Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 15th October, 2019

National Gas Company president Mark Loquan showed off his cultural side with a concert at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) which paid tribute to pan and all who contributed to its success as TT's national instrument. Read more

15th October 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 14th October, 2019

There has been a sizeable increase in the number of TT students showing an interest in attending universities in the US and Canada as over 4000 attended the annual US College fair yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain. Read more

14th October 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 11th October, 2019

Some small and medium businesses may not survive the period of the Government’s new VAT bonds, warned TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) head Franka Costelloe. She spoke at the Spotlight on Budget 2020 yesterday at the Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain. Read more

11th October 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 10th October, 2019

The manufacturing industry has already established itself as one of the key contributors to TT’s economy, accounting for close to ten per cent of the nation’s GDP, according to some economic gurus. But, with demands of the nation consistently increasing, and with the changes in the energy sector augmenting the... Read more

10th October 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th October, 2019

The TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is expressing concern over the Minister of Finance’s plan to address the VAT issue by proposing an initial $3 billion interest-bearing bond facility. The association said in a media release on Monday, while it is a good initiative it may not be enough to offset... Read more

8th October 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 7th October, 2019

Indian High Commissioner to TT Arun Kumar Sahu says India is the world's fastest growing economy, even surpassing China. He says his country’s annual average growth in Gross Domestic Product has been six to seven per cent from 2014 to 2019. Read more

7th October 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 4th October, 2019

The Digicel Foundation invested US$3.4 million over the last five years to help people and communities throughout TT. Foundation CEO Penny Gomez made the disclosure at the foundation's annual general meeting. The meeting was held at Digicel's hospitality suite at the Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain on Thursday. Read more

4th October 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 3rd October, 2019

In any economy, labour, or the increase in labour, whether through a growth in number or hours worked, is one of the main contributing factors to growth. But, with TT’s population standing at an average of 1.3 million and the unemployment rate at 5.4 per cent, there have been deficits... Read more

3rd October 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 2nd October, 2019

Over 700 students from schools throughout the country will compete for prizes valued over $1 million in the National Secondary Schools Entrepreneurial competition. The schools have been divided into groups to participate in the “game-like” competition. It uses the Marketplace Live simulation, which brings the business world into the classroom. Read more

2nd October 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 1st October, 2019

There is no doubt that the mud volcano in Piparo will erupt. It may not be today or next week, but it will happen, a team of seismologists from the University of the West Indies said after they conducted tests at the site of the volcano on the weekend. Read more

1st October 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 30th September, 2019

GASPARILLO grandmother Chanday Lalloo was no match for the criminal/s who attacked her on Saturday night, when she was knifed to death. Her killing takes the murder toll to 401, compared to 400 for the same period last year. Read more here Read more

30th September 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 27th September, 2019

TSTT has announced that it intends to make an international offering of US dollar denominated bonds and TT dollar denominated bonds, citing the primary purpose for the proceeds of the offering to go towards “refinancing existing indebtedness”. Read more

27th September 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 25th September, 2019

Clean up efforts in Scarborough began in earnest on Monday, a day after heavy rainfall from tropical storm Karen triggered extensive flooding in the capital's downtown commercial area. Wearing rubber boots and armed with shovels, business owners and their employees removed thick slush from within their businesses as they tried... Read more

25th September 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 23rd September, 2019

One of the biggest food and beverage distributers and manufacturers in the Caribbean on Saturday launched it’s newest product in TT, Lipton Ice Tea. Speaking to members of the media at the launch at BHP Billiton building, Invaders Bay, Port of Spain, Vemco CEO Christopher Alcazar said, “Lipton Ice Tea... Read more

23rd September 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 20th September,2019

The Min­istry of Works and Trans­port was forced to open the Pri­or­i­ty Bus Route (PBR) to pri­vate cars last evening af­ter a light­ning strike left the traf­fic lights at the Curepe In­ter­sec­tion non-func­tion­al. Read more

20th September 2019


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