Monday, April 18, 2016

Business

The mid-year budget review and you*

Apr. 17, 2016, 7:3 PM AST Comments

The 7 per cent levy on online credit card purchases through foreign retail companies, to be put into effect in September 2016, is expected to have far-reaching effects on consumers and local business.

Survey shows big differences in food prices*

Apr. 15, 2016, 11:39 PM AST Comments

ARE consumers paying more for food based on their addresses? Some results from the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s survey of supermarket prices, published in Thursday’s newspapers, have shown differences of as much as $10 for food items like saltfish, co




Where do you live? It affects your $upermarket bill

Apr. 15, 2016, 10:31 AM AST Comments

ARE consumers paying more for food based on their addresses? Some results from the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry's survey of supermarket prices, published in yesterday's newspapers, have shown differences of as much as $10 for food items like saltfish, corned beef,


DOMA: Economic situation serious *

Apr. 14, 2016, 7:43 PM AST Comments

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) yesterday expressed concern about the declining state of industrial relations in this country.


Jennifer: Govt working on contract labour challenges*

Apr. 13, 2016, 9:51 PM AST Comments

THE Ministry of Labour has sought the intervention of the Public Service Commission’s Director of Personnel Administration to unfreeze public service positions and make them available to public officers on a permanent basis.



Maracas Bay project under probe

Apr. 13, 2016, 10:44 AM AST Comments

By Kejan Haynes - The Maracas Bay project, already plagued by delays and funding issues, is being investigated by the office of the Attorney General. Attorney General Faris Al Rawi told TV6 he began investigating the contract a month ago.


BAN IMPORTED PRODUCE*

Apr. 13, 2016, 2:24 AM AST Comments

TO spur diversification of the economy and boost agricultural production, historian and former agriculture minister Brinsley Samaroo is calling for a ban on imported fruits and vegetables, or at least a hike in duties to discourage their high levels of consumption.


Land tenure key to agriculture boost*

Apr. 13, 2016, 2:19 AM AST Comments

ONE issue that the Government must address urgently as it seeks to stimulate agriculture is land tenure for persons who are genuinely involved or interested in food production.