Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 19th January, 2021

The ASA Wright Nature Centre’s closure of its eco-lodge was “a very difficult decision” to make, but was mandated by the covid19 pandemic curtailing visits by tourists, immediate past president Prof Judith Gobin told Newsday on Monday. Read more

19th January 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 15th January, 2021

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says the police will have an active presence at "virtual" Carnival events put on by the Trinidad and Tobago Promoters’ Association (TTPA). Read more

15th January 2021


Daily Brief- Thursday 14th January, 2021

The number of people who have died from covid19 is now 129. There were also 19 new covid19 cases reported between January 10 and 12, bringing active cases to 285, up from 275 on Tuesday. This information was contained in the Health Ministry's covid19 update at 4 pm on Wednesday. Read more

14th January 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 13th January, 2021

The sister of the 31-year-old woman rescued from a burning house has thanked members of the Oudit family for "doing the right thing," saying they went "above and beyond." Maya Mason said, "For the neighbours who went above and beyond to save her, we (relatives) thank them. She could have died. Read more

13th January 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 12th January, 2021

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram said plans are on track for the storage and distribution of potential covid19 vaccines, once they arrive in Trinidad and Tobago. He spoke during the Health Ministry's virtual news conference on Monday. The vaccines are the Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162, Moderna’s mRNA-1273 and Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s AZD1222. Read more

12th January 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 11th January, 2020

Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) candidate for Canaan/Bon Accord in the January 25 THA election Joel “Nuttsy” Sampson says if elected, he intends to push for the return of trade centres in Tobago. He made the promise on Wednesday night while delivering his maiden political address at the opening of the... Read more

11th January 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 8th January, 2021

The new inter-island fast ferry, the APT James, is expected to arrive in TT on Friday. The vessel, named after Tobago’s representative on the Legislative Council (1946-1961), is set to dock at the Port of Scarborough, Tobago, around 10.30 am. Read more

8th January 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 7th January, 2021

Tobago fire officials are deeming as “classified and extremely sensitive” the investigation into four fires which have disrupted the lives of a Castara family within the past five weeks. So strange are the circumstances that some Facebook users have even ascribed the fires to supernatural causes, while others believe they... Read more

7th January 2021


Daily Brief- Wednesday 6th January, 2021

Kit Kennedy is the new CEO of construction company NH International. In a statement, NH said Kennedy’s appointment would be effective from January 6. He succeeds John Connon, who retired on December 31. Kennedy is a project management specialist with 30 years’ experience managing diverse construction and renovation projects across... Read more

6th January 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 5th January, 2020

The police will be continuing their efforts to reduce the number of fatal road traffic accidents (RTAs) for the new year, as 2020 was recorded as having one of the lowest number road fatalities in TT's history, a police media release reported on Monday. Read more

5th January 2021


Daily Brief- Monday 4th January, 2020

National Primary Schools Principals' Association president Lance Mottley is not surprised by a statement from the Education Ministry that 30,000 students still do not have access to electronic devices to undertake virtual schooling as the new school term starts on Monday. Read more

4th January 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 22nd December, 2020

Leaked internal documents of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance seem to suggest concerns about whether and how quickly countries participating in the Covax facility will be able to access vaccines. The documents seem to suggest that some countries may not receive vaccines until 2024. Read more

22nd December 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 21st December, 2020

Since March to present, some 7,000 people in TT have tested positive for the covid19 virus, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health on Sunday. The update said TT had 26 new cases of infection for December 17-19. Read more

21st December 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 18th December, 2020

The management of Lennox Petroleum Services Ltd (LPSL) has called on former workers to immediately "cease and desist" their ongoing protests, which the company considers illegal. The call came on Thursday, when ex-workers simultaneously staged their latest protest outside LPSL at Princess Margaret Street in San Fernando from 10 am. Read more

18th December 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 17th December, 2020

Procurement Regulator Moonilal Lalchan says he and his board are ready to work as soon as the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Bill 2020 is assented to. Speaking at a webinar hosted by the TT Transparency Institute (TTTI) on Wednesday, Lalchan said his board was ready to... Read more

17th December 2020


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