Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 9th April, 2021

The Ministry of Health recorded 41 new covid19 cases in its 4pm update on Thursday, bringing the total number of active cases to 432. These figures reflect samples taken between April 5 and 7. The update also said the total number of people vaccinated since Tuesday is 4,777. Read more

9th April 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 8th April, 2021

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) commemorated World Health Day, April 7, on Wednesday, promoting the slogan of "Together for a fairer and healthier world." In a press release, Dr Joy St John, executive director of CARPHA, made an urgent call to eliminate health inequities and mobilise actions to achieve... Read more

8th April 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 7th April, 2021

The Supermarkets Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) has said it was time the government implored the assistance of the private sector to ensure herd inoculation against the covid19 virus. In a media statement on Tuesday, its president Rajiv Diptee said not enough was being done to protect citizens and... Read more

7th April 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 6th April, 2021

An open valve on a Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd crude oil tank led to approximately 318 liters of oil spilling into nearby watercourses, a release to the media said. Heritage said they are now in the process of cleaning the watercourse. Read more

6th April 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 1st April, 2021

This country’s first and only aquatic veterinarian, Dr Ayanna Phillips Savage, has received a regional award for her professional contributions. She said she was honoured and that it was as a result of “years of dedicated, unwavering hard work in a still little recognised field in our region.” She is... Read more

1st April 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 31st March, 2021

Some 33,600 initial doses or about one-third of this country's first allocation of covid19 vaccines from Covax arrived at Piarco Airport on Tuesday evening, the Ministry of Health has confirmed. It comes after 18 more people tested positive for covid19 over a 24-hour period, as relayed by the ministry in... Read more

31st March 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 29th March, 2021

Amid appeals for citizens to continue to be careful and observe covid19 precautions, the number of new cases continue to be in double figures. The Health Ministry’s Sunday update said 23 new cases had been reported from samples taken between March 25 and 27. Read more

29th March 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 26th March, 2021

While the number of covid19 cases reported on Thursday is almost half of those of the previous day, the overall number of cases is still rising. Twenty-one new cases werereported from samples taken between March 22 and 24, compared to 38 on Wednesday. Of these, one is a recently repatriated person. Read more

26th March 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 25th March, 2021

Tricia Coosal as been appointed as the new President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association. Coosal’s appointment as the 65th President, was confirmed at the TTMA’s Annual General meeting at the Hyatt on Wednesday. She succeeds Franka Costello as President, becoming the association’s third female president since its inception... Read more

25th March 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 24th March, 2021

Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne says diplomatic sources have sai the US State Department is considering the matter of vaccine access for the Caribbean. He said there has been acknowledgement of receipt of a letter the Prime Minister wrote to President Biden requesting vaccines for Caribbean use. Read more

24th March 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 23rd March, 2021

With Jamaica becoming the first – and so far only – Caricom nation to get covid19 vaccine doses from the WHO’s Covax facility, there is still no word on when this country will begin receiving doses, although Trinidad and Tobago paid $9 million for them months ago. Read more

23rd March 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 22nd March, 2021

Police Social and Welfare Association (PSWA) president Gideon Dickson assured that police officers will continue to maintain law and order in the Central Division despite the challenge of having more than 100 police officers quarantined for a covid19 contact-tracing exercise. Read more

22nd March 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 19th March, 2021

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is making a contractor adopt the Guanapo River after he was caught illegally dumping dirt into it two weeks ago, so that the Caroni Water Treatment Plant had to shut down for repair. Read more

19th March 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 18th March, 2021

Figures submitted to the Ministry of Trade and Industry estimate that losses due to tax evasion from illicit trade may be as high as $91 million for tobacco and alcohol alone for 2019 and 2020. Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon referred to figures given to the ministry by... Read more

18th March 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 17th March, 2021

Plastics make up 19 per cent of all landfill waste and eight of ten items collected on beaches in TT. On World Consumer Rights Day, celebrated on Monday, Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon reminded consumers to be responsible for making purchases that contribute to plastic waste. Read more

17th March 2021

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