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$34m in upgrades for three hospitals
Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2023

$34m in upgrades for three hospitals
Renovations costing $34 million are to be carried out at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH), the Port of Spain General Hospital (PoSGH) and the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.

Taxes, measures coming in 2024
• Property tax
• Export Sales of Manufacturing Companies: Business Levy Charge
• Energy Sector
• Investment Tax
• Exempt Income
• Public and Private Schools: Corporate Sponsorship

The road to $20.50 an hour

Deyalsingh: Public health care is no "Carnival hotel"
HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh sent a stern warning to Carnival masqueraders not to dump their parents or grandparents, who may be vulnerable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in public hospitals while they play mas. NCDs are illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.

'Hospitals not Carnival hotels'
...Minister warns against 'dumping' ailing, elderly in order to play mas

NIB closes all offices after cyber-attack
NIBTT said all of its offices will be closed from today, Wednesday 27 December 2023, until Friday, December 29.

Police officer charged with murder after Courts killings

Cop charged with Courts Megastore murders
The police officer accused of killing siblings Simeon and Siniaya Lessey at the Courts Megastore, San Juan last weekend – has been charged with two counts of murder.

PC Sidney Roberts, who was last attached to the Justice Protection Programme, is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate tomorrow.

Tobago gets specialised gang unit to tackle rising violence
The gang unit's primary focus is to target gang-related crimes and violence, which have contributed to the record-high murder toll in 2023 of 13 murders.

Hazel emphasised the importance of having a well-trained and prepared unit to enforce the law and prevent gang rivalries from taking hold on the island. The unit is already operational and has begun its work to address this “urgent problem."

CoP Erla must lead Tobago crime talks

BATT's warnings throughout the year after uptick in robberies outside banks
IN response to the significant number of people being robbed moments after leaving financial institutions throughout the year, the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) introduced a $10,000 reward to address and mitigate these attacks and find the culprits responsible.

Diptee 'touched lives'
Hundreds mourn Penal/Debe chairman

Tributes for late Penal/Debe corporation chairman: 'Ramnath was dedicated to service'

Hunters Search and Rescue counts wins, losses for 2023 - Rambharat: Team will go regional in 2024
It has been a year of highs and lows for the Hunters Search and Rescue Team, with its members participating in 482 searches for missing people from January to November.

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