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Monday, May 25, 2020


Social Development Ministry doing house visits to beat fraudulent claims

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) currently is undertaking house visits to applicants who have requested social assistance grants, to help them through the COVID-19 crisis, in a bid to weed out justified claims from fraudulent ones.

Massy half-year profits decline

[email protected] Massy Holdings Ltd’s profit after tax (PAT) has fallen from $286.8 million to $262.7 million or by 8.4 per cent for the six-month period...

JMMB sets up SME unit

The JMMB Group will launch its small and medium enterprise unit this month to provide business planning, financial advice, and targeted solutions to facilitate...

Tassa goes high tech with online academy

Those wishing to learn the art of tassa drumming but constrained by current COVID-19 restrictions which prevent in-person tutelage, now have the option of learning the artform online.

T&T to get another fast ferry—NIDCO

NIDCO confirms that a new fast ferry is scheduled to be added to the existing Trinidad and Tobago fleet in a few months’ time.

THA shuts three special purpose companies

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) is merging three of its state-owned special purpose companies into one.

Mottley: Some countries will restructure, some will fall apart

[email protected] The CARICOM Chair and Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, has expressed that in the midst of COVID-19, some small island developing states will successfully...

Intra-regional trade down says the IDB

[email protected] Latin America’s intraregional trade is being more affected by the COVID-19 crisis than its exports to the rest of the world. This according to...

Reopen Government offices servicing construction sector sooner—former minister

The Member of Parliament for Tabaquite, Dr Surujrattan Rambachan, is calling on Government to reopen certain of its offices, which he says are critical to the operations of the construction sector.

Gopee-Scoon: Soon T&T will be measured on Ease of Doing Business

T&T will be re-assessed soon by the Doing Business arm of the World Bank to determine if the country has seen improvement in the...


Four found dead in New Grant

Police are currently at Daly Road New Grant after the bullet-riddled bodies of three men and one woman were found in some...

Monkey found in hospital operating theatre

As medical personnel at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (POSGH) prepared to resume elective surgeries on Friday, they were delayed for a few hours more...

Immigration officers want warning letters on Delcy expunged from files

Days after Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews sent out letters to officers warning them that severe penalties can be imposed if they...

Iranian oil tanker arrives in Venezuela

The first of five Iranian oil tankers heading to Venezuela to help ease fuel shortages has entered the country's waters, encountering no immediate signs of US interference amid a diplomatic standoff.

Man stabbed to death by drug block thugs

After he converted to Islam two years ago, Selwyn Joseph began trying to clean up the streets of San Juan where he lived and...