Saturday, February 6, 2016

Business

Ramesh: NGC must be stopped*

Feb. 5, 2016, 8:18 PM AST Comments

FORMER attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj is claiming that the National Gas Company (NGC) is incorrectly applying an order made in the High Court against Super Industrial Services (SIS) to restrict seven other companies from being able to access their accounts, leaving them unable to pay worke

Kublalsingh, Hinds talk highway reroute

Feb. 5, 2016, 9:49 AM AST Comments

Environmental activist and leader of the highway reroute movement Dr Wayne Kublalsingh met with Works Minister Fitzgerald Hinds on Tuesday, to discuss the group’s proposed new route for the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.


For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party

Feb. 5, 2016, 9:46 AM AST Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream — five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to



Consumer Affairs: New hotline to answer questions*

Feb. 3, 2016, 7:51 PM AST Comments

port of spain   WITH many consumers still confused over the new value added tax (VAT) regime, the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade has implemented a hotline to answer questions for shoppers.The hotline — 800-4277 — will be answered between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.


Californians want rum-crazy Cuba to start drinking wine

Feb. 3, 2016, 2:42 PM AST Comments

HAVANA (AP) — The 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. Only an odd few accompanied their ropa vieja and croquetas with wine — mostly overpriced, low- to mid-grade vintages from Chile, Argentina and Spa


VAT problems? Call this hotline

Feb. 3, 2016, 1:9 PM AST Comments

The Multimedia Desk - The Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry has set up VAT Hotline for the convenience of consumers and to answer queries on the revised Value Added Tax (V.A.T.) regime – 800-4277




TT$6.4940 for US$1

Feb. 1, 2016, 7:1 PM AST Comments

By Joel Julien—The cost of purchasing a United States dollar yesterday reached its highest point for the year at State-owned commercial bank First Citizens.


Highway contractors meet OAS on $$ owed

Feb. 1, 2016, 7:0 PM AST Comments

BY Carolyn Kissoon—OAS Construtura, the Brazilian firm contracted by the People’s Partnership Government to construct the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin, met local contractors yesterday to discuss outstanding payments.


Venezuela congress nixes Maduro request for emergency powers

Feb. 1, 2016, 1:43 PM AST Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro's request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top 700 percent.