Except for PNM-till-Ah-deads, the public has been shocked and outraged by the $59,000 phone bill racked up by Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe during a four-day trip to the Bahamas earlier this year...
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Eyes on banks
The Finance Ministry is currently studying whether the law should be changed to allow the Central Bank to regulate all fees charged by commercial banks.
Dianne Joseph-That would be an excellent move, pretty soon the banks would charge for stepping into their buildings.
Dilliam Ganness-That's a really, really bad idea. What is needed is regulation and action to prevent collusion amongst banks in determining products, prices etc. Similarly to the anti trust laws to make price fixing a criminal jailable offence like in the US. BA, American Airlines, Delta Airlines executives have all faced the threat of jail time in the US because of price fixing. I suspect through the ABA banking cartel in Trinidad, that banks collude on everyday business in a largely unregulated environment. That needs to stop. And you don't just need regulation, you need an authority to actually haul them before the courts and see the law through to conviction.
Kirwin Weston-Alyuh studying bank fees when food prices unregulated and wild like bush fire?
Ronald G Sukhbir-Won't happen.
Fudgie Lisette Abraham-I think government needs to offer citizens other options for salary/pension collection. Maybe if people could be paid through their credit union accounts, for instance, the "need" for a bank account would no longer be there. As such, no one would be forced to own an account and pay these exorbitant costs.
Fudgie Lisette Abraham-Really? Computers for automated transfers are THAT expensive that fees must be raised every Monday morning? Steups.
Glen Leanza-Excellent move, banks make a great profit annually. They want to rob its customers. Without customers there is no bank.
Tobago teen murdered
The body of a Tobago teenager was found, throat slit, this morning along the island's west coast.
John Smith-No more this is the straw that broke the camel's back. No more.
Betty Ann Kawal Roberts-Oh gosh Tobago....nooo! Hope the killers get caught...sad. Sry for family! Plz don't let Tobago get crime and murder infested!
John Smith-Stop Carnival, you have to stop Carnival, it's the only way to wake Trinidadians from their stupor. They have to change the failing government and stop the crime from happening. That has to be the focus, not fun and get drunk and dancing, that's not gonna work anymore.
Shamilla Ali John-I also find they should stop Carnival too.
Dianne Maughn-Oh lord it reach Tobago shores now. What is dis.
Geeta Bharry-The things I want to say eh....but my heart paining meh too much over this right now.. RIP child-May the Lord comfort your family at this time.
Jamilia Wallace-This place has got too bloody. We're losing our children. It's not just death, souls are being lost. This is horrific.
Aaron Love-This brings tears to my eyes and pain to my heart. God bless her soul and please bring the person or persons to justice, amen.
Wendell Pierre-This is making me sick, please, please stop the killings of the innocent children. Take control lord. R.I.P little one, so, so sad.
Sandra Alashkar-Senseless killing going on in Trinidad and Tobago. What is happening in these two little islands.
Simi Ramadhar-I wonder how much die before the crime situation in this country is curbed.
rampant in Marabella
The community of Bayshore balances at the edge of the waterside in West Marabella...dozens of residents interviewed said the one problem they wanted to see change in the country was high crime.
Kirk Hosein-Go and upgrade your skills. Stop depending on Govt handouts to survive. If you have NO skills who will employ you?
Nicholas Ramasir-There's a lot of good people that live there.
6,000 deportees worry citizens
Concerns are being raised about the monitoring of deportees to this country with potentially dangerous skills. There is the fear among citizens that these deportees may be corrupted to turn their training towards criminal activities such as robberies and murders.
Visesh Lal-Why are we not deporting all the illegals in this country?
Masheica Anella Thomas-Not because they are not being deported doesn't mean it's not happening, almost every day people are being deported from Trinidad.
Visesh Lal-Not enough and not fast enough ... everywhere I turn I am hearing a different accent ... pull up on them,check their papers, and if they not legal, put them out ...
Jae Jae They are deported because of wrong doings committed in other countries. If they are from Trinidad then that's where they return.
Stefan Malloo so we hating Trump about his anti illegal immigrants, now we worry about those same said illegal immigrants when they are in Trinidad and Tobago. If we feel compassion for them in USA then we should feel the same when they are in T&T.
Jessie Lauren Dirpaul They need to do what Guyana did. Guyana turned back the deportees telling the US in particular to keep the people that their society created.
Avian Lezama We need to start deporting all illegals in TNT to make room for our deportees.