President of the Automobile Dealers Association Visham Babwah and Vice President of the Association Rondell Feeles speak about the changes for the importation of used vehicles announced in the 2017/2018 budget by Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Imbert announced a 25 percent increase in motor vehicle tax on cars with engines 1599cc to 1999cc on vehicles from October 20. He also announced the removal of incentives on hybrid vehicles above 1599cc.
The 14th annual The UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon takes place October 29 at The UWI SPEC under the theme, All Cancers. Over 1300 local, regional and international athletes will compete for over TT$ 135,000.00 in prizes for this the only traffic free race of its kind in the region. We spoke to Lystra Francis and Nadia James about the event.
The St Dominic's Children’s home was founded in 1871, but it no longer operates as an orphanage. It has aligned its mission and vision to reflect global thought leaders on providing optimal care to vulnerable children via a continuum of care frame work incorporating their own recently developed STEPPERS system.
We spoke to Crystal Hospedales, a Social Worker at St. Dominic's Children's Home, she spoke to us about the “continuum of care.” This is a concept involving a system that guides and tracks patients over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels and intensity of care.
Former Minister of Energy Kevin Ramnarine speaks to us about the 2017-2018 budget, which was presented by Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s presentation on Monday. Ramnarine stated his belief that the increase in the price of Super and Diesel will encourage people to look to other transport alternatives such as hybrids but believe the Government’s decision to remove the tax exemptions from some hybrid vehicles leaves many in an awkward position.
For the second installment of our four-part series looking at the Licensing of and Operations at Children's Homes in Trinidad and Tobago. Today we look at Staffing of Children's homes. We continue the discussion with the Manager of St. Dominic's Children's Home - Sister Arlene Greenridge.
The National Budget is a few days away Government yesterday concluded a consultation titled “Spotlight on our Financial Circumstances.” The American Chamber of Commerce was part of the event yesterday and back in July submitted their inputs for the fiscal package. We spoke to AMCHAM’s President Mitchell De Silva.
The Medical Association is hosting its annual Medical Research Conference looking at the Metabolic Syndrome in the Caribbean with specific emphasis on Non-Communicable Diseases. We spoke to Executive Member of the TTMA is Dr. Liane Conyette and Dr. Dilip Dan.
Tax Manager at Deloitte and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Shivanan Deopersad spoke with us as we continued the conversation in the led up the 2017 budget. Today we spoke about the adjustment to stamp duty regime to enhance the efficiency of the real estate market and the land tax as a long-term fiscal measure for agricultural and residential properties.
The seventh annual international Caribbean Association of Oncology and Haematology will take place in Trinidad and Tobago over this weekend. We spoke to Chairman of CAOH 2017 and Oncology Advocate Dr. Marisa Nimrod and Cancer Survivor and advocate Clifford Tardieu.