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Property tax in
effect from 2016
The Ministry of Finance has
signalled to property owners
that the Government proposes to
collect property tax for the 2016
calendar year as well as for 2017.
Geeta Deodath Ppl don't have
money to buy food but have to pay
double tax. Madness.
Shariff Mohammed This is so
sweet, the people are ready to pay
retroactive from 2010 with great joy;
this will help pay lawyers and audi-
Andy John The Treasury can't
buy toilet paper and they want me to
pay tax for 2016 and 2017? Imagine
the place where have all the money!
Kester Emamdee Retroactive
tax? Hope supporters of this tax
smiling when they have to fork out
twice what they anticipated (for
2016 and for 2017!)
Danny Da Vito The government
doing that because they know Trinis
cannot unite and put up a fight. So
they will do anything and get away
with it. Case closed. They will talk so
much crap on social media and just
go ahead and pay the tax.
Givonne C Joseph Very well...
even WASA collects retroactive pay-
ments. Citizens had over six years of
no taxes, be grateful that the Gov-
ernment only asking for one year
retro. Just pay the tax!
Clyde Weatherhead Last night,
the PNM held a meeting to deal with
"misinformation by the Opposition"
but not a word about their plan to
make the Property Tax retroactive
to 2016. Who fooling the property
National bird being
The graceful flamingoes and
Scarlet Ibis that tourists venture
to the Caroni Swamp to view are
now finding their way into hunt-
Amusez Sydney Disgusting!
Rena Boodram Oh come on, u
guys can't be that hungry.
Paul Akong The people doing
this should turn pink too. Readily
Sherena Graves This is a natural
resource. Have some pride and pro-
tect these beautiful birds.
Gillian Walters The fine should
be $100,000 for any endangered
and protected animal or one yr in
Lu-Anne Sieunath Trinis why
do we have to behave like this...
Selfish! I am so ashamed for us as
a nation. Where is your national
pride! I recently visited the bird
sanctuary with my children over the
Easter holidays and it was such an
awesome experience for all of us,
especially the children. Disgusted
by the behaviour.
Loraine Charles Nothing is sa-
cred to Trinidadians, nothing. Are
things so bad that they resort to eat-
ing the national bird? Ridiculous!
Rena Paryag This is so true nad
this has been happening for many
many years now. Why can't they
leave the birds alone?
Treasury staff to buy
water, toilet paper
Hard times have fallen upon
the Treasury Division. Yesterday
an internal memo sent out to
staff stated there were no funds
to purchase water, toilet paper
and paper towels.
Louann Sati Bissessar Yeah we
believe that .... with all the taxes be-
ing paid on a daily basis. Or could be
that someone not doing their job.
Lydia Salazar-John A lot of
institutions doing this a long time
now. When I worked at NCRHA
there were many times that staff
bought there own tp and other ba-
sic stuff...no biggee...need to keep
clean don't we?!
Sita Roopchand What's new?
We have been buying those stuff for
a long time now.
Krystan Singh These com-
ments... No people, it not okay to
buy your own toilet paper; yes wa-
ter and paper towels, but not toilet
Ishipie Collins This is horrible.
At d same time it good, because
when some workers see freeness they
take advantage, wasting the stuff.
WEB CHAT ...from our Facebook readers
"Life: It is about
the gift not the
package it comes
--- Dennis P.
A home owner photographs her house at Union Hall San Fernando, yesterday as
part of the criteria to complete government's property tax form before the May
22nd deadline. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
FACEBOOK TRIBUTES TO DR ANTHONY N SABGA
Sigler Jack: Passing of a nation-
al icon. Say what you want, he was
one of the master builders of Trini-
dad and Tobago.
Ross Unus: Hope you enjoyed
the journey in T&T; thanks for your
vision and entrepreneurial devel-
opments in Trinidad and Tobago.
Gerard Emile Zatopek Pinard:
Rest in peace!
Rishi Seecheran: A truly excep-
tional businessman in the history
of T&T. My condolences to his
family and friends. May he rest in
Kristine S Jaggit: Condolences
to his family and loved ones and
the ANSA McAL family. The coun-
try should honour him as a legend
who helped in the development of
Trinidad and Tobago and provided
so much employment to many in all
walks of life. May he rest in peace.
Ira Mathur: Rest in peace Dr
Anthony Sabga. Yours is an epic
story of migration, dedication and
hard work---tools you used to build
an empire. I enjoyed our coffee
mornings and the view of the Sa-
vannah from your office. You've
left behind an amazing legacy.
Blessings and condolences to the
Francesca E Hawkins: RIP
Chairman Emeritus, Dr Anthony
Sabga. I appreciated our encounters
over the years. Condolences to his
family, friends, colleagues and staff
Marcia Tinto: Today is one of
those days when being empathet-
ic is exceedingly difficult. The
passing of Dr Sabga (yes, he was
deserving of being referred to by
this title) has brought about a sad-
ness on the land that I seem to be
absorbing. Most of us have stories
about him. Mine was meeting him
at the hairdresser's---the hairdress-
er he had been going to for over 60
years. (She has been cutting my
hair since I was five.) He enjoyed
being there and I would always talk
to him about cricket.
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