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Paras Ramoutar

May 30, 2017, marks another major milestone in the sociological development of the nation-state of Trinidad and Tobago. For on this day—May 30, 1845 to March 1917—some 147,597 East Indians were brought here by the colonial British Government to work on enhancing the agricultural capacity of this land.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

The recent communication by both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance on the soon to be implemented property tax did quite a bit to allay the fears of many and to correct quite a bit of misinformation that is in the public domain.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tearing up the property tax form is no substitute for the failure of the PP government to either adjust or repeal the 2009 law which is about to be implemented by the Rowley administration.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Has the PNM government gone mad? I just read what the Attorney General and Finance Minister had to say concerning squatters having to pay property tax.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

What appears certain is that the Government intends to impose property tax come hell or high water in an effort to raise revenue of some $500 million or roughly half a billion dollars.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I heard the Honourable Prime Minister Rowley touch on services of the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) in his address in Diego Martin recently.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Secondary Entrance Assessment was introduced in 2001 to replace the Common Entrance Examination.

Any rational individual that compares the examination then and now, will come to the conclusion that it has significantly increased in its level of difficulty.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I am a form two student. Last Saturday, I was searching for a radio station in the vehicle to listen to and I became greatly disappointed with what I heard.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I always maintain that it is indeed good advice to join a trade union. But when the trade union leaders persist in not acknowledging that we are now in the 21st century it is going to be all weeping and wailing right down to the wire.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

We are accustomed to the pay as you earn (PAYE) tax system from the mid 1950’s. It is the system of the more you earn, the more you pay, the fairest tax measure.

The proposed Property Tax embodies the same measure of fairness in that the more you own, the more you pay!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dr Anthony Sabga strode Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region like a colossus! He was truly a great one among us.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Can we possibly find it in our hearts to move on from the departure of the Galicia? Can we ignore the fine print and the who did what wrong or who was right? The Galicia is no more. But food, people, goods and services have to get to Tobago, come hell or high water.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I am so very saddened at the news of the passing of business icon Dr Anthony Sabga.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I wish to congratulate both the Ministry of Education and indeed the over 18,000 primary school pupils who are poised to write the SEA examination today. I take the opportunity to wish each and every pupil best of luck.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Congrats are in order for T&T’s women cricketers who successfully defended their Women’s Regional Super 50 title. Barbados came second.

T&T defended their total (runs on the board) 164 admirably, bowling out the Bajans for 143. It was a team effort. Well done, ladies.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

As sure as the sun will rise in the east and set in the west the property tax will come, whether this year or next year, we cannot get away from this. I know this has been of great concern to many including myself, but I cannot live in a fool’s paradise hoping that it will not happen.

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