Chamber: "Labour Movement reckless to call for riot"

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce says it deems it wholly unsatisfactory that members of the Labour Movement should call for citizens to riot in a show of discontent with the National Budget measures for fiscal 2018.

The Chamber has issued a statement saying that at a time when our country is grappling with challenging economic conditions, such rhetoric, inciting citizens to mobilize in mass protest can only be described as reckless.

Schools closed on Friday

There will be no school this coming Friday - 6th October, 2017 to cater for a national convention by the representing union.

According to the Ministry of Education, it has given the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association permission for teachers to attend National Convention of Teachers 2017, which will be held on Friday from 9am to 3pm.

Therefore, Primary, Secondary and Early Childhood Care and Education Centres will be closed to facilitate the convention.

ECA: Budget was fairly balanced

The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) says its initial assessment of the Budget is that it is balanced.

The ECA is pleased with measures directed towards the strengthening of small businesses and measures to encourage more tripartite consultation.

The ECA issued the following reaction to the Budget presentation: