Chamber recommends broader tax net via T&T Revenue Authority for 2018 Budget

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce is recommending that the Government broaden the tax net via the establishment of the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority, as a form of increasing revenue.

It is recommending this option as opposed to the continued application of higher taxes to those who are already compliant. 

The Chamber released its recommendations for the 2018 Budget today:

OPM: Assistance heading to Dominica tonight

The Office of the Prime Minister says that during the course of today coordination has been taking place between the various agencies tasked to provide assistance to Dominica.

These agencies include the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministries of National Security, Foreign and Caricom Affairs, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, the National Helicopters Services Limited (NHSL), the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), Caribbean Airlines and the  Immigration Department.

Schnoor moves up in Scotiabank

Scotiabank today announced that Anya Schnoor, Managing Director of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited, and Senior Vice President and Head of the Caribbean South and East has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Retail Payments, Deposits and Unsecured Lending for Canadian Banking.

Schnoor’s appointment will take effect after November 1, 2017 and once a successor has been named to the role.

The bank says it will announce her successor shortly.

WI's 7-wicket loss to England in ODI means no direct entry into 2019 World Cup

Jonny Bairstow struck a maiden one-day international hundred as England condemned West Indies to a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday that means the twice former champions can no longer gain direct entry to the 2019 World Cup.

West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winners, had to take this five-match series 5-0 or 4-0 with a tie or no result if they were to avoid the indignity of a qualifying competition for the next edition in England in two years' time.

Honorary Doctorate for Portia Simpson-Miller

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will hold a special convocation On Saturday, September 30, 2017, to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.

The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica.