Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 22nd April, 2022

The mother and stepfather of six-year-old Zachariah Charles have been charged with manslaughter in his death. A release from the police service said that Rnella Charles, 31, and Stephon Brizan, 32, were charged with the office on Wednesday, following advice received from the Director of Public Prosecutions. Read more

22nd April 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 21st April, 2022

With about 20 murders being recorded over the long Easter weekend, acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob has admitted he is very concerned but insists gang-related murders were on the down-low. During an interview on the CNC3 news on Wednesday night, Jacob said domestic and altercation-related murders were now... Read more

21st April 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 20th April, 2022

While there was an increase in gas sales, there was no panic, said gas-station owner Roger Supersad. He is the owner of the Unipet gas station along the Southern Main Road, Marabella. Speaking with Newsday on Tuesday, he said it was surprising that the rush they anticipated and prepared for... Read more

20th April 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 19th April, 2022

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) has reported the inflation rate for February 2022 (measured as the percentage change in the average All Items Index for the period January to February 2022/January to February 2021) at being four per cent. Read more

19th April 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 14th April, 2022

Egg farmers have decided to absorb costs arising out of the impending fuel price increase announced by the finance minister on Friday last week. The comes after egg producers announced a ten per cent increase, effective April 4, prior to the announcement of the increase in the price of fuel. Read more

14th April 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 13th April, 2022

Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy in Port of Spain on Tuesday night. They said Zakariah Charles was taking a bath at the home of relatives on St Joseph Road, East Dry River at around 7 pm when a relative saw him lying on the floor of... Read more

13th April 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 11th April, 2022

TT Automotive Dealers’ Association (TTADA) president Visham Babwah has knocked Government’s new policy on hybrid vehicles, saying while it had provided exemptions for hybrid and electric cars, whether new or used, this would not have much effect on the middle or lower class, who are set to be most affected... Read more

11th April 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 8th April, 2022

This country has joined with other Caricom member states in supporting two recent United Nations (UN) General Assembly Resolutions condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This was confirmed by Minister of External and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne in response to queries by Newsday. Read more

8th April 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 7th April, 2022

Last week the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) executed its first physical trade mission in almost two years to Guyana. The South American country is enjoying an economic boom, as its burgeoning oil and gas industry has started coming into its own, making it an attractive market for new investment. Read more

7th April 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 6th April, 2022

Re-elected President of the TT Manufacturers Association Tricia Coosal said the manufacturing sector needs an enabling environment if it is to continue to thrive. Coosal spoke at the TTMA’s webinar on building business resilience on Tuesday. Read more

6th April 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 4th April, 2022

Despite the negativity that sometimes surrounds relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, the business communities in both countries are committed to expanding trade between each other. And the benefits to be reaped will be two-way, says chief executive officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) Dr Ramesh Ramdeen. Read more

4th April 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 1st April, 2022

With the aim of adding capacity and increasing this country’s competitiveness within the non-energy manufacturing sector, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Paula Gopee-Scoon, has announced the approval of an Apprenticeship Programme. Read more here Read more

1st April 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 31st March, 2022

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) on Tuesday assailed the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for failing to remove non-tariff barriers on goods, especially food being produced in the region. TTMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Ramdeen vented his frustration at the trade bloc’s failure to create a truly single space... Read more

31st March 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 29th March, 2022

After two years of online learning because of covid19 restrictions, students at every level will be allowed back into the physical classroom in the third term of the school year, beginning April 19, the Ministry of Education has announced. Read more

29th March 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 25th 2022

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) will be leading a physical Trade Mission to Guyana next week—28th to 31st March 2022. The delegation will be led by TTMA President Tricia Coosal. An official statement from the business lobby reports that the TTMA president will be joined by Dr. Ramesh... Read more

25th March 2022

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