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UWI Economist: S&P report not good for T&T

UWI Economist: S&P report not good for T&T

The recent Standard and Poor’s Report shows that all is not well in the local economy. On April 21st, the agency downgraded this country’s long term credit rating from “A-” to “BBB+”, revised its economic outlook from “negative” to “stable”, and affirmed our “A-2” short term

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April 25th, 2017

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Minister defends WASA amid public scrutiny

Minister defends WASA amid public scrutiny

Public Utilities Minister Fitzgerald Hinds has come to WASA’s defence as public criticism over its water distribution intensifies. Yesterday, residents of Penal Rock Road and Todd’s Road staged demonstrations, complaining about dry taps over the past two weeks. Today, the ...

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April 25th, 2017

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Minister: Measures in place after Petrotrin leak

Minister: Measures in place after Petrotrin leak

Energy Minister Franklyn Khan says measures are in place to ensure the latest Petrotrin leak does not negatively impact the environment. On Sunday afternoon, a fuel tank at the company’s bond in Pointe-a-Pierre sprung a leak at its base. The tank contained 123,850 barrels of

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April 25th, 2017

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Sittings at Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court resume tomorrow

Sittings at Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court resume tomorrow

Court sittings are set to resume at the Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. The Judiciary stated that cleaning and sanitation works were necessary, following the collection of dust and debris after the demolition of a nearby building. The demolition works were done ...

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April 25th, 2017

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MP Padarath: Is the Brian Lara stadium safe?

MP Padarath: Is the Brian Lara stadium safe?

Is the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba safe for use? Princes Town MP Barry Padarath is calling on the Government to state whether the recently refurbished facility has met international safety standards. He noted that under the PP Government, a comprehensive assessment of the ...

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April 25th, 2017

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Pointe-a-Pierre MP wants investigation into latest oil spill

Pointe-a-Pierre MP wants investigation into latest oil spill

Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee wants Petrotrin to reach out to residents and fisherfolk affected by its latest oil spill. The company said it amounted to over 300 barrels spilling into the sea. Dr. Lee has questioned whether Petrotrin has offered any medical outreach to the ...

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April 25th, 2017

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T&T Chamber wants clarity on Property Tax

T&T Chamber wants clarity on Property Tax

Another group has voiced their belief that there is a need for more clarification about the Property Tax. The T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce believes the average homeowner is uncertain when it comes to the precise calculation of the Annual Rental Value for their ...

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April 25th, 2017

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24 year old woman charged for counterfeit money

24 year old woman charged for counterfeit money

A Rio Claro woman has been charged for the possession of counterfeit currency. Last Friday, an Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team went to a house located at Mora Boulevard East, Mora Heights to evict and illegal tenant. At the house, police discovered 13 fake $100 bills, ...

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April 25th, 2017

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Freeport police destroy over 1000 marijuana trees

Freeport police destroy over 1000 marijuana trees

Close to 50 thousand dollars worth of marijuana trees were destroyed by police in Freeport. Officers carried out an exercise between 10am and noon on Saturday 22nd April. Acting on information, they went to an area in the vicinity of Roopsingh Road. There they destroyed over

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April 25th, 2017

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Temporary ban on Brazil meat products lifted

Temporary ban on Brazil meat products lifted

The temporary ban on meat products from Brazil has been lifted by the Agriculture Ministry. According to a release from the Trade Ministry, Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture has confirmed that there had been no exports of meat products to T&T from any of the processing ...

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April 25th, 2017

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