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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 by members of the public. The filing argued that the Property Tax form and process are illegal, and unconstitutional. Two appeals […]

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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 Organization’s Caribbean Representative Terri Raney, this has been a problem in T&T and the region. AUDIO: Raney Statistics Minister Rambharat explained that data can change […]

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May 22nd, 2017

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‘ Two Issues Today’

‘ Two Issues Today’

Publicity seeking, activist lawyers: and Crime and our Gross Domestic Product In its latest study, produced by surveying 3,000 people in each of five Caribbean countries – Barbados, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, the International Development Bank found that this country loses just over 3 and half percent of its Gross Domestic Product to crime and criminal activity. That puts us sixth […]

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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 from 40 to 10 million gallons per day (mgd), while the repair works are being carried out. The schedule, it adds, will help to […]

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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 paves the way for an official legal challenge of the Tax. One of the names on the filing is former UNC Member […]

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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 opened since there was no staff available. Audio: Deyalsingh Staff 19 05 17 The UNC today marched from Preysal to the Hospital, to highlight their displeasure […]

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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 not the bill in question had been paid in full. After confirmation of this by the Government, he dug […]

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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 on Sunday, and is scheduled to end at 4am on Monday. During this time, traffic will be diverted through St. […]

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May 19th, 2017

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The History of Gran Couva

The History of Gran Couva

Gran Couva is part of the Montserrat hills in the Central Range of Trinidad. It was first settled by a diverse group such as white and coloured Frenchmen, who came generally after the 1783 Cédula de Población. They fled to Trinidad from Grenada after bitter fights with the British.   Gran Couva is well known for a variety of reasons. For one, it is internationally […]

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May 19th, 2017

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Regional martial arts competition to take place on Sunday

Regional martial arts competition to take place on Sunday

Top regional martial arts experts will converge for the annual Caribbean Taste of China Martial Arts All Styles Championships. The tournament will be held at the Chaguanas Indoor Sports Arena, Chaguanas on Sunday, May 21st from 10am. Fighters from the 15 clubs across the country are expected to compete in the Forms/Kata, Weapons, Sparing and Self Defence divisions.

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May 19th, 2017

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