Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 19th April, 2023

Two communities in north Trinidad were rocked by heavy gunfire on Monday – the same day that Caricom leaders, including TT's Prime Minister, sat down and discussed the regional scourge of crime and lawlessness. In one case, a woman was shot dead and five others, including children, left wounded and... Read more

19th April 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 18th April, 2023

Only a workable plan to which all subscribe and contribute—and which actually reduces regional violence—will justify calling Caricom’s crime symposium a success, says former minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie. Tewarie, as well as heads of the Supermarket Association, Criminal Bar Association and Confederation of Regional Chambers yesterday commented on the opening... Read more

18th April 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 17th April, 2023

A fight between rival gangs, in which shots were fired and bottles thrown, brought a party in a nightclub on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, to a premature end during the early hours of Sunday. The mayhem, caught on video which was shared to social media, which quickly went viral, came mere... Read more

17th April 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 14th April, 2023

As the country’s 2023 murder toll surpasses 160, the Rastafarian community is pleading with the public to find non-violent forms of conflict resolution and to stop attempting to use crime to achieve same. Speaking to Newsday on Thursday, Prince Imsley of Zion – a Bobo Shanti priest – said the... Read more

14th April 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 13th April, 2023

The murder of businessman Rishard Ali on Wednesday morning has struck fear among the Chaguanas business community who claim they are under siege. They are now asking to be armed and are calling for the death penalty for criminals. Read more

13th April 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 12th April, 2023

The Chinese Embassy on Tuesday condemned what it called an “atrocity targeting Chinese nationals” after the murder of San Juan businessman Bingzhang Zhu. Zhu, the owner of Golden City Supermarket, was attacked just after closing hours on Good Friday. Read more

12th April 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 11th April, 2023

Attorneys for a Chaguanas gun dealer are warning Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher of impending legal action over the police’s inability to account for 500 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition seized from his dealership in October 2022. In a letter last week, attorneys Anand Beharrylal, KC, Kyle Taklalsingh, Asif Hosein-Shah and Ananda... Read more

11th April 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 6th April, 2023

Workers of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) who are part of the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) trade union, say they do not need permission from any senior official of the union including general secretary James Lambert, to stage any protest and stand up for their rights. Read more

6th April 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 5th April, 2023

Head of the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) Nirad Tewarie says the organisation looks forward to the outcome of court proceedings against former US President Donald Trump. Trump was the United States' 45th President between 2015 and 2020. He surrendered to authorities at a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. Read more

5th April 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 3rd April, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago quarter-miler Jereem "The Dream" Richards was integral in leading Adidas-sponsored team AdiPure to men’s 4x400m gold in the Olympic Development division of the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Percy Beard Track in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday. Read more

3rd April 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 31st March, 2023

A German woman who fell and injured herself while hiking at Campbleton, Charlotteville, remains warded at the Scarborough General Hospital. According to the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the injured woman, Carolin Adler, was stabilised by the Tobago Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) and taken to the hospital at Signal Hill,... Read more

31st March 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday, 29th March 2023

Two Appeal Court judges have reserved their ruling on an appeal by the Sport Company of TT (SporTT) of the striking out its claim of negligence against its former CEO and 13 ex-board members arising from the failed LifeSport programme. Read more

29th March 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th March, 2023

Despite a significant drop in profits for the financial year ending December 31 2022, Ansa Mc Al Group of companies is expressing an optimistic outlook on its future endeavours. The group shared its financial position on Monday at TATIL Building in Port of Spain. Read more

28th March 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 27th March, 2023

If Government cannot fix three burning issues — paying outstanding value-added tax (VAT) refunds; the ease of doing business; and ensuring an equitable distribution of foreign exchange — then any other proposals in its budget would fall barren. There would be nothing for the people. Read more

27th March 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 24th March, 2023

Attorneys for Maritime Life (Caribbean) Ltd and the Central Bank are expected to hold discussions on the lifting of an injunction which prevented the sale of the traditional insurance portfolios (TIPS) of Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) and British-American Insurance Company (Trinidad) Ltd (BAT). Read more

24th March 2023

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