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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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The following is a true account of a recent experience in T&T by a small business. This purpose is to raise public awareness of incredible errors in the banking industry and the manner in which they treated a customer of good standing for over 11 years.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The opposition leader seems to have a convenient policy position based on where and when, in relation to Property Tax. The record will show that Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar has given different positions of support or resistance on this issue.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

T&T is in a downturn with many major issues facing the economy such as a high crime rate, loss of jobs, continuously rising food prices and last, but not least, the slowdown in the construction sector.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I pay 25 per cent of my salary to the Government every year. Every item I purchase I pay value added tax of 12.5 per cent. That equates to 37 1/2 per cent already going back to the state.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The following is the final part of an article prepared by Ernst And Young Services Ltd on the reintroduction of the Property Tax. It continues from yesterday.

Objections and Appeal

The relevant legislation provides for two schemes of objection and appeal, namely:

Sunday, April 30, 2017

During this period of low oil prices, Petrotrin continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest being an oil spill.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Even if the price of oil were to get to $70 it will not save Petrotrin from its inevitable demise in the not too distant future. Their payroll is three to four times higher than it needs to be to stay competitive.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

And then there comes along a contributor who holds the OWTU responsible for the oil leak and states without reservation that the union is the cause of all the problems at Petrotrin.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Within the present day melee that is surrounding our sea bridge, there is much talk of buying new ferry vessels. Herein lies an opportunity that is being handed to us on a platter.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

How do you feel when you discover your creative work is stolen, reproduced and distributed without consent and compensation? Blood pressure spikes.

The palate is saturated with disgust. Faith in human decency depreciates drastically.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It is quite alarming the recent revelation by the JSC that the outstanding debt stock of the country’s state enterprises is a whooping $44 billion as at April 2017.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last week Saturday’s demolition of four historic buildings by the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation is another lost opportunity for heritage tourism.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The economic downgrade for T&T last week is just another sign that we need to start looking internally for revenue generation. Since the campaign of 2015, the PNM government has championed the implementation of Property Tax.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Minister of finance is reported as being vexed about Property Tax, nevertheless less he went on to say in local terms “we need the money.” He made mention of the country financial’s situation, justifying that it had to be done.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oh, behold the adventures of the UWI bus service from San Fernando to St Augustine!

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