Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 18th June, 2021

The National Agricultural Marketing Development Company (Namdevco) announced on Wednesday that its farmers' markets on Saturday and Sunday will be postponed until next weekend owing to the amended curfew period of 10 am to 5 am on June 19 and 20. Read more

18th June 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 17th June, 2021

Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds said hypertension and diabetes are the most common comorbidities observed in people who have died of covid19. He was speaking at the Ministry of Health press conference on Wednesday. He said other pre-existing conditions found in covid19 deaths included asthma, ischemic heart disease (IHD) and malignancies... Read more

17th June 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 16th June, 2021

Senior Superintendent of the police Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit Wayne Mystar says there was a generally mild volume of traffic on the nations roads, Monday night as police in various divisions began a series of exercises to deter errant drivers and criminals. Read more

16th June 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 15th June, 2021

Describing the nation's highways and main roads as racetrack courses an hour before the curfew starts, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is promising swift action against errant, speeding and reckless drivers. In fact, speaking on Monday morning at a press briefing, Griffith said a plan would be in place where there... Read more

15th June 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 14th June, 2021

In the space of two hours, the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturing Association (TTMA) was able to vaccinate some 500 people. Chief Executive Officer of the TTMA Ramesh Ramdeen was present at the associations’ vaccine rollout yesterday at the Divali Nagar site in Chaguanas and gave the figures. Read more

14th June 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 11th June, 2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is asking Finance Minister Colm Imbert to consider salary relief grants to almost half of manufacturing sector employees who have been affected in one way or the other by Covid-19. Read more

11th June 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 10th June, 2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) says it welcomes the supplementary funding in various sectors such as Health, Agriculture, National Security and Social Development as announced in the mid-year budget review yesterday. But the association is asking Minister Colm Imbert to provide salary relief grants to just under half... Read more

10th June 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 9th June, 2021

Venezuelan Eldric Sella has achieved his dream of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. However, Sella, who resides in Trinidad after seeking asylum in 2018, will not be representing his native country. The 24-year-old is one of 29 refugee athletes, competing in 12 disciplines, on the second-ever refugee Olympic team. Read more

9th June 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th June, 2021

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says his ministry is working towards vaccinating 62,000 people with their second dose of covid19 vaccines by mid-July. Deyalsingh received his second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Paddock, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Monday. Read more

8th June 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 7th June, 2021

Three hundred vaccines an hour – 2,500 by 4.30 pm, Sunday. That is the rate of vaccination being rolled out at the Divali Nagar site on Sunday morning, on day one of the Ministry of Health’s collaboration with the private sector to undertake mass vaccination. Read more here Read more

7th June 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 4th June, 2021

San Fernando mayor Junia Regrello has advised Sunday morning shoppers at the Marabella market to walk with a shopping list and be prepared to spend a shorter time purchasing produce. He said the market is open from Sunday to Friday, with Saturdays being reserved for vendors at the Mucurapo Street market. Read more

4th June 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 2nd June, 2021

As restaurants have been ordered to close, McDonald's has donated its stock to non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Arcos Dorados, which runs McDonald’s in Trinidad and Tobago, has partnered with the NGOs Is There Not A Cause (ITNAC) and the Syrian-Lebanese Women’s Association (SLWA) to provide food ingredients and hand sanitiser to... Read more

2nd June 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 1st June, 2021

Despite a permanent closure of three per cent of businesses, the TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) said the sector has been resilient when compared to other regional producers during the pandemic. Newsday reached out to the TTMA via e-mail last week to get an idea of how the sector was coping... Read more

1st June 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 28th May, 2021

Energy Minister Stuart Young said on Wednesday Government is seeking the private sector's help in fighting covid19 vaccine hesitancy. He made this statement at a virtual news conference, after a virtual meeting between the Government and representatives of the private sector. Read more

28th May 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 27th May, 2021

Energy Minister Stuart Young said yesterday that when the Government begins reopening the country, it will be done on a phased basis, similar to the system used during last year’s first wave of COVID-19. Young was speaking at a media conference after a joint-ministerial meeting with the Confederation of Regional... Read more

27th May 2021

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