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Howai avoids major changes
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013

Howai avoids major changes
Education which receives the highest sum, $9.8 billion

...No major election goodies in budget

$61 billion Budget
...includes what the Minister said was also the largest-ever capital programme of $8 billion

Budget highlights
Tax allowance of 100 per cent up to $40,000 per vehicle for CNG conversion to take effect in Jan. 2014.

CAL's $300m fuel subsidy removed
'...No impact on ticket prices'

PM promises: No property tax

Point Fortin Chamber responds to budget
THE Point Fortin/South Western Chamber has said it was forced to adopt a wait and see approach to the promises made in today's 2014 budget presentation.

Howai: Independent audit for highway work

Roget to Govt: Back away from privatisation in budget

Speaker Wade Mark removed St Joseph MP Herbert Volney, "with immediate effect" from the House of Representatives moments after yesterday's Budget Speech

Budget day overshadowed by Speaker declaring St Joseph MP's seat vacant

Volney: Govt will pay high price for my removal from House

Jack to ex-MP: Don't go to court, force a by-election

PM: We're ready for by-election
People's Partnership Government was prepared for a possible by-election and/or legal challenge to yesterday's declaration by Speaker Wade Mark of the St Joseph seat being vacant

Rowley not surprised by Mark's ruling

TTMA glad for VAT refunds
The manufacturing sector is expecting to receive $500 million of the proposed $1 billion in value added tax (VAT) refunds proposed by Finance Minister Larry Howai in the 2013-2014 budget presentation.

Health card to stop CDAP abuse
The Health Ministry will introduce a "card system" to eliminate abuse in the chronic disease assistance programme (CDAP).

'Win-win for all'
Guyana Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy declared yesterday

Headless body found on Nelson Street
Discovered outside the apartment buildings near Independence Square in Port-of-Spain

'Enforcement of laws is key'
Fines increased for illegal quarrying, littering

PM backs AG in wife issue
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is standing by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan in the face of legal letters seeking to block the Express from publishing any story about him and his wife

Sparrow fighting
LEGENDARY calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) is currently hospitalised in Queen's, New York, USA where he remains in a coma, having been admitted last week.

WPC freed on DUI charge
A female police officer who is also a licensed breathalyser technician, appeared in court yesterday charged with driving drunk.

Cop on human trafficking charges
AN application by accused Police Constable Valentine Eastman, who is charged with ten offences linked to human trafficking and prostitution

Soldier on robbery charge
A Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force soldier yesterday appeared before two magistrates to answer to robbery and assault charges

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