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Chaguanas man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 24-year-old Steven Mathew Otway.

Steven, of Montrose Main Road, Chaguanas, was last seen leaving his home around 8:10 am, on May 11th.

He was reported missing to the Chaguanas Police Station, around 9:30 pm, on May 13th, by his neighbour.

Steven is of mixed descent, 5 feet 6 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and short hair.

He was last seen wearing a pair of ¾ jeans.

Steven has a tattoo of a cross on his right shoulder and one of the word ‘Monica’ on his chest.

Colm gets a fair rating from stakeholders

Econ­o­mist Dr Ronald Ramkissoon says from a short-term per­spec­tive, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert did a fair job with the coun­try’s econ­o­my. He, how­ev­er, not­ed that for cit­i­zens to ex­pe­ri­ence the ben­e­fits from any eco­nom­ic growth more needs to be done.

“To the ex­tent that there is growth – it is pos­i­tive and I think we have to recog­nise that. Un­less we come up with the strat­e­gy to grow by up­wards of three, four per cent – some would say five per cent – we not go­ing to make any fun­da­men­tal change to the lives of peo­ple.”

Teacher critical following brutal stabbing at primary school

A Standard Two teacher is now warded in critical condition at the hospital following a brutal stabbing that occurred at a primary school in Arouca in full view of pupils on Monday.

A team of officials from the Ministry of Education including School Supervisors and the Student Support Services are currently at this time engaged in a meeting with the school principal in his office at St Pius Boys RC School at Lopinot Road.

Muslim group seeks assistance for security cameras at mosques

Ummah T&T The Mus­lim Fed­er­a­tion is de­mand­ing that gov­ern­ment give all re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tions con­ces­sions to im­port sur­veil­lance equip­ment to mon­i­tor peo­ple en­ter­ing and ex­it­ing hous­es of wor­ship.

Imam Rasheed Karim, the head of the or­gan­i­sa­tion made the call on Mon­day at a news con­fer­ence at Greenidge Street, Fe­lic­i­ty.

Speak­ing days three days af­ter the shoot­ing death of Han­iff Mo­hammed last Fri­day at the Junon Street Mosque, Karim said wor­ship­pers are very cau­tious when at­tend­ing and leav­ing hous­es of wor­ship.

Kamla: Economy dead under PNM

The econ­o­my has gone from be­ing on life sup­port to to­tal­ly dead un­der the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment.

This was how Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar summed up Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert’s pre­sen­ta­tion on the Mid-Year Bud­get Re­view yes­ter­day in Par­lia­ment, adding he did not put for­ward any pol­i­cy or plans in place for the coun­try’s re­al de­vel­op­ment.

Finance Minister hits critics, commentators

Peren­ni­al­ly neg­a­tive com­men­ta­tors!

That’s how Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert dis­missed as­sort­ed com­ment on the econ­o­my dur­ing his Mid-Year Bud­get Re­view yes­ter­day.

De­tail­ing his de­fence of Gov­ern­ment’s eco­nom­ic man­age­ment via what he said was ac­tu­al da­ta, Im­bert main­tained T&T’s econ­o­my sus­tained three con­sec­u­tive quar­ters of growth in 2018

Young: Govt still negotiating Train 1

The Gov­ern­ment is still in ne­go­ti­a­tions con­cern­ing the fu­ture of At­lantic LNG Train 1, Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Stu­art Young said in Par­lia­ment on Monday.

The Port-of-Spain North/St Ann’s West MP said the Op­po­si­tion was us­ing the re­cent an­nounce­ment by BPTT con­cern­ing gas sup­ply to the Point Fortin plant, as a tool for fear mon­ger­ing.

“Yes, ob­vi­ous­ly this gov­ern­ment is go­ing to look at what hap­pens with Train 1.

There is no re­joic­ing, this gov­ern­ment is not hap­py about any set­back what­so­ev­er, in the en­er­gy sec­tor.

Not just one well fails to produce: BPTT to lose 15% of its production

BPTT’s pro­duc­tion will fall by up to 300 mil­lion stan­dard cu­bic feet per day in 2020 and 2021, ac­cord­ing to the en­er­gy ma­jor.

This is a 15 per cent drop in pro­duc­tion and con­flicts with the Mid-year Bud­get Re­view pre­sent­ed by Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert.

Im­bert tried to down­play the sig­nif­i­cance of the de­cline by say­ing he ex­pect­ed lit­tle im­pact on nat­ur­al gas pro­duc­tion.

Economist welcomes THA’s borrowing approval

The Gov­ern­ment’s move to fi­nal­ly grant ap­proval to the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) to bor­row mon­ey on the lo­cal mar­ket to fi­nance To­ba­go’s de­vel­op­ment is “sat­is­fac­to­ry” says econ­o­mist Dr Vanus James.

James was re­act­ing to Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert’s 2019 Mid-year Bud­get Re­view, in Par­lia­ment on Mon­day, that the THA will soon be giv­en per­mis­sion to bor­row.

Imbert gives tax amnesty in feel-good review

Put your tax­es in or­der via Gov­ern­ment’s up­com­ing three-month tax amnesty, be­cause fu­ture amnesties are un­like­ly.

This was Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert’s warn­ing in his mid-year re­view yes­ter­day as he an­nounced the amnesty on all forms of tax­a­tion.

The mea­sure was the on­ly one an­nounced in Im­bert’s “good news” re­view, where he paint­ed a glow­ing pic­ture of the econ­o­my, gave as­sur­ances on re­cent con­cerns about BPTT’s gas sup­plies for At­lantic LNG’s Train One - and hit crit­ics and com­men­ta­tors.

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