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this Notice to the EMA.
We are now hearing about job losses at TSTT.
Who knows which organisation will be next. There
has been an increase in unemployment in the
country over the last few months and there seems
to be no fixing of this problem. There are some
consequences that go along with it.
Family disruption: When parents cannot meet
basic needs for their household this puts a strain
on that home that can result in abnormal behav-
iour. This is never healthy for family life.
Unwanted crime: We may try as hard to prevent
this but when human beings' basic needs cannot
be met, eventually petty crime will develop.
Falling of standard of living: Every human
being desires a reasonable standard of living for
themselves and family. It takes money to make this
happen; education has a cost also attach to it.
National downgrade: We have had this recently
and it is not healthy for any economy and Govern-
ment. It will impact on several things including
borrowing power. I am appealing to the authorities
to pay attention for the effects of unemployment
can be very devastating.
ARNOLD GOPEESINGH, SAN JUAN
MID-YEAR REVIEW BRINGS
NEW FUEL SUBSIDY JITTERS
Further clarifications on Govern-
ment's Property Tax are expected to
be among Finance Minister Colm Im-
bert's mid- year review and his up-
date on the economy being delivered
today in Parliament.
Ramohed Mutt You all did not
riot the last time he raised gas prices
so he will try it again to see if you will
Vitas Butkoon Take my whole
salary. No need to say thank you. I
hope the country prospers.
Madho Persad I say raise the tax
again, nobody going to riot. They
like it so because they voted for you.
Come on, tax us more. ..lol...
Nila Mahase Maharaj They
spent half of the ppty tax on Massy
deal; $90 million on Lara Stadium;
$60 million on Maracas; extra US on
barge; $12 million on Jazz festival.
While cancer meds short and schools
barely functioning and the courts are
a circus. In 20 months!
CJ was misled
Marcia Ayers-Caesar now stands
accused of misleading Chief Justice
Ivor Archie and members of the Ju-
dicial and Legal Service Commission
(JLSC) and will not be returning to
the bench of the Magistrates' Court
any time soon.
Thomazine Peters Scapegoat.
Someone has to pay the piper.
Learie Roach Thrown under the
bus? There is more behind the scenes
than meets the eyes. There is way too
much at play here.
Learie Roach Any reasonable
person feeling comfortable with this
Denny Gayah Women lawyers
speak up please. This not right.
Colin Chalmers Something fishy.
Is this the same magistrate that dis-
cover the cut and paste corruption in
the "PrisonGate" affair?
Debbie Rajmani Seepersad So
Marcia Ayers-Caesar taking the rap
for this? Probably not eh, waiting
for her to tell the Law Association
her side of the story. Funny thing
that this highly competent CJ never
sought to get a list of the partially
heard matters in writing from the
then chief magistrate. That alone
Akinathan Pena No electronic
case management... this is my coun-
try in 2017.
Richard Trestrail If this is true,
then surely she cannot go back to
her old position. Her integrity is in
Andy Morris When I go to an in-
terview I say certain things, for com-
pleteness the employer would check
my background or previous work
history. Even after interview check
Anthony McKenzie The buck
stops with the CJ. He had a right to
do check of the info she submitted
before he appointed her.
Renata Joseph What a mess. On
every level! If you can't trust a judge's
word, who is passing judgment on
others, who can u trust? The whole
selection process needs to be over-
hauled. If CJ can so be easily misled
then he is not fit for that office.
Govt saving $18m in rent
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley
yesterday issued a call for business
owners in Port-of-Spain to use
properties previously rented by Gov-
ernment to provide houses to middle
Renata Joseph One Alexandra
Denny Gayah ...but losing $600
million for d Tobago barges.
Garth Brierly The facilities look
good and it seems like it would be a
great working environment. This was
a pretty good project and an upgrade
to the capital... the savings aspect is
great as well.
Warren Jake Chanansingh What
Avinash Ramroop I must say it
makes sense. But, you simply can-
not tell people what to do with their
property. It's their call. Also, what
evidence is there to show that the
"middle-income citizens" you speak
of are willing to stay in downtown
Qi Zareen Let me get this straight,
do you mean flood-prone, va-
running out of stocks
President of the Tobago Chamber
of Industry and Commerce Demi
John Cruickshank yesterday warned
that the people of Tobago are reach-
ing breaking point with the "crisis
situation" caused by problems with
shipment of supplies to the island.
Dean Martin I'm in Tobago. All
supermarkets are full of stock, I see
no problem here.
DeSouza Avo Y'all need to stop
this PNM bulls---, this same crap
was happening under the last par-
ty too. Bottom line, Tobago people
should of mind their business and
put things in place to prevent this.
It's affecting you not the people of
Carolyn Marcelle As a Tobago-
nian I must say 100 per cent agree
with your statement... best comment
JC Beau Sejour The bulk of the
cargo is private sector cargo. The
captains of Tobago industries, people
who live the high life, these are the
importers of the cargo. If they are so
great doing business why they can't
afford their own cargo boat? Why de-
pend on the people who live from pay
cheque to pay cheque, the ordinary
tax payers, to underwrite ur trans-
Dianna Khadoo This is so fright-
ening, I think about children when I
see these kind of things.
Dalip Jairam Good business
venture for small cargo boats to take
goods to Tobago. Look at the bright
Teri Grice The comments about
"it good for them" and "ent they
vote pnm" are heinous and abso-
lutely vile... These people need to
stop with the hatred and I know that
they are trolls mainly but you get
those that are actually buying into
this thinking... These are our fellow
citizens who are suffering and we
should demand for this situation to
be resolved. This can cause so much
more than high prices, hunger, crime,
loss of tourism. There's more at stake
than politics here. Shame on the par-
ty political trolls, and the parties that
"If it's naive to
want peace instead
of war, let 'em make
sure they say I'm
naive. Because I
want peace instead
--- Ben Ferencz
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Impact of unemployment
Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivers
the mid-year review in Parliament
yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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