Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chamber upset with Imbert’s forex plan

Mar. 24, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

THE Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce—the country’s biggest business group—is disappointed with Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s statement on access to foreign exchange. The chamber believes this could be tantamount to exchange controls. In a statement yesterday the chamb

...But TTMA ‘extremely pleased’

Mar. 24, 2017, 9:50 PM AST Comments

THE Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association says it is “extremely pleased” by Minister of Finance Colm Imbert’s pronouncements at the post-Cabinet briefing that strong consideration will be given to afford manufacturers a higher priority as it relates to access to fore


Guardian Media profit falls to $16m *

Mar. 23, 2017, 8:23 PM AST Comments

Aleem Khan—THE year 2016 was both challenging and exciting, Guardian Media Ltd (GML) chairman Teresa White has said following the company’s release of its financial results.


Total recall: All beef, chicken from Brazil

Mar. 23, 2017, 1:36 PM AST Comments

The Multimedia Desk - Effective today, the Ministry of Health, through the Chemistry/Food and Drugs Division, is issuing a nationwide recall of all corned beef, chicken patties and chicken nuggets originating from Brazil.



Sky will fall in if nothing done

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:16 PM AST Comments

NEWLY-elected president of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Ronald Hinds believes the country is facing not only an economic crisis, but a political and social crisis that is manifested through worsening crime. This includes increased violence against women.


FATCA is now law

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:15 PM AST Comments

THE controversial Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) legislation is now law. The Office of the President confirmed yesterday that on Monday President Anthony Carmona assented to the Tax Information Exchange Agreements (US) Act.



We must fix the problems

Mar. 22, 2017, 2:10 AM AST Comments

AS the seven-member Government-appointed Committee to review State oil company Petrotrin buckles down to fulfill its mandate, its members are well advised to heed comments coming from the public through all media, since it will hardly have time for consultations. Its first report on restructuring t


‘If Govt gets downgraded, all businesses get downgraded’*

Mar. 22, 2017, 2:5 AM AST Comments

WHILE the First Citizens additional public offering (APO) of shares, expected to easily raise $1.55 billion for Government, as the projected return on the investment (ROI) is comparable to that of fixed income government securities. First Citizens Group chief executive officer Karen Darbasie says a


High hopes for the manufacturing sector*

Mar. 22, 2017, 1:45 AM AST Comments

CHRISTOPHER Alcazar’s proclaimed love for Trinidad and Tobago and passion for the manufacturing sector led him home after years of studying abroad. He had already dipped his toe into manufacturing as a youngster and knew it was his calling. “I have a real passion for manufacturing that