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MORE PEOPLE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE IN T&T
From an average of 2,400 calls within
the last eight months, 1,752 of those peo-
ple were contemplating suicide.
Nigel Dale Bisram: I was... but... nobody
don't care about people today.
Johann Taylor: Make time for someone
while they're alive instead of having to
make the time to attend their funeral. It's
really not hard to send a message or make
a call. That's all it really takes sometimes.
William Ganness: She said more wom-
en attempt suicide but more men die as a
result of a suicide attempt.
Nila Mahase Maharaj Delaysingh:
talking abt NCD costing billions. Some are
preventable I agree, but with the pressure
placed on us recently mental health will be
tested to breaking point. That too is a NCD.
Azard R Mohammed: It's true and con-
tinuing to rise.
T&T moves up 10 spots
on Press Freedom index
This country has moved up ten spots
to 34 out of 180 countries on the 2017
Reporters Without Borders, World Press
Ross Unus: Haha Haha because the
government paid them off with free HDC
houses to not complain.
Harry Ramharack: Quite often we see
practical press freedom when we read vari-
ous versions of the same story reported on
Brian Parker: I think we have fairly good
investigative journalists in T&T. Thankfully
they were able to expose the former ad-
Frank White: Hahaha, what a big joke.
Remember when Ministers weren't an-
swering the press. All questions were an-
swered by Min of Communication, lol. They
must be not reporting the government to
the international agency for one reason or
Marvin Wiley: Now only if we could
work on the quality of the reporting...
Calculating property tax
In its Final Estimates of Revenue for
2017, the Government expects to collect
$503,000,000 in property taxes in the
current year. This compares to the sum
of $71,413,824 collected in the year 2009,
which was the last year the repealed sys-
tem of Lands and Buildings Taxes were
Kenrick Purcell: Very well written
piece...This was refreshing to read instead
of the rhetoric from the opposition with
its fear-mongering tactic without factual
countering information or the government
with it not bringing clarity fast enough......I
look forward to Part 2.
Trini Deryck: The party faithful on both
sides in Trinidad & Tobago are not going
to support this honest comment cause
the majority of them are into party politics
regardless to if they favour government
or opposition. Few are thinking of progres-
sive agenda for Trinidad & Tobago
Avinash Ramroop: So while everybody
ranting and raving... allyuh eh goh tell d
government to do something to stimulate
the economy so that they won't have to
tax people into poverty!
Melina Hutchinson: Pay allyuh tax! Yuh
were granted an 8 year moratorium, like
yuh want blood now!
Trinis deported from
Turkey under probe
The 12 T&T nationals who were de-
tained in Turkey last year and arrived in
the country Friday night are under probe
by security agencies. Attorney General
Faris Al-Rawi said yesterday "There is
an ongoing inquiry to be conducted and
which is being conducted by law enforce-
ment agencies. There is, of course, out-
standing information from an official per-
spective from the Turkish Government.
Kumar Puthal: Put their names in d
Recalda Luces: Tini ppl not easy, they
know everything about everybody an
en't calling the police. He should let them
prove it. lol
Margaret Charles: People travel from
one point to another to get to certain des-
tination and once they are not qualified to
enter certain points (that is immigration
now) they would be held until everything
is straightened out and these processes
take time. So sometimes it doesn't have
to be a crime that people are being de-
ported. Once that country frees them to
leave, trust me, everything is ok. They are
being sent back because they couldn't
enter the country, I feel.
Maduro is the only hope
President Nicolás Maduro is the only
guarantee for peace in Venezuela, Am-
bassador Coromoto Godoy Calderón has
Loretta Ruth: Dat is like saying
Rowley is d only hope for Trinidad.
Brian Parker: What is happening in
Venezuela is a war by the Venezuelan
government against the former elite
who are aided by the US.
Lizbeth Samuel: Can she say other-
Beverly Petrie: I would urge a lot
of you to read a book entitled, The
Confession of an Economic Hit Man.
Then maybe you would understand a
lot of what is actually happening in the
world behind closed (open) doors in
countries rich in resources that matter.
Look at Trinidad. Hmmm. Open your
Julia Clarke: What America wants,
America gets. Lady, you all should
be protesting in front the American
Embassy. Venezuela needs help from
Putin, he is the onliest man evil Ameri-
ca respects. America will not rest until
they get what they want, but in the
end the world will see.
Gabby Tommy: Really? Give me a
break he is worse than Syria's Assad.
I have no sympathy for people who
want to be dominated. They voted for
Gillian Karlene Alexander: A lot of
you commenting on this article only
know what's going on in Venezuela
based on what the media internation-
ally & locally are reporting. For the
past few years more & more the media
have been found lacking integrity on
what they report
James Lee Young: She could not
say otherwise, so why the surprise?
Diane Cheong: This lady not living in
Venezuela, she have TP here in T&T!
Adil Ali: Come on, she has to keep
her position as ambassador so she's
likely to support the status quo. She's
just going to be one more unemployed
Venezuelan if she doesn't.
Richard Khan: If Maduro is such a
good president why those Venezue-
lans living in my island.
Barbara Mouttet: Maduro is simply
not fit or intelligent to run a country.
Get real people. Go to Venezuela and
see for yourself.
Kim Giroux helps
herd a gaggle of
geese down a
across the Ross
Island Bridge in
April 25, 2017. All
made it safely
across. AP PHOTO
"Press on. Obsta-
cles are seldom the
same size tomorrow
as they are today."
--- Robert Schuller
Twelve T&T nationals deported from Turkey run towards vehicles waiting to whisk
them away from Piarco International Airport on Friday night. PHOTO: ANISTO ALVES
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