Education Ministry makes payments for all foreign and local scholars

The Finance and Accounts Division of the Ministry of Education has issued cheques to the financial institutions for payment to all foreign and local scholars for the period October – December 2016, a statement by the Ministry of education says.

This payment will cover allowances related to personal maintenance.

The statement says that Minister of Education Anthony Garcia has reiterated that all affected students will be able to access these payments by the latest, Monday 19th December, 2016.

Government pays $57.9 million to former Caroni cane farmers today

Cane farmers will receive a cheque of just under $58 million dollars from the government today, as part of the compensation package for the closure of Caroni (1975) Limited.

The cheque will be handed over by Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis to the Cane Farmers' Association.

Cabinet, in a meeting on July 28th, 2016 agreed to pay the cane farmers the sum of $57,965,675.00 for Tranches II and III of the compensation package as a final settlement of the 2007 transitional payment.