of Raquel Madoo. The child’s maternal grandmother, who has been taking care of her since Saturday, said staff from the authority interviewed the girl over the weekend. Read more

13th March 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 12th March, 2018

A senior official of A&V Oil and Gas was released shortly after 9 pm on Saturday after spending more than 48 hours in police custody. He was charged on Thursday night by ASP Chandool of the Professional Standards Bureau with obstruction of justice and was scheduled to appear before a... Read more

12th March 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 9th March, 2018

The Point Fortin Area Hospital was plunged into darkness for almost an hour Wednesday night when a power outage was compounded by a malfunctioning generator which failed to kick in. Patients who spoke to Newsday, said there were anxious moments as some of them started to panic when shortly after... Read more

9th March 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 8th March, 2018

AS questions surround the granting of a six-month sabbatical to embattled Chief Justice Ivor Archie, the CJ steered clear of the media yesterday, as he opened the Children’s Court (South) in Fyzabad. Project manager of the Juvenile Court Candice Davis-Blackman blocked reporters from speaking with the CJ or accompanying him... Read more

8th March 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 7th March, 2018

State-owned oil company Petrotrin has once again activated its oil spill response system after a spill was found at its controversial Catshill oilfield in Moruga yesterday. In a media release, Petrotrin said its operations, health, safety and environment (HSE) as well as its security personnel were sent to the field. Read more

7th March 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 6th March,2018

Young people continued to shine yesterday as they showcased their talents in the final leg of the preliminaries of the 32nd Biennial Music Festival at the Naparima Bowl, San Fernando. Sweet singing and solid instrumental sounds from both the tenor and double tenor pans, as well as from the recorder,... Read more

6th March 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 28th February, 2018

Christian Houston died a hero, losing his life as he tried to save the life of his cousin. Now, his grief stricken mother walks the shoreline between Los Iros and Sobo beaches every day, searching for his body. Read more

28th February 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 27th February, 2018

President of the La Brea Fisherfolks Alvin La Borde is claiming sabotage after several species of dead fish and two decomposing pelicans, washed ashore at Carat Shed Beach in La Brea yesterday. La Borde linked the fish kill with proposals to develop a ship yard and transshipment port from La... Read more

27th February 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 26th February, 2018

With a Government mandate to split the company into two distinct divisions and do away with the current superstructure management, Petrotrin is moving rigorously to stem annual losses which have been put at $800 million. This was revealed yesterday by Petrotrin chairman Wilfred Espinet who said that expenses which Petrotrin... Read more

26th February 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 22nd February, 2018

Almost a century ago, the ancestors of the currents students of the Flanagin Town RC School were moved into a nearby church when their school building was destroyed by fire. It was supposed to be a temporary measure but yesterday, parents of the school staged a protest as they called... Read more

23rd February 2018

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