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Daily Brief - Wednesday 5th October, 2022

Three of the four men shot dead in a home invasion in Mayaro on Monday have been identified. The police named them as Odel Prieto of Covigne Road, Diego Martin, Keshon Rojas of Edinburgh 500 in Chaguanas and Akel George of Second Caledonia, Morvant. Read more

5th October 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 4th October, 2022

POLICE killed four men and are searching for at least three others who pounced on the residence of a businessman and his family in a quiet gated community in Mayaro yesterday morning. Read more here Read more

4th October 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 3rd October, 2022

The Meteorological Service is monitoring an active tropical wave to the east of the Windward Islands. In a release on Sunday, it said there are no alerts, watches or warnings in effect for TT. The Met Office said the National Hurricane Centre has given this tropical wave a low (20... Read more

3rd October 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 30th September, 2022

THREE senior economists said on Thursday that decades of subsidies, transfers and other forms of government assistance – to the tune of tens of billions of dollars – have made citizens spoilt. Read more

30th September 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 29th September, 2022

Manufacturers called for better customs and port operations, an improvement in the ease of doing business and a continuation in payment of VAT returns during the TTMA's post-budget forum on Tuesday. TTMA president Tricia Coosal, addressing stakeholders and Finance Minister Colm Imbert at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, said... Read more

29th September 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 28th September, 2022

If it weren't for the fuel subsidy, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said, Government would have been able to balance the budget. He made this statement during his contribution at the post-budget forum hosted by the TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday. Read more

28th September 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 27th September, 2022

President of the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Tricia Coosal has commended the Government in ensuring the economy continues to stabilise and grow following the impact of COVID-19 and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Following yesterday’s budget presentation by Finance Minister Colm Imbert, Coosal noted the measures outlined saying, “The importance of... Read more

27th September 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 26th September, 2022

The body of Simeon Roopchand – boyfriend of administrative clerk Marissa Edwards – was found hanging from a tree in the Tabaquite forest on Saturday afternoon. Edwards, missing since September 18, is still unaccounted for. Team captain of the Hunters' Search and Rescue Team, Vallence Rambharat, confirmed the discovery of... Read more

26th September 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 23rd September, 2022

The Energy Chamber of TT and oil and gas operators said future investment is reliant on changes to the fiscal regime still being considered by the Energy Ministry and Ministry of Finance. In a release issued after its Upstream Operators Forum on Thursday, the chamber said the forum gave details... Read more

23rd September 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 22nd September, 2022

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) wants Government to further the growth of the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector as part of its recommendations for the country’s 2022/2023 fiscal package which will be announced next Monday. Read more

22nd September 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 21st September, 2022

Coming out of the Covid- 19 pandemic and facing geopolitical tensions, the business groups want next Monday's budget presentation to place emphasis on economic recovery, stability and growth, along with implementing a national unique identifier and le gal digital identity. Read more

21st September 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 20th September, 2022

Police are investigating a shooting and robbery at Pennywise Plaza, La Romain on Monday evening. Reports say around 5 pm, three private security officers, two men and one woman, were shot by bandits while driving out of the Pennywise compound during an attempted hold-up. The men escaped in a waiting vehicle. Read more

20th September 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 19th September, 2022

Concerns raised by Barataria/San Juan MP Saddam Hosein as he alleged critical shortfalls in the criminal justice system which, he said, are contributing to the failure to solve murder matters or crime, have been dismissed by National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds. Read more

19th September 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 16th September, 2022

Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce president Diane Hadad says the organisation is deeply concerned about the island’s economic progress. She made the statement on Thursday, hours after Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) political leader Watson Duke resigned as THA Deputy Chief Secretary. Read more

16th September 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 15th September, 2022

Two children were among six people shot during a wake at a house in Sangre Grande on Wednesday night. Police said the mourners were gathered at a home at Damarie Hill, Blake Avenue, at around 10.30 pm when men drove up in a car. Read more

15th September 2022

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