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African Liberation Day was established by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963. The OAU became the African Union in 2002 and has continued to observe and recognise African Liberation Day. In 2003, the African Union amended its constitution declaring the African Diaspora as the 6th region of Africa.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I always maintain that it is indeed good advice to join a trade union. But when the trade union leaders persist in not acknowledging that we are now in the 21st century it is going to be all weeping and wailing right down to the wire.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

We are accustomed to the pay as you earn (PAYE) tax system from the mid 1950’s. It is the system of the more you earn, the more you pay, the fairest tax measure.

The proposed Property Tax embodies the same measure of fairness in that the more you own, the more you pay!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dr Anthony Sabga strode Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region like a colossus! He was truly a great one among us.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Can we possibly find it in our hearts to move on from the departure of the Galicia? Can we ignore the fine print and the who did what wrong or who was right? The Galicia is no more. But food, people, goods and services have to get to Tobago, come hell or high water.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I am so very saddened at the news of the passing of business icon Dr Anthony Sabga.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I wish to congratulate both the Ministry of Education and indeed the over 18,000 primary school pupils who are poised to write the SEA examination today. I take the opportunity to wish each and every pupil best of luck.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Congrats are in order for T&T’s women cricketers who successfully defended their Women’s Regional Super 50 title. Barbados came second.

T&T defended their total (runs on the board) 164 admirably, bowling out the Bajans for 143. It was a team effort. Well done, ladies.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

As sure as the sun will rise in the east and set in the west the property tax will come, whether this year or next year, we cannot get away from this. I know this has been of great concern to many including myself, but I cannot live in a fool’s paradise hoping that it will not happen.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The following is a true account of a recent experience in T&T by a small business. This purpose is to raise public awareness of incredible errors in the banking industry and the manner in which they treated a customer of good standing for over 11 years.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The opposition leader seems to have a convenient policy position based on where and when, in relation to Property Tax. The record will show that Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar has given different positions of support or resistance on this issue.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

T&T is in a downturn with many major issues facing the economy such as a high crime rate, loss of jobs, continuously rising food prices and last, but not least, the slowdown in the construction sector.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I pay 25 per cent of my salary to the Government every year. Every item I purchase I pay value added tax of 12.5 per cent. That equates to 37 1/2 per cent already going back to the state.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The following is the final part of an article prepared by Ernst And Young Services Ltd on the reintroduction of the Property Tax. It continues from yesterday.

Objections and Appeal

The relevant legislation provides for two schemes of objection and appeal, namely:

Sunday, April 30, 2017

During this period of low oil prices, Petrotrin continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest being an oil spill.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Even if the price of oil were to get to $70 it will not save Petrotrin from its inevitable demise in the not too distant future. Their payroll is three to four times higher than it needs to be to stay competitive.

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