Friday, October 9, 2015


Agri sector could use URP, CEPEP workers

Oct. 8, 2015, 10:25 AM AST Comments

By Sandhya Santoo - Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat believes that the labour shortage in the Agriculture sector will be solved by employing CEPEP and URP workers.

Charran: Budget a reality check*

Oct. 7, 2015, 9:39 PM AST Comments

PRESIDENT of the San Juan Business Association Vivek Charran says Finance Minister Colm Imbert's 2015-2016 budget “sends the correct signals to the population”.

Competition for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end

Oct. 7, 2015, 12:51 AM AST Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The success of Microsoft's fall lineup of devices will ride on the company's ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices — specifically, Windows devices.

We must end State dependency

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:3 AM AST Comments

By Sue-Ann Wayow - THE 2015/2016 Budget announced by Finance Minister Colm Imbert should not just be about injecting money in the various sectors but about having proper strategies in place for development. This is according to economist Indera Sagewan-Alli who said money is not everything.

CAL to stop flights to London*

Oct. 6, 2015, 6:43 PM AST Comments

CARIBBEAN Airlines (CAL) will discontinue flights to Gatwick, London, from January 10, 2016. Without quantifying what the route had cost the company since it was launched, CAL chief executive Michael DiLollo would only say yesterday it was “millions” of dollars in losses which became 

Digicel dials down IPO*

Oct. 6, 2015, 6:42 PM AST Comments

MOBILE provider Digicel has decided not to proceed with its planned initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange “at this time”, the company disclosed late yesterday. “Despite significant support for the IPO from a high-quality group of investors during the marketing peri

Supermarket body sees prices coming down *

Oct. 5, 2015, 9:44 PM AST Comments

PRESIDENT of the Supermarkets Association of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Yunus Ibrahim has assured consumers that once suppliers pass on the 2.5 per cent reduction in Value Added Tax (VAT) to supermarkets, there will be reductions in their food bills.

Imbert: We are losing energy

Oct. 5, 2015, 5:21 PM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - Finance Minister Colm Imbert has noted that oil and gas production has been on a steady decline since 2010, a stark contrast to the glowing picture of the energy sector painted by the previous Peoples Partnership Government.

SUMMARY: The National Budget 2015/2016

Oct. 5, 2015, 12:37 AM AST Comments

Less than a month after assuming power, the Peoples National Movement (PNM) government comes to the Parliament in Port of Spain this afternoon, to present a budget meant to stabilise Trinidad and Tobago's shaky economy, and chart a medium and long term course.