Political Commentator Indera Sagewan-Ali says the President is the "one that should lead the charge when it comes to transparency and accountability". Sagewan-Ali says the outcry over monies and the President's Office was justified as it was not a small amount in question. She says that there's a responsibility to account to the people.
Non-compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will have profound effect on the man in the street. These are the words of Nigel Baptiste, Managing Director at Republic Bank Limited.
Mr. Baptiste says the non-passage of the FATCA legislation will potentially exclude Trinidad and Tobago's foreign financial institutions from the US payment system which affect everyday transactions such as wire transfers and payment of good and services etc .
When asked what was the one accomplishment that stood out in her career outgoing Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce CEO Catherine Kumar said that there were too many to just choose one. She did say though that one highlight was being Inspector of Financial Institutions at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.
Non-profit organisation Friends of Nelson Street (FONS) will be hosting a concert entitled "Culture at its Best" at City Hall on October 2nd, 2016. The organisation intends to use the proceeds from the concert to treat the children of Nelson Street for Christmas. FONS spokesperson Sharon Dos Santos says the organisation was formed to minimize the negative stigma attached to the area and focuses on assisting the children in the area.
There has not been enough disclosure of information on Sandals Tobago. So says David Walker of the CLICO Stakeholders Alliance. Mr. Walker says the meeting held by Sandals earlier this week was a public relations exercise as opposed to a consultation. He went on to say that only a "selected few" were invited to the meeting.
The College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) has implemented the Ellucian System. Ellucian's Territory Manager Sam Jean says the system focuses on helping tertiary institutions to improve the student experience and operational efficiency.
Former Senator and Women's Rights Activist Diana Mahabir-Wyatt is appalled at the negative responses that the mother, of the 11 year old girl who was allegedly being sexually groomed by an adult male, was receiving.
The Citizen Security Programme (CSP) is an initiative through the Ministry of National Security that has been implemented in 22 communities throughout the country. National Coordinator of CSP Gregory Sloane Seale says CSP is community driven intervention in which partnerships are formed between the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and national communities.
The President of the Communications Workers Union is in agreement with the International Labour Office (ILO) that trade unions are embedded in one of the important concerns of people's life: their job.
There appeared to be friction between sacked coach Phil Simmons and the West Indies Cricket Board. So says Ruskin Mark, Head of C Sports and former teammate of Phil Simmons. Mark says Simmons was a person who would speak out on issues.