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Duke: Budget puts Tobago in $4.5b debt
Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Duke: Budget puts Tobago in $4.5b debt
"Where in the world could we expect a finance secretary or finance minister to stand and tell the country for which he governs the finance, that I want to have a budget of $4.7 billion but I am only able to make revenue of about $200 million."

T&T international US$500M Bond Issue very successful—Finance Minister

CAL loses $96.1m in 6 weeks
Caribbean Airline's estimated losses from March 23 to April 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic was US14.2 million or TT$96.1 million, according to Minister in the Ministry of Finance Allyson West.

Travel agents call for bailout
Travel agents are calling for a bailout from Government, as they fear they may have to close their doors, as a result of the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global travel industry.

Recovery Committee to Govt: Review taxation of businesses in 2020
Businesses have been hit hard over the past few months owing to the country-wide covid19 lockdown but the post-covid19 Roadmap for Recovery Committee has outlined numerous initiatives to provide relief.

Griffith's comments on killing of girl, 2, angers activists
Scandalous and irresponsible

Barbados news photographer killed on assignment
Griffith went to the site of a murder scene at Bishop's Court Hill, and arrived before the police. Another man had reportedly been killed there earlier while work was taking place on the building.

Saharan dust levels hitting record highs
This particular plume of Saharan dust moved off the African Coast on June 10 following two tropical waves. Air quality and visibility began to decrease last Friday, with peak concentrations occurring on Sunday.

Air quality levels still 'unhealthy' in Tobago
The air quality levels in Tobago are still classified as 'unhealthy', while Trinidad's have registered as 'moderate' as the country deals with an influx of Sahara dust this week.

Civil Society wants urgent action on climate change in T&T

PNM stalwart passes away
Former chairman of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council Neil Wilson passed away on Monday. Wilson served the party for more than 50 years.

Ameen: PNM offered money for intimate photos of UNC candidate
"But for political parties to purchase images from aggrieved persons and threaten candidates to expose these images, this would not be captured under the Domestic Violence Act. But certainly it encourages it. So I want to urge any persons who might be encouraged to engage in that type of behaviour to desist."

Venezuelans in TT organising return home
Tineo, who had been visiting TT, was stranded when the government of Venezuela closed the borders on March 17 as a preventive measure against covid19. He and his compatriots in the same situation began to hope they could return soon last week when the two governments approved an
exemption so that 30 Trinidadians in Venezuela could come home.

Arrive Alive concerned over bars reopening

Relative of crash victim to drivers: Be responsible on the road
Figuera and her husband Christopher stopped at the side of the road on the highway in the Trincity area at about 7.30am to collect soil for her garden. "They would always do those kinds of things because she liked gardening. So if they see a piece of land with nice dirt, they will go and dig it up," the relative explained.

Popular Moruga stickfighter murdered
Laloosingh had no idea why anyone would want to kill her friend, adding he never complained to her that his life had been threatened.

Two men killed during card game
Police believe robbery may have been the motive since Mohammed's gold rings were missing.

Woman, 20, shot dead in Long Circular
Police said the woman, who was still unidentified up until 6 pm, was shot by gunmen at around 5.30 pm.

Teen drowns at Blue Basin Waterfall
Preliminary reports say Anton Campbell of San Juan was at the waterfall with family when he attempted to climb the rocks to dive into the water. The rocks were slippery and he fell, hitting his head on a stone before sinking.

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