Daily Brief

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

Daily Brief - Thursday 11th January, 2018

Police investigating the death of Brandon Sampath, a Biche man who was found dead near his home on Monday, have deemed his death accidental. According to police, investigations have revealed that he died after his home-made shotgun discharged while he was repairing it. Read more

11th January 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 10th January, 2018

Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce president Ramchand Rajbal Maraj has welcomed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement that a new ferry had been found to service the seabridge, which has been floundering after six aborted tenders by the Port Authority. Read more

10th January 2018

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