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Daily Brief - Friday 27th March, 2020

Despite school closures around the Caribbean due to the covid19 pandemic, over 3,900 regional students are being given the chance to continue studying from home thanks to free online classes organised by three TT secondary school students. Read more

27th March 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 26th March, 2020

The police will be brought in to ensure public compliance with quarantine restrictions imposed by the government as part of its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram, said they were at the "tipping point" with the irresponsibility displayed by some citizens. Read more

26th March 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 25th March, 2020

Chairman of the Employers Consultative Association of TT Keston Nancoo is supporting calls from Government for people to limit leaving their homes to avoid contracting or spreading covid19. Speaking with Newsday on Tuesday, Nancoo said the public should understand the gravity of the situation. Read more

25th March 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 24th March, 2020

National Security Minister Stuart Young said the airbridge between Trinidad and Tobago has been restricted to essential travel as part of covid19 prevention measures. He was speaking at a media conference held at the Diplomatic Centre, Port of Spain. Read more

24th March 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 23rd March, 2020

The TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has commended St Lucian authorities for taking swift action against illicit cigarettes. In a recent swoop down on products that do not conform to regulations, officials issued a public advisory to stop consumers from purchasing Zon (king size full flavour 20 class filter) cigarettes and... Read more

23rd March 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 20th March, 2020

The group quarantined at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church camp in Balandra, Toco is doing well. The 68 people who returned to Trinidad on Tuesday, after being stranded on a cruise ship in Guadeloupe, will be at the facility for 14 days. Read more

20th March 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 19th March, 2020

TT's covid19 cases have risen to nine as the Health Ministry reports a man and woman tested positive for the coronavirus. The cases are not related but the individuals travelled recently, the ministry said in its latest advisory issued late on Wednesday night. Their ages were not released. Read more

19th March 2020


Daily Brief- Wednesday 18th March, 2020

TT now has seven confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The Ministry of Health reported this in a media release issued shortly before 11 pm. The release said that like the previous six cases, the latest one was imported. Read more

18th March 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 17th March, 2020

On Monday night the Ministry of Health announced in one of its regular updates that the total of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Trinidad and Tobago had risen to five. The case, like the previous four, was described as being “imported.” The patient is a 26-year-old man. Read more

17th March 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 16th March, 2020

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is back from London. Griffith returned to TT on Saturday, and has put himself on a 14-day self quarantine. He was in London for a commissioners' conference and said, on his return, he passed through the London and Miami airports. Read more

16th March 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 13th March, 2020

AN attack on press freedom. This is how media associations around the world have described the police raid on the Express newsroom. Read more here Read more

13th March 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 12th March, 2020

A delay in importing pharmaceuticals into TT is expected, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram has warned. Speaking at the Public Administrations and Appropriations Committee, at the Cabildo Building, Port of Spain, on Wednesday, Parasram said the delay is a result of a global shortage, which has directly or indirectly... Read more

12th March 2020


Daily Brief- Wednesday 11th March, 2020

A Canadian who returned from Trinidad and Tobago recently has tested positive for coronavirus. At a press conference on Monday, Alberta's chief medical officer Dr Deena Hinshaw said the number of confirmed cases of covid19 in the province had doubled to 14. She said all of the cases were travel-related. Read more

11th March 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 10th March, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (covid19) cases in Latin and South America have increased, according to the CARPHA situation report. The report indicates that the total number of cases in Ecuador have risen to 13, while Brazil’s cases increased to seven. Read more

10th March 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 9th March, 2020

The country’s women are being urged to be their sister’s keeper as a way of empowering each other. The call was made during the JMMB’s Women’s Day brunch and panel discussion at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. Read more

9th March 2020


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