Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Thursday 17th May, 2018

Lorraine Albelto, mother of shot banker Rostan Mahabir, is thanking an unknown woman who put her bleeding son in her car and took him to the San Fernando General Hospital, moments after he was shot during a robbery on Monday morning at Penitence Street. “You saved his life. Read more

17th May 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 16th May, 2018

In an act of desperation, policeman Shane Ramdath threw his two daughters out a window to save them as their home was burning, during the early morning hours yesterday. Standard Five student Shania Ramdath, 11, and sister Shanice, four, survived but the officer could not save his wife and the... Read more

16th May 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 15th May, 2018

Over a dozen people are believed to be marked for death following the murder of millionaire car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo. His associates and residents from his community say they are now living under a self-imposed curfew as they brace for the expected casualties between warring family members. Read more here Read more

15th May 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 11th May, 2018

FINANCE MINISTER Colm Imbert declared the economy “has turned around”, during the mid-year review yesterday but the TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) disagrees. TTMA president Christopher Alcazar told Newsday, “While we are seeing many of our manufacturers continue to push outward regionally and are observing export growth, many are not yet... Read more

11th May 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 10th May, 2018

Timely disbursement of VAT refunds, re-introducing an export allowance, measures to tackle crime and reviving the Economic Development Advisory Board are on the mid-year review wish lists of the TT Manufacturers' Association (TTMA) and the Couva/Pt Lisas Chamber of Commerce (CPLCC). Read more

10th May 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 9th May, 2018

Eager to play football as he celebrated his 16th birthday yesterday, Noah Simmons woke up early and went across to his cousin’s house for a cup of tea. It was there a man met him shortly after 8am and warned him to stop speaking to a girl from the community. Read more

9th May 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th May, 2018

Two security guards were among five people arrested on Sunday at Piarco International Airport just as two suitcases filled with $34.4 million in cocaine was being loaded into the cargo hold of a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) aircraft. The flight was about to depart for New York. Read more

8th May 2018


Daily Brief - Monday 7th May, 2018

T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Christopher Alcazar says they are pleased the Export Import Bank of T&T Ltd (Eximbank) is now an authorised distributor of foreign exchange to local manufacturers. During the launch of the initiative on Friday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said the Eximbank facility will provide a capital injection... Read more

7th May 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 4th May, 2018

A police officer who engaged in a gunbattle with a colleague over a woman on Wednesday evening, later turned to his rival and expressed sorrow for wounding him as they both lay side by side awaiting emergency treatment at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope. Read more

4th May 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 3rd May, 2018

All is set for over 19,000 primary school students to sit the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam today. Head of the TT Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) Lynsley Doodhai told Newsday he received no complaints about schools not being ready for the exam. Read more

3rd May 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 2nd May, 2018

Tevin Jordan was sentenced to a total of eight months in jail yesterday for driving without a drivers’ permit and without insurance. The father of three will mark his 26th birthday today. Through his attorney Analee Girwar, Jordan said he was taking one of his children to the hospital after... Read more

2nd May 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 1st May, 2018

Angry, frustrated and depressed over his son’s kidnapping, Port of Spain businessman Farrell Cuffy yesterday sent a strong message to the kidnappers who snatched his son Darrell last Wednesday. “I will not pay one red dollar in ransom for my son’s return home.” Farrell also declared, “I not paying a... Read more

1st May 2018


Daily Brief - Monday 30th April, 2018

A “junior sec” system in the High Court to facilitate a CEPEP contract in the magistrates’ court. That was the way San Fernando lawyers described the new configuration of the southern city’s Supreme Court, where judges adjourn their hearings every day after lunch. Read more

30th April 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 27th April, 2018

The 18-year-old son of a Port of Spain businessman was snatched by two kidnappers on Wednesday night as the teen drove his father’s black hatchback BMW along Collens Road in Fairways, Maraval. Darrell Cuffie remained unaccounted for up until yesterday. Read more

27th April 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 26th April, 2018

A father of one who was struck on the head with a rum bottle has died. Roshan Ramdial, 43, died at the San Fernando General Hospital last Thursday night, the day after he was injured. An autopsy on Friday revealed he died of blunt force cranio-cerebral trauma. Read more

26th April 2018


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