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Following the recently concluded working visit to Australia by Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley and an accompanying delegation and the concerns that the Government has with respect to the ten Austal vessels owned by the State, a team from Austal has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has officially declared the start of the 2018 Rainy Season for Trinidad and Tobago following rainfall activity from the passage of a Tropical Wave. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management wishes to advise the public to Get Ready and Stay Ready throughout the 2018 Rainy Season.

The Ministry of Finance has noted reports in the media with respect to the population of the Valuation Roll and wishes to respond to potentially misleading details. In order to complete the process in a timely fashion the Ministry has hired 248 individuals in the following categories: Field
Assessment, Information technology and Business Operations.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is officially declaring the start of the 2018 Rainy Season following rainfall activity from the passage of a Tropical Wave. Once the initial episode of rainfall activity is triggered by the ITCZ or a Tropical Wave, it signals the start of the country’s rainy season since these features will be the mainstay for the next five (5) months in yielding rainfall.

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, has noted concerns expressed in the Senate about the possible retroactive application of property tax for 2 years and wishes to make it clear that the Government has no plan to do this.

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, has taken note of an article in today’s Newsday entitled “Roget Slams Govt’s Proposal to raise Retirement Age to 65” in which the leader of the Joint Trade Union Movement, Ancel Roget, is quoted as saying that the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance have floated the idea of increasing the retirement age from 60 to 65 as a means of denying workers their legitimate rights to National Insurance benefits.

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that four traffic lights along the South Trunk Road will be commissioned and operational tomorrow at 10AM.

The Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance on Monday, April 23rd 2018 signed the first tranche of a Policy-Based Loan Agreement in the sum of US$180 million with the Corporación Andina De Fomento (CAF) Development Bank. The total loan of US$300 million will be used for the implementation of the Programme to support Government’s “Medium-term Fiscal Consolidation Strategy – Phase II”, to boost potential growth and reduce the economy’s vulnerability to external fluctuations and volatility of external terms of trade.

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