Prime Minister Dr Kieth Rowley says the UNC's legal challenge on property tax put the local government reform initiative on standby because the revenue that it would generate was going to be the lifeblood of reform.
But he told party supporters at the Exodus panyard in Tunapuna that the PNM will be bringing back the tax.
Kamla Persad Bissessar meanwhile said the UNC will not.
But Dr Rowley said the Opposition is making the property tax out to be a bad thing when it is done in most developed nations.
Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh claims Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar instructed public officials to hide flu mortality statistics for the period 2013-2015.
Speaking at a PNM public meeting at the Exodus pan yard in Tunapuna last night, the minister said he has always been transparent about the flu death statistics.
He said between 2015 and 2017 there were no deaths, there were eight last year and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) had previously said there were three deaths so far this year.
Camille Robinson-Regis says the UNC must stop obsessing about Darryl Smith and instead tell the public about an incident where a former People's Partnership (PP) government minister sexually harassed a woman who was then allegedly given a house to keep quiet.
“I want to go home!”, cried Nigerian national, Saubana Bello.
Bello entered Trinidad in November 2005 illegally from Venezuela, after the economic crisis created uncertainty.
The attorney representing former food production minister Devant Maharaj, in a lawsuit against the State, plans to ask the court to scrutinise Government’s conduct in the handling of the Darryl Smith report.
In a letter to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, Che Dindial questioned the Government’s unwillingness and mixed responses towards releasing the findings of a committee set up by the Office of the Prime Minister.
The city of Port-of-Spain has been designated a UNESCO City of Music, Port-of-Spain mayor Joel Martinez announced yesterday.
The late retired chief justice Clinton Bernard will be laid to rest tomorrow following an official funeral service in his honour.
A statement yesterday from the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs said funeral will take place at the Church of the Assumption, 70-72 Long Circular Road, Maraval, from 9.30 am.
Despite the ominous weather threatening to spoil their protest, thousands of teachers were relentless in voicing their discontent over Government’s failure to amend their salaries since 2014.
As the red army proceeded through the streets of San Fernando yesterday, there was some traffic congestion and curiosity among shoppers, pedestrians and workers in their businesses.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says the water-use restrictions implemented in January 2019 remains in effect.
This as the three main impounding reservoirs in Trinidad remain considerably low for this time of year, a statement by WASA notes.
WASA says the levels of storage and respective Long Term Averages (LTAs) at the authority’s impounding reservoirs as at today – Tuesday 5th November 2019 are as follows.
· Arena: 52.01%, LTA - 80.89%
· Navet: 36.42%, LTA - 80.30%
· Hollis: 44.75%, LTA - 78.71%
· Hillsborough: 100%, LTA - 92.75%
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, believes identification through police line-up should be the first form of identification for a suspect, instead of the use of video footage.
He made the recommendation at today’s meeting of a Special Select Committee of Parliament, examining the Evidence Amendment Bill 2019.
DPP Gaspard said it gives the police and the witness a broader scope and a better chance at pinpointing a suspect.