Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Thursday 19th September, 2019

Almost one year after his home was under six feet of water and he lost over $50,000 in household items a flood victim, Larry Sammy appealed to the United National Congress (UNC) to place the issue of flooding high on the agenda when they present at the 2019/2020 budget on... Read more

19th September 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 18th September, 2019

The recent spike in oil prices due to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East may not benefit TT due to this country’s reduced oil and gas production according to former energy minister Kevin Ramnarine. Oil prices witnessed a spike on Monday following drone strikes on a Saudi oil facility... Read more

18th September 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 16th September, 2019

President of the Rapidfire Kidz Foundation, attorney Kevin Ratiram has made an appeal for TT to start adopting children who are languishing in homes throughout the country. Ratiram said, in TT, the word adoption was almost taboo and called for a national conversation to begin on the subject. Read more

16th September 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 13th September, 2019

With TT underperforming in the Global Innovation Index, the National Export Facilitation Organization (exporTT) is on a drive to enhance and foster a spirit of innovation amongst businesses in TT. Chairman of exporTT Ashmeer Mohammed in his welcome address to participants at the organisation’s Innovation to Export seminar on Wednesday,... Read more

13th September 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 12th September, 2019

Police public information officer ASP Wayne Mystar said police are mandated to protect citizens from criminal elements even in the schools. He was agreeing with Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, who said it was left to the police to keep out and round up criminal elements who have been looting... Read more

12th September 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 11th September, 2019

For too long, suicide has been a shadowy almost taboo topic, lurking in the dark corners of society. But this needs to change.“Talking about suicide opens the conversation and reduces stigma,” Wendy Jeremie, of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP), said as she spoke on Saturday at the... Read more

11th September 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 9th September, 2019

The Ministry of Planning and Development says that consultation on fireworks and their use in TT has begun among several key government ministries the fire services and the police. In a statement sent to Newsday on Saturday, the ministry said the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Social Services and Public... Read more

9th September 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 6th September, 2019

Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez concluded a two-day public consultation at City Hall on Wednesday on the Chinatown Development Initiative. Martinez told Newsday the driving force behind the initiative is Port of Spain’s close relationship with Shanghai which mirrors TT’s diplomatic ties with China over the past 45 years. Read more

6th September 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 5th September, 2019

Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon told Newsday she was confident TT businesses were both willing and able to help hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, speaking at a function at Export TT in Port of Spain yesterday. “Let me say we commiserate with the people of the Bahamas. Read more

5th September 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday September 4th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 2 Storm, moved away from the Bahamas around 8 pm Tuesday night. This morning, in an interview on CNC3's Morning Brew, Bahamas Minister of Tourism Dionisio D'Aguilar said the devastation in Abaco and Grand Bahama islands was overwhelming. Read more

4th September 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 3rd September, 2019

September will not only be recognised as the month of prostate cancer awareness. It will also mark the eighth Walk for the Cure event held by the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (CIBC). The event, held in partnership with the Cancer Society, is a 5k run and walk geared towards the... Read more

3rd September 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 2nd September, 2019

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Division of Sport and Youth Affairs has celebrated the successful end to its 2019 World of Work (WOW) Programme. One hundred trainees received their certificates for participation in the tenth cycle of the programme on Thursday, at the Ann Mitchell-Gift Auditorium of the Scarborough Library. Read more

2nd September 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 30th August, 2019

Animal at the Emperor Valley Zoo will be monitored on Independence Day as Ansa McAl's Spectacular Pyromusical Fireworks display goes up at the Queen's Park Savannah (QPS) tomorrow evening. TT celebrates 57 years as an independent nation. Read more

30th August 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 28th August, 2019

The colours of the Jamaican flag lit up the sky as an Open House was held at that country's high commission, St Clair, on Monday evening. Amongst the sounds of soca music and the smell of jerk chicken, a number of Jamaican artisans gathered to showcase their various designs for guests. Read more

28th August 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 27th August, 2019

Digicel has been shortlisted four times in three categories at the World Communications Awards, which take place in London, England, on October 30. In a release, Digicel said its Dominica CEO Nikima Royer Jno Baptiste was shortlisted in the Women in Telecoms category for her phenomenal work and leadership in... Read more

27th August 2019


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