Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Monday 24th June, 2019

With the rising cost of food prices, the Supermarket Association president Rajiv Diptee is making it clear that they are not “price setters” but “price takers.” In a statement e-mailed to Newsday on Friday, Diptee said, “The retail food industry has noted with great consternation the rising costs of doing... Read more

24th June 2019

Daily Brief - Friday 21st June, 2019

There is a high concentration of Sahara dust present over the region and the TT Met Office has advised to take necessary precautions. Since the beginning of the dry season, the country has experienced several waves of the dust. Read more

21st June 2019

Daily Brief - Tuesday 18th June, 2019

Building upon its strategic goal of creating an entrepreneurial university with a diversified revenue base, The UWI, St Augustine campus last week signed a licence agreement with Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago to commercialise two asphalt-based products developed by The UWI – “UWI Plastic Cement” and “UWI Primer.” “For... Read more

18th June 2019

Daily Brief - Monday 17th June, 2019

The TT Met Office has issued an Adverse Weather Alert #1 (Yellow Level) for Monday and warned of flooding, landslips and gusty winds. The warning is from 2 am to 3 pm. Read more here Read more

17th June 2019

Daily Brief - Friday 14th June, 2019

Data is critically important in order to analyse properly what is happening in various sectors, but, economist Dr Terrence Farrell said yesterday, this country has a culture of not wanting to give information. Farrell presented his report on the downstream sector of TT at the National Academy for the Performing... Read more

14th June 2019

Daily Brief - Thursday 13th June, 2019

Proposed pension increases greed’ Read more

13th June 2019

Daily Brief - Tuesday 11th June, 2019

New Zealand is not one of this country’s major trade partners, nor is it a significant aid donor to this country or other Caricom states, yet cooperation between the two and other small island states have a global impact on issues such as combating the effects of climate change. Read more

11th June 2019

Daily Brief- Monday 10th June, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago’s anticipated hosting of the 14th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) got underway with the staging of an exclusive Road Show at South Park Shopping Centre in San Fernando recently. Scores of patrons from the bustling hub were privy to experience an early taste of CARIFESTA which has,... Read more

10th June 2019

Daily Brief - Thursday 6th June, 2019

This country generates an estimated 750,000 tonnes of waste annually, with more than 80 per cent of it being recyclable. This was revealed by chairman of the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), Nadra Nathai-Gyan, in a release on Tuesday to coincide with yesterday's observation of World Environment Day. Read more

6th June 2019

Daily Brief - Tuesday 4th June, 2019

The Green Fund is vastly underutilised. This is the contention of Senior Technical Officer, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), Anna Cadiz-Hadeed, who was one of the presenters at the recent Tobago Environmental Partnership Conference. Cadiz-Hadeed’s presentation assessed the contributions of civil society organisations in fulfilling the objectives of the Multilateral... Read more

4th June 2019

Daily Brief - Monday 3rd June, 2019

While acting Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds says he’s unaware of any plans for parliamentarians from Venezuela to visit this country, he has emphasized that the Government of this country is committed to the fight against human trafficking. Read more here… Read more

3rd June 2019

Daily Brief - Friday 31st May, 2019

Amnesty In­ter­na­tion­al has writ­ten an open let­ter to Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley stat­ing that while it wel­comes the Gov­ern­ment’s plan to reg­is­ter Venezue­lans in this coun­try, it wants as­sur­ances that the con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion re­ceived will not fall in­to the hands of the Venezue­lan Gov­ern­ment. Read more

31st May 2019

Daily Brief - Wednesday 29th May, 2019

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says his office is yet to receive a freedom of information request from a concerned citizen who wants to know the police's policy on the use of face masks. In a statement, Griffith said the request has not yet reached his office. Read more

29th May 2019

Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th May 2019

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27th May 2019

Daily Brief - Monday 27th May, 2019

Atlantic CEO Dr Philip Mshelbila admitted yesterday that the company was surprised to receive news that the gas supply to its Train One beyond 2019 was uncertain but he was confident that the company would weather the outcome. Read more

27th May 2019

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