Professor Patrick Watson, the current Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies at UWI ST Augustine, speaks about his Institute’s 18th Annual Conference. This conference is held annually and is rotated among the 3 campuses. It is used as a platform to showcase scholarly and other products related to Caribbean development. The theme for this year’s conference is 'Small Nations, Dislocations, Transformations, Sustainable Development in SIDS'.
The T&T Road Safety Council says more needs to be done to improve the level of safety on the nation’s roads. Stan Huggins, the President of theT&T Road Safety Council, spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago hostRia Roopchandsingh about some of the initiatives the group is working on to improve road safety.
EconomistInderaSagewan-Alli explains the significant of S&P’s lower of Trinidad and Tobago’s long-term sovereign credit ratings to BBB+. She also gives some insight into the implementation of property taxes and explains the impact it could have on the country’s economy.
Trinidad and Tobago's premier annual literary festival is set to take place from April 26th, 2017 to April 30th, 2017. This year the festival will focus on human rights and highlight the inalienable rights, which serve as the corner stone of all democratic societies. Ardene Sirjoo and and Andre Bagoo spoke about the festival on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago today.
Opposition Member of Parliament for St. Augustine Prakash Ramadhar says that he will assemble a team of lawyers to challenge the legality of the Property Tax legalisation. Ramadhar, who was speaking on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago today, said that the Government will pay a high political price for the reimplementation of the property tax regime.
Former Minister of Trade and Industry Vasant Barath says small businesses and entrepreneurs will suffer due to the reimplementation of the property taxes. He spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about the issues he has identified with the legalisation.
The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. Kondwani Applewhite spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about the initiative, which is used to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.
Hanif Benjamin from the Centre for Human Development has added his voice to the on-going discussion to have the lunch hour at schools reduced to 30 minutes.
Speaking on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago today Benjamin said if the change is allowed to take place it may make the issue of school violence worse.
The European Film Festival (EFF) began in Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. Today Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh spoke with Karen Sheppard, the Press and Information Officer of the Delegation of the EU to Trinidad and Tobago, and Carla Hobbs about the festival which several films from the European Union (EU). This year some films from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom will be shown.