As many as 2,000 workers could be facing the axe as the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) rebrands itself into the TSTT Group of Companies by November 1.
The company, according to the representing union, the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), said that number included the 1,600 to 1,700 permanent workers and an additional 200 or so casual and temporary workers.
Ousted chairman of the Tobago division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Claude Benoit admits to feeling a level of “distrust” and “disappointment” by what he deems a “coup d’etat against him,” by members of the executive management of the Tobago Chamber while he was out of the country on vacation.
Speaking to Guardian Media on Thursday, Benoit said he was surprised by the action since before he left for vacation “I held a meeting with them, and we had no problem.”
Minister of Finance Colm Imbert has dismissed claims on social media that the price of super gasoline is actually $5.00 as "nonsense".
Several have taken to social media claiming the gas price of $4.97 is, in reality, the rounded figure of $5.00 as the one cent is no longer legal tender.
In response, the Finance Minister in a text message to Guardian Media said, "Who buys only one litre of gas in cash? And how was it done last week? When the price was $3.97?"
The super gas price was raised by $1 during Monday's presentation.