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Editorial

In delivering the mid-year budget review on May 10, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said that the increase in international oil prices for the first six months of the 2017 fiscal year had led to an increase in the amount of taxes collected from the energy companies operating in T&T.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sometimes a government project becomes emblematic of all the ills of a nation. A strong candidate for this role in Trinidad and Tobago is the “new” stadium in Tarouba, now named the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Although Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh seemed to downplay it, the issue of how Trinidad and Tobago ended up importing fake diabetes and blood pressure drugs for the Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP) needs to be investigated.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In delivering the 2017 budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that he expected to generate $4.1 billion in revenue by divesting significant blocks of shares in wholly and majority State-owned companies.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

It was distressing enough that cancer patients scheduled to get chemotherapy treatment at the San Fernando Oncology Centre were turned away earlier this week because there was no pharmacist to mix the drugs.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s announcement, in his presentation of the mid-year budget review yesterday, that the Government intends to start focusing on revenue collection, instead of imposing new tax or tariff adjustments at this time, is an extremely useful idea and one that is long overdue...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For the second time in less than two years, sod was turned yesterday for the start of the upgrade of the Maracas Beach Facilities.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Over the weekend former People’s Partnership minister Fazal Karim called the Government’s forthcoming changes to GATE an “education tax” about to hit the population soon after the property tax.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) which he heads can no longer maintain their unstudied silence now that calls are mounting for their resignations or rebuttals.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

West Indies fans were celebrating a rare victory last week when skipper Jason Holder’s men managed to come from behind to beat Pakistan by 106 runs in the second match of the three-Test series at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tests can be flawed. They are, after all, usually prepared by human beings who can make mistakes.

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