Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Monday 18th February, 2019

Vibrant and prompt are words that could aptly describe the 14th annual Junior Carnival Parade held yesterday at St Anthony’s College in Westmoorings. The parade was off to an energetic start as spectators and supporters came out in their numbers to view children vying for the top spot in the... Read more

18th February 2019

Daily Brief - Friday 15th February, 2019

Reacting to the police alert being raised to the red and highest level, an NGO is making a strong appeal for government and the opposition to unite in the fight against crime. RebuildTT Gregory Lal-Beharie said the lawlessness is hampering economic growth and is a disincentive for foreign investment. Read more

15th February 2019

Daily Brief - Thursday 14th February, 2019

Hours after Minister of National Security Stuart Young said he intends to “push back” against crime, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith raised the policing alert from amber to red, in light of a series of murders and gang-related activities, a police release revealed yesterday. Read more

14th February 2019

Daily Brief - Wednesday 13th February, 2019

Shain Steven will try tomorrow yet again to obtain bail before a High Court judge. He is one of four accused in the September kidnapping of businesswoman Natalie Pollonais, of Palmiste, at C-3 Mall. Steven has already been refused bail by Justice Gillian Lucky in the San Fernando High Court. Read more

13th February 2019

Daily Brief - Tuesday 12th February, 2019

Former Udecott chairman Calder Hart’s challenge of the Las Alturas Commission of Inquiry’s findings of its report on the controversial housing development has started in his absence. Hart took legal action in February 2017,after the report, which was laid in Parliament in September the year before, said he should be... Read more

12th February 2019

Daily Brief - Monday 11th February, 2019

Imagine surviving on US$6 a month and all you can afford is a two-pound chicken or maybe a tube of toothpaste. That is what the average Venezuelan earns per month because of the deepening crisis in what was once Latin America’s richest country. Read more

11th February 2019

Daily Brief - Friday 8th February, 2019

People under 25 should not smoke marijuana, as their brains are are not fully developed until that age. If they are genetically predisposed to psychotic diseases, then it can be harmful. This was the view of Dr Anthony Pottinger, a gynaecologist and oncologist who has done extensive research on medical cannabis. Read more

8th February 2019

Daily Brief - Thursday 7th February, 2019

Ten days after six Trinidadian men were kidnapped and held for ransom in Venezuela, their fate remains uncertain. Yesterday, the fathers of two of the abducted men said they had no word as to sons’ whereabouts but they believed that a miracle would happen and their sons would be brought... Read more

7th February 2019

Daily Brief - Wednesday 6th February, 2019

There are no special favours for social media bloggers who post photos, letters or any kind of defamatory matter as they will face the same disciplinary action as journalists and media houses. Read more here Read more

6th February 2019

Daily Brief - Tuesday 5th February, 2019

Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah said Venezuelans cannot determine what this country’s foreign policy should be. And that is a matter for the government of this country to deal with. His comments came in light of a march held in Port-of -Spain by a group of Venezuelan... Read more

5th February 2019

Daily Brief - Monday 4th February, 2019

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is issuing a stern warning to both police and the public not to be part of an ongoing racket where some officers are selling escorts to fete patrons to get out of heavy traffic. Read more

4th February 2019

Daily Brief - Friday 1st February, 2019

Citizens of this country could face “far more risk” in the Gulf of Paria if the situation in neighbouring Venezuela deteriorates any further. This was the view of University of the West Indies (UWI) Institute of International Relations director Prof Jessica Byron-Reid yesterday. Read more

1st February 2019

Daily Brief - Thursday 31st January, 2019

Police ground and air assets in south-west Trinidad are being reinforced to strengthen border security as the Venezuela crisis unfolds. Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith made that disclosure yesterday to members of the National Security Joint Select Committee (JSC) at a public hearing at Tower D of the Port... Read more

31st January 2019

Daily Brief - Wednesday 30th January, 2019

Amid the uncertainty of the Venezuela political crisis came news in the Senate yesterday that the Government had on Monday closed the Cedros Port because of an overflowing cesspit. In reply to a question from Opposition Senator Wade Mark, Minister of National Security Stuart Young confirmed the port was closed... Read more

30th January 2019

Daily Brief - Tuesday 29th January, 2019

The country’s rice industry is “on the brink of total collapse”, National Rice Farmers Association head David Paponette yesterday told Parliament’s Joint Select Committee (JSC) on State Enterprises chaired by Anthony Vieira. The committee heard no-one wants to buy the Carlsen Field rice mill because of a drastic drop in... Read more

29th January 2019

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