Daily Brief

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

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

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