Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 4th October, 2017

Two of T&T’s largest private sector organisations and one of the country’s premier accounting firm have questioned the impact of the across-the-board imposition of a 30 per cent corporate tax rate on all businesses operating in T&T, which was introduced by Finance Minister Colm Imbert in his presentation of the... Read more

4th October 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 3rd October, 2017

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and the TT Manufacturing Association (TTMA) have both expressed concern about government’s strong focus on taxation and lack of clarity in explaining how it intends to implement many of the policies announced in this year’s Budget statement. Read more

3rd October 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 29th September, 2017

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is optimistic that positions presented during its pre-Budget talks with Government can chart a way forward for the nation’s economy. In a media release yesterday, the business group said it had also participated in the conversation the Government had with various stakeholders on Wednesday and... Read more

29th September 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 28th September, 2017

The public service system is an outdated bureaucracy and must be reformed with service commissions replaced by human resource departments to make hiring qualified personnel more efficient, Economic Development Board chairman Dr Terrence Farrell said yesterday. “The system we have today is a colonial institution. Read more

28th September 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 27th September, 2017

After losing close to $150million in a fire which destroyed four warehouses on Monday, managing director of JMH Enterprises, Christopher James, said that his company which supplies several of the nations groceries with goods, will be back in operation within a matter of weeks. Read more

27th September 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 26th September, 2017

An estimated $150 million in damage was incurred, and 45 employees displaced after fire gutted the Trincity Industrial Estate warehouses of JMH Enterprises Sunday night. The blaze gutted four warehouses which contained rice, cooking oil, saltfish and sugar, along with counter tops, and kitchen appliances. Read more

26th September 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 22nd September, 2017

A high court judge has granted leave to a retired police corporal to challenge a decision of the Commissioner of Police to reclassify his sick leave without any explanation. Ashram Pariagsingh, who was a policeman for 37 years, was assigned to the La Brea Police Station when on May 8,... Read more

22nd September 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 21st September, 2017

After losing his arm which he used to make a living, a tradesman and cricketer is putting his faith in God’s hands as he contemplates a dismal future. Life for Jamie Lubon changed drastically on Monday night, when an army vehicle crashed into his car, shattering his peaceful existence and... Read more

21st September 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 20th September, 2017

Overcome with grief at a murder committed by his brother, Brenton McLean wept as he hugged the murder victim’s son and apologised to him yesterday. Saying the victim, businesswoman Haniffa ‘Miss Lucky’ Bedassie was like a mother to him, McLean begged Bedassie’s son Torrance to accept his apology after McLean’s... Read more

20th September 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 19th September, 2017

Saying the truth will prevail, Seamen and Waterfront Workers Trade Union (SWWTU) head Michael Annisette yesterday refuted sexual harassment allegations before Parliament’s Joint Select Committee (JSC) probing the sea-bridge, in Tower D, Port-of- Spain. Moruga MP Dr Lovell Francis said workers are alleging “serious abuses” by a SWWTU-owned firm that... Read more

19th September 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 18th September, 2017

Tropical Storm Maria was expected to be upgraded to a hurricane by 5 pm yesterday (Sunday). She follows in the wake of Irma, Jose and Lee, who has been downgraded to a tropical depression and poses no immediate danger. Read more

18th September 2017


Daily Brief- Friday 15th September 2017

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the country is now awakened to the economic realities it faces. He made this comment yesterday before hinting that Finance Minister Colm Imbert could announce the date for the 2017/2018 Budget today in the House of Representatives. Read more

15th September 2017


Daily Brief- Thursday 14th September, 2017

Shareholders of CL Financial (CLF) who are opposed to the conglomerate being liquidated and who are willing to repay $15B owed to Government, have been shut out of the State’s winding-up petition in the High Court. Read more

14th September 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 13th September, 2017

The Trade Mission this week to the Dominican Republic (DR) is seen as being critical to opening new markets. This was the view expressed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry on mission which starts today and ends on Saturday. Read more

13th September 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 12th September, 2017

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is part of a trade mission heading to the Dominican Republic (DR) tomorrow to pursue the expansion and promotion of investment opportunities between the two countries. Led by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the collaborative exercise will be held from September 13 to 15. Read more

12th September 2017


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