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Less than a week after Parliament degenerated into a shouting match on the issue of race, House Speaker Bridgid Annisette George yesterday read the riot act to Parliamentarians, telling them in no uncertain terms she will not tolerate disrespect or unruly behaviour in the House.

Friday, May 19, 2017

On May 10, in delivering the mid-year budget review, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said with regard to the tax on residential properties: “We do not intend to extend this deadline, since it is necessary to get on with the job of assessing the rental values and determining the applicable property...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement on Tuesday that Government’s intended to use the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba as part of a renewed drive at sport tourism is welcome news.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In just the last five years or so, there has been a significant increase in the number of squatters invading forested areas of Valencia, Sangre Grande, Matura and environs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sometimes a government project becomes emblematic of all the ills of a nation. A strong candidate for this role in Trinidad and Tobago is the “new” stadium in Tarouba, now named the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Although Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh seemed to downplay it, the issue of how Trinidad and Tobago ended up importing fake diabetes and blood pressure drugs for the Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP) needs to be investigated.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In delivering the 2017 budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that he expected to generate $4.1 billion in revenue by divesting significant blocks of shares in wholly and majority State-owned companies.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

It was distressing enough that cancer patients scheduled to get chemotherapy treatment at the San Fernando Oncology Centre were turned away earlier this week because there was no pharmacist to mix the drugs.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s announcement, in his presentation of the mid-year budget review yesterday, that the Government intends to start focusing on revenue collection, instead of imposing new tax or tariff adjustments at this time, is an extremely useful idea and one that is long overdue...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For the second time in less than two years, sod was turned yesterday for the start of the upgrade of the Maracas Beach Facilities.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Over the weekend former People’s Partnership minister Fazal Karim called the Government’s forthcoming changes to GATE an “education tax” about to hit the population soon after the property tax.

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