Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 21st January, 2022

The TT Promoters Association is dismissing the announcement by the government of a safe-zone Carnival which specifically excludes parties, fetes and other similar gatherings. In a statement on Thursday in response to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture’s statement on Wednesday, the association said the so-called Taste of Carnival... Read more

21st January 2022


Daily Brief - Thursday 20th January, 2022

The Trinidad and Tobago Promoters Association (TTPA) says it believes more people will be encouraged to become vaccinated one the approval for safe-zone Carnival events is given. The association’s president, Jerome Precilla, at a news conference at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, on Wednesday, called for the reopening of the events... Read more

20th January 2022


Daily Brief - Wednesday 19th January, 2022

Almost nine months after rivers were reopened, allowing Kalpoo’s Ibis Tours to resume operations for a restricted period, co-owner Navin Kalpoo says early indicators have highlighted several challenges that could be detrimental to their business. During a telephone interview yesterday, Kalpoo said, “I had over 100 phone calls on Monday... Read more

19th January 2022


Daily Brief - Tuesday 18th January, 2022

Citing, among other things, a $453 million decrease in revenue in the last fiscal year, TSTT has called in trade unions representing its workers for talks on restructuring. This was revealed in a media release on Monday. Read more

18th January 2022


Daily Brief - Monday 17th January, 2021

The country recorded 404 new covid19 infections and 17 more covid-related deaths according to the daily update for Sunday. This means that since the virus was first detected in TT in March 2020, the country has lost 3,197 people to the virus, while 100,994 have been infected. Read more

17th January 2022


Daily Brief - Friday 14th January, 2022

Former police commissioner Gary Griffith says he is not surprised by the Police Service Commission (PSC) decision to restart the selection process for a new commissioner. He described the decision as an abuse of a flawed Consitution. Read more

14th January 2022


Daily Brief - Thursday 13th January, 2022

The Judiciary says it awaits any definitive legal position on covid19 vaccination. It gave its position in a release on Wednesday, in response to a newspaper article on the issue of vaccination of public servants, particularly Judiciary staff. Read more

13th January 2022


Daily Brief - Wednesday 12th January, 2022

Another person has been found with the omicron strain of covid19 bringing the total number of people detected with this variant to 18, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday. "The case had no history of recent travel but was in contact with recently-returned travellers, approximately one week before the... Read more

12th January 2022


Daily Brief - Tuesday 11th January, 2022

The Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ZSTT) said while steps were taking place to address the use of fireworks, stronger measures and complete ban on noise-making fireworks should be implemented. In a media release on Monday, its president Gupte Lutchmedial said the ZSTT has been consistent in the view... Read more

11th January 2022


Daily Brief - Monday 10th January, 2022

Commuters and drivers on the Priority Bus Route (PBR) and the Beetham Highway had to wait in traffic for about an hour as disgruntled Beetham residents burned garbage, blocking drivers entering Port of Spain early on Monday morning. Read more

10th January 2022


Daily Brief - Friday 7th January, 2022

Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob says strategies are being formulated and adjustments are being made to the police’s crime-fighting plans for 2022. As of Thursday afternoon there were already ten murders for the year. At a media conference on Monday, Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds said plans were udnerway... Read more

7th January 2022


Daily Brief - Thursday 6th January, 2022

Almost two years after the country’s borders were shut down to prevent the spread of covid19, international flights to Tobago will resume from Monday. Secretary of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation Tashia Grace Burris has confirmed that British Airways and KLM will resume flights to the island on January 10... Read more

6th January 2022


Daily Brief - Wednesday 5th January, 2022

Legal action is being contemplated against a prominent funeral home which is being blamed for a mix-up which led to a woman's body being sent to the wrong family for final rites which included her being cremated, following the funeral in which her casket was sealed because she had died... Read more

5th January 2022


Daily Brief - Tuesday 4th January, 2022

On December 30, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Port of Spain office donated 200 tablets to the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ), the Office of Law Enforcement Policy (OLEP) of the Ministry of National Security and the TTV Solidarity Network (TTVSOLNET). Read more

4th January 2022


Daily Brief - Monday 3rd January, 2022

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won’t be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that’s not going away. Read more

3rd January 2022


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