Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Business

Chuck E Cheese's comes to San Fernando

Jul. 27, 2016, 1:34 AM AST Comments

Chuck E Cheese's (CEC) is set to expand its presence in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) with the opening of its second restaurant at C3 Centre, Corinth, San Fernando.



Borrow only what we must*

Jul. 26, 2016, 11:13 PM AST Comments

AS Finance Minister Colm Imbert takes his “road show” to several cities in the United States, seeking to raise US$1 billion in bonds, responsible citizens of this country ought to be concerned over where Trinidad and Tobago is heading regarding our public sector debt.

The price of sending a child to school*

Jul. 26, 2016, 11:11 PM AST Comments

“I dread this time of year, it’s when all my money disappears before I even get it,” 37-year-old Roxanne Applewhite said as she lined four book lists side by side on the counter of a book store in Port of Spain last week. As the store’s customer service representative gives h


Transforming the Caribbean’s energy sector*

Jul. 26, 2016, 11:9 PM AST Comments

Energy appears frequently in discussions on the way forward for economic development at both ends of the Caribbean – Jamaica and Guyana. In Jamaica’s case, it’s a matter of how to handle the switch from the traditional fuel oil and diesel burned in power stations to natural gas, de


Mysteries of the Universe*

Jul. 26, 2016, 11:8 PM AST Comments

On April 2015, the Telegraph newspaper, asked, “Can you solve these top mysteries of the Universe?” The first mystery is, “Where do galaxies come from?” Astronomers still don’t know but believe they started to form in clusters about 13 billion years ago.


ICT investment as a driver of growth of SME businesses*

Jul. 26, 2016, 11:7 PM AST Comments

WITH Trinidad and Tobago still in recessionary mode, business owners, and their workers are understandably worried about the future. While some businesses decided to retrench workers to reduce expenses, this has the effect of also reducing production, which would erode revenues. The more creative co


NIB moves to safeguard NIS*

Jul. 26, 2016, 9:10 PM AST Comments

THE National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT) has advised that amendments to national insurance rates and the maximum insurable earnings covered, will now take effect from September 5.



Government makes new moves to get money owed under WTO ruling

Jul. 26, 2016, 1:45 PM AST Comments

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul 26, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it has dismissed a proposal by the United States to end their long running dispute over internet gaming and said Washington now owes the island in excess of US$200 million.


BP second quarter 2016 results

Jul. 26, 2016, 1:27 PM AST Comments

BP today reported that profit for the second quarter of 2016 was $720 million on an underlying replacement cost basis1, compared with $532 million for the previous quarter and $1.3 billion for the second quarter of 2015.