Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Monday 5th July, 2021

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said the defiant stance by businessman Stephen Hadeed towards the law and reopening his business on Monday is simply due to frustration. Hadeed’s social-media post, “I am opening on Monday, the bank calling me, the finance company calling me! Let them come and close me,... Read more

5th July 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 1st July, 2021

CF In­dus­tries Hold­ings, In­cor­po­rat­ed, through cer­tain of its pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties, has filed pe­ti­tions with the US De­part­ment of Com­merce and the US In­ter­na­tion­al Trade Com­mis­sion (ITC) re­quest­ing the ini­ti­a­tion of an­tidump­ing and coun­ter­vail­ing du­ty in­ves­ti­ga­tions on im­ports of urea am­mo­ni­um ni­trate so­lu­tions (UAN) from Rus­sia and Trinidad and To­ba­go. Read more

1st July 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 30th June, 2021

A high court judge has granted an interim injunction stopping the operations of a popular hardware store in Arima owned by former president of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) Harry Harnarine and some of his family. Read more

30th June 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 29th June, 2021

Breastfeeding women can now be vaccinated against covid19, after the National Immunisation Technical Advisory Group approved the Sinopharm vaccine for use by new mothers. Read more

29th June 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 28th June, 2021

Trinidad and Tobago cyclist Njisane Phillip captured a bronze medal at the Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Lima, Peru, on Saturday night. Phillip, competing in the men’s keirin final, grabbed third spot behind the Colombian pair of Kevin Quintero (gold) and Santiago Ramirez (silver). Read more

28th June 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 25th June, 2021

Restaurants are being asked to use fresh ingredients and proper practices to prepare food when the anti-covid19 public health regulations are lifted. On April 29, at a media conference the Prime Minister announced that all restaurants, bars, cinemas, casinos, malls, spas, beauty shops and hairdressing salons would be closed in... Read more

25th June 2021


Daily Brief -Thursday July 24th, 2021

Trinidad and Tobago has shipped relief supplies to Suriname after that country experienced torrential rain and severe flooding in April, May, and June. Read more

24th June 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 23rd June, 2021

Toni Sirju-Ramnarine has been named the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago's (Amcham) president, making her the second consecutive woman voted into the post. Sirju-Ramnarine, who serves as vice-president of corporate operations at Atlantic, addressed the membership for the first time at the end of the chamber's 28th... Read more

23rd June 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 22nd June, 2021

Chief medical officer Dr Roshan Parasram is asking those who receive the covid19 vaccine to ensure their vaccination cards have the official stamp of the health facility at which it was administered. He was responding to questions from the media at the Health Ministry's virtual press conference on Monday morning. Read more

22nd June 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 21st June, 2021

President of the Automotive Dealers Association (TTADA) Visham Babwah is calling on Government to delay plans to liberalise the fuel industry. He said the timing is wrong and would further devastate the economy which has taken a covid19 beating. Read more

21st June 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 18th June, 2021

The National Agricultural Marketing Development Company (Namdevco) announced on Wednesday that its farmers' markets on Saturday and Sunday will be postponed until next weekend owing to the amended curfew period of 10 am to 5 am on June 19 and 20. Read more

18th June 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 17th June, 2021

Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds said hypertension and diabetes are the most common comorbidities observed in people who have died of covid19. He was speaking at the Ministry of Health press conference on Wednesday. He said other pre-existing conditions found in covid19 deaths included asthma, ischemic heart disease (IHD) and malignancies... Read more

17th June 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 16th June, 2021

Senior Superintendent of the police Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit Wayne Mystar says there was a generally mild volume of traffic on the nations roads, Monday night as police in various divisions began a series of exercises to deter errant drivers and criminals. Read more

16th June 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 15th June, 2021

Describing the nation's highways and main roads as racetrack courses an hour before the curfew starts, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is promising swift action against errant, speeding and reckless drivers. In fact, speaking on Monday morning at a press briefing, Griffith said a plan would be in place where there... Read more

15th June 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 14th June, 2021

In the space of two hours, the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturing Association (TTMA) was able to vaccinate some 500 people. Chief Executive Officer of the TTMA Ramesh Ramdeen was present at the associations’ vaccine rollout yesterday at the Divali Nagar site in Chaguanas and gave the figures. Read more

14th June 2021


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