Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 8th February, 2022

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) in collaboration with the First Citizens’ Advancement of Women (AOW) Committee donated electronic items to the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). This comes as the final tranche of infrastructural items required to outfit two of the units located... Read more

8th February 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 7th February, 2022

For a second day in a row, the Ministry of Health has reported TTs lowest daily covid19 death total for 2022, with six deaths. There were, however, 505 new cases. There have been 3,460 deaths to date. Read more

7th February 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 4th February, 2022

Reigning Carnival King Ted Eustace and Queen Roxanne Omalo will not defend their crowns at this year's Taste of Carnival they told Newsday on Thursday. Omalo cited covid19 concerns. "The virus is not playing. Three family members got it at work thinking it was a safe zone." Omalo said she... Read more

4th February 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 3rd February, 2022

Keithisha Cudjoe was a fighter, a relative of the deceased woman told Newsday on Wednesday as she imagined the 21-year-old’s last moments. Cudjoe, originally of Covigne Road, Diego Martin lived at Harding Place, Cocorite and was last seen alive on January 24. Read more

3rd February 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 2nd February, 2022

A hunters’ search and rescue team which was called into action to assist in finding then-missing person Andrea Bharatt, is one year later continuing their work in searching for missing people. The group will be celebrating its first anniversary today. Read more

2nd February 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 1st February, 2022

Secretary general of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) Clyde Elder has said the union met with Minister of Public Utilities Marvin Gonzales on December 6, and offered ideas to save TSTT. At a news conference on Monday, Elder said the union will be meeting with TSTT on Tuesday to discuss... Read more

1st February 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 31st January, 2022

After a series of shootings and murders last week, the violence continued over the weekend as three more murders were recorded between Saturday and Sunday. In the most recent incident the body of a 29-year-old Belmont man was found wrapped in garbage bags in St Anns on Sunday morning. Read more

31st January 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 28th January, 2022

The Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) had vowed to quit its contract to build the new Central Block at Port of Spain General Hospital owing to grouses such as an unexpected extra US$9 million in freight costs plus the financial fallout of bureaucratic delays blamed on a project official, said a... Read more

28th January 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 27th January, 2022

Condolences poured in on Wednesday for the family of local actress and singer Vanna Girod. Girod’s body was found on Wednesday in Arnos Vale, Tobago. Girod was reported missing to the Shirvan Road Police Station on Tuesday after she failed to return to her aunt’s villa where she was staying... Read more

27th January 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 26th January, 2022

Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (Udecott) Noel Garcia has denied claims of a work stoppage at the central block of the Port of Spain General Hospital, noting that work was still ongoing even after a letter threatening a pull-out of the project was sent from... Read more

26th January 2022

Daily Brief - Tuesday 25th January, 2022

The Ministry of Education has said students in forms one-three and standard five will return to the physical classroom on February 7. In December 2021, Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly announced that lower forms and standard five students preparing for Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exams would be allowed to... Read more

25th January 2022

Daily Brief - Monday 24th January, 2022

National Carnival Commission (NCC) CEO Colin Lucas said on Sunday that the list of events to be held during, what has been termed, A Taste of Carnival should be finalised by Monday or Tuesday. He said Dimanche Gras is on the list. Read more

24th January 2022

Daily Brief - Friday 21st January, 2022

The TT Promoters Association is dismissing the announcement by the government of a safe-zone Carnival which specifically excludes parties, fetes and other similar gatherings. In a statement on Thursday in response to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture’s statement on Wednesday, the association said the so-called Taste of Carnival... Read more

21st January 2022

Daily Brief - Thursday 20th January, 2022

The Trinidad and Tobago Promoters Association (TTPA) says it believes more people will be encouraged to become vaccinated one the approval for safe-zone Carnival events is given. The association’s president, Jerome Precilla, at a news conference at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, on Wednesday, called for the reopening of the events... Read more

20th January 2022

Daily Brief - Wednesday 19th January, 2022

Almost nine months after rivers were reopened, allowing Kalpoo’s Ibis Tours to resume operations for a restricted period, co-owner Navin Kalpoo says early indicators have highlighted several challenges that could be detrimental to their business. During a telephone interview yesterday, Kalpoo said, “I had over 100 phone calls on Monday... Read more

19th January 2022

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