As the Christmas shopping season draws near, the Finance Minister says adding VAT on apples and grapes results in an increase of 60 cents per pound for either fruit.

He made the comment as he wound up the Senate's Budget debate today... as one Opposition Senator said it was the actions of a PNM government that has led this nation having a food import bill of over $5 billion.

Juhel Browne reports.


President of the First Divisional Fire Officers Association, David Thomas, is tonight telling TV6 NEWS, many fire officers in the country, are feeling frustrated and abandoned by the Ministry of National Security.

A Trinidad based company was chosen, to supply devices for Tobago's children, through the Division of Education.

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi sitting virtually with host of Morning Edition Fazeer Mohammed sought to address several topics of concern ranging from prison reform, anti-gang legislation...