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Keeping energy up
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Keeping energy up: Government sticks with hydrocarbons, analysts advise caution
FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert is optimistic that changes to the supplemental petroleum tax (SPT) is the one move that could encourage new investment in the energy sector.

We want everything for nothing'

Industrial Court gives WASA go-ahead to restructure
This comes after the court yesterday dismissed a complaint by the Public Services Association (PSA) against the transformational exercise taking place without its input.

13,000 to get WASA and T&TEC subsidies
Approximately 13,000 low-income customers of WASA and T&TEC will receive water and electricity subsidies at an estimated cost of $3.75 million in 2023.

Drunk and disorderly in 1880s Tobago
Her Majesty's Order in Council of November 17, 1888, which abolished the government of Tobago at the end of 1888, cleared the way for the union of Trinidad and Tobago, which took effect from January 1, 1889.

Farley: Let tourists pay full economic inter-island airfare
Amid growing concern about the limited number of flights to Tobago, and Caribbean Airlines' rebuttal that the cost of flying to Tobago resulted in losses for the company, even with sold-out flights, the price to fly to Tobago was increased by $50 per flight during Monday's budget presentation.

Morris supports inter-island travel fare increases
On Monday, Finance Minister Finance Colm Imbert presented the 2023 budget at the Red House in Port of Spain, and announced pensioners would no longer enjoy free ferry travel but have to pay $25 for a one-way trip between Trinidad and Tobago. He also increased the one-way fare from $50 to $75, and premium from $100 to $150.

A one-way airline ticket moves from $150 to $200.

CARIRI supports ideas, innovation, new products
Since 2018, over 1,000 innovative ideas have been submitted by students, people in rural communities and anyone who just had a good idea, said CEO of CARIRI Hans-Erich Schulz.

He added, "The key problem to be addressed was the low level of innovation exhibited by enterprises and entrepreneurs in TT, which is a constraint to economic growth and competitiveness."

Young adult male among 12 COVID fatalities
Last week's fatalities were seven elderly males, four elderly females and a young adult male. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 4,207 with the seven-day rolling average at 2.

I could go and go, until death'
Raymond La Croix's great swim between Tobago and Trinidad

State to pay Inshan Ishmael for wrongful arrest
The State has been ordered to pay compensation to businessman Inshan Ishmael and a San Fernando man, over them being arrested and charged for leading an unauthorised protest outside of the T&T Guardian's former headquarters in 2016.

Justice Ricky Rahim made the order on Tuesday, as he upheld the duo's wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution case after a brief in-person trial at the Waterfront Judicial Centre in Port-of-Spain.

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