Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Independent Senator Amrita Deonarine called for the creation of a post of an ombudsman specifically to monitor the allocation of foreign exchange, speaking in the Senate on Tuesday. Moving a motion complaining that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have difficulty accessing forex, she urged the Government table in Parliament... Read more

23rd March 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 22nd March, 2022

A Princes Town couple who appear to have died by suicide over the weekend left a letter to their children – a nine-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son – apologising for leaving them without parents. Shaline Ramkissoon, 38, and her common-law husband Steve "Ricky" Jugmohan, 40, died on Saturday. Read more

22nd March 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 21st March, 2022

The three pillars of victim centred engagement with survivors of gender-based violence are respect, empathy, and maintaining the dignity of the person. Human rights educator Adeola Young made the statement during a police sensitisation session on gender-based violence (GBV) facilitated by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, at the Coalition Against... Read more

21st March 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 18th March, 2022

Former commissioner of police (CoP) Gary Griffith has described as disgraceful the words of acting CoP Mc Donald Jacob that the police need a statement from him in order to investigate what took place with the Police Service Commission (PSC) order of merit list. Read more

18th March 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 17th March, 2022

Scotiabank TT Ltd has made several strides with respect to digital transformation during the covid19 pandemic. Managing director Gayle Pazos gave an update on the bank's digital transformation initiatives at its virtual 52nd annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday. Read more

17th March 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 16th March, 2022

The first meeting of the Anti-Illicit Trade Taskforce’s working group on tobacco discussed several priority matters key to combating the illicit trade in the item locally. In a release, the working group said these included the estimation and identification of the trade locally, current high levels of taxation and key... Read more

16th March 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 15th March, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of Republic Financial Holdings Ltd customers who operate businesses in the SME sector stand to benefit from a partnership between RFHL and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) with the intention of increasing export potential and capacity. Read more

15th March 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 14th March, 2022

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon has said the first meeting of the Anti-Illicit Trade Task Force’s working group on tobacco will take place on Monday. Speaking at the ribbon-cutting and recommissioning of the secondary manufacturing plant at the West Indian Tobacco Company (Witco), Champs Fleurs, on Friday, Gopee-Scoon said... Read more

14th March 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 11th March, 2022

A new TT $688 million e-Teck park in Pheonix Park, Savonetta is expected to be the hub for diversification, in an area that has a major port, as the country’s economy recovers from the covid19 pandemic, said Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon. Read more

11th March 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 10th March, 2022

THA Bethel/New Grange representative pastor Terance Baynes has said pipe-borne water supplies should be restored in parts of the electoral district some time today (Thursday). A handful of angry residents held a protest around noon on Wednesday, complaining about the lack of water in the area. Read more

10th March 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 09th March, 2022

More than two weeks after 33-year-old Zephaniah Harripaul was kidnapped from his Chaguaramas workplace, investigators have no fresh leads as to his location. Harripaul was at his workplace Tucker Energy Services Ltd, on February 17 when he was seen being bundled into a grey or silver-coloured car. Read more

9th March 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th March, 2022

Dr Wayne Frederick, surgeon and president of Howard University in Washington, DC, was awarded the nation's highest honour, the Order of the Republic of TT (ORTT), for medicine and education, at the postponed National Awards for 2020. The ORTT is given for distinguished and outstanding service to TT. Read more

8th March 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 7th March, 2022

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon has presented two local manufactures with grant funding to assist with the acquisition of new machinery and equipment. In a release, the ministry said the total grant funding amounted to $471,867. Read more

7th March 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 4th March, 2022

The widow of diver Rishi Nagessar identified his body on Thursday morning at the Forensic Sciences Centre (FSC), St James. Vanessa Kussie was accompanied by one of her sons and relatives Angi Benjamin and Allan Seepersad, who arrived at the FSC shortly after 9 am and were called inside around... Read more

4th March 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 3rd March, 2022

The Trinidad and Tobago national trying to flee Ukraine amid the Russian invasion is now at the Ukrainian border, Minister of Foreign Affairs Amery Browne has reported. In a conversation with Newsday, Browne said the national, along with his wife, is waiting in lines at the border, trying to get across. Read more

3rd March 2022

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