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Calls made for gradual increase of retirement age to 65

Calls made for gradual increase of retirement age to 65

The retirement age should be gradually increased from 60 to 65 over a 35 year period, starting 2025. This suggestion came from two presenters speaking at the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce this morning. The view was shared by one of NIB’s executive manager Feyaad ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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State Property Tax appeal to be heard on June 6th; “stay” remains in place

State Property Tax appeal to be heard on June 6th; “stay” remains in place

The State’s appeal against a recent ruling against the Property Tax collection process will be heard in court on June 6th. On Friday, Justice Frank Seepersad ruled in favour of a suit filed by several Opposition members, effectively halting the submission of evaluation forms

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May 22nd, 2017

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Minister: Data should drive the agriculture sector forward

Minister: Data should drive the agriculture sector forward

The future of agriculture should be based on data showing what is sustainable for T&T and not pure emotion. But this, according to Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat, requires efficient and timely data collection. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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Temporary water distribution schedule as Desalcott fixes broken main

Temporary water distribution schedule as Desalcott fixes broken main

A temporary water schedule has been put in place for parts of Central and South-West Trinidad, as repairs continue on a broken 48 inch pipeline at the Desalcott owned and operated Point Lisas Desalination Plant. According to WASA, production at the Plant has been reduced ...

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May 20th, 2017

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Judge rules in favour of Opposition, halts submission of property tax forms

Judge rules in favour of Opposition, halts submission of property tax forms

The Opposition today scored a major victory in its fight against the Property Tax. At 5:45pm, High Court Judge Justice Frank Seepersad ruled in favour of a filing made by several Opposition members, to temporarily stop citizens from submitting property tax forms. It also ...

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May 19th, 2017

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Opposition Leader slams Health Minister’s comment on Couva Hospital

Opposition Leader slams Health Minister’s comment on Couva Hospital

Opposition and UNC Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has knocked the Health Minister for his statements over the Couva Children’s Hospital. During a public consultation session last night in St Augustine, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh stated that the Hospital could not be ...

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May 19th, 2017

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$59,000 phone bill raised in Parliament

$59,000 phone bill raised in Parliament

Will Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe pay part or all of a controversial $59,000 phone bill? This remains unknown, as attempts by an Opposition MP to ask this question in the Parliament today, failed to produce an answer. Princes Town MP Barry Padarath first asked whether or ...

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May 19th, 2017

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Traffic disruption this weekend along Manahambre Road

Traffic disruption this weekend along Manahambre Road

This weekend, the flow of traffic along Manahambre Road will be disrupted to facilitate the replacement of a culvert crossing. According to the Works Ministry, the culvert in question is located between Usine Road and Food Basket, St. Charles Junction. Work will begin at 8am

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May 19th, 2017

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T&T urged to bring health system into 21st century

T&T urged to bring health system into 21st century

Imagine a local healthcare system where patient records are kept on an app on a tablet, instead of paper. That’s the 21st century and that’s where T&T should be, according to Founder of the Stroke and Diabetes Center, Dr. Gerard Antoine. Using a hypothetical patient, the

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May 19th, 2017

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Healthcare officials asked to show public their confidence in system

Healthcare officials asked to show public their confidence in system

Healthcare officials have to show the public that they have confidence in the local system. That’s the view of St Augustine resident Nalini Singh as she spoke at the Health Ministry’s National Public consultation last evening. Admitting that the quality of healthcare needed ...

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May 19th, 2017

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