Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 18th May, 2021

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is warning would-be curfew partiers that the authorities are prepared for any illegal gatherings and any such activities would be dealt with swiftly. Responding to Newsday's questions on the focus of the police while the state of emergency is in effect, Griffith said the police, through... Read more

18th May 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 17th May, 2021

The shipment of 100,000 Sinopharm covid19 vaccines from China, expected to arrive on Tuesday, is officially en route to Trinidad and Tobago. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Chinese Ambassador to TT Fang Qiu said the “donation” had been moved from the plant at which it was manufactured to the... Read more

17th May 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 14th May, 2021

The NGC CNG Company Ltd has teamed up with the TT Bureau of Standards to have all dispensers at CNG service stations verified by the Legal Metrology Inspectorate (LMI). It said this should ensure accuracy in the volume of gas dispensed. Read more

14th May 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 12th May, 2021

Petrotrin has another opportunity to resist the enforcement of a $74 million arbitration award to a contractor. In a recent decision, Justices of Appeal Peter Rajkumar and James Aboud allowed Petrotrin’s appeal of a judge’s decision to dismiss its application to have an arbitration award set aside. Read more

12th May 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 11th May, 2021

Although only 99 new cases of covid19 were detected on Monday, there were four more deaths, bringing the death toll to 215. The Health Ministry’s covid19 update on Monday said the number of cases reported were from samples taken between May 7 and 9. Read more

11th May 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 10th May, 2021

Police on Saturday were forced to use their heavy hand and temporarily closed a supermarket after customers failed to comply with covid19 protocols issued for supermarkets. Wes Bees Supermarket in Diego Martin was temporarily shut down after a video circulated on Facebook with complaints of overcrowding outside the grocery. Read more

10th May 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 7th May, 2021

The private sector remains committed to helping the Government acquire covid19 vaccines for the population. Supermarkets Association of TT president Rajiv Diptee made this comment on Thursday. On March 23, in the Senate, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said he was working with Diptee and Ansa McAl Group CEO Anthony Sabga... Read more

7th May 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 6th May, 2021

With 399 covid19 cases recorded on Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is highlighting the increase in hospitalisations and deaths of younger people across the Americas. In a media release on Wednesday director of PAHO Dr Carissa F. Read more

6th May 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 5th May, 2021

Director of Health at the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) Dr Anthony Parkinson says the use of the Paddock at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, has been successful as a vaccination distribution site thus far. Read more

5th May 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 4th May, 2021

The second man charged with the 2006 murder of six-year-old Sean Luke has maintained his innocence. Richard Chatoo has challenged the allegations against him, saying it is fabricated. Chatoo’s defence statement was read out in open court on Monday when the trial resumed. Read more

4th May 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 3rd May, 2021

Three more covid19-related deaths have been reported along with 241 new infections according to the Ministry of Health's covid19 update on Sunday. A release issued from the ministry confirmed that the death toll reached 174 as of Sunday. The new cases brought the total number of active positive cases to 2,506. Read more

3rd May 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 30th April, 2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturing Association (TTMA) supports the increased public health measures to clamp down on rising covid19 infections. In a media release on Thursday afternoon, the association noted that an additional 328 infections on Thursday were alarming. Read more

30th April 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 29th April, 2021

Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) assistant director Dr Jarbas Barbosa said the escalating covid19 infection rate in India will affect the number of vaccines which will be available through the Covax facility. He said the second delivery of Covax vaccines has begun, but PAHO will need to confirm the amounts available. Read more

29th April 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 28th April, 2021

In response to the seizure of guns and ammunition in Piarco and Couva, the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) is calling on the government to implement additional measures to tackle the illegal gun and drug trades. Read more

28th April 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 27th April, 2021

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Monday urged countries to close the immunisation gap that led to hundreds of thousands of children not being vaccinated against several serious diseases last year. On Monday, PAHO launched Vaccination Week in the Americas 2021, April 24-30, with the slogan: "Vaccines bring us... Read more

27th April 2021


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