A SAN FERNANDO businessman, who admitted to providing false information to the Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) in an attempt to obtain greater financial returns, has been ordered to pay fines amounting to $90,000.

The sentence was imposed on the businessman, Shannon Sookoo, an auto parts dealer, by Magistrate Indar Jagroo on Tuesday at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.

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Sookoo was fined $10,000 on each of the nine offences that took place when he knowingly submitted false information in his Value Added Tax (VAT) return forms for the period September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009.


The University of the West Indies and Lake Asphalt have signed a licence agreement that will see Lake Asphalt commercialising two “superior” asphalt-based products developed by the university.

WHEN someone has attained the status of a judge, minister or Member of Parliament and they retire with a pension of a couple thousand dollars, people laugh at them.

ECONOMIST Dr Terrence Farrell believes the role of State-owned National Gas Company (NGC) needs to be re-examined and that the price the NGC pays to upstreamers for natural gas should be disclosed.

Business process outsourcing company, Iqor, said Wednesday  it has not sold its Trinidad and…

TWO more organisations have called for the postponement of the proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Chap 22:02, due to the lack of public consultation.