Finance Ministry: Money for salaries already sent to Ministries

The Ministry of Finance says funds are available for salaries to be paid across the public service.

This comes as several public servants including teachers have not yet been paid.

However the Ministry issued the following statement saying the money has been made available.

"The Ministry of Finance wishes to confirm that during the last week, it made available to all ministries the necessary funds to pay salaries for the month of October 2017.

Chamber: "Labour Movement reckless to call for riot"

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce says it deems it wholly unsatisfactory that members of the Labour Movement should call for citizens to riot in a show of discontent with the National Budget measures for fiscal 2018.

The Chamber has issued a statement saying that at a time when our country is grappling with challenging economic conditions, such rhetoric, inciting citizens to mobilize in mass protest can only be described as reckless.