Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Monday 28th January, 2019

The “true objectives” of those countries opposed to current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is to “control the vast resources” of the South American country. The Cuban government, in a media statement issued by its embassy in TT on Saturday, said it also “condemns and energetically rejects the attempt to impose... Read more

28th January 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 25th January, 2019

Police said a total of 12 cars were stolen for the year thus far at gunpoint and all were recovered over the past two weeks, thanks to an aggressive campaign launched by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Police Stolen Vehicles Squad. Read more

25th January 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 24th January, 2019

Director and founder of the Living Water Community Rhonda Maingot on Tuesday night received the Franco-German Award for Civil Society Action, for her decades of philanthropy and charity work for socially displaced people in TT. Speaking at a handing-over ceremony at his Scott Street, St Clair, home, German ambassador Holgen... Read more

24th January 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 23rd January, 2019

Despite a cut in allocation of funding for regional Carnivals throughout the country, their development remained very important says Darian Marcelle of the National Carnival Commission (NCC). Marcelle said, over the years, there had been complaints from people living in rural TT that they were alienated from the festival since... Read more

23rd January 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 22nd January, 2019

Ten years after six men were arrested and charged with the murder of Cepep worker Rus­sell An­toine, they accepted that their case had to be restarted before acting Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle yesterday morning. Chicki Portillo, Anton Cambridge, Levi Joseph, Akini James, Israel Lara and Kareem Gomez appeared before... Read more

22nd January 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 21st January, 2019

The TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) is open to discussions with the Health Ministry about a sugar tax. At a public hearing of Parliament’s Social Services and Public Administration Joint Select Committee on Wednesday, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram said the ministry was considering this tax as one method to... Read more

21st January 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 18th January, 2019

Directors have been named for the boards Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd, Paria Fuel Trading Company and Guaracara Refining Company Ltd. These three companies were formed as part of the restructuring of state oil company Petrotrin last year. Read more

18th January 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 17th January, 2019

Despite the financial shutdown of the US Government, the US Embassy in Port of Spain will continue to process US visa applications, according to embassy postings on social media. The US embassy’s website contains a statement from last December that says: “The United States of America is currently in a... Read more

17th January 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 16th January, 2019

Activist and past president of the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry, Afra Raymond, has said the abrupt way the Tobago Sandals project was stopped has cost TT a “true learning experience.” “I do not think that it is a good thing that the project was stopped and in... Read more

16th January 2019


Daily Brief - 15th January 2019

Al­most two years af­ter it was dis­cov­ered that the Trinidad and To­ba­go Cricket Board mis­al­lo­cat­ed almost $3 million in funding from the NGC, and six months after the NGC re­quest­ed the TTCB to re­pay that mon­ey forth­with, the two bod­ies are still work­ing on a way for­ward. Read more… Read more

15th January 2019


Daily Brief - Monday 14th January, 2019

AMCHAM T&T CEO Nirad Tewarie said the time has come for the Equal Opportunities Act to be amended to end legal discrimination against the LGBTQI community. Tewarie was responding to adverse comments from RebuildTT which condemned statements made by his father Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie in support of... Read more

14th January 2019


Daily Brief - Friday 11th January, 2019

Repairs at the Point Lisas desalination plant were completed last Sunday and production returned to the contracted flow of 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd). The plant had to be closed last week Friday, the second closure in four weeks, which saw many residents in Central and South... Read more

11th January 2019


Daily Brief - Thursday 10th January, 2019

Local farmers were being trained and prepared to have their fresh produce exported to the US says National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (Namdevco) CEO Nirmalla Debysingh-Persad. She was speaking yesterday as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) examined the audited accounts of Namdevco for the period 2008-2011 during a meeting... Read more

10th January 2019


Daily Brief - Wednesday 9th January, 2019

While work is being done on a leak in a water tank and the clearing up pigeon droppings at the Belmont Government Primary School, the school is running as usual, said Education Minister Anthony Garcia. In a brief interview yesterday, Garcia said a team from the ministry comprising the manager... Read more

9th January 2019


Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th January, 2019

The Palo Seco/Erin Justice Committee has signalled its intention to stage the “parents of all marches” to express its frustration at Petrotrin’s closure and the State’s failure to provide alternative employment as well as the decision to stop the importation of regular gasoline which has sent the fishing industry into... Read more

8th January 2019


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