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Still no chemo at Sando
RADHICA DE SILVA
Despite promises from
Health Minister Terrence
Deyalsingh that chemother-
apy services would resume
at the San Fernando General
Hospital, 15 patients who were
scheduled for chemotherapy
sessions were again turned
A batch of chemotherapy drugs
mixed at the St James Medical
Complex was expected to be sent
down to the centre yesterday, but
sources say this was not done.
Following a meeting with staff,
a decision was taken to call all 15
patients and cancel the appoint-
ments. However, 40 people who
came to the centre for blood test
reviews received assistance.
When the Guardian visited
around 9 am, only a few of the
terminally ill patients were sitting
outside the centre hoping to get
Sawack Ramdath, who suffers
from colon cancer, said on Janu-
ary 27 he had surgery to remove
the cancer and a small amount of
healthy tissue around it.
"I was supposed to get chemo-
therapy so that the remaining can-
cer cells will not spread but I never
received it and I cannot afford to
do it privately," Ramdath said. He
added, "I need two sessions of
chemotherapy and I really hope
that I can get it."
Another patient who suffers
from cervical cancer said the staff
at the centre were sympathetic to
"It's not their fault. The Gov-
ernment needs to get its act to-
gether," she said.
Contacted yesterday Deyalsingh
said arrangements had been made
to get the chemotherapy mixed
and sent down to San Fernando.
He directed further questions
to the Chief Executive Officer of
the SWRHA Anil Gosine saying:
"all operational matters are being
dealt with by him."
In an interview yesterday,
Gosine said arrangements had
already been made to have chemo-
therapy mixed at the North West,
North Central and Eastern Re-
gional Health Authorities.
"Between today and next week
Friday we will get mixed chemo-
therapy from St James. The
Eastern RHA will provide for us
on Monday and we will get some
from North Central RHA from
next week. The following week
we will have two new pharmacists
who will start mixing for the San
Fernando Oncology Centre so we
will be back up to speed up from
May 21," Gosine added.
Asked why these arrange-
ments were not put in place
before, Gosine said two people
were needed to mix chemother-
apy and three months ago the
resident pharmacist left to take
up a post at Tobago. "We didn't
have a second person to mix but
since then we have started training
two Cubans and from May 21 they
will join our resident pharmacist,"
He said if the San Fernando
Oncology Centre got the chemo-
therapy yesterday, three patients
would be serviced.
Property tax receipts available at corp offices
There is now a bit less stress to obtain
Property tax documents.
People who are hunting for copies of
their last Property Tax payment prior
to 2010 can obtain copies at their cor-
poration offices---after they check to see
if they owe any taxes.
This was confirmed by officials of various
corporations including Port-of-Spain and
Under the current property tax exercise,
homeowners have until May 22 to submit
valuation return forms concerning their
In addition to the form, they also have
to submit copies of 13 other documents
including the last receipt from their prop-
erty tax payment, utility bills from TTEC,
WASA and TSTT, a deed, buildings plans
and other property documents.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert recently
said the main documents which were needed
were the last property tax receipt and the
He said homeowners should submit deeds
only if they felt comfortable doing so.
The last property tax payment collection
was in 2009. The PP administration halted
the tax from 2010. The current Government
will, however, be collecting the tax.
For people who do not have a copy of their
last property tax receipt, the T&T Guardi-
an was told by Port-of-Spain Corporation
officials that in the case of Port-of-Spain
homeowners, checks can be made at the
Port-of-Spain City Hall for a statement of
arrears to see if they owed any taxes and to
obtain a receipt.
Homeowners will have to walk with iden-
tification to show they are the registered
owner of the property.
Cost of a receipt for Port-of-Spain prop-
erties is around $10, the T&T Guardian was
For property owners outside of Port-of-
Spain---Carenage etc---checks for statement
of arrears and certificates can be made at the
District Revenue Office in Port-of-Spain at
the corner of Independence Square and St
Local Government Minister Kazim Ho-
sein said he believed the process would be
in force for all corporation areas.
TTEC officials also said many people
had come into TTEC offices in recent days
seeking copies of bills. A fee of around $11
is required for a copy
WASA officials and TSTT officials said
bills were also available on request from their
TRINIDAD NITROGEN CO. LIMITED
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016
STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
31 December 31 December
Cost of products sold and operating expenses (1,183,738) (1,504,921)
Finance (cost) / income - Net
Taxation - current and deferred
Actuarial Gain/ (Loss) and Other - Net
Total comprehensive income for the year, net of tax 168,865
To tal Assets
Chairman's Report -- Year Ended December 31, 2016.
Performance review for the year ended December 31, 2016
TT$178.1 million compared to TT$433.2 million in the previous year, a decrease
40% from the previous year.
• Production losses as a result of gas curtailments
due to the production losses sustained as a result of gas curtailments and the
Gas curtailment for the period 2011-2016 resulted in a cumulative loss of
approximately half of a million tonnes of production.
Health, Safety and Environmental:
Outlook for the year 2017:
market prices are expected to hold until the end of the second quarter and
taper off in the third and fourth quarters.
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