Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 2nd June, 2023

For the first time in seven years the American Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Amcham) will feature panels on cybersecurity in its Tech Hub Island Summit (THIS) carded for June 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. Read more

2nd June 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 1st June, 2023

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is investigating an incident in which one of its employees was featured on an online show that exposes men who allegedly try to sexually groom girls. To Catch A Predator, a spin-off of NBC's 2004 series with the same name, is a TT-based... Read more

1st June 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 31st May, 2023

A high court judge has granted leave to the wife of the former head of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), Mark Hernandez, to challenge the failure of the Ministry of National Security to provide information on the setting-up of a committee to audit the police's firearms registry. Read more

31st May 2023

Daily Brief- Monday 29th May, 2023

Recognising the challenge posed by crime to business and investment in Trinidad and Tobago, members of the Joint Chambers met with officials from the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) last Wednesday to discuss strategies on crime-fighting techniques. Read more

29th May 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 26th May, 2023

The business communi­ty is expressing concerns over the passing of the Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which gives the green light for the implementation of property tax. After a three-hour-long debate on Wednesday night, the Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was passed in the House of Represen­tatives. Read more

26th May 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 25th May, 2023

The retrenchment of 468 TSTT employees is saving the company $12 million a month, said TSTT CEO Lisa Agard. She made this revelation while engaging journalists at a workshop on covering technology and the changing landscape on Tuesday at the TSTT hospitality suite, Queen’s Park Oval. Read more

25th May 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 23rd May, 2023

With heavy showers and thunderstorms moving across both islands from the early hours of yesterday, localised flooding was reported along the Eastern Main Road in Tunapuna, St Augustine and St Joseph, as well as along Farm Road, St Joseph, parts of Arima, and along the Couva Main Road, Couva. Read more

23rd May 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 22nd May, 2023

Police and undertakers were kept very busy over the weekend as six people were murdered – three on Saturday and three on Sunday – in separate and unrelated incidents. Among the murders on Sunday were a Carenage businesswoman whose violent death poured fresh grief on her relatives, almost three years... Read more

22nd May 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 19th May, 2023

Throngs of supporters of the Push Back Movement and the Stakeholders United Movement took to the streets of downtown Port of Spain on Thursday as they marched to deliver letters to the Commissioner of Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Read more

19th May 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 18th May, 2023

Even as it continues clean-up operations following the rupture of its 16-inch diameter oil pipeline in Massahood Village, Avocat on Sunday, state-owned Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd is warning the public that strong action will be taken against anyone violating the right of way of its above and below-ground network of pipelines. Read more

18th May 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 17th May, 2023

The Meteorological Office says the 2023 wet season will be near-normal but the potential for flooding remains high. In a release, the Met Service said the first half of the wet season, from June to August 2023, is likely to be mostly wet as usual. Read more

17th May 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 16th May, 2023

At least 20 people from four households in Fyzabad have been evacuated after a 16-inch trunk oil pipeline raptured on Sunday evening, and some residents are calling on the authority to take precautions to avoid another incident. Read more

16th May 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 15th May, 2023

Former commissioner of police (CoP) Gary Griffith on Sunday slammed CoP Erla Harewood-Christopher for her claim that 100 legal guns have been used in crimes. Harewood-Christopher made the claim in a sworn statement filed in the High Court two weeks ago, in response to a lawsuit of gun dealer Towfeek... Read more

15th May 2023

Daily Brief- Friday 12th May, 2023

The woman found dead in the Queen's Park Savannah on Monday, has been positively identified as 24-year-old mother of five, Gabrielle Raphael. Her father Anthony Castillo, speaking on Thursday at his Covigne Road Extension, Diego Martin home, said he was not initially concerned when she did not return home as... Read more

12th May 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 11th May, 2023

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has welcomed last week’s announcement by Minister of Finance Colm Imbert regarding the issuance of value added tax (VAT) bonds. Last week, Minister Imbert said in the Senate, that the Government owed $7.8 billion in VAT refunds as at March 31, 2023. Read more

11th May 2023

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