Daily Brief

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

Daily Brief - Friday 24th February, 2023

Two days before the anniversary of the Paria diving tragedy, a memorial service was held, and the lone survivor planted five poui trees in remembrance of the four divers who died outside the office of Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh. Read more

24th February 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 23rd February, 2023

The keys for the newly renovated Manta Lodge Hotel and Dive Centre in Speyside were handed over to the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) on Wednesday, and tenders for managing it will soon be put out. Read more

23rd February 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 22nd February, 2023

Tobago Festivals CEO John Arnold says there are many lessons to learn where event management is concerned, after several shows in Tobago and Trinidad failed to start and end at its stipulated times. Arnold, who Hummingbird medal (gold) recipient for culture and arts, made the remark on Tuesday on the... Read more

22nd February 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 17th February, 2023

Mayor of Port of Spain Joel Martinez and Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher are in discussions to find effective ways to address traffic congestion in the city. Speaking with Newsday on Thursday, Martinez said while wrecking is one solution, it may not be the most effective. Read more

17th February 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th February, 2023

Vendors assigned booths for Carnival at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain complain the amenities and conditions are poor, even though they are paying more in rent compared to two years ago, the last time the festival was held before the covid19 pandemic. Read more

14th February 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 13th February, 2023

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) conferred professorships to four career academics in the areas of agriculture, process engineering, utilities engineering and the performing arts, according to a media release. The four are: Professors Puran Bridgemohan, Rean Mahara, Adel Elgamma and pannist Leon “Smooth” Edwards. Read more

13th February 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 9th February, 2023

More business groups are coming forward to express their disagreement with the electricity rate increase proposed by the Regulated Industries Commission (RIC). While some groups echo the sentiments of many residential customers standing totally against any rate increase at all, others also questioned RIC’s “bad timing” considering the present and... Read more

9th February 2023

Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th February, 2023

The T&T Manufacturing Association (TTMA) is seeking clarity in today’s consultations hosted by the Regulated Industry Commission. Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre is set to host the latest round of public consultations concerning the proposed increase in electricity rates. Read more

8th February 2023

Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th February, 2023

Attorney and former People's Partnership Minister of Justice Christlyn Moore has been appointed chairman of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA). This was revealed by THA Secretary of Health, Wellness and Social Protection Faith BYisrael as she named members of the newly minted board, who received their instruments of appointment... Read more

7th February 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 6th February, 2022

Despite missing steel beams and other issues during construction, it was clear the North Stand and Panorama had made a strong return to Carnival after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic. Pan Trinbago president Beverley Ramsey-Moore said on Sunday afternoon that over 5,000 tickets were sold for the stand... Read more

6th February 2023

Daily Brief - Monday 30th January, 2023

With three triple murders and eight double murders for the month so far, taking the toll to 59, the father of two men killed in one of them says there is no hope for the country. Read more

30th January 2023

Daily Brief - Friday 27th January, 2023

There will be no International Soca Monarch this year. Geoffrey Wharton-Lake, one of the event’s directors, confirmed this on Friday evening. He did not go into further detail as to why. However, he said the organisers will meet with stakeholders after the Carnival period to discuss a way forward. Read more

27th January 2023

Daily Brief - Thursday 26th January, 2023

A Point Fortin taxi driver suspected of murdering a woman, her son and the woman's church friend three years ago, was arrested on Tuesday. The 36-year-old was arrested weeks after police received a report from an overseas laboratory regarding DNA evidence found at the crime scene. Read more

26th January 2023

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