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A division of the office of Deputy Chief Secretary to be opened

The ruling Progressive Democratic Patriots in Tobago is setting up an office of Deputy Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly. This is a first for Tobago. The announcement came as Chief Secretary Farley Augustine delivered a $3.97 billion … Continue reading

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Trade Minister calls on retailers to have a heart, as price gouging seems evident

The almost immediate rise in the cost of flour and other food items is causing some concern for the Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee Scoon. She is calling on shop and supermarket owners to have a heart and think … Continue reading

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Another flour provider announces price hikes

Another local provider of flour has announced price hikes. On the heels of the National Flourmills announcement, Nutrimix says its prices on the brands country pride and premium will be increased between ten and 33%. The new prices come into … Continue reading

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Man gunned down in Chaguanas said to be known gang leader

An alleged gang leader is gunned down less than a year after he and two other men were freed of murder. He has been identified as David Junior “Abdul Malik” Nesbitt. Reports say the incident took place at a house … Continue reading

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President of Police Social and Welfare Association believes his team deserves a next term

The incumbent President of the Police Social and Welfare Association ASP Gideon Dickson believes his team deserves another term in office. He says his team, Prime, has done a great job since assuming office. Speaking with Newscenter 5 yesterday ASP … Continue reading

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Chief Secretary Farley Augustine to deliver first budget today

Today is budget day in Tobago.  It will be the first for the Progressive Democratic Patriots since it assumed office 6 months ago. Chief Secretary Farley Augustine will deliver the package, as Secretary for Finance. He has promised a package … Continue reading

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Finance Minister says steps are afoot to implement electronic payments for public service

Finance Minister Colm Imbert says steps are afoot to implement electronic payment for the public service. This after Opposition Senator Wade Mark challenged the government on an Inter American Development Bank loan to do same. Debate began yesterday in the … Continue reading

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3 more COVID deaths recorded

Three more COVID-19 deaths are recorded. This now brings the total number of deaths due to the virus to 3,987. The Ministry of Health says the deceased are 1 elderly man, 1 elderly woman and 1 young adult man. The … Continue reading

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Labour’s “No Confidence” Motion against the government is being dismissed as baseless

The Labour Minister is rubbishing the trade union movement’s “No Confidence” Motion in the Prime Minister saying it is baseless and unfounded.  The motion was brought on and unanimously passed by trade unions and their members during the annual Labour … Continue reading

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Consumers to pay more than $4 more for flour beginning today

Consumers are today digging deeper in their pockets to buy flour. The National Flour Mills says the wholesale price increases by 33%. There is also a suggested 28% average retail price increase. NFM says a 2-kilogram bag of Ibis flour … Continue reading

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