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Accessing Affordable Housing Programme

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.

Members of the Fatima Old Boys' Association came to Goof Morning Trinidad and Tobago today to promote their annual all-inclusive fete titled Exhale.

Professor Terence Seemungal, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and Dr. Michael Clarke, Adjunct Professor at the Western University in London, Ontario, speak with Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago Ria Roopchandsingh about their upcoming open lecture titled 'A Health Systems Approach to Public Health Research.' The lecture will focus on how critical underpinning of implementing a health in all policies or a health impact assessment system that addresses the “upstream” issues that define a sustainable, healthy nation and equity in health care.

Yvan Mendoza and Damian Clarke of the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago speak about their upcoming week of celebrations.

Attorneys Akilah Phillip and Fabian Phillip discuss the importance of copyright during the Carnival season with Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh. They gave an overview of neighbouring rights, copyright as it relates to carnival events and explained the definitions of authors and composers.

Despers Women Talk Steelpan

The women of Desperadoes steel orchestra, Trinidad and Tobago’s Reigning Panorama Champions, speak to C News’ about some of the trials and challenges faced by women in steelpan.

Hazel Thompson-Ahye, the Managing Director of Epiphany Consultancy Services, speaks to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about the 16th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law, which takes place in Amsterdam during July 25-29, 2017.

Bankers have again voiced their support for the passage and implementation of laws for T&T to become FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) compliant. According to President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Anya Schnoor implications of non-compliance can result in T&T being unable to trade internationally. She said failure to pass the legislation could also lead to a 30 percent withholding tax implemented on US dollars flowing into the banking system in T&T from the US.

The Government can take actions, which will make Trinidad and Tobago safer for women and all citizens within a 100 day according to Amilcar Sanatan. Sanatan, a Research Assistant at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, spoke to with Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Dike Rostant about the issues of gender and the role that men can play in eliminating violence against women in the society.

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