Daily Archive for September 17th, 2009

Property Tax Can Off-Set $7bn Budget Deficit

By Stephen Kangal
September 17, 2009
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog
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HouseI am now becoming increasingly convinced that the proposed draconian property tax is conceived to defray most of the estimated $7bn budget deficit in the face of an aggressive attempt by Government to bring all residences including those of the new HDC settlements, agricultural lands including the Caroni two-acre farms and new business places into the new, punitive tax net. One will recall the hike in the price of premium gas last fiscal to cover the costs of the $500m Summit of the Americas. CHOGM is next.
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Address by Chief Justice Ivor Archie at the opening of the 2009/2010 Law Term

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Following is the full text of the address by Chief Justice Ivor Archie at the opening of the 2009/2010 Law Term at the Convocation Hall,

Hall of Justice, Knox Street,

Port-of-Spain.

September 16, 2009

Chief Justice Ivor ArchieBecause of the particular focus that I want to adopt for this year’s opening address I will take the unconventional step of acknowledging at the beginning, rather than at the end, those persons who have retired during the past year and whose contributions will endure and leave an indelible mark on this institution, its administration our jurisprudence and most of all on the lives of those with whom they have come into contact.
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