Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Thursday 29th October, 2020

Infection control nurse Keisha Prevatt-Gomez has advised the public to wear masks where social distancing cannot be practised – even while at home. She gave the advice as part of a list of measures that could prevent elderly and more susceptible people at home from contracting the virus. Read more

29th October 2020

Daily Brief - Wednesday 28th October, 2020

Relatives of 14-year-old Venezuelan cancer patient George Riad Haidar Maican have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to pay his medical expenses. George’s uncle Ziad Haidar who lives in Canada set up the page on Sunday. Read more

28th October 2020

Daily Brief - Tuesday 27th October, 2020

As repatriation of citizens and the lifting of some public health regulations continues, Principal Medical Officer Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards said local healthcare facilities are capable of accommodating infected people if the number of covid19 cases increases. Read more

27th October 2020

Daily Brief - Monday 26th October, 2020

Owner of Trotters Restaurant Group Peter George said the damage being done to the local economy during the partial lockdown of restaurants and bars will have long-lasting effects, and affect businesses for years to come. George told Newsday in a telephone interview on Sunday that while public-sector workers have been... Read more

26th October 2020

Daily Brief- Friday 23rd October, 2020

A legal challenge to the Chief Justice’s covid19 emergency practice directions, which ban in-person hearings, has been mounted by a man who is before the court on a corruption charge. New practice directions came into effect on Monday and direct judges and magistrates to adjourn cases if it is impossible... Read more

23rd October 2020

Daily Brief - Thursday 22nd October, 2020

"It’s a wake-up call for the nation." This was the reaction of Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh in response to the grim milestone of TT reaching and crossing the 100 covid19 death mark on Wednesday. Seven months after recording its first death from the virus, the country marked its 101st fatality... Read more

22nd October 2020

Daily Brief - Wednesday 21st October, 2020

Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) vice-president Carol-Ann Birchwood-James said it is time the Government revealed its plans for re-opening the island’s economy, post-covid19. “At this point, something has to give,” she told Newsday. “We cannot go on like this. You have all your hotels locked. Workers are not working. Read more

21st October 2020

Daily Brief - Tuesday 20th October, 2020

Criminal defence attorneys and state prosecutors are again complaining about the disorganisation of the virtual court process. Several attorneys, both defence and the prosecution contacted Newsday to say they are now fed up. They say they receive links to court hearings late, sometimes minutes before the matter is listed to... Read more

20th October 2020

Daily Brief- Monday 19th October, 2020

Several animals including two pet dogs named Covid and Raven were killed in a fire which destroyed a house in Barrackpore on Saturday night leaving 10 people homeless. The fire at Tin Pan Alley has left Avenash Chatoor, his common-law wife Trisha Harrilal, Chatoor’s mother and stepfather, as well as... Read more

19th October 2020

Daily Brief - Friday 16th October, 2020

With at least three police officers facing the courts recently for various offences, as well as numerous police-involved shooting deaths of civilians, the Police Service Commission (PSC) initiated a three-week-long survey on the performance of the police service. Read more

16th October 2020

Daily Brief - Thursday 15th October, 2020

A police officer with eight years' service was granted $300,000 bail on Tuesday when he appeared in court virtually for attempted murder. PC Rajesh Ramdass appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate for the 2016 shooting of a 37-year-old man. Ramdass was given an alternative of $15,000 cash bail. Read more

15th October 2020

Daily Brief - Wednesday 14th October, 2020

The TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has called the illicit wildlife trade “a serious threat to local ecosystems and the survival of endangered and vulnerable species.” In a release Monday, the TTMA said wildlife trafficking is a major issue and is considered one of the most lucrative forms of illicit international trade. Read more

14th October 2020

Daily Brief - Tuesday 13th October, 2020

The police and the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) have launched investigations into a police shooting in Chaguanas last week in which two people, one of them a prison officer, were killed. Newsday understands prison officer Joel Ramsundar and Venezuelan Alejandro Gonzales were at a house on John Street, at around... Read more

13th October 2020

Daily Brief - Monday 12th October, 2020

A trade agreement which allows for goods produced in TT and other Caricom countries to have duty-free access to the US market has been extended for another 10 years by US President Donald Trump. A release from the Ministry of Trade and Industry on Sunday said the extension of the... Read more

12th October 2020

Daily Brief - Friday 9th October, 2020

Finance Minister Colm Imbert gave manufacturers an unexpected but not unwelcome surprise Tuesday when he announced a new $50 million facility specifically geared to increase exports. Speaking at the TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) post-budget forum at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, Imbert said during the planning of the budget,... Read more

9th October 2020

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