Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 15th December, 2017

Former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Energy Andrew Jupiter has broken his silence on a $60 million wire transfer fraud which was committed in 2011, when he was president of the National Energy Corporation (NEC). Read more

15th December 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 14th November 2017

After fighting off death in India and battling through three days of surgery, the high pitch giggles of five-year-old Haleema Mohammed are once again warmed the hearts of her relatives. Read more… Read more

14th December 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 12th December, 2017

Three puppies died yesterday in a fire, which left homeless an Egypt Village, Point Fortin mother and son. They are CEPEP worker Judith Merry, 50, and 29-year-old Kent Merry of Egypt Avenue. The puppies were not yet named as they were born, along with two others, only on Sunday. Read more

12th December 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 12th December, 2017

Manufacturing support by the Government and its agencies is critical for the growth in the non-energy industry says president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Christopher Alcazar. He also made reference to Minister of Trade, Paula Gopee-Scoon’s initiative in this area. Read more here Read more

11th December 2017


Daily Brief- Friday 8th December 2017

The man who was shot by police in Tarouba after he ran amok, grabbing a toddler, assaulting four officers, damaging a police vehicle and smashing a fruit vendor’s stall, has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation. Read more… Read more

8th December 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 7th December, 2017

Grief and regret were expressed yesterday over the death of Keon Alister Patterson, a 28-year-old transgender man who was shot dead at Nelson Mandela Park, Port of Spain, on Tuesday night. Patterson’s friends and loved ones took to social media yesterday to express their sadness. Read more here Read more

7th December 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 6th December, 2017

The rapid spread of the Zika virus has galvanised the global public health community toward development of ZikV vaccines, with pregnant women being the most important target. Pregnant women who who contracted ZikV ran the risk of their babies being born with microcephaly, that is, small heads and undeveloped brains. Read more

6th December 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 5th December, 2017

Small and medium manufacturers are likely to encounter a cash flow problem if they are not paid the rebate owed from their VAT returns. President of the T&T Manufacturers' Association (TTMA), Christopher Alcazar said yesterday that in some instances, VAT rebates have been delayed in excess of one year. Read more

5th December 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 4th December, 2017

It is a miracle that two-year-old Candy Loubon survived a gunshot wound to the neck. She also could have been left paralysed. The two-year-old, of Santa Maria Village, Penal Rock Road, in Moruga, was shot in the neck and left leg on Saturday while she was outside the family’s home. Read more

4th December 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 1st December, 2017

A 27-year-old woman is assisting the Homicide Bureau in connection with the death of a close male relative, who was initially believed to be the victim in an accident. According to police reports, last Friday, Kieron Archibald was driving along the extension of the Point Fortin Highway near the Berridge... Read more

1st December 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 30th November, 2017

President Anthony Carmona on Tuesday challenged parents to play a greater role in their children’s life and upbringing by assuming roles as mentors, adding that core values of compassion and respect must be taught at home. Read more

30th November 2017


Daily Brief- Wednesday 29th November 2017

In what is being touted as the greatest escape in the history of the country, alleged fraudster Vicky Nirupa Boodram walked out of the Arouca Prison on Monday afternoon and has not been seen since. Read more… Read more

29th November 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th November, 2017

Hunters are being asked not to use powerful lamps and headlights to stun their prey, as this can seriously disrupt the behavioural patterns of night-dwelling or nocturnal animals in the immediate area, according to a release issued yesterday by the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Zoological Society (ZSTT). Read more

28th November 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 27th November, 2017

Trinidadian Dr Marissa Gowrie has been awarded a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Policy and Implementation Leadership award. Gowrie, deputy environmental manager/national ozone officer at the Planning and Development Ministry, was one of 15 recipients out of a total of 197 parties in the world to win. Read more here Read more

27th November 2017


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


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