Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 9th February, 2021

The Ministry of Health’s 4pm update on Monday said there were no new reported covid19 cases, reflecting data taken between February 5 and 7. The number of active cases has dropped to 194 from 215 on Sunday. The total number of deaths remains at 135. Read more here Read more

9th February 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 8th February, 2021

Police are trying to determine whether skeletal remains found at the bottom of a precipice on Sunday are that of a human being, after a major police-led operation in the Heights of Aripo. If pathologists at the Forensic Science Centre in St James confirm the bones are human, it would... Read more

8th February 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 5th February, 2021

Prosecutors are hoping to admit fresh DNA evidence in their case against the two men charged with the brutal murder of six-year-old Sean Luke in 2006. However, at a virtual status hearing on Thursday, prosecutor Sabrina Dougdeen-Jaglal admitted the State had not yet applied to admit the evidence. Read more

5th February 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 4th February, 2021

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has denied reports that a man who died while in police custody was beaten to death by officers. Police sources said the man was beaten severely by officers while in custody and believed he may have died from injuries. Read more

4th February 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 3rd February, 2021

The Ministry of Health’s 4pm update said there were 12 new covid19 cases on Tuesday. But the number of active cases is 254, the same as on Monday. Deaths also remain the same, at 134. The new cases reflect samples taken between January 31 and February 1. Read more

3rd February 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 2nd February, 2020

A joint police and army patrol spent more than six hours yesterday in a forested area in Sangre Grande as they searched for further clues into the kidnapping of 23-year-old Andrea Bharatt, but their search came up empty-handed by the time they came out just after 2 pm yesterday. Read more

2nd February 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 1st February, 2021

President of the Industrial Court Deborah Thomas-Felix feels there is a need for the public to better understand labour laws. She is encouraging everyone, regardless of their background and social standing, to read her new book to understand their rights and protections. Read more

1st February 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 29th January, 2021

Trinidad and Tobago’s corruption index score remains unchanged at 40, the TT Transparency Institute said on Thursday at the launch of the Corruption Index Report. But TTTI chairman Dion Abdool pointed out that, had the situation with the recent procurement legislation been taken into account, the country's score would have... Read more

29th January 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 28th January, 2021

Excellent Stores is closing its Trincity and Arima branches, on the heels of the closure of its Port of Spain branch last December. The Trincity store, at Trincity Mall, closes on March 31, and April 30 is the last business day for the Arima store at Shoppes of Arima. Read more

28th January 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 27th January, 2021

President of the Tobago Division of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Diane Hadad says the deadlock in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) must be urgently resolved. Unofficial figures from the Elections and Boundaries Commission revealed the People’s National Movement (PNM) and the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) won six... Read more

27th January 2021


Daily Brief - Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Seventeen new cases of covid19 have been reported from samples taken between January 22 and 25. There have been no new deaths, so the death toll remains at 134. The Health Ministry’s release on Monday said the number of active cases was 323, one less than Sunday’s figure of 324. Read more

26th January 2021


Daily Brief - Monday 25th January, 2021

Police used a Taser and pepper spray to subdue and detain two suspects who were acting violently and resisting arrest in two separate incidents on Saturday. In a release on Sunday, the police said PC Mahabir and other officers from the Couva police station responded to a road traffic accident... Read more

25th January 2021


Daily Brief - Friday 22nd January, 2021

The Ministry of Health recorded 20 new covid19 cases on Thursday. There are now 343 active cases. The new cases reflect samples taken between January 18 and 20. Read more here Read more

22nd January 2021


Daily Brief - Thursday 21st January, 2021

People can still safely donate blood during the covid19 pandemic. Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram gave this assurance during the virtual health news conference on Wednesday. In response to an online question, Parsaram said, "We want to underscore the importance of continuing to donate blood." He explained, "It is... Read more

21st January 2021


Daily Brief - Wednesday 20th January, 2021

Acting Commissioner of Prisons Dennis Pulchan said while he did not have any information on a plot to privatise the prison service, he admitted the vehicles used by the prisons may be the oldest out of all the arms of national security. Read more

20th January 2021


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