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Daily Brief - Wednesday 21st February, 2024

A T&T Prison Service policy barring Muslim prison officers from keeping beards has been deemed unconstitutional. High Court Judge Margaret Mohammed issued the declaration yesterday as she upheld a constitutional lawsuit brought by Arshad Singh. Singh’s victory in the case came less than two weeks after another High Court Judge... Read more

21st February 2024


Daily Brief - Tuesday 20th February, 2024

The family of Luka Goring, who was gunned down inside a KFC outlet, is upset that another relative was wrongfully identified as a suspect in his death on social media. Goring, 31, of Gopaul Lands, Marabella, was shot dead on Friday night by a man whom he had stabbed moments... Read more

20th February 2024


Daily Brief - Monday 19th February, 2024

Staff at KFC's Gasparillo branch are been offered counselling after a shooting incident at the restaurant on February 16, left one man dead. Luka Lorenzo Goring, 31, of Gopaul Lands, Marabella was shot dead on Friday night during a physical altercation with another man inside the restaurant. Read more

19th February 2024


Daily Brief - Friday 16th February, 2024

Standard-five students of the Lambeau Anglican school are being temporarily housed at Tobago Information Technology Ltd in Signal Hill says the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). Secretary of Education, Research and Technology Zorisha Hackett, on her Facebook page on Thursday, said the standard-five class spent the first day at the... Read more

16th February 2024


Daily Brief - Thursday 15th February, 2024

The mystery surrounding the oil spill in Tobago deepened on February 14 when it was revealed that the Gulfstream, which was found overturned in the sea 200 metres off the coast of the Cove Industrial Park on February 7, was one of two vessels involved in the incident. Read more

15th February 2024


Daily Brief - Wednesday 14th February, 2024

Homicide Bureau of Investigations (Region III) and Southern Division police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the partially burnt body of a man found at the back of his home in Williamsville on Monday. The police identified the deceased as Peter Jagdeo, 61, of Ben Lomond Village, near the recreational grounds. Read more

14th February 2024


Daily Brief - Thursday 8th February, 2024

The Digicel Foundation and Shell TT have funded the expansion of the Barataria Community Council’s community agri-initiative with the launch of a drip-to-waste hydroponics system. The installation of the system was funded through the Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) grant programme. Read more

8th February 2024


Daily Brief - Wednesday 7th February, 2024

Police are investigating the murders of two friends who were shot to death hours apart in San Juan on Monday. Police reports say at around 1.15 pm, Mikeal Williams, 30, of Febeau Village, San Juan was in an open shed at the corner of Cocoa Road and Sou Sou Lands... Read more

7th February 2024


Daily Brief - Monday 29th January, 2024

School teacher Renee Mitchell fell over 100 feet to her death at San Fernando Hill on Saturday night, where she had gone to the Carnival IlluSions fete with her boyfriend, Peter Ribero. Acting Chief Fire Officer Andy Hutchinson told Newsday on Sunday, “The initial fall would have been between 80-100... Read more

29th January 2024


Daily Brief - Friday 26th January, 2024

Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher has agreed to stop promotions from constables to corporals...for now. The commissioner’s position was telegraphed to attorneys representing the 122 constables who threatened to take her to court over the 2023 promotion exercise débâcle. Read more

26th January 2024


Daily Brief - Thursday 25th January, 2024

Firearms dealer Towfeek Ali has joined the complaints over the new policy for the renewal of firearm user’s licences (FULs). Ali’s attorneys Anand Beharrylal, KC, Kiel Taklalsingh and his wife, Nyree Alfonso wrote to the commissioner on January 24. Read more

25th January 2024


Daily Brief - Wednesday 24th January, 2024

There must be no attempt to cover up the circumstances surrounding the death of electrical engineer Rossi Mansingh, both the Opposition and a major trade union are demanding. Mansingh died on Monday night, four days after suffering electrical burns while working on the site of the former Arcelor Mittal steel... Read more

24th January 2024


Daily Brief - Tuesday 23rd January, 2024

UPTURN Funds Caribbean will hold a virtual news conference on January 23 on the launch of a private-sector-led regional ferry service and a consortium to manage the service. The company is a subsidiary of Upturn Funds, which according to its website is an impact investing firm. Read more

23rd January 2024


Daily Brief - Monday 22nd January, 2024

Ruthlane Ramkissoon-Gobin, the sister of late Massy Energy worker Allanlane Ramkissoon, says she agrees with the suggestion made in the Paria Commission of Enquiry (CoE) report that the families of those who die owing to industrial accidents should get financial assistance. In addition, she thinks compensation should also be mandatory. Read more

22nd January 2024


Daily Brief - Friday 19th January, 2024

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly said the health protocols guided by the Ministry of Health (MoH) will remain in effect at schools, given the increase in hospitalisation and covid19 deaths since December. This, however, will not translate to mask-wearing. Read more

19th January 2024


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