The Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance, wishes to advise the public that due to the overwhelming response by Property Owners over the last few days to submit their Valuation Return Forms, he will be recommending to the Cabinet at its regular meeting, tomorrow, Thursday May 18, 2017 that the date for the submission of forms be extended from May 22, 2017 to June 05, 2017.
Ramchand Rajbal Maraj, the Vice President of the Couva Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce and the organisation’s Assistant Secretary Anjenie Jairam speak about the Chamber’s up coming Health and Agricultural Fair on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017 at our Conference Hall, Camden Road Couva.
Attorney Ernest Hendren Koylass SC was this evening sworn-in as a member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) and Mr. Jameel Jacob Mohammed was sworn-in asa Member of the Transport Board in a double ceremony by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona O.R.T.T., S.C President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The ceremony took place today (17/05/2017) at the Office of the President, Circular Road, St. Ann’s.
A former government minister is not backing down from his threat to take legal action if the current administration does not withdraw the property tax.
Last week Devant Maharaj sent a pre action protocol letter saying the tax is illegal and if government doesn't reply by Friday it will move ahead with legal action.
He said government should take the act back to parliament because it is unconstitutional.
Mr. Maharaj said government is simply trying to instil fear in the minds of the population.
Today's dull hazy skies are set to linger overnight. Meteorologist Ean Wallace says Saharan dust may irritate asthmatics and cause breathing problems, so take care.
Michele Martin and Stanley Foodman speak about the FATCA legislation, which requires T&T financial institutions to provide reports to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for accounts held by US clients; via T&T Board of Inland Revenue. Martin and Foodman also explained to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh how organisations could cost-effectively comply with all FATCA and CRS requirements while managing De-Risking. The interview served as a precursor to a one-day seminar, which would be held in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss and answer some of the questions around the FATCA legislation.
A husband finds his wife dead in bed with her throat slit; and a High Court Judge says no pay for 33 workers from the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee who refused to work under the guise of health and safety concerns.
Martin George sits down with Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh to discuss the current controversy over the selection of new judges by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission.
Recently Marcia Ayers-Caesar resigned from her new appointment as a Supreme Court Judge to return to the Magistrate's Court and complete her caseload; this has caused some conflict within the legal fraternity with some calling on the Chief Justice Ivor Archie to resign. George stated that he doesn’t believe that Archie should resign but said a proper investigation should be done.
In an effort to improve the quality of health care at Regional Health Authorities throughout the country, the Ministry of Health will be embarking on a series of consultations to get feedback from the public on areas that can be improved.