Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 6th March, 2020

Government, the TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) are expected to meet later this week to determine how local businesses have been affected by the threat of coronavirus. This was disclosed on Tuesday by Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon. Read more

6th March 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 5th March, 2020

The lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty is brac­ing for the im­pact of the coro­n­avirus, from the im­ple­men­ta­tion of con­ti­nu­ity plans to lo­cat­ing al­ter­nate sup­pli­ers to ad­just­ing busi­ness mod­els; lo­cal play­ers are work­ing ve­he­ment­ly to en­sure their sur­vival as in­ter­na­tion­al ex­perts warn “the worst is yet to come.” The omi­nous pre­dic­tion was made... Read more

5th March 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 4th March, 2020

Unease is growing over the possible economic ramifications of a protracted coronavirus outbreak in this country, including a decimation of the healthy workforce. As such, businessmen and members of the Employers Consultative Association (ECA) have been holding discussions on ways and means of mitigating the effects of the virus. Read more

4th March 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 3rd March, 2020

TT is not ready for a coronavirus (covid19) outbreak. So said Prof Brian Copeland, UWI pro vice chancellor and campus principal, at the launch of a diploma in health visiting programme at the Hilton Trinidad on Friday. Read more

3rd March 2020


Daily Brief- Monday 2nd March, 2020

President of the Industrial Court of TT Deborah Thomas-Felix will be joining with judges from across the globe to form the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Administrative Tribunal according to a release from the Industrial Court on Sunday. Read more

2nd March 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 28th February, 2020

The Caribbean tourism industry can potentially benefit from the coronavirus outbreak as US travellers – the primary source of tourists into TT – could consider shifting travel plans to the region from Asia and Europe, Tourism Trinidad acting CEO Heidi Alert said. Read more

28th February 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 27th February, 2020

The Lenten season must be the start of members of the different races banding together to stamp out prejudice in all its forms.So said RC Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon during the midday Ash Wednesday service at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, Harris Promenade, San Fernando on Wednesday.Harking... Read more

27th February 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 26th February, 2020

Moko jumbie Marsha Tepte braced against the winds at Queens Park Savannah to enliven Monday’s parade of bands with her portrayal Flores Para Mi Tia Judy (Flowers For My Aunt Judy.) Her eye-catching skeletal face, reminiscent of Mexico’s Day of the Dead, with floral ruffles and plumed headdress, paid tribute... Read more

26th February 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 21st February, 2020

For­mer pres­i­dent of the Law As­so­ci­a­tion of T&T (LATT) Mar­tin Daly SC says Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley must put aside petu­lance af­ter he was ad­vised to re-ex­am­ine the ma­te­r­i­al be­fore him in­volv­ing Chief Jus­tice Ivor Archie. Read more

21st February 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 20th February, 2020

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is again making a public appeal for parliamentarians to bring back repealed legislation to deny bail to those charged with gun possession. In a media release on Wednesday, Griffith said the Bail Amendment Act of 2014, which was in effect for two years, worked in keeping... Read more

20th February 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 19th February, 2020

Representatives of both police and prison officers on Monday told Newsday they supported a call for the conducting of mandatory lie detector tests to try to weed out officers who tip off criminals. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, in piloting a bill on wire-tapping last Friday in the Senate, promised to... Read more

19th February 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 18th February, 2020

Guyanese Acting High Commissioner Deborah Yaw foresees close co-operation with TT in areas like energy, as her country launches its Decade of Development as recently announced by President David Granger. She addressed a reception on Friday at the Guyanese High Commission in Port of Spain to celebrate her country’s golden... Read more

18th February 2020


Daily Brief- Monday 17th February, 2020

An Arima pensioner is on life-support after he was beaten during a robbery at his Blanchisseuse Road, Wilson Extension, home on Friday night. Police said at about 6.30 pm, Roland Wilson, 63, was called to the door by someone he knew. Read more

17th February 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 14th February, 2020

As the tents and chairs were being laid out for the wake of Charan Dev Singh on Thursday, neighbours believed he would be alive if police responded to their distress call in time. Singh, 24, of San Francisco Settlement, Chickland, Freeport was shot in the chest around 8.50 pm on... Read more

14th February 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 13th February, 2020

A mother armed with a court order, took her child back on Wednesday to Cedar Grove Private Primary School in Palmiste, near San Fernando, following his expulsion last week Monday. She petitioned Justice Frank Seepersad who at 9.15 pm on Tuesday, granted the order directing the school’s principal to allow... Read more

13th February 2020


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