Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 25th November, 2020

A High Court judge has ordered the release of ten Venezuelan children and their mothers who were being held at the State’s quarantine detention facility at the heliport in Chaguaramas. On Tuesday, Justice Joan Charles ordered the release of the group of children and four mothers. Read more

25th November 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 24th November, 2020

A high court judge has been told she cannot order the return to TT of a group of Venezuelan children and women deported on Sunday. On Sunday night, Justice Avason Quinlan-Williams ordered the Chief of Defence Staff to “produce the bodies” of the group of 16 children and nine women... Read more

24th November 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 23rd November, 2020

126 NEW covid19 cases have been reported over the past 24 hours, a release from the Ministry of Health confirmed on Sunday afternoon. The announcement came hours after police swooped down on a party in Kelly Village, Caroni and arrested hundreds for contravening covid19 public health regulations. Read more here Read more

23rd November 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 20th November, 2020

Prison Officers Association president Ceron Richards was confused as to where the “hundreds” of prisoners, which Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi claimed were released had come from. “Maybe they came from a jail in space,” Richards said. Read more

20th November 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 19th November, 2020

The Ministry of Health says no deaths owing to covid19 have been reported in the past 24 hours. However, 45 new covid19 cases have been reported from November 15-17. The ministry's 4 pm update on Wednesday said the total number of deaths is still 113 and the number of active... Read more

19th November 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 18th November, 2020

DCP of operations, Anthony James warned the public that a “no tolerance approach” will be taken to enforce covid19 rules set by government. This approach, James said, will be meted out especially to those who continue to frequent bars despite explicit orders not to. Read more

18th November 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 17th November, 2020

No one will be allowed into the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain until the building has been sanitised. In a statement on Sunday, the Judiciary said the Hall of Justice, on Knox Street, had to be vacated as health officials investigate a staff member’s covid19 status. Read more

17th November 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 16th November, 2020

The police service says although there has been a 25 per cent reduction in deaths from road traffic accidents compared to last year, the figure is still unacceptably high owing to the preventable nature of many of the incidents. Some 78 individuals have died in accidents for the year so far. Read more

16th November 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 13th November, 2020

UWI Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles says the Biden/Harris victory is also “a win” for the Caribbean. He was speaking at a virtual media conference on Thursday afternoon under the theme Caricom, the UWI, Biden and the Future of Our Voice. Read more

13th November 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 12th November, 2020

The number of active cases of covid19 continues to decrease, with the total now being 509. Twenty-four new cases have been detected. There have been no deaths between November 8 and 10, so the total remains at 111. Read more

12th November 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 11th November, 2020

Singer and musician Paige “Payge Turner” Roopchan has won her first battle on US network NBC’s The Voice. She was chosen as the winner over fellow Team Gwen member Lauren Frihauf. On Tuesday a producer on The Voice contacted Newsday to ask for permission to use a previous story about... Read more

11th November 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 10th November, 2020

The executives of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturer’s Association (TTMA) and the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) have pledged their commitment to consumer confidence during the covid19 pandemic. The two bodies have met to discuss the supply chain disruption of food supply, consumer demand and the call to... Read more

10th November 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 9th November, 2020

Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus Professor Brian Copeland says he feels great as preparations are underway for the university’s first-ever series of virtual graduation ceremonies. The campus’ five graduation ceremonies will be held online owing to the covid19 pandemic and the current public... Read more

9th November 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 6th November, 2020

The Port of Spain City Corporation is dealing with a cyber attack, likely committed by a hacker or hackers outside the country. The corporation is dealing with ransomware, a form of malicious software that infects a computer and displays messages, usually demanding payment of a fee in order to unlock... Read more

6th November 2020


Daily Brief- Thursday 5th November, 2020

Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says health officials are waiting to see if there will be a spike in the number of covid19 cases over the weekend after the restricted reopening of the economy two weeks ago. Read more

5th November 2020


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