Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 1st March, 2017

One year after former Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya was murdered in Port-of-Spain, Japanese DJ Selector Hemo is calling on the police here to ensure her killer is brought to justice. Nagakiya’s body was found under a tree at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Ash Wednesday last year. Read more

1st March 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 24th February, 2017

St Vincent-born calypsonian Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd will perform after all, in the National Calypso Monarch finals at Dimanche Gras, Queen’s Park Savannah. Justice Frank Seepersad, presiding over an injunction filed by Nedd’s attorneys, in the San Fernando High Court, ruled at nine o’ clock last night, that the Trinbago... Read more

24th February 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 23rd February, 2017

According to the Hansard, Rowley had taken issue over Jat­ras’ position on the controversial Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) legislation.  Jatras, who now runs a legal firm in Washington DC, USA, which specialises in foreign affairs and human rights, has launched a worldwide campaign for the US Treasury to... Read more

23rd February 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 22nd February, 2017

A man with a submachine gun was involved in a shoot-out with police officers on the streets of Longdenville on Monday.  The suspect dodged police officers and their bullets and eluded arrest.  According to police, the suspect was seen around 7.20 p.m. Read more

22nd February 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 21st February, 2017

One day after speaking with him on the telephone, United States President Donald Trump yesterday invited Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to meet with him in Washington DC. According to an article on the Associated Press (AP) website, “President Donald Trump discussed what the White House calls ‘shared priorities’ in... Read more

21st February 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 20th February, 2017

Six former monarchs are among the 15 calypsonians who will battle against defending National Calypso Monarch Devon Seale for the title come Carnival Sunday night at Dimanche Gras at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Read more

20th February 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 17th February, 2017

Matthew King appeared yesterday before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar charged with the murder of Jamilia de Revenaux at MovieTowne on February 5. King, 30, of Chinapoo Village, Morvant and Mora Drive, Cleaver Heights, Arima was charged late Wednesday after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard SC, gave instructions to... Read more

17th February 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 16th February, 2017

Missing for more than two weeks, 15-year-old Melissa Samlal has contacted her mother, telling a scary story of being taken to an unknown location by a woman she met on Facebook who now refuses to let her go home. Read more

16th February 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th February, 2017

Incensed that only one member of its cast was picked to be among 42 calypsonians to compete at the Calypso Fiesta and a place in the National Calypso Monarch grand finals, president of the Kalypso Revue Eric “Pink Panther” Taylor said the tent would quit being a member of Trinbago... Read more

15th February 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th February, 2017

The National Parents Teachers Association (NPTA) is calling for a fresh and independent probe into an alleged bullying attack at the Mayaro Government Primary school which has left nineyear- old Tristan Khan nursing a dislocated right elbow. Read more

14th February 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 13th February, 2017

At least one of the relatives of five police officers who died in line of duty has qualified for the million-dollar payout promised by the last administration and the current government. Sources revealed that the qualifying officer is PC Sherman Maynard who was slain outside Port-of-Spain Prison. Read more

13th February 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 10th February, 2017

Just how low will this country’s bandits go as they prey on innocent, law-abiding citizens? This was the question asked by police investigating a case in which three women, all clutching copies of the Holy Bible in their hands, held up a Chaguanas woman at gunpoint on Wednesday morning. Read more

10th February 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 9th February, 2017

An 11 month old baby girl was fed sleep medication in her tea to assist her in falling asleep. The child slipped into a coma and after scans revealed she was brain dead, the plugs to the machines keeping her alive at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in... Read more

9th February 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th February, 2017

Kenny ‘Boy Boy’ Ramroop, 31, appeared yesterday before a Siparia magistrate charged for the murder of Nadia Simms, whose body was found in a shallow grave by iguana hunters, four days after relatives reported her missing. Read more

8th February 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th February, 2017

In the face of rampant crime and a murder rate of 62 (up to press time), Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last evening said there is enough police officers in this country and once these men and women effectively do the work they are paid to do, crime will be... Read more

7th February 2017


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