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Crime & Corruption

Articles about violent and non-violent crime in Trinidad & Tobago.

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The 2017 budget was presented on Friday 30th September 2016, with the known decline in State revenue having the expected impact. As shown in the graph and table, the Estimate of Revenue is now down to $47.4 Billion, which is itself a doubtful figure as I will show, with Estimated Expenditure at $53.475 Billion. That … Continue reading 2017 Budget Review →Original linkOriginal author: AfraRaymond...
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The 2017 budget is due to be presented on Friday, 30 September 2016 to an anxious nation. Having had to endure the literally unbelievable optimistic economic claims of the previous government prior to the September 2015 general election, we were told by then Central Bank Governor, Jwala Rambaran, in December 2015, that the nation had … Continue reading Property Matters – 2017 Budget Prospects →Original linkOriginal author: AfraRaymond...
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JCC Immediate Past-President, Afra Raymond, interviewed by TV6’s Kejan Haynes on Morning Edition on Tuesday 20 September 2016 on the ongoing issues at development site at Invader’s Bay and their connection to the larger procurement public policy issues. Video courtesy TV6 Programme Air Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016 Programme Length: 0:20:45 Filed under: Public Procurement … Continue reading VIDEO: INVADERS’ BAY ISSUES on ‘The Morning Edition’ on TV6 – 20 September 2016. →Original linkOriginal author: AfraRaymond...
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The previous article on the Sandals Tobago proposal ended by pointing to the need for attention to the underlying, commercial arrangements which drive projects of this type. The procurement model is key to understanding how these large-scale, internationally-branded hotels are created and sustained. The two ends of the procurement show different approaches – the T&T … Continue reading Property Matters – Hotel Facts →Original linkOriginal author: AfraRaymond...
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I previously estimated State debt to the construction industry in the $3.2-3.5 Billion range. I have since been reliably informed that construction industry claims against WASA are estimated to be in the $600M range, which of course would be subject to verification as discussed previously. My revised estimate (see table below) is now in excess … Continue reading Property Matters – Pay Day? Part Two →Original linkOriginal author: AfraRaymond...
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