Saturday, February 11, 2017

Business

UTT campus to move to Tamana in June*

Feb. 10, 2017, 10:16 PM AST Comments

THE Caribbean's largest science and technology park has one tenant and one “squatter”. A business process outsourcing company, iQor, is the tenant, and the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is the squatter with $1.17 billion of infrastructure already in place. The flagship buildin

Construction applications to go online soon

Feb. 10, 2017, 10:13 PM AST Comments

CITIZENS building private homes and investors in major developments will soon be able to apply for construction approvals online. The Ministry of Planning and Development announced yesterday that its Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) is working with the Ministry of Trade and Industry to auto



Gas dealers want quick warning

Feb. 8, 2017, 8:30 PM AST Comments

PRESIDENT of the Petroleum Dealers Association Robin Naraynsingh is calling on the Ministry of Energy to be proactive in advising the public when incidents of fuel contamination occur. Naraynsingh said yesterday the association was disappointed as the ministry did not advise the public on the situat


The Uber ride*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:32 AM AST Comments

IT will be interesting to see if Uber Technologies, the unconventional, technology-driven taxi company that grew from an idea to a giant global corporation in five years, pursues its bid to add Trinidad and Tobago to the 60-odd countries in which it has established operations. Last month, Uber launc


PSL: No longer a one-man show*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:28 AM AST Comments

YOU hear “Plant Solutions Ltd”. Then you hear it is based in Debe. Immediately you think agriculture, selling fertilisers and spray cans. I even made a joke of it, “All youh does sell zabocca plants?” By that time I knew that I had allowed my own boyhood experiences, pass


Shell: T&T among biggest opportunities*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:26 AM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago presents one of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell’s biggest opportunities going forward, chief financial officer Simon Henry says. He told investors this on a conference call from London last Thursday as he delivered an update on exploration for new hydrocarbons. Henry recoun

T&T has to be more competitive in the future*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:22 AM AST Comments

ANYONE who listened carefully would have learnt a great deal about the all-important energy sector during the recent Energy Chamber’s annual petroleum conference and trade show at the Hyatt Regency (Trinidad) hotel near the waterfront in downtown Port of Spain. A variety of speakers regaled us


Watching my pees and shoes*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:20 AM AST Comments

TRINIDADIANS do not roll or even pronounce their “R”s. We say “brudder” for brother and “sistah” for sister. Words ending in “own” are also changed: “Brown” is “brong”, “down” is “dong” and “town&


Parsons is Advance Dynamics new CEO*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:15 AM AST Comments

TV production and streaming company Advance Dynamics Ltd has announced Camille Parsons as its new chief executive officer. Parsons has been with the company, which is celebrating its 30th year, since its inception in 1986, a statement said.


$10,000 boost for Amica House Children’s Home*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:14 AM AST Comments

THE Amica House Children’s Home was the recipient of a $10,000 boost to assist in the care and provision of the children at the St Augustine home recently. This was announced by Republic Bank’s managing director Nigel Baptiste at the official opening of the The UWI Campus Branch, St Aug


T&T’s elusive dream of public service reform*

Feb. 8, 2017, 2:11 AM AST Comments

DESPITE being the platform since Colonial times for administering, developing and maximising the nation’s resources, the public service of Trinidad and Tobago has always been perceived as not entirely satisfactory or successful in both its efficiency (doing things right) or effectiveness (doin