Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th November, 2017

Government's new grant funding facility for local entrepreneurs has been welcomed by president of the Manufacturers Association (TTMA) Christopher Alcazar. “The manufacturing sector remains ready and willing to do its part to earn much needed foreign exchange for our country,” he said, “and continues to be encouraged by government initiatives... Read more

7th November 2017

Daily Brief - Monday 6th November, 2017

Two top Canadian diplomats expressed shock at the former People’s Partnership (PP) Government’s failure to take steps to upgrade the operations of local prisons as agreed in an MOU between TT and Canada, said Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday. Read more

6th November 2017

Daily Brief- Thursday 2nd November 2017

Two days after the Port-of-Spain City Corporation was given the green light to evict homeless people who were using Tamarind Square as a makeshift homeless shelter, they have begun to return to the venue. Read more… Read more

2nd November 2017

Daily Brief- Wednesday 1st November 2017

Businessman and television talk show host Inshan Ishmael was granted $300,000 bail by a Justice of the Peace in the Chaguanas Magistrates Courts yesterday. Ishmael, 49, was escorted into a prison van after the case was adjourned. He appeared before Justice Kanhai at about 3.08 pm in the First Court. Read more

1st November 2017

Daily Brief - Tuesday 31st October, 2017

Eighty-three deep-sea species, with several new to science, have been discovered offshore in two new deep-sea cold-seep habitats east of Trinidad and south of Tobago by two local marine biologists. The marine biologists are Drs Diva Amon and Judith Gobin. Read more

31st October 2017

Daily Brief - Monday 30th October, 2017

Help is pouring in for a South Oropouche family who have been forced to live in their car after being evicted last week. A father and his two daughters have come forward promising to construct an entire house for Dave Nagoo, his wife Indira and their three young daughters. Read more

30th October 2017

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

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