Friday, April 28, 2017

Business

Become maniacally focused says Junction founder*

Apr. 26, 2017, 2:33 AM AST Comments

DO less better. Those were Conner Galway’s three words of advice to members of the audience attending the Social Media for Real Estate Agents and Travel & Tourism workshops hosted by Pepper Advertising recently at the Kapok Hotel in Port of Spain. Galway is the founder of Junction, a digital

Ban lifted on corned beef from Brazil

Apr. 25, 2017, 11:9 PM AST Comments

THE Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the restriction on corned beef and other meat imports from Brazil. The temporary restriction on March 21 was put in place by Agriculture Minster Clarence Rambharat after investigations found that corned beef and other meat producers were using rotted meat at se


First Citizens IPO scandal haunts APO

Apr. 25, 2017, 1:11 PM AST Comments

By Aleem Khan - Applications to buy First Citizens bank shares fell from 12,435 at the time of its initial public offering (IPO) in 2013, to 'over 4,000' this year in the additional public offering (APO) ended April 7.


Decision soon on corned beef ban *

Apr. 24, 2017, 7:17 PM AST Comments

Kim Boodram—AGRICULTURE minister Clarence Rambharat is expected to deliver news today as to whether a ban on corned beef imported from Brazil is to be lifted.

Smooth Tobago run for cargo vessel

Apr. 24, 2017, 7:17 PM AST Comments

Despite some docking problems in the placing of the ramp at the Scarborough Port it was smooth sailing for the cargo vessel the Atlantic Provider on Sunday.



First-quarter market review

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:3 PM AST Comments

This week, we at Bourse review the performance of the local equity market for the first quarter of 2017. Q1 2017 could be described as a period of resilience for Trinidad and Tobago stocks, while cross-listed stocks strongly advanced. We examine the three stock indices, as well as highlight some imp


S&P downgrades T&T

Apr. 21, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

RATING agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded Trinidad and Tobago’s long-term sovereign ratings —the risk associated with investing in the country — from A- to BBB+. S&P said yesterday the downgrade reflects a further deterioration of the country’s debt burden w




All talk, no action*

Apr. 19, 2017, 5:31 AM AST Comments

IT is incomprehensible that after more than 100 years as a unified twin-island State, the central Government sitting in Port of Spain cannot come up with reliable formulae for adequately servicing the basic needs of citizens residing in Tobago, dependent as they are on Trinidad for almost everything


IMF report: T&T VAT refunds suspended*

Apr. 19, 2017, 2:44 AM AST Comments

THE government of Trinidad and Tobago has temporarily suspended Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds due to lack of funding, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) senior economist with the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department has said. Finance Minister Colm Imbert, when contacted by phone, mobile text and email