Labour and Industrial Relations Specialist Robert Giuseppi, the former head of the National Union of Government and Federated Workers’ Union (NUGFW) and the National Trade Union Centre, spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about Methanol Holdings Trinidad Limited closing two plants.
The move will see about 100 employees separated over the next few weeks. The company operates five methanol plants situated on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad have a combined annual production capacity of 4.1 million tonnes.
Giuseppi has questioned the level of job, and income security in the country and workers will not ever be able to perform at their optimum when there is a high degree of insecurity. He also called for an upgrade to the country's industrial relation laws.
The 1881 Canboulay Riots will be re-enacted on the streets of Port of Spain in the form of a play ¬” Kambule” at four o’ clock tomorrow ¬morning at -Piccadilly Greens. The Canboulay re-enactment, which many consider the beginning the official start of Carnival celebrations, will see scores of spectators coming into Port of Spain. Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago spoke to writer and activist Attillah Springer about the importance of the event.
Trinidad and Tobago has one of the region's highest cancer mortality rates, according to a study by the Pan American Health Organisation. The report links the country's high incidence of cancer-related death to the prevalence of obesity in the English-speaking Caribbean. Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh spoke to Patricia Tikasingh, who assists cancer patients with counselling across the country.
Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams recently told a Joint Select Committee of Parliament that air rifles are now becoming just as big a threat as illegal firearms on this country’s streets. We spoke to Security Expert, Paul Daniel Nahous, who disagrees with some of the Commissioner positions on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago today.
Financial Investment Specialist Subhas Ramkhelawan says the back, and forth debate between the Government and Opposition on the FATCA bill is only them trying to get as much air play out of it as possible and to see how it can benefit them. Ramkhelawan spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Dike Rostant about the debate on the legislation today.
Tricia Leid, the president of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago, speaks to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Dike Rostant about her Association’s upcoming event. AFETT will host a Women Influence Awards and Mentorship celebration on March 7th, 2017.
Wendy Huggings, the Assistant Manager, TTMF and Dike Noel, the Manager of Corporate Communications at the Ministry of Housing, speaking to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about the housing and loan application process in Trrinidad and Tobago.
Last week, Cabinet agreed to these revised terms and conditions for accessing the 2% and 5% mortgage Financing Regime under Government’s Affordable Housing Programme as administered by the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company Limited (TTMF).
In the Budget Statement 2017, the Minister of Finance declared that “We (Government) are ensuring that the housing needs of our lower and middle income groups are met: in respect of the 2 percent financing regime, we are increasing the qualifying income from $10,000 to $14,000 and the property value from $850,000.00 to $1 million. In respect of the 5 percent facility, the qualifying income will be increased from a lower limit of $14,001 to $30,000 and a property value in excess of $1 million to 1.5 million.”
Members of the Fatima Old Boys' Association came to Goof Morning Trinidad and Tobago today to promote their annual all-inclusive fete titled Exhale.