T&T outranks China, India & Russia in standard of living

This coun­try has ranked 49th—high­er than 142 oth­er well-known coun­tries glob­al­ly—in terms of stan­dard of liv­ing. That is, in terms of Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct (GDP) based on pur­chas­ing-pow­er-par­i­ty (PPP) per capi­ta.

This is in­di­cat­ed in a Glob­al Fi­nance ar­ti­cle from the In­ter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund (World Eco­nom­ic Out­look) on the World’s Rich­est Coun­tries 2019.

Mohit promises relief for market butchers

An­gry butch­ers op­er­at­ing out of the Ch­agua­nas Mar­ket are de­mand­ing that the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion un­der­take im­me­di­ate re­pairs to two de­funct cold stor­age units and fix the air-con­di­tion­ing at the fa­cil­i­ty.

An­tho­ny Ali, a butch­er who has been op­er­at­ing at the fa­cil­i­ty for more than three decades, said about four months ago the two cold stor­age units broke down.

The PM’s Christmas wish

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley likes Christ­mas and is look­ing for­ward to en­joy­ing it with fam­i­ly and get­ting away from the “reg­i­men­ta­tion of work and di­et.”

He shared his Christ­mas thoughts with re­porters at his first White­hall me­dia brief­ing Thurs­day.

Kamla: Let’s help each other

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad- Bisses­sar is look­ing for­ward to spend­ing time with her fam­i­ly for Christ­mas - but she’s al­so wor­ried about many who have been en­coun­ter­ing loss­es and prob­lems.

Per­sad- Bisses­sar shared her Christ­mas wish and mes­sage with Trinidad Guardian yes­ter­day in be­tween her an­nu­al toy-dri­ve gift dis­tri­b­u­tion through­out her con­stituen­cy.

Queen street vendors plead to mayor to allow them to sell their good on the street for Christmas season

Queen Street vendors are appealing to Mayor Joel Martinez to give them a chance to sell their goods on the streets for this Christmas season.

Since Saturday, vendors have been arrested and charged and their goods seized by Municipal Police officers.

Vendor David Nedd said he was fined $900 by a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday for illegally vending.

Around noon today, Municipal police swooped down on Queen Street and arrested several vendors and seized their goods.

Cannabis activist happy marijuana has been decriminalised

Cannabis activist Nazma Muller is describing Monday’s scheduled proclamation of legislation to decriminalise marijuana as a victory.

Muller says for years she has advocated, lobbied and even petitioned for the legalization of cannabis, as she deemed existing laws in contravention of citizen's constitutional right to freedom.

She had previously expressed concerns with clauses made to the Dangerous Drugs and Cannabis Control Bill.

Barrackpore Bridge opens

Less than a week after the Barrackpore Bridge collapsed following devastating floods, a temporary bailey bridge has been opened to the public.

Local government minister Senator Kazim Hosein visited the area on Friday and met with residents who expressed relief that the New Colonial Road was finally opened again.

At Number 2 Junction, Eddie Surjan said even though the bridge was incomplete, he was thankful it was still open.