Winston Ferreira, the PRO of the Buccoo Village Council, speaks with Ria Roopchandsingh about some of the issues residents are having in the area. Ferreira talked about the lack of resources and opportunity for youth development and other infrastructure matters in the community.
Andre Phillips of the Pioneers Gallery in Tobago chats with Ria Roopchandsingh about some of his group’s work. The Pioneers Gallery is expected to produce a feature of some of Tobago’s lesser known contributors to national development.
Mark Edghill, managing director/broker at Key West Real Estate, speaks about the impact that the reimplementation of property taxes could have on the local real estate market. Edghill, who is the Vice President of the Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA), said it is important that property owners and sellers understand the property tax legislation and the impact that fraud could have on them.
Omar Moreno is a Trinidad and Tobago national, who grew up in Venezuela; he sat down with Ria Roopchandsingh to give some insight into the current social and political climate in that country. Over the last few weeks, there have been demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government. Venezuelan’s inflation rate is set to hit 720% this year according to the International Monetary Fund, and there have been food shortages and widespread civil unrest in several parts of the country.
Chairman of the Movement for Social Justice Gregory Fernandez speaks about the reimplementation of property taxes with Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago Host Ria Roopchandsingh. He explained that while the MSJ understands the need for the tax and supports it, Government needs to be more transparent if the except persons to comply. He said more time should be given for individuals to finish the valuation of properties.
Wame Mosime, the Director of Global Programs & Advocacy at the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), speaks to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about the development of treatment programs for HIV/AIDS. Together with ITPC’s global program staff, Wame develops advocacy strategies for communities of people living with HIV across the globe. Before joining ITPC, she led HIV projects funded by USAID / PEPFAR, DFID, and EU, and has worked on health-related programming from Africa, Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. She served as a key program manager for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in the Caribbean, based in Trinidad and Tobago for several years.
The runs flowed all over the National Cricket Centre field on Wednesday afternoon when Merryboys batted first in their TTCB's 50-overs Final against Queen's Park and the men doing the damage were the youngsters Isaiah Raja, the talented lefthander, and his right handed counterpart in Aaron Alfred.