The State is saddled with $345 million in claims for properties that were acquired to make way for the construction of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin.
And over 100 properties were acquired that are no longer in the way of the proposed road development.
This was revealed by Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan on Wednesday during an event in Guapo, where Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley turned the sod for packages, 5D, 6C and 3A of the highway extension project.
Licks from the Opposition, plus licks from some Independent senators.
That was the state of play yesterday as the Senate began debating Government’s controversial bill to regulate Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) - legislation which the Independent bench’s first two speakers feared could destroy the NPO sector and discourage participation in it.
The bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives recently, has generated concern from some organisations which said they weren’t consulted.
The Government has said that it is pleased that the Civil Asset Recovery and Management Unexplained Wealth Bill 2019 was passed in the Lower House last evening, April 8, 2019.
The bill received the unanimous support of Government and Opposition Members of Parliament.
The Group DC LLC, the US lobbyist firm, which undertook several trade and investment promotion initiatives for the T&T Government last year, identified opportunities and strategies to engage multinational corporations to potentially increase commercial shipping and drydock construction here.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert outlined the work the firm did in 2018 in response to questions from Naparima MP Rodney Charles in Parliament on Friday.
Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Haji Kazim Hosein has delivered instruments of appointment to the new board of Directors for the Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (RDC).
The Directors of the Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) of El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework to facilitate the timely exchange of information and intelligence that is reasonably considered relevant to the investigation of a money laundering or financing of terrorism case.
The MOU was executed at the Caribbean Financial Action Task Fork (CFATF) XLVIII Plenary held during November 19-23, 2018 in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and a team of accompanying ministers and other Government officials today met with a high-level team from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
President of the IDB Luis Alberto Moreno led the team of officials who represented the bank.
The meeting was held at the Diplomatic Centre, La Fantasie, St Anns.
Caribbean Airlines lost more than a quarter of a billion dollars flying the London route between June 2012 and January 2016, according to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley.
Dr. Rowley was speaking in the Parliament on Wednesday evening on a motion to vest the assets of Petrotrin into three companies which will comprise the restructured entity.
In responding to the opposition’s position that it would not have shut down the state-owned refinery, Dr. Rowley referenced Caribbean Airlines’ London route.
This week's regular Cabinet meeting with take place in Tobago on Friday.
A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister says the Cabinet will meet at the Magdalena Grand Hotel tomorrow.
It says details regarding the Post-Cabinet Media Conference will be sent in a subsequent notice
Several government ministers were due in Tobago this weekend as the PNM's National Convention is taking place in Tobago on Sunday.
Works Minister Rohan Sinanan is promising that reconstruction of the partially collapsed road at Balmain, Couva will begin by this weekend.
Responding to complaints from motorists about the horrendous traffic along the Balmain Main Road, Sinanan said it was not true that the entire road had collapsed. He said one lane was still passable.