Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 17th October, 2018

For yet another day, teachers at the La Romaine High School stayed away from classes. The TT Unified Teachers Association (Association) has advised teachers to stay away from school until the chief inspector at the Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) makes a determination on their appeal. Read more

17th October 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 16th October, 2018

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) finance ministry has lifted restrictions that were imposed on the payment of invoices from TT in United States dollars (USD). According to an article in the Searchlight newspaper SVG Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves announced two weeks ago that the government will no longer enforce... Read more

16th October 2018

Daily Brief- Monday 15th October, 2018

Dr Jackson Katz, American educator, filmmaker and author made a big impression on hundreds of women who packed the Trinidad Hilton Ballroom for the First Citizens Women First - Changing the Narrative conference yesterday. Katz, who created a gender violence prevention and education programme entitled Mentors in Violence Prevention, and... Read more

15th October 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 12th October, 2018

In keeping with World Mental Health Day Wednesday, the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) held a symposium at Naparima Bowl in San Fernando. The SWRHA focused on youths under the theme Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Read more

12th October 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 11th October, 2018

Weeks after a video of a group of students kicking and stomping on a schoolmate at the Princes Town West Secondary School was shared on social media, four students appeared in court yesterday charged with assault. Read more

11th October 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 9th October, 2018

Works and Transports Minister Rohan Sinanan says he hopes the first few trips of the Galleons Passage will restore confidence in the seabridge from Port of Spain to Scarborough. Speaking to media this morning, before the maiden commercial voyage of TT’s newest ferry, Sinanan said he was happy to prove... Read more

9th October 2018

Daily Brief - Monday 8th October, 2018

Police are asking for the public’s help to find the driver who left the scene of a fatal hit-and-run which happened yesterday at the Priority Bus Route (PBR) near WASA in El Dorado. Dead is 64-year-old cyclist Leroy Calliste of El Dorado. Read more here Read more

8th October 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 4th October, 2018

State-owned oil company Petrotrin has reportedly discovered three acts of sabotage at one of its rural production fields. The company was thrust into the national spotlight after its board decided to shut down the refinery and retrench all the workers. The company is scheduled to cease operations on November 30. Read more

4th October 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 3rd October, 2018

With weeks before state-owned Petrotrin begins laying off some 5,000 workers, the pending action was yesterday threatened with an injunction, the hearing for which is carded for today in the Industrial Court, Port of Spain. The Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) filed the injunction yesterday and sought an urgent hearing,... Read more

3rd October 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 2nd October, 2018

Yesterday’s gas hike did not go down well with many commuters in San Fernando, but they found solace in the hefty fines slapped on child abusers. “I find it should triple instead of double. I have children and the amount of crimes being committed against children, it is wrong,” said... Read more

2nd October 2018

Daily Brief - Friday 28th September, 2018

Now is the time for Moruga Hill rice to make its mark. Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat expressed this view at a grant-funding ceremony in Moruga on Tuesday. At the ceremony, Gopee-Scoon presented Caribbean Sea and Air Marketing (producers of Moruga Hill Rice) with... Read more

28th September 2018

Daily Brief - Thursday 27th September, 2018

Children are vulnerable to the effects of crime and violence, said manager of the police Victim and Witness Support Unit (VWSU) Aisha Price-Corbie yesterday, as she urged victims of crime and their relatives to seek counselling and emotional support from the unit. Read more

27th September 2018

Daily Brief - Wednesday 26th September, 2018

Recipient of the Humming Bird Medal (Silver) in 2011, Veera Bhajan, 29, who was born without arms, will be the main speaker at the upcoming Hindu Youth Forum. Bhajan, an attorney, will join singers Rennie Ramnarine and Anil Bheem to address the forum. Read more

26th September 2018

Daily Brief - Tuesday 25th September, 2018

With Tropical Storm Bret still fresh in the nation’s collective memory, both the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) together with the TT Meteorological Service (TTMS) continue to monitor Tropical Storm Kirk which formed in the Atlantic on Saturday. Read more

25th September 2018

Daily Brief- Friday 21st September 2018

AS the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) marks its 20th anniversary next year, the TTMA and its partners are looking ahead to finding ways to use the convention to foster economic growth in TT. TIC 2019 was launched last Thursday at the Five Star Convention Centre in Chaguanas. Read more… Read more

21st September 2018

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