Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 8th March, 2024

Stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking in Trinidad and Tobago held a workshop at the Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre, Port of Spain, on March 1 to discuss how to streamline the victim assistance process and bolster victim support mechanisms. The Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) of the Ministry of... Read more

8th March 2024

Daily Brief - Wednesday 6th March, 2024

After both his sons were shot dead ten years apart, Mohan Ramlakhan is pleading with young people to "leave the guns alone." On March 2, Ramlakhan’s younger son Rajesh died in hospital after being shot at his home on Achong Trace, Tunapuna. Read more

6th March 2024

Daily Brief - Monday 4th March, 2024

Twenty-three days after the February 7 oil spill, over 100 vouchers have been distributed to the fisherfolk and other stakeholders by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). The exercise took place at the Shaw Park food hub on Friday. Read more

4th March 2024

Daily Brief - Friday 1st March, 2024

There was an outpouring of grief from Laventille residents on Thursday as Ezekiel Paria, a 12-year-old student who was killed by a stray bullet a week ago, was laid to rest. Mourners packed the Light on the Hill Ministries- a two-bedroom house which had been converted into a church –... Read more

1st March 2024

Daily Brief - Thursday 29th February, 2024

A new entertainment complex that can hold 500 people was opened in Mc Bean, Couva, on February 24. A statement on February 28 said it took 15 years to create the event space, which is outfitted with modern amenities, has a contemporary design and is fully furnished. Read more

29th February 2024

Daily Brief - Wednesday 28th February, 2024

Route 2 Maxi Taxi Association PRO Jason McMillan said while many people have fixated on the operators’ call for their bus route passes, they are also asking for the Ministry to look at two other issues which are vexing the membership at this time. Read more

28th February 2024

Daily Brief - Tuesday 27th February, 2024

Calling gang warfare and gun violence "sickening" and "psychotic," Laventille residents protested the recent killing of 12-year-old Ezekiel Paria and called on gang members to end the bloodshed. Paria, a standard five student at Eastern Boys' Government Primary School, was struck by a stray bullet along Laventille Road, East Dry... Read more

27th February 2024

Daily Brief - Monday 26th February, 2024

The spill on the Tobago coast consists of oil which is "diesel-like" according to a scientific assessment by the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA.) This from the Ministry of Planning and Development in a statement on Sunday. Read more

26th February 2024

Daily Brief - Thursday 22nd February, 2024

A quick response from Princes Town firefighters prevented a bushfire in Princes Town from spreading to a nearby house at Bonanza Street on Wednesday afternoon. However, the fire spread to a property, destroying five cars that the owner, who gave his name only as Sarwan, described as antiques. Read more

22nd February 2024

Daily Brief - Wednesday 21st February, 2024

A T&T Prison Service policy barring Muslim prison officers from keeping beards has been deemed unconstitutional. High Court Judge Margaret Mohammed issued the declaration yesterday as she upheld a constitutional lawsuit brought by Arshad Singh. Singh’s victory in the case came less than two weeks after another High Court Judge... Read more

21st February 2024

Daily Brief - Tuesday 20th February, 2024

The family of Luka Goring, who was gunned down inside a KFC outlet, is upset that another relative was wrongfully identified as a suspect in his death on social media. Goring, 31, of Gopaul Lands, Marabella, was shot dead on Friday night by a man whom he had stabbed moments... Read more

20th February 2024

Daily Brief - Monday 19th February, 2024

Staff at KFC's Gasparillo branch are been offered counselling after a shooting incident at the restaurant on February 16, left one man dead. Luka Lorenzo Goring, 31, of Gopaul Lands, Marabella was shot dead on Friday night during a physical altercation with another man inside the restaurant. Read more

19th February 2024

Daily Brief - Friday 16th February, 2024

Standard-five students of the Lambeau Anglican school are being temporarily housed at Tobago Information Technology Ltd in Signal Hill says the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). Secretary of Education, Research and Technology Zorisha Hackett, on her Facebook page on Thursday, said the standard-five class spent the first day at the... Read more

16th February 2024

Daily Brief - Thursday 15th February, 2024

The mystery surrounding the oil spill in Tobago deepened on February 14 when it was revealed that the Gulfstream, which was found overturned in the sea 200 metres off the coast of the Cove Industrial Park on February 7, was one of two vessels involved in the incident. Read more

15th February 2024

Daily Brief - Wednesday 14th February, 2024

Homicide Bureau of Investigations (Region III) and Southern Division police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the partially burnt body of a man found at the back of his home in Williamsville on Monday. The police identified the deceased as Peter Jagdeo, 61, of Ben Lomond Village, near the recreational grounds. Read more

14th February 2024

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