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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012

YET ANOTHER economic statistic has Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai, 56, worried: the rate at which the country is making babies.

Economists, businessmen, energy expert attack Finance Minister's budget

Howai: Car owners free to buy any gas
Car owners are free to buy any type of gas for their vehicles, Finance Minister Larry Howai said yesterday.

Removal of subsidy on super gas a possibility
Motorists who use super graded gasoline and diesel fuel are next on Finance Minister Larry Howai's list.

Bharath: VAT on food to return anytime
Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment Vasant Bharath yesterday reiterated that Government had not set a specific time frame for the reintroduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) on food items saying the tax would only return after Trinidad and Tobago had become a "food secure nation."

'Ish, Steve will go free'
Despite the repeal of the controversial Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act, Independent Senator Elton Prescott SC believes those who have made applications under the Act will still walk free.

Volney now Independent
Fired minister will now operate as UNC MP

Volney: People want me to stay

Howai: Govt to recoup CLICO bailout funds
Finance Minister Larry Howai said yesterday that once negotiations with CLICO policyholders and shareholders are complete, the government will move to consider all its options to recoup the nearly $20 billion of taxpayers' money it shelled out to save the failed insurance giant.

Tewarie: New property tax system by 2013
A new and improved property tax structure will return before Finance Minister Larry Howai delivers his next national budget in 2013, Planning Minister Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie said yesterday.

'VAT to return when food price inflation goes down'
Food free from Value Added Tax (VAT) is a short-term measure to bring relief to consumers and will be reimposed when the food inflation decreases and there is more food security, says Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj.

Cox not worried about PNM election challenge
PNM's lady vice chairman incumbent Donna Cox is focusing on her budget debate reply, rather than the challenge for her post by PNM colleague, Pennelope Beckles-Robinson.

Karim moves to stop GATE abuse
Tertiary Education and Skills Training Minister, Fazal Karim, has outlined several measures to prevent abuse of the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme, including having public tertiary education institutions enforce a clearance policy.

Minister's son spends night in jail Infirmary
The alleged perpetrator in a "planass" attack on a customer at a doubles stand in Woodbrook secured bail yesterday after having spent Tuesday night behind bars.

Independent Senator: Section 34 was not bad law
Independent Senator Elton Prescott yesterday disagreed with acting President Timothy Hamel-Smith's description of Section 34 as "bad law" and maintained his stance that the law should not have been repealed.

PNM on Section 34 petition: We had 25,000 signatures
The petition taken to acting President Timothy Hamel-Smith by the People's National Movement (PNM) was accompanied by signatures, said Opposition Senator Faris Al-Rawi.

Cops probe Rowley death threat
POLICE have taken the necessary action to protect the life of Dr Keith Rowley after it was reported that his life was threatened.

...PNM leader: Warner's revelation was reckless
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley is "stunned and astounded at the reckless behaviour of the Minister of National Security" Jack Warner.

Accuracy, please
RUNNING Trinidad and Tobago is a tough task, as shown by the sharp debates already occurring over Budget 2012/2013.

Winford James: Is this finance minister serious?

John Spence: Procedures in Parliament

Beetham Gardens residents tell Warner: Give us jobs to prevent crime

War of words at peace talks
Jack wants love in East Port of Spain

Doctor faces questions for allegedly slapping child
A doctor attached to the Arima District Health Facility is expected to be questioned by police after he allegedly slapped a four-year-old boy because he resisted being given an intravenous fluid.

Convicted woman pleads for 'a second chance'
CONVICTED prisoners are not normally afforded the privilege of being able to speak for themselves from the docks.

2 husbands: woman to be sentenced next week

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