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:
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Thursday 21st September, 2017, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate cleaning of the raw water intake at the plant due to heavy rainfall and flooded river conditions experienced over the past weeks, which has resulted in reduced production at the plant.
The affected areas will include:
A 54-year-old woman has been shot dead during a robbery at her minimart in Chaguanas.
Police say a bandit entered Lucky Minimart in St Thomas Village around 12:30 pm today before he tied up, robbed and beat owner Haniffa Bedassie.
Police were alerted to the incident via telephone calls from people who were within the Minimart.
Officer of the Central Division responded and when they arrived they heard an explosion before the suspect fleed along the roadway.
Police gave chase and shot the suspect dead in an exchange of gunfire.