Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Thursday 2nd January, 2020

Dr Anjani Ganase talks with Dr Stanton Belford about the coral reefs at Toco, different from Tobago but in need of protection. This is also Trinidad’s only reef system. Dr Stanton Belford grew up on Temple Street, Arima, while spending most of his childhood traveling between Arima and Blanchisseuse where... Read more

2nd January 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 20th December, 2019

Five days before Christmas, Tobago recorded its 10th murder for 2019. While details are still sketchy, Newsday understands that MI4 security officer, Mark Nurse was shot following a robbery at the Penny Savers Supermarket Carnbee branch early Friday morning. Read more here Read more

20th December 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 19th December, 2019

Four people reportedly died in an accident at Gasparillo on Thursday morning. Sketchy reports indicate around 5 am the vehicle in which the four were travelling crashed into a lightpole and burst into flames. All the occupants were trapped inside. Read more here Read more

19th December 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 18th December, 2019

Af­ter near­ly 20 months of labour and $89 Mil­lion spent, the new­ly-ren­o­vat­ed Pres­i­dent's House host­ed its first func­tion on Tues­day. Read more

18th December 2019


Daily brief - Tuesday 17th December, 2019

CUMUTO/MANZANILLA MP Christine Newallo-Hosein has sought to bring a definite matter of urgent public importance to have Penal/Debe and other areas severely affected by recent catastrophic flooding as disaster zones. Read more

17th December 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 16th December, 2019

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 yesterday and said she wanted to use her title to work for “sustainable change” for women and their children. Read more

16th December 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 13th December, 2019

Activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh on Thursday said he recently had to stand in front of a bulldozer and tractor which tried to work on the Debe to Mon Desir section of the Point Fortin Highway. Honked by passing drivers outside the Office of the Prime Minister at Whitehall, Port of... Read more

13th December 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 12th December, 2019

Attorney General and MP for San Fernando West, Faris Al-Rawi handed out keys to residents in his constituency while officially lighting up Independence Square for the Christmas season on Tuesday. Read more

12th December 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 11th December, 2019

Frustration was the order of the day on Tuesday as hundreds of people filled several commercial banks in Port of Spain waiting, some for hours, to exchange their old $100 bills for the new polymer notes. Read more

11th December 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 10th December, 2019

The Association of Compliance Professionals (ACPTT) welcomed the new polymer $100 bill as a move that will bolster the country’s anti-money laundering landscape. “The introduction of this new $100 bill, with its new material and other security features, is a positive (move),” the association said in a statement Monday. Read more

10th December 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 9th December, 2019

San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello and Michael Jay Williams of Timekeeper installed an 18-foot clock tower at Independence Avenue/Harris Promenade corner on Saturday morning. Read more here… Read more

9th December 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 6th December, 2019

Jwala Rambaran, former Central Bank governor, said the Government’s intended switch of the $100 notes to a polymer note was four years too late, and came after the Government had quashed his original plans to do just that. He spoke to Newsday on Thursday. Read more

6th December 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 5th December, 2019

The Port of Spain City Corporation has put its "move along" policy into practice to get homeless people off streets and out of parks in the city. On Wednesday morning, it began with a clean-up exercise at the Riverside Plaza, which is to be followed by refurbishment of the lower... Read more

5th December 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 4th December, 2019

Historically, voter turnout for local government elections is low. The exact numbers will be revealed by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) in the near future. However, there is a common assumption that young people are not engaged in the electoral process, but the EBC does not give disaggregated data... Read more

4th December 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 3rd December, 2019

The National Drama Association of TT (NDATT) elected a new executive body at its annual general meeting on November 24. The new executive committee will hold office until 2021. Those elected were outgoing secretary Safa Niamat-Ali as president, outgoing area representative, east (acting) Peter Craig as vice president and former... Read more

3rd December 2019


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