Daily Brief - Friday 21st December, 2018

NEWS

T&T nominated for 8 travel awards

Trinidad and Tobago have been nominated for eight travel awards in the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean Awards. Read more here…

UDeCOTT boss resigns suddenly

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of Trinidad and To­ba­go (UDe­COTT) Frank Barnes has re­signed. Read more here…

 

POLITICS

Young backs use of force once within law

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young yes­ter­day gave his full sup­port to Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith’s “One shot, one kill” di­rec­tive to of­fi­cers who are shot at by would-be crim­i­nals. Read more here…

Republic: Govt not seeking control

Government has assured Republic Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL) it is not seeking to control the group through the appointment of two directors to its board. Read more here…

BUSINESS

South businesses hoping for a Christmas boost

LESS than a week to go and some business owners are reporting a slowdown in Christmas sales this year. Read more here…

 

REGIONAL

Overseas Experts to Assist in Security Audit of Jamaica’s Tourism Sector


Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett had announced in October that he had directed the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), to conduct the audit through its Destination Assurance Division, to identify gaps and ensure that the destination remains safe, secure, and seamless for visitors and locals alike. Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

President Trump 'to pull thousands of troops' from Afghanistan

Reports, citing unnamed officials, say about 7,000 troops - roughly half the remaining US military presence in the country - could go home within months. Read more here…

Business investment in worst run since 2009

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said investment fell by 1.1% in the July to September period compared with the previous quarter. Read more here…

21st December 2018

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