Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 24th May, 2019

Oil and sugar which once formed the backbone of this country’s economy may now be shuttered. The Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU), in wanting to keep the legacy alive has themed this year’s National Primary Schools Quiz and Poster competitions, “Our Legacy - Oil and Sugar.” The competitions form part... Read more

24th May 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 23rd May, 2019

Outgoing Justice of Appeal Peter Jamadar on Wednesday–his last day as a judge of the Supreme Court – chose to steer clear of the current state of the Judiciary, saying only, “It is what it is.” Jamadar leaves the Judiciary for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) where he will... Read more

23rd May 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Building on informal co-operation between their elected members and staffs and on historical links between their populations, the Parliament of TT and Legislative Assembly of Ontario yesterday signed an agreement to become officially twinned to each other. Read more

22nd May 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 21st May, 2019

Scores of general practitioners (GPs) turned up at the Sanofi Congress at the Trinidad Hilton, Port of Spain over the weekend to discuss the impact of diseases on the country’s public health system. A number of specialists from Central America were invited by Sanofi, a French multinational bio-pharmaceutical company focused... Read more

21st May 2019


Daily Brief- Monday 20th May, 2019

The National Infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) has responded to concerns about the Toco port project and said the Toco Bay site is not a critical habitat for turtles. Nidco, in a release, said it notes the public comments on its proposed construction of the multi-purpose port at Toco in north... Read more

20th May 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 17th May, 2019

The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) will manage operations indefinitely at the Couva Medical and Multi-Training Facility and will provide pharmaceuticals for CPAD patients, as well as diagnostic imaging services such as CT and MRI scans by referrals from the five regional health authorities, starting in July. Read more

17th May 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 16th May, 2019

The Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) is to embark on a new initiative aimed at enhancing hotel occupancy and assisting with marketing strategies to boost the island's tourism thrust. THTA president Chris James said the Tourism Enhancement Fund, which is expected to be established by month's end, will allow... Read more

16th May 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th May, 2019

Former minister in the Ministry of Finance Mariano Browne said Finance Minister Colm Imbert in his mid-year budget review showed growth in monetary data but not necessarily in the real sector. Speaking via a telephone interview, Browne said the real sector is the production of gas, oil and manufacturing. Read more

15th May 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th May, 2019

Udecott’s chairman Noel Garcia’s lawsuit against the former commissioners who chaired the Las Alturas Commission of Enquiry has moved one step closer to trial. At a pre-trial review before Justice Kevin Ramcharan in the Port of Spain High Court, attorneys for both sides indicated that affidavit evidence were filed by... Read more

14th May 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 13th May, 2019

One of the software stars at the recently concluded Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Conference in Port of Spain, was TSTT’s e-Tender, an end-to-end procurement tool whose applicability extends way beyond telecommunications into a wide range of businesses. Read more

13th May 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 10th May, 2019

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has come to the defence of his officers when asked if there was any truth some of them were involved with gang members. He said the police service is not perfect and there will always be rogue elements, but there are also many good officers. Read more

10th May 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 9th May, 2019

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has provided a map purporting to show 14-year-old Naomi Nelson could not have been shot by police, given where she was standing and the direction in which the police would have been firing during the alleged shoot-out between police and Carenage residents last Friday. Read more

9th May 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th May, 2019

Bandits broke into a house at Espinozar Avenue, Enterprise, Chaguanas, and chopped, beat and robbed a 62-year-old mother and her two adult sons on Monday. The woman and her sons, police said, are now in serious condition at the Eric Williams Sciences Complex. Read more

8th May 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th May, 2019

Thirty bags of personal care supplies have been distributed to the attendees of the Tobago Technical Vocational Centre for Persons with Disabilities, commonly referred to as the Tech Voc Centre in Bon Accord, by Yoshabell Foundation. The presentation was done by Yoshabell Foundation’s president and founder Maria Nelson-Santana. Read more

7th May 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 6th May, 2019

Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith has endorsed Government proposals to restrict bail to people held with illegal firearms. At Thursday’s post-Cabinet briefing, Minister of National Security Stuart Young said no bail would be given for 120 days to someone caught with an illegal gun, to someone held with a... Read more

6th May 2019


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