Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 1st October, 2021

Stuart Dalgliesh, a leader of the business community, manufacturing and construction sectors, and former president of the TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA), died suddenly in Grenada earlier this week. Dalgliesh, 69, was the CEO emeritus of SCL (Trinidad) Ltd and SCL Group of Companies. Read more

1st October 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 30th September, 2021

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday it is concerned about the increase in cases of covid19 in the countries of the Eastern Caribbean. Dr Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO's director of incidents for covid19, speaking at a webinar. Read more

30th September 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 29th September, 2021

The Trade Union Federations are against expanding a “safe zone” for vaccinated people in the absence of a clear framework by the Government. On Monday trade union groups JTUM, Natuc and FITUN met with Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, other Government ministers and several business groups. Read more

29th September 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th September, 2021

Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis is expected to meet today with stakeholders including trade unions and business groups, on a “possible workplace policy regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for Trinidad and Tobago”. A news release yesterday from the Ministry of Planning advised that the meeting, to which Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh... Read more

28th September 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 27th September, 2021

The Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed six more cases of the covid19 delta variant. This brings the total number of people identified with the delta variant to 17. In a release, the ministry said one case is an unvaccinated minor who travelled to Trinidad from New York. Read more

27th September 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 23rd September, 2021

The long-awaited flagship NP (National Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd) service station near the Preysal flyover, which opened on Wednesday, has been dubbed another milestone by Energy and Energy Industries Minister Stuart Young. Young said the Government views the opening as a significant achievement in developing the compressed natural gas (CNG)... Read more

23rd September 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 22nd September, 2021

A $500 million first-class hotel and property development, bearing the Marriott brand is to be constructed in Tobago in 2023 to boost significantly Tobago’s struggling tourism sector. Estimated time of completion is 2025. Evolving Technologies and Enterprise Development Co Ltd (eTecK) chairman Imtiaz Ahamad made the announcement at a news... Read more

22nd September 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 21st September, 2021

Just days aways before face-to-face classes resume for forms four, five, and six students, Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) president Antonia De Freitas has said teachers are uneasy and not confident. Face-to-face classes are expected to resume on October 1 for children in these forms who are fully vaccinated. Read more

21st September 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 17th September, 2021

Six more people have died of covid19, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The death toll according to the ministry's 4 pm update, stood at 1,397. Those who died included two elderly men, three elderly women and a middle-aged man with comorbidities. Read more

17th September 2021

Daily Brief- Thursday 16th September, 2021

Cabinet has decided to extend the period for the renewal of expired driving permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates, or other documents issued by the Licensing Division. In a release, the Ministry of Works and Transport said any transfer of vehicle registration required to be done on or before January... Read more

16th September 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th September, 2021

The country has recorded five more deaths and 155 new covid19 cases on Tuesday. There has also been a steady decline in active cases according to the Ministry of Health's daily 4 pm update. After 208 people were discharged, active cases have dropped to 3,769. Read more

15th September 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th September, 2021

Cleaning up after an oil leak in Point Fortin continued on Monday as workers tried to minimise the damage. Workers from state-owned Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd, Quintana Sales and Services Ltd and Petting Zoo Serpentarium Wet and Wild Exotics were at the site when Newsday visited. Read more

14th September 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 13th September, 2021

Although the vaccination of children with the Pfizer covid19 vaccine has slowed down over the past week, adults continue to rush to get it. And while adults getting vaccinated is a positive step, Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh is encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated before the vaccines expire. Read more

13th September 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 10th September, 2021

Olympian Deon Lendore earned bronze in the men’s 400m at the Zurich-leg of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League in which concluded in Switzerland on Thursday. The 28-year old quarter-miler clocked 44.81 seconds. He finished behind American winner Michael Cherry (44.41s) and Grenadian silver medallist Kirani James (44.42s). Read more

10th September 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 9th September, 2021

People with illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and asthma are strongly advised to get fully vaccinated against covid19 as soon as possible. Dr Abdul Hamid from the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) offered this advice to the public during the virtual health news conference on Wednesday. Read more

9th September 2021

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