Daily Brief

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

Daily Brief - Thursday 25th January, 2018

Former Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim has expressed concern over the fall in student enrolment at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of TT (COSTAATT). In a media statement yesterday, Karim said changes to the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) by the Dr Keith Rowley administration... Read more

25th January 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 24th January 2018

This country may have lost to Mexico last year in the bid to fabricate bpTT’s Angelin platform but it’s being considered for fabrication of the Cassia C platform. The announcement comes from BPTT Regional President Norman Christie who was speaking on Monday during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Energy... Read more

24th January 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 23rd January, 2018

A group of calypsonians calling themselves the Calypso Troopers are calling on government to do a forensic audit into the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) as they say claims of mismanagement of funds and lack of accountability continue to surface. Read more

23rd January 2018

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

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