Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 27th October, 2017

Newly installed Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Robert Bermudez, yesterday encouraged more than 500 graduates not to allow anyone to deter them from their dreams. Bermudez was yesterday speaking to 562 UWI graduates at the ceremony held at the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC),... Read more

27th October 2017

Daily Brief - Thursday 26th October, 2017

A woman claiming to be the mother of a 12-year-old boy (not ten as previously reported) suspected in the arson attack on a house on Monday, claims she is being threatened by residents of East Port of Spain where the incident occurred. One man was killed and another severely burnt. Read more

26th October 2017

Daily Brief - Wednesday 25th October, 2017

A ten-year-old boy remains in police custody, arrested shortly after a male relative died in a fire believed set by the youngster at the victim’s East Port of Spain home during the early morning hours yesterday. Read more

25th October 2017

Daily Brief - Tuesday 24th October, 2017

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has received more than 1,900 flood reports caused by severe weather conditions resulting in widespread flooding across the country. In a statement to the media yesterday, the organisation said a national response mechanism was activated on October 18 as calls from the... Read more

24th October 2017

Daily Brief - Monday 23rd October, 2017

State utility WASA (the Water and Sewerage Authority) is feeling the effect of four days of almost non-stop rainfall in the country. WASA, in a press release yesterday, said the rainfall has impacted operations at some of its water treatment facilities. Read more

23rd October 2017

Daily Brief - Friday 20th October, 2017

The TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) has announced it is in the “advanced stages of discussions” with the Venezuelan Gas Processors Association (AVGP) on the Rio Caribe Project — an initiative designed to create new opportunities in the downstream gas sector. Read more

20th October 2017

Daily Brief - Thursday 19th October, 2017

The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation (TPRC) over the past two weeks has been in receipt of several complaints of uncollected garbage and is currently implementing measures to resolve the situation. A statement from the Corporation said the executive has noted with concern that some of the scavenging contractors have been underperforming. Read more

19th October 2017

Daily Brief - Tuesday 17th October, 2017

Education Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday said an investigation into a video being circulated on social media of a fight at the Bethlehem Girls’ RC School revealed the footage is more than a year old. The ministry said in a press release the video was first circulated in June last year... Read more

17th October 2017

Daily Brief - Monday 16th October, 2017

Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, officially launched Trinidad and Tobago’s 2017/2018 Cruise Ship Season in fine style at the Port of Spain Cruise Ship Complex yesterday. She told guests and stakeholders: “For the period January to June 2017, Caribbean cruise arrivals stood at 15.3 million, a four percent increase on... Read more

16th October 2017

Daily Brief - Thursday 12th October, 2017

In a few minutes of sheer terror, an American Missionary couple and their teenage son were savagely attacked, beaten and robbed by two cutlass-wielding masked bandits at their Rousillac home on Tuesday night. However, although left traumatised Michael and Kathryn Purdom, who are in their 60s, said this incident has... Read more

12th October 2017

Daily Brief - Wednesday 11th October, 2017

First Citizens Bank intends to grow its market share rather than increase fees to compensate for the five percent increase in corporation tax which all banks must pay from next year. In his 2017 - 2018 budget presentation, Finance Minister, Colm Imbert announced that "consistent with the need to spread... Read more

11th October 2017

Daily Brief - Tuesday 10th October, 2017

Nigel Alexander, 38, of Gonzales, Belmont yesterday appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ court charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleged that on September 18, Alexander had in his possession 540 grammes of cocaine at Aeropost offices in Marabella. Read more here Read more

10th October 2017

Daily Brief - Monday 9th October, 2017

Canadian forensic investigators Kroll Consulting, on Tuesday last, began a probe into Petrotrin’s US$11 million ‘fake’ oil scandal and has been given an all-clear directive to report any employee who refuses to cooperate with them. Petrotrin’s management is to be informed within 24 hours of any non-compliance with directives by... Read more

9th October 2017

Daily Brief - Friday 6th October, 2017

Contractor Emile Elias, who recently resigned as chairman of State-owned TSTT, is going after Finance Minister Colm Imbert via the courts, seeking a $55 million payment ordered in a judgment against a company owned by Imbert, for work done on the Grenada National Stadium project back in 1997. Read more

6th October 2017

Daily Brief - Thursday 5th October, 2017

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley called on citizens who hoard foreign exchange to stop it and release it back to the market. “That foreign exchange story is not a simple, straightforward story. There are some shenanigans going on as well and they better face up to that. Read more

5th October 2017

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