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Imbert disputes Al Rawi VAT estimate

A figure given by the Attorney General for VAT not paid to the state may not be accurate. During an event held yesterday by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, AG Faris Al Rawi stated that billions in VAT have been collected by the private sector, but has not been paid to the Government. He reportedly gave a figure of 12 billion dollars, which was […]

Amrit Maharaj

July 21st, 2016

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Government working on compensation for families of slain officers

The Government is close to finalizing the technicalities with regard to a one million dollar payment to the families of slain officers. The payment is proposed for members of the protective services who are killed in the line of duty. According to Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert, certain legal matters are still being ironed out by the Attorney General. AUDIO: Imbert Legal Matters Calls for a […]

Amrit Maharaj

July 21st, 2016

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Acting PM issues GATE assurances

Acting PM issues GATE assurances

No one will be denied a tertiary education simply because they cannot afford it. This assurance comes today from Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert, as public concern continues to grow regarding the fate of the GATE Programme. Several recommendations submitted by a Task Force were recently highlighted in the media, prompting a firestorm of criticism. During the today’s post cabinet briefing, Mr Imbert assured that […]

Amrit Maharaj

July 21st, 2016

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EMA: Dead fish seems to be dumped

EMA: Dead fish seems to be dumped

The dead fish that washed ashore in Otaheite and Mosquito Creek over the past few days may have been dumped. This is being suggested by preliminary results from the EMA, which is investigating the incident alongside the Institute of Marine Affairs. A team today visited the Mosquito Creek area and the mouth of the Godineau River. It noted that no dying fish were found in […]

Amrit Maharaj

July 21st, 2016

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12 Things That Are More Harmful Than Cheating

12 Things That Are More Harmful Than Cheating

Cheating is definitely one quick, big way to absolutely annihilate a relationship, but as a recentAsk Reddit thread pointed out, there are plenty of other things that are much more potent when it comes to ruining even the strongest of bonds. Some of the worst things that lead to a breakup (that aren’t cheating) start out small and indiscernible, and that’s what makes them so dangerous. […]

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July 21st, 2016

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Citizens urged to make different plans amid GATE talks

Citizens urged to make different plans amid GATE talks

With all the talk about the GATE programme, citizens need to start making alternative plans. This is the advice from former PNM Minister Conrad Enill as Cabinet reviews a recent report submitted by the GATE Task Force. He welcomes the GATE review as he believes Government needs to optimize its expenditure. AUDIO: Enill welcomes 21 07 16

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July 21st, 2016

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Chaguanas Chamber President: $1B drop in exports to Jamaica

Chaguanas Chamber President: $1B drop in exports to Jamaica

Exports to Jamaica have dropped by approximately a billion dollars. This was revealed today by President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Richie Sookhai. Speaking on CTV, he outlines just how much business has been impacted. AUDIO: Sookhai impact 21 07 16 Mr Sookhai says that’s why he welcomes the Prime Minister’s visit to Jamaica to try to sort out the issues. AUDIO: Sookhai welcomes […]

Amrit Maharaj

July 21st, 2016

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Optimize spending please…

Optimize spending please…

This country can learn a lesson from Haiti. Under the French, it was perhaps the most profitable of all the new world colonies. History showed us that Haiti’s wealth was greatly diminished after its hard earned independence, because of pure mismanagement. Successive Heads of State spent large sums on unnecessary projects, instead of investing in the country itself. A 103FM editorial on Wednesday called for […]

Amrit Maharaj

July 21st, 2016

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No water in parts of south-west Trinidad until 9am tomorrow

No water in parts of south-west Trinidad until 9am tomorrow

Until 9am tomorrow, residents in parts of south-west Trinidad will experience a disruption in their water supply. WASA says this is due to emergency maintenance works at the Point Fortin Desalination Plant. The areas affected are Parrylands, Cochrane, Brighton Cato, Harriman Park, Reservoir Hill, Point Fortin, Mahaica, Fanny Village, Salazar Trace and Egypt Village. Other areas are Gonzales, Lot 10, New Village 1, 2 and […]

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July 21st, 2016

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Pre-school employee charged after 6 year old drowned to death

Pre-school employee charged after 6 year old drowned to death

A pre-school employee has appeared in court charged with manslaughter and willful neglect of a child. It follows an incident on June 2nd 2014, when 6 year old Jemimah Agard drowned to death at the YMCA along Wrightson Road in Woodbrook. The victim, of East Dry River, Port of Spain was among a group of children taken for a swim and she was later found unresponsive […]

Amrit Maharaj

July 20th, 2016

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