Wednesday, January 18, 2017


CCN & Novo launch mobile app building platform

Jan. 12, 2017, 6:34 PM AST Comments

By Camille Hunte—These days, nearly everyone has a smart phone, tablet or other mobile electronic device. And mobile applications have made it easier for consumers to access a range of products and services.

US gov't accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

Jan. 12, 2017, 3:15 PM AST Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.

Re-engineer Petrotrin, says Brooks*

Jan. 11, 2017, 8:51 PM AST Comments

STATE-owned Petrotrin should consider re-engineering itself if it is to remain relevant and competitive, says chairman of the National Gas Company (NGC) Gerry Brooks. Brooks was speaking yesterday at the formal opening of the compressed national gas (CNG) fuel supply facility at the NP Carrousel Ser

Government says PETROTRIN must be restructured in order to survive

Jan. 11, 2017, 8:47 PM AST Comments

The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday night said it is necessary to carry out a restructuring of the state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN, less than 24 hours after it signed an agreement for a five per cent salary increase for its workers and in the process avoiding a 90-day strike within the v

Vendors reeling from tough 2016*

Jan. 11, 2017, 12:9 AM AST Comments

EVERY Friday for as long as he can remember, 78-year-old vendor “Pork Man”has travelled from his home in Duncan Village, San Fernando to the South city’s public market to sell meat. On a good day, he would sell the meat from five pigs which he purchased wholesale from Erin Farms.

Full speed ahead*

Jan. 11, 2017, 12:7 AM AST Comments

IT took a two-day Cabinet retreat for the Prime Minister and his Ministerial colleagues to formulate some concrete proposals on moving the country forward. Maybe the PM should summon such meetings more frequently. Forgive us for being facetious on matters of this magnitude—stimulating the eco

NGC’s bad news*

Jan. 11, 2017, 12:3 AM AST Comments

THE State-owned National Gas Co’s (NGC) recently released 2015 annual report is an attractively-designed publication but it contains bad news that does not match the joie de vivre of its front cover, with its cheerful slogan “Tomorrow Begins Today”. The year 2015 was clearly not a

2017-An opportunity for transformation*

Jan. 11, 2017, 12:2 AM AST Comments

THOUGH many of the reviews from major institutions around the world point to slower global economic growth and greater uncertainty, the T&T Chamber believes that Trinidad and Tobago is resilient enough to weather the storm and create traction for a return to sustainability in the coming years. Achie

B’dos Central Bank worries about forex*

Jan. 10, 2017, 11:44 PM AST Comments

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) Dr DeLisle Worrell says the island has failed to achieve a balance between foreign exchange inflows and outflows, which is the foundation for growth in a stable economy. Worrell in his January economic letter, titled “We are the Craftsman of o

Tourism: A Year Later*

Jan. 10, 2017, 11:40 PM AST Comments

AFTER the September 2015 general election, Trinidad and Tobago’s newly elected Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley appointed one of his most vociferous candidates Ms Shamfa Cudjoe to head the Ministry of Tourism. Minister Cudjoe after her appointment indicated her willingness to understand the ind