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T&T citizens to pay more for food

(Trinidad Guardian) While an estimated 1,300 businesses will no longer have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) from next month, thousands of citizens will have to dig deeper in their pockets to buy several items, such as rice (except parboiled and boiled), flour (except all purpose and wheat), coffee, orange and grapefruit juices, mauby, tea and tomato ketchup.

T&T citizens to pay more for food

Finance Minister Colm Imbert reads the price of oil from his cellphone while Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley looks on attentively during the sitting of Parliament yesterday.

(Trinidad Guardian) While an estimated 1,300 businesses will no longer have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) from next month, thousands of citizens will have to dig deeper in their pockets to buy several items, such as rice (except parboiled and boiled), flour (except all purpose and wheat), coffee, orange and grapefruit juices, mauby, tea and tomato ketchup.

Mayor denounces rape of woman by five men in New York playground

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday denounced the rape of a woman by five men at a Brooklyn playground, pledging police would work to swiftly apprehend the suspects in “this vicious crime.” Police said on Saturday the men took turns raping the 18-year-old woman at the playground operated by the New York City Parks Department in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn just after 9 p.m.

Gunman shoots at, robs Rikki Jai

Samraj “Rikki Jai” Jaimungal

(Trinidad Guardian) Chutney soca artiste Samraj “Rikki Jai” Jaimungal had to beg for his life after a gunman who shot at him and missed kept the loaded gun pointed at his waist for approximately three of the most terrifying minutes of his life, as he demanded money and other valuables in exchange for Jaimungal’s life on Wednesday.

Gunman shoots at, robs Rikki Jai

Rikki Jai

(Trinidad Guardian) Chutney soca artiste Samraj “Rikki Jai” Jaimungal had to beg for his life after a gunman who shot at him and missed kept the loaded gun pointed at his waist for approximately three of the most terrifying minutes of his life, as he demanded money and other valuables in exchange for Jaimungal’s life on Wednesday.