Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 28th August, 2020

The number of active covid19 cases increased by 65 on Thursday taking the total number to 847. In the morning update, the Health Ministry reported 18 new cases of covid19 and then 47 more in the afternoon update. Read more

28th August 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 26th August, 2020

Fresh out of hospital after suffering from an inflamed gallbladder, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith on Tuesday sought to clarify what he deemed misinformation, while criticising several people, including members of the media. Griffith trained his guns on director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West. Read more

26th August 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 25th August, 2020

A family of seven has been suddenly evicted from the house they have called home for the past year. Lauren Maloney, 27, and her four children, aged two, four, six and seven, along with her mother and brother, had been living with her maternal uncle for the past year. Read more

25th August 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 24th August, 2020

Eleven year old K’den Saunders who was featured by Newsday Kids two weeks ago, has been offered free membership to the TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) for one year. Following the August 9 article, the TTMA reached out to K'den and his family who, they said, exhibited “entrepreneur spirit and talent”... Read more

24th August 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 21st August, 2020

It was a long and winding road for Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) students, but at 1 pm on Thursday the exam was finally over. The covid19 pandemic shut down schools, interrupting preparations for the exam, which led to its eventual postponement. It was originally scheduled for April 2. Read more

21st August 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 20th August, 2020

The anti-covid19 drug trials in which UWI will take part will include a number of drugs, but not hydroxychloroquine. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram disclosed that the Health Ministry has given approval for UWI to be part of World Health Organization (WHO) trials as part of its contribution... Read more

20th August 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 19th August, 2020

Two men held in a multi-million-dollar drug bust last week were released on Monday amid covid19 concerns. Newsday understands the men were among eight who were arrested in connection to a $94 million drug seizure last Wednesday. Read more

19th August 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 18th August, 2020

Globally, the illicit trade in tobacco products presents a range of economic and social effects that range from adverse impact on public health to tax evasion and the financing of terrorist groups. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in every ten cigarettes smoked is illicit. Read more

18th August 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 17th August, 2020

Many people decided to enjoy a last trip to the beach, a visit to the bar or enjoy a movie before the new covid19 regulations come into effect on Monday. The Prime Minister announced on Saturday a roll back on previously relaxed measures including no in-house dining at restaurants and... Read more

17th August 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 14th August, 2020

With almost 19,000 people, mainly Venezuelans, registered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in TT as of June, a representative wants the State to implement border control management procedures to allow people to enter the country. Read more

14th August 2020


Daily Brief - Thursday 13th August, 2020

Days after she told her parents that she was being followed by a group of men on her way home from classes, a form five student of the Marabella North Secondary School, is now missing. Princess Phillips,18, of Marabella was last seen on Friday by her mother when she left... Read more

13th August 2020


Daily Brief - Wednesday 12th August, 2020

The Ministry of Health said five more people have tested positive for covid19 in its update at 6 pm on Tuesday. That brings the total number of covid19 cases to 300. Four of the five cases were contacts of recently positive covid19 cases while the fifth was currently the subject... Read more

12th August 2020


Daily Brief - Tuesday 11th August, 2020

Phillip Edward Alexander thanked Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and the police corporate communications unit for getting involved quickly and debunking a social media post which said he was not an election candidate. Alexander is the leader of the Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP) and was its candidate for Diego Martin North/East. Read more

11th August 2020


Daily Brief - Monday 10th August, 2020

Chairman and managing director of Personnel Management Services Diana Mahabir-Wyatt is describing as confusing the government’s decision to approve covid19 backpay for public servants. She said public servants who were sent home would have received full pay while at home. Read more

10th August 2020


Daily Brief - Friday 7th August, 2020

Amnesty International (AI) is condemning the recent repatriation of 165 Venezuelans from TT back to their country. In a release, AI researcher for the Caribbean Louise Tillotson lamented that TT criminalises irregular entry into the country. This, she said, is contrary to international human rights standards. Read more here Read more

7th August 2020


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