Thursday, December 1, 2016

Business

Mouttet: Industrial Court anti-employer*

Nov. 30, 2016, 8:22 PM AST Comments

THE Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago is being blamed for decreased levels of productivity in the country and making it increasingly difficult for employers to terminate workers.


Dominica ratifies important WTO agreements

Nov. 30, 2016, 8:16 PM AST Comments

Dominica has deposited its instrument of acceptance for the 2005 protocol amending the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).


Centrica sells off T&T gas assets to Shell

Nov. 30, 2016, 1:9 PM AST Comments

By Aleem Khan - Britain's largest domestic gas provider has found a buyer of its remaining producing and development assets in Trinidad and Tobago, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.


TCL to pay $20m owed to workers*

Nov. 29, 2016, 7:35 PM AST Comments

LOCAL producer Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) will settle its remaining debt to workers who won a court case against the company two years ago by giving them $20 million in shares. TCL said in a notice on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday: “In December 2014 and January 2015, TCL publ



Not-too-merry so far*

Nov. 29, 2016, 6:55 PM AST Comments

WITH less than a month to go before Christmas, businesses are reporting a not-too-merry or bright season so far. Shoppers would have already begun purchasing gifts and household items and even making downpayments on furniture and appliances in the weeks before Christmas.


After Trump is sworn in.....*

Nov. 29, 2016, 6:52 PM AST Comments

THERE are good reasons for countries like Trinidad and Tobago, which trade heavily with the United States of America, to be wary of possible changes to the status quo after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office next January.


World Bank: Doing business in T&T tougher*

Nov. 29, 2016, 6:49 PM AST Comments

DOING business in Trinidad and Tobago got tougher over the last year, the World Bank has said. After improving 12 notches in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking 2015 report, Trinidad and Tobago fell four notches in the latest index, to become the world’s 96th “easiest&#


Guyana could be the next Caricom oil and gas giant*

Nov. 29, 2016, 6:44 PM AST Comments

GUYANA is clearly on course to becoming the next oil and gas producer in the Caricom region after Trinidad and Tobago. For that, it has to thank the tenacity of the world’s leading major, ExxonMobil, which has mounted a comprehensive exploration programme that identified substantial reserves i


The woty is roti*

Nov. 29, 2016, 6:43 PM AST Comments

THE Word of the Year (WOTY) from the Oxford and other dictionaries and authorities, and the List of Banished Words and Phrases (LBWP) from Lake Superior State University, the BBC, the New York Times, TIME magazine and other institutions, are two highpoints of my English Language year. While sign la