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Daily Brief- Monday 17th February, 2020

An Arima pensioner is on life-support after he was beaten during a robbery at his Blanchisseuse Road, Wilson Extension, home on Friday night. Police said at about 6.30 pm, Roland Wilson, 63, was called to the door by someone he knew. Read more

17th February 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 14th February, 2020

As the tents and chairs were being laid out for the wake of Charan Dev Singh on Thursday, neighbours believed he would be alive if police responded to their distress call in time. Singh, 24, of San Francisco Settlement, Chickland, Freeport was shot in the chest around 8.50 pm on... Read more

14th February 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 13th February, 2020

A mother armed with a court order, took her child back on Wednesday to Cedar Grove Private Primary School in Palmiste, near San Fernando, following his expulsion last week Monday. She petitioned Justice Frank Seepersad who at 9.15 pm on Tuesday, granted the order directing the school’s principal to allow... Read more

13th February 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 12th February, 2020

Two children at the St Dominic’s Children’s Home were beaten on Monday evening by a part-time caregiver who became upset that the children wore the wrong pants and sneakers. Officials said the children, eight and nine, were beaten with a leather belt after the relief staff member learned one of... Read more

12th February 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 11th February, 2020

“He was a monster.” That was how Maysonia Thomas described Michael Maynard on Monday. Thomas ended her relationship with him after years of abuse and violence. Maynard murdered his own daughter, eight-year-old Mukeisha Maynard, before ending his own life on Sunday night at his Kelly Village, Caroni home. Read more

11th February 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 10th February, 2020

TSTT is advising customers against returning missed calls from unfamiliar foreign numbers as this appears to be part of a “premium rate scam” designed to incur significant charges to their mobile phones or landline bills. TSTT was responding to posts on social media by several people who received calls apparently... Read more

10th February 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 7th February, 2020

Ac­cord­ing to the World Bank’s Glob­al Car­bon Project 2019, the lat­est fig­ures for car­bon diox­ide emis­sions put T&T in sec­ond place world­wide. Da­ta re­leased from the project on Jan­u­ary 30 gives sta­tis­tics for 2018 and shows that for T&T’s 1.4 mil­lion pop­u­la­tion, each per­son con­tributes 31.28 tonnes of CO2 emis­sions an­nu­al­ly. Read more

7th February 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 6th February, 2020

A man whose body was found at Cunjal Road, Barrackpore, has been identified as Deoraj Persad, 55. A farmer found the body, with stab wounds to the chest, last Thursday at Cocoa Land. Police said Persad, who is believed to have been homeless, was last seen alive before Christmas. Read more

6th February 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 5th February, 2020

TT’s trade with China should not be affected by the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus. Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon said this during a media briefing after a tour of New Wave Marketing, Calcutta Settlement, Couva on Tuesday. “You are talking about trade in goods,” She said. Read more

5th February 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 4th February, 2020

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has slammed the Express newspaper and a specific reporter from that media house for continuously writing negative stories about him as head of the police service. His condemnation of the Express and its reporter was first posted to his Facebook page and minutes later was sent... Read more

4th February 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 3rd February, 2020

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce is encouraging businesses to adopt domestic violence polices. The chamber, in a release, expressed condolences to the families involved in the murder-suicide on Monday and to to all families of victims of similar deadly acts of domestic violence. Read more

3rd February 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 31st January, 2020

While issues of gender-based violence are universal, Spanish Ambassador to TT Javier Carbajosa believes a combination of strengthened laws and changing mindsets is necessary to effectively tackle issues of domestic violence. Speaking with Newsday at a cocktail reception and handing over ceremony of funds to the TT Coalition Against Domestic... Read more

31st January 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 30th January, 2020

The Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the TT Police shared tips on some of the ways to ensure that children are protected during the Carnival season during the weekly police press briefing held at the police administration building on Wednesday. Read more

30th January 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 29th January, 2020

An acting senior Supt from Roxborough, Tobago, has received the permission of a High Court judge to challenge Police Commissioner Gary Griffith over a decision to suddenly revoke the current merit list for promotion of police officers to the rank of superintendent. Read more

29th January 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th January, 2020

The Prime Minister said Government has negotiated with the Chinese government for a $100 million grant for the establishment of a new Forensic Science Centre. He was responding to a prime minister’s question in the House on Monday from Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh on why there had been... Read more

28th January 2020


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