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Inflation hits new high at 15.4 per cent

Inflation in T&T has risen to a new high, hitting 15.4 per cent according to the latest information released by the Central Bank yesterday.



Bas on belt-tightening call: PM must lead by example

Prime Minister Patrick Manning and his government must set the example when it comes to “tightening belts” in the face of the ongoing and deepening economic crisis, Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday has said.

Govt MPs visit flood-hit areas

Several Government MPs and senators, including Prime Minister Patrick Manning “retreated” in their constituencies yesterday to assist in the restoration of their flood-hit communities.

Udecott retains British QC

With the commission of inquiry into the construction sector set to begin on January 12, Udecott has retained well-known British Queen’s Counsel Geoffrey Robertson to represent the company.

Toss-up for which projects to stop

While the future of projects such as the National Carnival Centre and the Lara Stadium hang in the balance in Government’s “belt-tightening” exercise, the Works Ministry believes that infrastructure and transport plans— such as the Rapid Rail project —are necessary.


Inflation rises to 15.4 per cent

The inflation rate in T&T has continued to rise with the Central Bank of T&T announcing yesterday that inflation is now at 15.4 per cent.

Clico’s 2009 calendar inspired by Leroy Clarke

The works of celebrated master artist Le Roy Clarke will be featured in Clico’s 2009 calendar.

T&T into final

T&T seeking their ninth regional One-day title beat reigning champions Jamaica by three wickets in the first semifinal of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Cup One-day competition yesterday in Providence, Guyana.


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IMF and Central Bank:

Govt must cut back spending

Reduce by $3 billion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is advising the Government to cut $3 billion worth of spending from the 2008/2009 budget and maintain “nominal spending at its financial year 2007/2008 level.”

Best village finals hit Queen’s Hall

The finals of the tassa, drumology, folk and carnival characters and parang took place last Saturday at Queen’s Hall in the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition.


November 19

we still need a point

Here we go again! Another November 19 and we still need a point and a draw to move forward in World Cup Football.

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