Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Thursday 23rd September, 2021

The long-awaited flagship NP (National Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd) service station near the Preysal flyover, which opened on Wednesday, has been dubbed another milestone by Energy and Energy Industries Minister Stuart Young. Young said the Government views the opening as a significant achievement in developing the compressed natural gas (CNG)... Read more

23rd September 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 22nd September, 2021

A $500 million first-class hotel and property development, bearing the Marriott brand is to be constructed in Tobago in 2023 to boost significantly Tobago’s struggling tourism sector. Estimated time of completion is 2025. Evolving Technologies and Enterprise Development Co Ltd (eTecK) chairman Imtiaz Ahamad made the announcement at a news... Read more

22nd September 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 21st September, 2021

Just days aways before face-to-face classes resume for forms four, five, and six students, Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) president Antonia De Freitas has said teachers are uneasy and not confident. Face-to-face classes are expected to resume on October 1 for children in these forms who are fully vaccinated. Read more

21st September 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 17th September, 2021

Six more people have died of covid19, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The death toll according to the ministry's 4 pm update, stood at 1,397. Those who died included two elderly men, three elderly women and a middle-aged man with comorbidities. Read more

17th September 2021

Daily Brief- Thursday 16th September, 2021

Cabinet has decided to extend the period for the renewal of expired driving permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates, or other documents issued by the Licensing Division. In a release, the Ministry of Works and Transport said any transfer of vehicle registration required to be done on or before January... Read more

16th September 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th September, 2021

The country has recorded five more deaths and 155 new covid19 cases on Tuesday. There has also been a steady decline in active cases according to the Ministry of Health's daily 4 pm update. After 208 people were discharged, active cases have dropped to 3,769. Read more

15th September 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th September, 2021

Cleaning up after an oil leak in Point Fortin continued on Monday as workers tried to minimise the damage. Workers from state-owned Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd, Quintana Sales and Services Ltd and Petting Zoo Serpentarium Wet and Wild Exotics were at the site when Newsday visited. Read more

14th September 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 13th September, 2021

Although the vaccination of children with the Pfizer covid19 vaccine has slowed down over the past week, adults continue to rush to get it. And while adults getting vaccinated is a positive step, Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh is encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated before the vaccines expire. Read more

13th September 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 10th September, 2021

Olympian Deon Lendore earned bronze in the men’s 400m at the Zurich-leg of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League in which concluded in Switzerland on Thursday. The 28-year old quarter-miler clocked 44.81 seconds. He finished behind American winner Michael Cherry (44.41s) and Grenadian silver medallist Kirani James (44.42s). Read more

10th September 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 9th September, 2021

People with illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and asthma are strongly advised to get fully vaccinated against covid19 as soon as possible. Dr Abdul Hamid from the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) offered this advice to the public during the virtual health news conference on Wednesday. Read more

9th September 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th September, 2021

A mix-up in the language, of a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) report, has caused the Trinidad and Tobago junior men’s hockey team to be deplaned in Chile on Tuesday. The TT Hockey Board (TTHB) issued a media release, which said that the TT Under-21 men’s team “were seated on the... Read more

8th September 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th September, 2021

Principal Medical Officer Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards said all six identified delta variant cases in Trinidad and Tobago were all quarantined on arrival, according to the national health protocols for unvaccinated people entering the country. Abdool-Richards was speaking at the Ministry of Health’s press conference on Monday. Read more

7th September 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 6th September, 2021

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association Tricia Coosal believes that the Government is headed in the right direction thus far in its fight against illicit trade. In response to the various media articles, she said, “The TTMA is cognisant of the various seizures of items by the different... Read more

6th September 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 3rd September, 2021

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) non-stop flights between St Vincent and the Grenadines and New York will resume on October 20, the airline announced on Thursday. In a statement, CAL said services BW 552 and BW 553 will originate and end in Trinidad on Wednesday "to give customers the option of an... Read more

3rd September 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 2nd September, 2021

The Pan-American Health Organisation said 75 per cent of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have yet to be fully vaccinated against covid19. Director Dr Carissa Etienne said 540 million doses of vaccine needed to be delivered to the region to cover 60 per cent of the population. Read more

2nd September 2021

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