The National Lotteries Control Board is still calculating exactly how much money it will have to pay back to gamblers but says the amount does not exceed half a million dollars. This as the NLCB issued a statement on Friday that it will have to refund all the 10% deducted for the period July 30th to August 4th.
However, NLCB Chairman Eustace Nancis says he doesn't estimate the figure to be more than 300 to 400 thousand dollars.
Initially, the NLCB announced that winnings crossing $1,000 would be taxed at 10%.
A man is warded in hospital following a shooting incident in penal. According to police reports, around 9 pm on Sunday a motorcar pulled alongside a group of people in the vicinity of Vedales Bar, Penal Junction. One of the occupants opened fire in their direction before the driver sped off. The victim was taken to hospital where he is said to be listed in a stable condition.
Akash Samaroo reports from the Queen's Park Savannah.