Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Monday 22nd June, 2020

Supermarket Association president Rajiv Diptee says he welcomes the new 10 pm closing time as lockdown measures continue to be relaxed. It was previously 6pm for supermarkets. The Prime Minister made the announcement at a press conference in Scarborough on Saturday. Read more

22nd June 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 19th June, 2020

The Auditor General’s department has flagged incomplete invoices and $12 million in overspending for the hosting of Carifesta XIV in 2019. This was one of the issues discussed Wednesday during a virtual Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting with the auditor general’s department and Finance Ministry officials on the auditor general’s... Read more

19th June 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 18th June, 2020

By the year 2025, the T&T Manufacturers Association (TTMA) has revealed that its newly launched manufacturing strategy would produce 40 large manufacturers, who should in turn, be exporting $4billion in value. Speaking yesterday at the virtual launch of the TTMA’s Manufacturing Export Strategy, TTMA’s President Franka Costelloe said: “Today 20... Read more

18th June 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 17th June, 2020

The Meteorological Service has announced a national state of yellow alert for two days, due to the arrival of tropical waves. The statement said the alert will last from 5 am on Wednesday till 4 pm on Thursday. Read more

17th June 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 16th June, 2020

“After being shot over and over, he died in his father’s arms.” This was how Denise Williams described the final moments of her 15-year-old son Jahdil Xavier’s life, as she recalled on Monday when the teen was gunned down at home in Arima on Sunday night. Read more

16th June 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 15th June, 2020

Come August 20, some 19,334 students will sit the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam. While the exam was scheduled to take place on April 2, the covid19 pandemic delayed it. Schools were closed from March 16 – before the original SEA date of April 2. Read more

15th June 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 12th June, 2020

The Arima general hospital will be operationalised on a phased basis, beginning on Monday next week. North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) CEO Davlin Thomas said the facility, which was opened on Tuesday, will be fully operational within one month. He said in-patient services would begin next week. Read more

12th June 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 11th June, 2020

Clean up operations of an oil spill in Barrackpore continued on Wednesday as contractors hurriedly tried to prevent further damage before heavy rains came again. When Newsday visited the site, workers at Sadhu Village, Lawrence Hill were mopping up the remaining oil. Read more

11th June 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 10th June, 2020

The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has rubbished a social media report claiming there were two alleged cases of covid19 at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital. The SWRHA in a media release Tuesday stated that it took note of the social media report on a website on June 9, 2020. Read more

10th June 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 9th June, 2020

CMO Dr Roshan Parasram said guidelines for the reopening of religious institutions should be released on Tuesday. He said they had been developed in consultation with religious bodies. The Prime Minister announced on Sunday that all religious bodies would be able to reopen on Thursday with physical distancing and other... Read more

9th June 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 8th June, 2020

Over 300 cruise ship workers and hundreds of University of the West Indies (UWI) students will return home to TT within the next week. TT’s borders were closed at midnight on March 22 to curb the spread of covid19. Read more

8th June 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 5th June, 2020

TT nationals who have been stranded on board the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship finally got home on Thursday afternoon. The ship was anchored offshore near the Port of Port of Spain and could be seen from the waterfront at the Hyatt Regency since early Thursday morning. Read more

5th June 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 4th June, 2020

Police are investigating the murder of a 42-year-old Morvant man who was shot dead while standing outside his home on Tuesday night. Police said Cepep supervisor Shawn Alleyne aka 'Pablo' was standing outside his Caledonia, Morvant, house at around 11 pm when he was approached by a gunman who shot... Read more

4th June 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 3rd June, 2020

Businesses were in full swing on Tuesday morning, as High Street, San Fernando resumed normal activity, but the difference was that people were wearing masks. On Monday retail outlets and malls reopened and public servants were allowed back to work, with conditionalities, after the PM announced on Saturday phase three... Read more

3rd June 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 2nd June, 2020

Just over a dozen people turned up outside the US Embassy on Monday to rally in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests in the US. The protesters sat and held their placards in a physically distanced line in the Queen's Park Savannah, across the road from the embassy in... Read more

2nd June 2020


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