Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Tuesday 21st March, 2023

Scrap Iron Dealers Association president Allan Ferguson has reiterated the association's call for a meeting with Government to ensure that the domestic scrap iron industry is properly re-opened. He made the call directly to the Prime Minister at a news conference at Signature Hall, Chaguanas on Monday. Read more

21st March 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 20th March, 2023

As the country prepares to host the fifth session of the Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management (PISLM) for Caricom States high-level forum next week, the Ministry of Planning and Development’s Environmental Policy and Planning Division’s (EPPD) is progressing with its mangrove rehabilitation project. Read more

20th March 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 17th March, 2023

Police from the Multi Agency Task Force say they are prepared to aggressively tackle cases of illegal quarrying and have partnered with other units to root out corrupt elements from state agencies. Earlier this year, head of the Northern Division Snr Supt Kerwin Francis revealed that officials from state agencies... Read more

17th March 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th March, 2023

TT Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) president Martin Lum Kin has urged teachers to be on the alert for symptoms of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in schools after Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly confirmed cases in North and South Trinidad for this term. Read more

15th March 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th March, 2023

Missing Romanian tourist Fanel Crirstel, 46, has been found in Trinidad. This was confirmed by Sgt Joseph Jordan on Monday. Jordan told Newsday: “I didn’t get anything officially. I just know he was found and he was okay. Read more

14th March 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 13th March, 2023

A 56-year-old man is dead and another man wounded after a shooting incident in Morvant on Saturday afternoon. The dead man has been identified as Curtis “Choko” Charles, of Picton Road, Lady Young, Morvant. Police said at about 4.15 pm on Saturday, Charles was in the garage area in the... Read more

13th March 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 10th March, 2023

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Dr Jarbas Barbosa has warned against complacency over covid19, pointing out that the pandemic is still going on. He said there have been more than 1.5 million cases and 17,000 deaths in the Americas over the last month. Read more

10th March 2023

Daily Brief- Thursday 9th March, 2023

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC, says he is concerned and worried that it appears in TT, there are "deep problems" in bringing people accused of white-collar crimes to justice. His comment on Wednesday, came after public criciticms over his decision on Monday to end corruption charges against... Read more

9th March 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th March, 2023

Scotiabank boasted of a $684 million profit for the 2022 fiscal year ending in October, at its annual general meeting held at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. Chairman Derek Hudson, while addressing stakeholders, said the after-tax profit represented a 13 per cent increase when compared to the bank’s... Read more

8th March 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th March, 2023

Former People's Partnership (PP) government minister Devant Maharaj and Naparima MP Rodney Charles on Monday raised questions about allegations of human trafficking against the Opposition UNC and the Government, respectively. In a statement, Maharaj questioned recent comments by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that she was unaware of a report he... Read more

7th March 2023

Daily Brief- Monday 6th March, 2023

Less than a month after he celebrated the birth of twin sons, a father of three was among two men shot dead not too far from the twins' Mt Home home on Saturday night. A third man, also shot in the incident, survived and remains warded in hospital. Read more

6th March 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 3rd March, 2023

In the continuing saga of human trafficking allegations surrounding the United National Congress (UNC), one of its former ministers, Dr Devant Maharaj has indicated his willingness to spill all he knows to the police, against his former colleagues. Read more

3rd March 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 2nd March, 2023

Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher has received the support of several of this country’s major business chambers and associations following her promise to reduce murders in three months. “We are, however, hopeful, and optimistic that the new CoP will implement measures that can bear positive results. Read more

2nd March 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th February, 2023

A 15-year-old who got with the wrong crowd and killed a man, execution-style, by shooting him in the head at a busy health centre in 2009, has been put under supervision for three years after the judge sentencing him said she satisfied he had paid a heavy price for his“brazen” act. Read more

28th February 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 27th February, 2023

A 21-year-old man was murdered while he was on his way to his grandmother’s house. The dead man has been identified as Akiel Johnson, from Cassia Street, Morvant. According to police reports, Johnson was walking towards his grandmother’s home on Marigold Street, off Coconut Drive, Morvant, when he was confronted... Read more

27th February 2023

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