Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Refund Policy

T&T needs its $$ now*

Jul. 19, 2017, 2:33 AM AST Comments

THE public can only hope that Government’s application to the High Court to have CL Financial wound up over its inability to repay its $23 billion-plus debt is the correct course of action. It has been eight long years since the Patrick Manning administration intervened, using public funds, t

IDB: Acute forex shortage in T&T*

Jul. 19, 2017, 2:30 AM AST Comments

FOREIGN exchange shortages persist in Trinidad and Tobago, and since 2016 have become acute, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has said in its latest Caribbean quarterly bulletin released in Washington. Juan Pradelli, author of the IDB report for Trinidad and Tobago, said: “Since mid-



T&T can do with external help*

Jul. 19, 2017, 2:25 AM AST Comments

IS it possible for any country in the Caribbean to aspire to 100 per cent renewable energy (RE)? Probably not, though some enthusiasts think so. This proposition was put forward at the recent annual energy conference at La Jolla, California, USA, hosted by the Institute of the Americas. Energy and

Tweet too bad*

Jul. 19, 2017, 2:23 AM AST Comments

IT is widely thought that January 20, 2017, was the inaugural “Big Idiot” day because that was when Donald Trump, described by an IS spokesman as “an ugly idiot”, became president of the United States. However, as a cricket fan, I believe that “Big Idiot” day was


Nitty gritty*

Jul. 19, 2017, 2:19 AM AST Comments

THE CL Financial bailout fiasco is headed towards an epic legal mangle as Lawrence Duprey and his cohort aim to regain control of the Caribbean’s largest-ever commercial/financial group. In swift response, the Minister of Finance is making legal moves to put CLF into liquidation. At the root


Criminality and the cost of doing business*

Jul. 19, 2017, 2:16 AM AST Comments

OPPOSITION MP and former minister Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie last week delivered a presentation titled “Economic alignment and anti-crime capability needed to stave off collapse” to the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce during a seminar on understanding banking. He examined issues of cr


Building trade bridges*

Jul. 19, 2017, 2:13 AM AST Comments

EXPLORE. Invest. Progress. This was the thrust of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s Trade Mission to Guyana which was conducted last month from June 12-13. Throughout 2016 and continuing well into 2017, there was a significant buzz surrounding the exponential growt

GOLDEN AKEEM!*

Jul. 19, 2017, 1:41 AM AST Comments

Akeem Stewart produced a golden throw at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete topped the men’s javelin F44 field with a huge 57.61 metres throw—a new F43 world record. Stewart, who finished fifth in the discus F44 on Sunday


U-17s retain title*

Jul. 19, 2017, 1:34 AM AST Comments

RAIN associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Don ruined what would have been an intriguing final round of matches in the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 tournament yesterday, ensuring the trophy remained with hosts Trinidad and Tobago. Heavy showers shortly after midday yesterday forced


T&T beach pairs in action twice in ‘Commonwealth’*

Jul. 19, 2017, 1:32 AM AST Comments

BOTH Trinidad and Tobago beach volleyball pairs will be action twice and at the same time, when the Commonwealth Youth Games continue today in the Bahamas. Tsyan Selvon and Ebony Williams will oppose the pair from New Zealand at 9 a.m. and will conclude their campaign in the round-robin stage at 1.4


Shabazz back in charge of women’s football*

Jul. 19, 2017, 1:28 AM AST Comments

FORMER NATIONAL women’s team coach Jamal Shabazz is back in charge of the national women’s programmes. In a news release yesterday, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association announced that the Morvant Caledonia United coach will step into the breach created by the departure of former


Men with the heavy crowns

Jul. 19, 2017, 1:23 AM AST Comments

What is it they say again about heads that wear crowns? Dave Cameron and David John-Williams will need no prompting to reply: “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” Cameron, now into his second term as the boss of West Indies cricket, has had an almost unending stream of challenges