VAT on food coming back
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
VAT on food coming back
THE REMOVAL of 15 percent VAT on food is not a permanent measure but is meant to be temporary and will return once inflation levels are under control, according to Minister in the Ministry of Finance Vasant Bharath.
Drivers going super
…Price hike causes drop in premium sales
SWITCH TO SUPER
PM advises motorists hit by 44% hike in premium gas
Govt saves $100M
Approximately $100 million is how much Finance Minister Larry Howai says Government expects to save from the subsidy reduction on premium fuel.
Band belly, buy premium
At least two new car dealerships are advising owners "band their bellies" and avoid the switch to super unleaded gasoline if manufacturers recommend the use of premium gasoline.
'Not only rich people driving premium vehicles'
'Many can make the transition'
MOTORISTS who are thinking of switching to super unleaded gas instead of premium should stop worrying because their vehicles can make the transition without any hiccups, depending on the engine type.
Not enough done to ease food import bill
FINANCE Minister Larry Howai has failed to adequately address the issue of food security, says economist Indira Sagewan-Ali.
'Unscrupulous taxi-drivers' may increase their fares
MSJ: Lack of confidence will hurt Howai's Budget
THE PUBLIC'S lack of confidence in Government will work against whatever successes that may come out of the 2012/2013 budget, Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah
Govt trying to fool the people, says Roget
PRESIDENT general of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget has accused the Government of trying to hoodwink the population into believing the increase in the price of premium gas would only impact a small segment of the population.
Committee adding to list of non-VAT items
A wide cross section of food items and non-food items such as bay rum and weight loss and diabetic shakes are being considered for Value Added Tax (VAT) removal by the special committee which was appointed to compile a list on items to be zero rated from November 15.
Ashworth warns Rowley about refusing to support Tobago
Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly Ashworth Jack says he is hoping Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley does not make good on his promise not to co-operate with the Government when legislation to give Tobago internal self-government is brought to Parliament for approval in the coming months.
Death threat for Rowley
NATIONAL Security Minister Jack Warner yesterday confirmed that Opposition People's National Movement (PNM) leader Dr Keith Rowley has received a death threat from persons unknown.
Penny vs Cox in PNM elections
PNM Senate leader Pennelope Beckles-Robinson is challenging the PNM's incumbent lady vice chairman, Donna Cox, for the post in the party's upcoming executive elections, PNM officials said yesterday.
Mystery oil in Caroni River
Parts of San Fernando were still without water up to late last evening following a shut down of the Caroni Water Treatment Plant after an oil-like substance was discovered in the Caroni River.
Speak up, Mr Howai
WE liked the calm, measured tone of delivery of Minister of Finance Larry Howai's 2012/2013 Budget speech, but we repeat our call for more details of content.
George Alleyne: Retain fuel subsidy
Raymond Ramcharitar: How to attack the media
Tony Fraser: Appreciating our cultural traditions
Rickey Singh: When 'all are involved'
$25,000 bail for Gopeesingh's son
SHANE ALEONG, 28, son of Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh appeared yesterday before a Port-of-Spain magistrate to answer three charges arising out of an alleged beating incident in Woodbrook.
WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH
...Shanti Sewlal took out a restraining order against her killer citing his abusive nature towards her.
'She was abused too'
Relative charged in death of baby Roshan
Taxi driver fined $5,000 for slapping female cop
A taxi driver who slapped a female police officer during an argument over a fare was fined $5,000 yesterday when he appeared in court.
Customs officer caught smoking cocaine fined
A Customs and Excise officer who was caught smoking cocaine in a car with a friend has been fined $1,000.
Drivers pay $30,000 for drunk driving
A 51-YEAR-OLD graphic artist was on Monday fined $12,000 and disqualified from driving for three years after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.
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