Daily Brief

Daily Brief- Thursday 23rd November 2017

Despite $300 million in profits for the past 12 months, the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) stands accused of paying low salaries to its staff members, so much so, that it has been unable to hold on to a financial comptroller for any great length of time. Read more… Read more

23rd November 2017


Daily Brief- Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) will sell the properties of its most recalcitrant commercial and residential customers in the next stage of debt collection, says chairman Romney Thomas. Read more… Read more

22nd November 2017


Daily Brief- Monday 20th November 2017

Amid revelations of 13,000 cases of abuse in the past two years, Children’s Authority Chairman Haniff Benjamin yesterday warned that many youths in society are suffering, some in silence. Read more… Read more

20th November 2017


Daily Brief- Friday 17th November 2017

 An increase in gang-related murders in Western Division, has led to seniors giving the division’s Inspector (Crime) their approval to hold talks with warring gangsters and tell them to behave. As of yesterday, 37 murders were committed in the division as compared to 28 for the corresponding period last year. Read more

17th November 2017


Daily Brief- Thursday 16th November 2017

Quick action by neighbours saved the lives of three children, all under the ages of eight, who were at home alone when fire gutted their Eboe Gully, Crown Trace, Les Coteaux home on Monday. Read more… Read more

16th November 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th November, 2017

The school feeding programme continues to limp along, as the 87 caterers who are owed millions by the Education Ministry for services provided since May, are yet to be paid. In addition to not being paid, caterers are facing a fresh challenge, as many of them will not be able... Read more

15th November 2017


Daily Brief- Tuesday 14th November, 2017

The Ministry of Local Government has said the final vetting stages of 488 candidates is ongoing and by next year, if they are accepted, the 488 will become new members of the Municipal Police force. The Ministry, in a press release, said the candidates had successfully completed examinations and would... Read more

14th November 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 13th November, 2017

An El Socorro man was shot dead and the person he was liming with injured when they were ambushed by a gunman on Saturday night.And in an unrelated incident, a Mt D’Or man was shot dead near his home. These killings took the murder toll for the year to date to... Read more

13th November 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 10th November, 2017

Three days after PSA President Watson Duke called on public servants both at Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) and Customs and Excise Division to rest and reflect yesterday and today, it was business as usual at the BIR office. Read more

10th November 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th November, 2017

The limited supply of foreign exchange (forex) has led some contractors to seek payment in US dollars from Unicomer Group — parent company of Courts — during construction of the Unicomer Freeport Campus. This was revealed yesterday by vice-chairman and executive vice-president of Unicomer Group, Guillermo J Siman, during the... Read more

8th November 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th November, 2017

Government's new grant funding facility for local entrepreneurs has been welcomed by president of the Manufacturers Association (TTMA) Christopher Alcazar. “The manufacturing sector remains ready and willing to do its part to earn much needed foreign exchange for our country,” he said, “and continues to be encouraged by government initiatives... Read more

7th November 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 6th November, 2017

Two top Canadian diplomats expressed shock at the former People’s Partnership (PP) Government’s failure to take steps to upgrade the operations of local prisons as agreed in an MOU between TT and Canada, said Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday. Read more

6th November 2017


Daily Brief- Thursday 2nd November 2017

Two days after the Port-of-Spain City Corporation was given the green light to evict homeless people who were using Tamarind Square as a makeshift homeless shelter, they have begun to return to the venue. Read more… Read more

2nd November 2017


Daily Brief- Wednesday 1st November 2017

Businessman and television talk show host Inshan Ishmael was granted $300,000 bail by a Justice of the Peace in the Chaguanas Magistrates Courts yesterday. Ishmael, 49, was escorted into a prison van after the case was adjourned. He appeared before Justice Kanhai at about 3.08 pm in the First Court. Read more

1st November 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 31st October, 2017

Eighty-three deep-sea species, with several new to science, have been discovered offshore in two new deep-sea cold-seep habitats east of Trinidad and south of Tobago by two local marine biologists. The marine biologists are Drs Diva Amon and Judith Gobin. Read more

31st October 2017


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