Sunday, October 22, 2017

News

Gambling tax causing headache *

Oct. 21, 2017, 10:0 PM AST Comments

By Denyse Renne - FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert's decision to implement a ten per cent tax on the winnings of all National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) games is being reviewed.



Residents still marooned Three days after widespread floods*

Oct. 20, 2017, 9:50 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has responded to critics who questioned why he has not shown a presence in areas affected by ­severe flooding in the last three days, ­saying he was needed in ­Parliament. Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday slammed Rowley and the Government for its “l

Kamla: PM offered no comfort*

Oct. 20, 2017, 9:45 PM AST Comments

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar donned her rain boots yesterday and ventured into communities affected by ­severe flooding over the last three days. According to a release from the United National Congress (UNC),


It’s a crisis*

Oct. 20, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

Residents in flood-hit areas such as Las Lomas, Cunupia, Madras, Woodland, Penal and Debe have suffered “thousands of dollars in losses”. Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein made this pronouncement after touring Woodland and Barrackpore yesterday.


Soldiers ‘missing in action’*

Oct. 20, 2017, 9:32 PM AST Comments

ON day three of the unfolding flood disaster in South Trinidad, the Defence Force was deployed into the flood-stricken villages of the South Oropouche lagoon. The soldiers were expected to work alongside officials of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and regional corporation


48 hours of rain: roads near airport flooded*

Oct. 20, 2017, 9:25 PM AST Comments

Use alternative routes. This was the advice of Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) corporate communications manager Zola Joseph to the public, as torrential showers over the last 48 hours caused flood waters to reach the compound of Piarco International Airport.



Floods from Coast To Coast

Oct. 20, 2017, 1:22 PM AST Comments

Three days of persistent rainfall has led to this developing disaster in villages and communities located in low lying areas or near rivers that have broken their banks.