Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 5th June, 2018

The hurricanes that battered the eastern Caribbean last year were devastating, but even more so was the level of under- or uninsured assets throughout the region, Sagicor Group’s chief operating officer for the Southern Caribbean Ravi Rambarran has said. Read more

5th June 2018


Daily Brief - Monday 4th June, 2018

Anthony Wong, former general manger of Republic Bank Ltd’s (RBL) Electronic Channels and Payments Division, was one of 11 people honoured for dedicating 40 years of their professional lives to the bank. Held at Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain on Saturday, the staff recognition and long service awards ceremony recognised... Read more

4th June 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 29th May, 2018

Exactly one week after she was told she could not wear a hijab during on-the-job training (OJT) at the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College, Nafisah Nakhid was reassigned by the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprises Development. The ministry has responsibility for placing qualified individuals in vacant positions through the OJT programme. Read more

29th May 2018


Daily Brief - Monday 28th May, 2018

Four people including a 19-year-old woman will appear before an Arima Magistrate today charged with larceny after they deposited blank envelopes into a commercial bank’s ATM and then withdrew cash. Newsday has learnt that since May 18, an estimated 4,000 empty envelopes were deposited in the bank’s ATMs across the country. Read more

28th May 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 25th May, 2018

A 32-year-old Fyzabad man is expected to be taken before a San Fernando magistrate today in connection with the shooting of Scotiabank worker, 28-year-old Rostan Mahabir, almost two weeks ago. The man was arrested last week Friday at his Fyzabad home. Read more

25th May 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 24th May, 2018

The Galleons Passage made it through the Panama Canal yesterday and began heading for Santiago de Cuba, but with heavy rainclouds hanging over it and fears that it might get caught smack bang in the middle of a developing storm in the Caribbean Sea. Read more

24th May 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 22nd May, 2018

While agreeing with Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh that the Couva Children’s Hospital did not have a neonatal intensive unit like those at the San Fernando and Port of Spain General hospitals, Fyzabad MP Dr Lackram Bodoe noted that the hospital did possess similar facilities to the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital... Read more

22nd May 2018


Daily Brief - Monday 21st May, 2018

TT needs a Contaminated Land and Hazardous Waste registry to ensure repurposed land does not pose health risks, one environmental consultant has said. “We don’t have an inventory so we don’t know what land is polluted. Read more

21st May 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 18th May, 2018

The Galleons Passage, up to late yesterday, had not gotten a berth and remained seven kilometers in the Panama Bay awaiting its turn to approach the canal. Marine traffic on the Panama Canal was hectic yesterday with scores of pleasure craft waiting their turn to pass through. Read more

18th May 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 17th May, 2018

Lorraine Albelto, mother of shot banker Rostan Mahabir, is thanking an unknown woman who put her bleeding son in her car and took him to the San Fernando General Hospital, moments after he was shot during a robbery on Monday morning at Penitence Street. “You saved his life. Read more

17th May 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 16th May, 2018

In an act of desperation, policeman Shane Ramdath threw his two daughters out a window to save them as their home was burning, during the early morning hours yesterday. Standard Five student Shania Ramdath, 11, and sister Shanice, four, survived but the officer could not save his wife and the... Read more

16th May 2018


Daily Brief - Tuesday 15th May, 2018

Over a dozen people are believed to be marked for death following the murder of millionaire car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo. His associates and residents from his community say they are now living under a self-imposed curfew as they brace for the expected casualties between warring family members. Read more here Read more

15th May 2018


Daily Brief - Friday 11th May, 2018

FINANCE MINISTER Colm Imbert declared the economy “has turned around”, during the mid-year review yesterday but the TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) disagrees. TTMA president Christopher Alcazar told Newsday, “While we are seeing many of our manufacturers continue to push outward regionally and are observing export growth, many are not yet... Read more

11th May 2018


Daily Brief - Thursday 10th May, 2018

Timely disbursement of VAT refunds, re-introducing an export allowance, measures to tackle crime and reviving the Economic Development Advisory Board are on the mid-year review wish lists of the TT Manufacturers' Association (TTMA) and the Couva/Pt Lisas Chamber of Commerce (CPLCC). Read more

10th May 2018


Daily Brief - Wednesday 9th May, 2018

Eager to play football as he celebrated his 16th birthday yesterday, Noah Simmons woke up early and went across to his cousin’s house for a cup of tea. It was there a man met him shortly after 8am and warned him to stop speaking to a girl from the community. Read more

9th May 2018


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