Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 3rd November, 2021

The Homicide Bureau of Police Service says murders have been on the increase since 2011 with an average of 428 people killed every year. At a media briefing Tuesday, public information officer ASP Sheridon Hill said the TTPS has no evidence that there was any spike in murders since former... Read more

3rd November 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 2nd November, 2021

Even though the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave the green light for children five-11 in the US to be vaccinated with the Pfizer covid19 vaccine, this country will not do so until the World Health Organization (WHO) has given approval. Read more

2nd November 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 1st November, 2021

As of today, there will be no Value Added Tax (VAT) applied to the following items: Read more here Read more

1st November 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 29th October, 2021

Sky-rocketing freight rates will now add to the already high prices of goods initially triggered by global supply chain disruptions. Freight costs went from US$4,000 for a 40-foot container to US$20,000 per container and without Government intervention, it is the consumer that will have to bear that cost. Read more

29th October 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 28th, 2021

High levels of intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy continue to concern the Health Ministry. Principal Medical Officer Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards said 51 of 52 available covid19 ICU beds are occupied, with seven people in accident and emergency wards waiting to be admitted to an ICU. Read more

28th October 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 27th October, 2021

Tobago’s active covid19 cases stand at 309 after 17 new cases were reported overnight. The island’s death toll remains at 99. In a statement on Tuesday, the THA Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development reported there are 27 patients in state isolation, 280 in home isolation and two in ICU. Read more

27th October 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 26th October, 2021

The country's parallel healthcare system devoted to covid19 patients basically has no more beds for any new patients in its intensive care units (ICUs). This warning was issued by Principal Medical Officer of Health Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards on Monday at the Ministry of Health's virtual briefing. Read more

26th October 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 25th October, 2021

Police in the North Eastern Division will be increasing their visibility and patrols in different communities in anticipation of the Divali holiday and the Christmas season. A police media release on Friday reported that National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds and Deputy Commissioner of Police McDonald Jacob, together with senior police... Read more

25th October 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 22nd October, 2021

The much anticipated Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) put on by the T&T Manufacturer’s Association (TTMA) has been postponed until the first quarter of 2022. In a statement to stakeholders the TTMA explained that the postponement was done on advice of the Minister of Health, in keeping with the COVID-19... Read more

22nd October 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 21st October, 2021

The T&T Manufacturers Association (TTMA) says it is encouraged that action is being taken against those who contribute to illicit trade. This follows supermarket owners, Stephany Wong Low and Yunxuan Huang who were charged with selling illegal cigarettes and conducting illegal gambling at their businesses. Read more

21st October 2021

Daily Brief - Wednesday 20th October, 2021

As the investigation continues into the discovery of an improvised explosive device at the Parkade Government Plaza, Richmond Street, Port of Spain, on Monday, senior police believe the device was not intended to cause major damage but instead stir panic in the capital. Read more

20th October 2021

Daily Brief - Tuesday 19th October, 2021

The Ministry of Health has reported five deaths and 153 new covid19 cases on Monday. In its 4 pm update, it said the number of deaths to date is now 1,605, the number of active cases is 4,329 and there have been 54,267 positive cases in Trindad and Tobago since... Read more

19th October 2021

Daily Brief - Monday 18th October, 2021

President of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association Insp Gideon Dickson said police officers are not satisfied with the way the authorities dealt with the vacancy of the Police Commissioner. In a telephone interview with Newsday, Dickson said while the imbroglio involving former police commissioner Gary Griffith and former... Read more

18th October 2021

Daily Brief - Friday 15th October, 2021

“My days of service are not over,” says former commissioner of police Gary Griffith, as High Court judge Nadia Kangaloo ruled that his acting appointment and that of DCP Mc Donald Jacob as acting commissioner of police were unconstitutional. Read more

15th October 2021

Daily Brief - Thursday 14th October, 2021

The Ministry of Health has reported six deaths and 119 new covid19 cases on Wednesday. The ministry’s 4pm update said the number of deaths to date is now 1,572, the number of active cases is 4,207 and there have been 53,216 positive cases since March of last year. Read more

14th October 2021

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