Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 4th August, 2020

The testing rate for covid19 in TT is well within WHO guidelines, even as concerns mount given the increase of covid19 cases in the country. The percentage of positive tests to number of unique samples completed saw a decrease from three per cent to 1.8 per cent since July 20... Read more

4th August 2020

Daily Brief - Monday 3rd August, 2020

The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) and the Children’s Authority (CA) are working with the management of the St Jude’s School for Girls after a child and a worker tested positive for covid19. Read more

3rd August 2020

Daily Brief - Friday 31st July, 2020

Shane Superville, Julien Neaves, Corey Connelly Ria Carrera-Toney and Muhammad Muwakil both slept with knives in their beds for years. Carrera-Toney still does. They have never met, yet are connected by one of the most traumatic experiences in this country’s modern history. Read more here Read more

31st July 2020

Daily Brief - Thursday 30th July, 2020

When 14-year-old Mandisa Pantin heard that her father, journalist Raoul Pantin, was being held hostage, she couldn’t believe it. This was only the beginning of a trauma that would tear her family apart. Thirteen years before the coup, her earliest memory of her father was of wearing a brand-new dress... Read more

30th July 2020

Daily Brief - Wednesday 29th July, 2020

One more person has tested positive for covid19 since the Ministry of Health’s 10 am update on Tuesday, bringing the total up to 154. The ministry’s 6 pm update said the additional case is a primary contact of a recent covid19 positive patient. Read more here Read more

29th July 2020

Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th July, 2020

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said another incident like the July 1990 attempted coup by the Jamaat al Muslimeen will not happen under his watch. He was speaking on Monday at the police media briefing. He said Monday marked the anniversary of possibly the darkest day in the nation's history. Read more

28th July 2020

Daily brief - Monday 27th July, 2020

The number of covid19 patients at Caura Hospital now stands at 11. The Health Ministry in the covid19 update Sunday morning reported that the number of samples that have tested positive remained at 147. The number of samples and unique tests remained at 6,530 and 4,996 respectively. Read more

27th July 2020

Daily Brief - Friday 24th July, 2020

Chief Medical Officer Roshan Parasram has lamented the marked decrease in mask-wearing in public especially in light of two new covid19 cases in which public health officials do not yet know how the persons became infected. Read more

24th July 2020

Daily Brief - Thursday 23rd, 2020

Despite displaying flu-like symptoms, one person who ignored covid19 guidelines may have exposed hundreds in the country to the virus. The patient has no travel history, visited several businesses and interacted with relatives and family members over the last seven days. Read more

23rd July 2020

Daily Brief - Wednesday 22nd July, 2020

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) plans to begin flights between the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados on Wednesday, the TT airline announced on Tuesday. Even though the flights are "subject to regulatory approvals", CAL said it will initially operate between Barbados to St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada with other destinations to... Read more

22nd July 2020

Daily Brief - Tuesday 21st July, 2020

Teachers and principals at primary schools across the country on Monday, have reported a smooth transition into classrooms after engaging standard five students in online classes since March. Students went back to school on Monday to prepare for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) on August 20. Read more

21st July 2020

Daily Brief - Monday 20th July, 2020

Police are continuing their enquiries into three unrelated murders that took place hours apart of each other between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. In the first incident, a 30-year-old Ste Madeleine man was shot outside his home minutes after he finished talking with a relative. Read more

20th July 2020

Daily Brief - Friday 17th July, 2020

WASA CEO Alan Poon King said water levels at reservoirs across TT are at record lows, with most being at 20 to 30 per cent capacity. This is well below the 50 to 60 per cent capacity expected at this time of year. Read more

17th July 2020

Daily Brief - Thursday 16th July, 2020

The Customs and Excise Division has noted numerous complaints over social media regarding charges applied to items purchased by the public and imported via Express Consignment Cargo Reporters (courier companies). To ensure greater understanding of the calculation of these charges, the Comptroller of Customs and Excise Division, in a press... Read more

16th July 2020

Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th July, 2020

Homicide Investigations Bureau officers have detained a 22-year-old man from Princes Town in connection with a quadruple murder in New Grant back in May. A file is being prepared to send to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice. Read more

15th July 2020

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