Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Refund Policy

Not ready to cash in

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:47 PM AST Comments

WHEN the expanded Panama Canal was formally opened two weeks ago, it heralded a new dawn for global shipping, but more relevant to Caribbean countries, it presented opportunities for exploiting an array of lucrative maritime services that will be required by the very large cargo vessels that will us

Brexit’s full impact on Caribbean people*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:45 PM AST Comments

OVER the next two years, Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit), in whatever form it takes, will affect people of the Caribbean in almost every aspect of their lives, albeit slowly and sometimes imperceptibly.



Caricris downgrades T&T Govt ratings*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:42 PM AST Comments

CARIBBEAN Information and Credit Rating Services Ltd (CariCRIS) has lowered the regional-scale ratings of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) by one notch from CariAAA (Foreign & Local Currency Rating) to CariAA+, with a negative outlook.

Microsoft appoints new VP*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:39 PM AST Comments

MICROSOFT has announced Cesar Cernuda as the new corporate vice president for the Latin American region. In his new role, Cernuda will lead Microsoft LATAM which includes six Microsoft subsidiaries with over 2,500 employees and 80,000 business partners.


Green thinking*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:38 PM AST Comments

THE Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) recently commemorated World Environment Day with a pledge to raise national awareness by encouraging its customers to think green and plant a tree.


Stand and deliver*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:37 PM AST Comments

GEORGE Chambers, our second Prime Minister, unlike many of his colleagues and friends, never joined the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) or accepted any invitation to fraternise with the dignitaries in the President’s Box.


The Venezuelans are closing in...*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:36 PM AST Comments

VENEZUELAN state oil company PdVSA seems to be relentlessly closing in on the insular Caribbean’s refining sector. It already has ownership interests in refineries in Cuba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Curacao and Aruba.

Sixth guilty of bribery, tax charges*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:34 PM AST Comments

THE owner of several United States energy companies pleaded guilty last Thursday to bribery and tax charges in what federal authorities say was a scheme to secure millions of dollars in contracts from Venezuela’s state-owned energy company.


World Bank: T&T under-performing*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:33 PM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago is too rich a country to be under-performing as it is in logistics, the World Bank said in its Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 released last week. This is Trinidad and Tobago’s debut in the biennial LPI report in which the country is ranked 121st out of 160 countries



Customer service enhances tourism*

Jul. 5, 2016, 10:29 PM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago is in the midst of a diversification thrust and this includes making a more concerted effort to development of the local tourism sector.