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MP Charles: TT Remains Blacklisted

Early today in Brussels the EU released its revised list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes with three jurisdictions added and three removed. While the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica and Marshall Islands met the requirements for removal, T&T remains ...
Posted On 17 Oct 2023
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MP Rambally expresses deep concern over attack on Prison Officer and Deputy Commissioner

It is with profound concern and dismay that I address the recent gun attack on a prison officer in Barataria, which took place earlier today. I want to extend my heartfelt thoughts and support to the affected prison officer, his family, and the entire law enforcement community...
Posted On 11 Oct 2023
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MP Indarsingh Troubled by Government Threat to Decertify Pilots Union

I note the very troubling reports in today’s media indicating that the state is moving to decertify the T&T Airline Pilots Association (TTALPA), and that pilots have been tendering their resignation from Caribbean Airlines (CAL). This move by the state to decertify...
Posted On 09 Oct 2023
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Padarath calls on T&TEC to address concerns of low voltages

Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath is calling on the General Manager of T&TEC to level with the population on reports of low voltages throughout the country over the past two weeks. Padarath, who serves as the Opposition Shadow Minister for Public Utilities said that...
Posted On 05 Oct 2023
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Opposition Leader: Remove Hinds and Implement Some Practical Measures to Fight Crime

Over the past couple of days, there have been multiple ghastly murders, brutal home invasions, shootings, and audacious threats from gangs to harm our courageous police officers. The raw reality is that Trinidad and Tobago is in the early throes of anarchy, with unrelenting...
Posted On 04 Oct 2023
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MP Paray: Budget 2024 Lacks Vision and Hope

Today’s Budget statement delivered by the Minister of Finance is beyond disappointing even when judged against this PNM Government’s abysmal track record of 8 previous sub-par, unimpressive budget statements. Despite being titled ‘ “Building capacity for diversification and...
Posted On 02 Oct 2023
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Kamla to Government: Security Guards Deserve Better

The recent murder of a security officer during a robbery at Cunupia and the previous slaying of a young officer at La Romaine are further reminders that such personnel are also a first line of defence in the midst of the uncontrolled crime crisis taking over the country. In...
Posted On 30 Sep 2023
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MP Paray: Gloom and Pain Over Our Land

The brutal and cold-blooded slaying of an innocent 13-year-old child illustrates the gloom and anguish hovering over our beloved country. The killing of teenager Andrea Lallan while she slept at Libertville, Rio Claro follows the recent murders of the Guanapo family, including a...
Posted On 29 Sep 2023
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Opposition Recommends Increase Sustainability Incentive to Encourage Investment in Drilling

In the last eight years (Sept-2015 to 2023), the country’s energy sector has experienced a frightening level of contraction as evinced by drastic reductions of: 1. 63% in drilling activity. 2. 32% in natural gas production. 3. 37% in LNG production. 4. 28% in oil production....
Posted On 29 Sep 2023
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Opposition Leader Calls on Government to Reintroduce the Free Laptop Programme

With the budget fast approaching I make a renewed call to the Government to think of our children and the sacrifices of their hardworking parents. It is time for the government to reintroduce an annual school grant, the laptop programme for all form-one students and the free...
Posted On 28 Sep 2023
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Opposition Leader Calls on Government to Increase Minimum Wage

In the midst of growing poverty and hardship in Trinidad and Tobago, the government must as a matter of priority raise the minimum wage to at least $25 per hour and couple this with the removal of Value Added Tax on all food items. The current minimum wage is not a livable wage....
Posted On 28 Sep 2023
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Tancoo: Imbert’s increased allocation will not benefit SMEs

MP for Oropouche West and Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance, Dave Tancoo, today stated that the action taken by Finance Minister Colm Imbert and the Central Bank to inject another $50 million US into the banking system will do absolutely nothing to mitigate the ongoing crisis...
Posted On 24 Sep 2023
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