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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.