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More staff needed if Municipal Corporations are to collect property tax

More staff needed if Municipal Corporations are to collect property tax

Municipal Corporations will require more workers if it intends to have an efficient system of collecting property taxes. So says Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation. The Prime Minister stated last night that it was the intention to have corporations collect land and building taxes to help fund themselves. While Mr. Rondon welcomed the proposal, he said corporations need additional staff to get the […]

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November 16th, 2016

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Former Ministers lament scholarship student situation in London

Former Ministers lament scholarship student situation in London

Two former Ministers have expressed concern regarding reports of T&T scholarship students studying abroad not receiving their tuition funds and stipends. The reports indicate that the problems the students in London are facing include a lack of money to pay rent or buy food. Former Education Minister Dr. Tim Gopeesingh said the situation is critical and urgent since London is one of the most expensive […]

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Montrose School PTA not pleased with Ministry’s response to infestation

Montrose School PTA not pleased with Ministry’s response to infestation

The PTA of the Montrose Vedic Primary School is disappointed with the Education Ministry’s response to an infestation at the facility. Private tests paid for by the PTA indicated the possible presence of microscopic mites. They say this is not the first time the issue has arisen, and so, on Monday a decision was made for students and teachers to stay away from classes. PTA President […]

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Ambassador Estrada: US immigration laws have not changed

Ambassador Estrada: US immigration laws have not changed

No immigration laws and regulations have changed, following the recently held US elections. That’s according to US Ambassador to T&T John Estrada. He said non-US citizens convicted of crimes in America can be deported to their country of origin. This, he added, happens in Trinidad and Tobago and all over the world. Ambassador Estrada said the vast majority of T&T citizens with US visas follow the […]

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Prime Minister Dr. Rowley urges Laventille students to “be the change”

Prime Minister Dr. Rowley urges Laventille students to “be the change”

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley served as a motivational speaker today, speaking to hundreds of students from the Morvant/Laventille area. A rally involving over 20 schools was held at the Queens Park Savannah as part of the School Improvement Project. Dr. Rowley called on the pupils to take it upon themselves to become the positive change needed in their community. AUDIO: Rowley Change Dr. Rowley also […]

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English county cricket team ‘Kent’ to play in WICB Super 50 Tournament

English county cricket team ‘Kent’ to play in WICB Super 50 Tournament

Kent Cricket has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Regional Super50, the West Indies domestic one-day competition. The seven-times county champions are set to compete in a recognized overseas tournament for the first time. Kent will face Under 19 world champions West Indies and teams from Trinidad and Tobago, Windward Islands and Leeward Islands in the group stages of the tournament which runs from […]

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Our Diabetes Dilemma

Our Diabetes Dilemma

News reaching the public domain this week showed T&T in the unflattering position of being amongst the countries with the fastest growing number of diabetic cases – a startling 1000 new persons per annum. This according to Dr Dale Sookoo, Acting Director of Health at the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA). The revelation was made at the Couva District Health Facility’s Diabetes Symposium and […]

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3 Truths About C-Section Mothers That Everyone Should Know

3 Truths About C-Section Mothers That Everyone Should Know

CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO VERSION Being a mother is never an easy task: it comes with many responsibilities, efforts, and huge rewards. That is why we at Bright Side want to encourage those great women who have gone through a Caesarean section to proudly wear their “mark of happiness.”   C-section birth requires an immense amount of courage and strength, and only a woman and a mother can deal with it in a heroic and admirable way. Here are 3 truths that only women […]

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November 16th, 2016

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Rowley: Property taxes to fund Local Government bodies

Rowley: Property taxes to fund Local Government bodies

Property taxes will directly fund Local Government bodies. That’s according to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, as Government pushes for Local Government reform. He said this will include the Municipal Corporations being responsible for the collection of these taxes to help fund its own expenses. AUDIO: Rowley Taxes Meanwhile, Dr. Rowley also called for increased accountability in the Local Government system, which includes getting value for […]

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Debate on Tax Collection Bill delayed; Opposition questions legality of taxes

Debate on Tax Collection Bill delayed; Opposition questions legality of taxes

Questions over the legality of the imposition of increased alcohol and tobacco taxes arose yesterday, following the postponement of debate in the Senate. The request to delay debate the order regarding the increased taxes, including the online purchase tax, came from the Government much to the surprise of the Opposition. The order was made in October and Government Senator Franklyn Khan quoted advice from the […]

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