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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, June 13, 2015
After a long goodbye,
MR HAIRUN RASHAID KHAN
passed away peacefully at the
North York General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
On Wednesday June 3, 2015.
The funeral service was held on Saturday June 6 in Canada.
Sadly missed by his wife ANETTE KHAN, his children, his
grand children, great grandchildren, his siblings, cousins, friends
"eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord, and may your perpetual
light shine upon him"
and family wish to thank the very kind people
who so generously donated to her medical
expenses, and to thank those who supported
the fundraiser held at Movietowne. Thank you
for the prayers which are filling us with faith for
a full recovery.
The Tobago House of Assembly
(THA) will present its budget for fiscal
2016 to the Assembly Legislature
beginning at 10 am on June 22.
Chief Secretary Orville London made
the disclosure on Wednesday during the
weekly post-Executive Council media
briefing at the Calder Hall Administrative
Complex. The budget will be debated
on June 25, also from 10 a.m.
The THA presented a budget of $6
billion for the current fiscal year, but
was allocated only half that sum.
London said that in the past, the THA
and Central Government had discussed
moving from line item budgeting to a
block item system.
Currently, budget requests to Central
Government are made under the line
item approach. The fiscal allocation
could not cover all the items under the
budget request, so variants must be
done and the THA must pool money
from various heads to meet its needs,
For decades, the Chief Secretary said,
the THA had been requesting its allo-
cation "en bloc"---in one full payment---
so that the money could be assigned,
which would eliminate the existing labo-
rious process of assigning funds.
London also revealed that the THA
2015 budget was recently increased by
$110 million due to the recently approved
Variation of Appropriation Bill.
He said that this would not increase
the funding available to the THA, since
the money was earmarked to pay the
arrears of salary, wages and allowances
due to teachers, civil servants, daily rated
workers and most state employees.
The THA asked for $147 million but
was given $37 million less. London
assured Tobago s workers that paying
them was a priority, and the THA would
transfer funds from other areas to ensure
they were paid.
Speaking about the Community-
based Environment Protection and
Enhancement Programme (CEPEP), he
advised that Tobago would not benefit
from an increase of $75 million for an
additional 53 contractors under the Vari-
ation of Appropriation Bill, which was
debated in Parliament this week.
He said the 2015 budget provided for
an increase of 340 contractors at a cost
of $499 million but this only applied to
Trinidad. The THA requested $50 million
for CEPEP for fiscal 2015 but received
The Unemployment Relief Pro-
gramme (URP) faces a similar problem
as the THA received less than $18 million
for URP, which costs $70 million to
operate. London accused Central Gov-
ernment of engaging in blatant elec-
tioneering in allocating funds.
Two residents of Danny Avenue,
Endeavour, Chaguanas, are being
detained at the Chaguanas Police Sta-
tion in connection with the death of
a Dominican Republic national. He
died while allegedly trying to break
into their home.
Feliz Jiminez Alberto Francisco was
found dead outside their house after
he tried to break into it at 1.30 am
Thursday. He bore one chop wound to
the back of his hand.
The occupants of the house told the
police they chopped him on the hand
to prevent him from entering the house.
They said he was speaking Spanish
at the time. However, the District Med-
ical Officer (DMO), who viewed the
body, said Francisco could not have
died from the wound on his hand. The
DMO added that there were no other
chop wounds on the body.
The police are treating his death as
a homicide and have detained two male
occupants of the house for question-
Inspector Sooker of the Chaguanas
station said homicide officers were
investigating other motives for his
The body was identified by a friend
who said Francisco had been working
in T&T for the last five years as a mason
with a construction company.
in death of
THA to present 2016 budget
Parents of the Arbor Rosewood School during their protest outside the Diego Martin Regional Corporation
yesterday. PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
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