One year amnesty for Venezuelans nearer?
The National Security Ministry’s proposed register for Venezuelans in T&T will be discussed in Cabinet next week.
At the post-cabinet media briefing, National Security Minister Stuart Young said a note will be taken to Cabinet on the issue then.
The Cabinet has approved the demolition of the old Besson Street police station, as the first phase of a Piccadilly development project.
This will make way for what is being described as a mixed-use tower building.
The announcement was made at today's post-Cabinet media conference by the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Edmund Dillon.
The tower building will involve space for economic activity on the ground floor, recreational space on the second floor and residential apartments on the other floors.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will return to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday evening next week.
Acting prime minister, Finance Minister Colm Imbert told today's post-Cabinet news conference that Dr Rowley will travel home to T&T on Caribbean Airlines via New York.
Imbert said that he was advised that the tests went very well and that the prime minister does not require surgery.
"We are thankful our prayers were answered," Minister Imbert said.
EU finance ministers have updated the EU list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions, and Trinidad and Tobago remains on it.
Over the course of last year, the Commission assessed 92 countries based on three criteria: tax transparency, good governance and real economic activity, as well as one indicator, the existence of a zero corporate tax rate.
60 countries took action on the Commission’s concerns and over 100 harmful regimes were eliminated. The list has also had a positive influence on internationally agreed tax good governance standards.
The wife of Prime Minister on Tuesday advised all women to attain financial independence.
She was speaking at the Women of Influence symposium hosted by the Bankers’ Association of T&T (BATT) and AFETT held at the Hyatt Regency hotel yesterday.
“I make my own money. I have my own bank account and I certainly don’t have to ask the Prime Minister for money,” she said.
She described herself as an independent woman who still works and who, prior to 2015, had managed the family’s household.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is a relieved man after his cardiologist delivered good news saying that there is no need for heart surgery.
A smiling Rowley posted the good news just after 11 pm Tuesday on his Facebook page.
Alongside a photo of him and his doctor in California, Rowley said: "All smiles at lunch with my cardiologist. Today (Thursday) I was told there is no need for surgery."
Rowley said, however, that he will remain under observation for a few more days and return home to T&T soon.
Public Relations Officer of the United National Congress, Senator Anita Haynes says the government must move to stop the use of Boeing Max 8s in T&T's airspace.
“Instead of taking time to blast a newspaper reporter for an article on concerns regarding Boeing 737 Max 8, the Finance Minister, who is the line Minister for Caribbean Airlines, should take immediate action to suspend the intended lease of 12 of these aircraft,” Haynes said in a statement.
Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says overladen trucks belonging to contractors the ministry hires to repair the nation’s roads are causing more damage to Government infrastructure.
He made the comment at the opening of the new $3.2 million concrete, drainage and road project at Upper Laventille Road, Sou Sou Lands, Febeau Village, San Juan, yon Saturday.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is carded to speak at an International Women’s Day event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (AMCHAM BEC).
The event takes place on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019, with the theme: “Journey to Greatness – Her Story”.
Persad-Bissessar will be part of a panel of leading women from the region, sharing her inspirational story as a woman politician, leader and Trinidad and Tobago’s first female prime minister.
Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles and Secretary for Tourism, Culture and Transportation Nadine Stewart-Phillips left for Germany yesterday to attend the Internationale Tourismus-Borse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany.
Charles and Stewart-Phillips will lead the team to the tourism conference, alongside Tobago Tourism Agency CEO Louis Lewis and other representatives from the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation and the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd.