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Daily Brief - Thursday 18th February, 2021

Small businesses in TT now have an avenue through which they can access the North American market, thanks to Caribshopper.com. Caribshopper opened its virtual doors in Jamaica in October 2020 and this year, expanded its operations to TT. Read more

18th February 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 17th February, 2021

Doctors and nurses in Trinidad and Tobago will begin receiving covid19 vaccinations from Wednesday. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the North-Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) in a statement by way of an invitation to the media to witness the rollout of the first batch. Read more

17th February 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 16th February, 2021

Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith said on Monday, the police service continues to function at optimal levels despite owing suppliers $182 million. He said Finance Minister Colm Imbert and National Security Minister Stuart Young are doing all they can to help deal with that debt. Read more

16th February 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 15th February, 2021

As much as it hopes to host a hybrid physical and virtual event for this year’s Trade and Investment Convention (TIC), the TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is prepared to go completely digital if necessary. The association launched its 22nd annual flagship business networking convention on Friday; the actual event will... Read more

15th February 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 12th February, 2021

Police have not yet charged the two young women, 17 and 18, and a man held with guns after a violent carjacking in Fyzabad. Police said the male suspect was wanted in connection with a series of other crime in several districts. Read more

12th February 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 11th February, 2021

A man and woman are expected to be charged with the murder and robbery of court clerk Andrea Bharatt. Investigators visited the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Wednesday afternoon for advice on how to proceed with the case. Read more

11th February 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 10th February, 2021

A Private autopsy on Tuesday has revealed that court clerk Andrea Bharatt died from blunt force trauma injuries to her head. Whether these injuries were caused by a wilful physical attack, by her falling or by her being thrown down a precipice remains a mystery. Read more

10th February 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 9th February, 2021

The Ministry of Health’s 4pm update on Monday said there were no new reported covid19 cases, reflecting data taken between February 5 and 7. The number of active cases has dropped to 194 from 215 on Sunday. The total number of deaths remains at 135. Read more here Read more

9th February 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 8th February, 2021

Police are trying to determine whether skeletal remains found at the bottom of a precipice on Sunday are that of a human being, after a major police-led operation in the Heights of Aripo. If pathologists at the Forensic Science Centre in St James confirm the bones are human, it would... Read more

8th February 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 5th February, 2021

Prosecutors are hoping to admit fresh DNA evidence in their case against the two men charged with the brutal murder of six-year-old Sean Luke in 2006. However, at a virtual status hearing on Thursday, prosecutor Sabrina Dougdeen-Jaglal admitted the State had not yet applied to admit the evidence. Read more

5th February 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 4th February, 2021

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has denied reports that a man who died while in police custody was beaten to death by officers. Police sources said the man was beaten severely by officers while in custody and believed he may have died from injuries. Read more

4th February 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 3rd February, 2021

The Ministry of Health’s 4pm update said there were 12 new covid19 cases on Tuesday. But the number of active cases is 254, the same as on Monday. Deaths also remain the same, at 134. The new cases reflect samples taken between January 31 and February 1. Read more

3rd February 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 2nd February, 2020

A joint police and army patrol spent more than six hours yesterday in a forested area in Sangre Grande as they searched for further clues into the kidnapping of 23-year-old Andrea Bharatt, but their search came up empty-handed by the time they came out just after 2 pm yesterday. Read more

2nd February 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 1st February, 2021

President of the Industrial Court Deborah Thomas-Felix feels there is a need for the public to better understand labour laws. She is encouraging everyone, regardless of their background and social standing, to read her new book to understand their rights and protections. Read more

1st February 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 29th January, 2021

Trinidad and Tobago’s corruption index score remains unchanged at 40, the TT Transparency Institute said on Thursday at the launch of the Corruption Index Report. But TTTI chairman Dion Abdool pointed out that, had the situation with the recent procurement legislation been taken into account, the country's score would have... Read more

29th January 2021

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