Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Uber activated: $20 base fare

Jan. 16, 2017, 10:12 AM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - Just in time for the Carnival season, Trinidad and Tobago has become the first English-speaking Caribbean country to launch the global ride-share mobile app sensation, Uber.


Finding opportunities in 2017

Jan. 15, 2017, 8:36 PM AST Comments

After a year of mixed returns for the local indices in 2016, this week we at Bourse consider the fortunes of the local stock market in the year ahead. We do so within the context of several corporate earnings and stock market drivers set out in our recently published article entitled “Mixed Re


Union urges government to re-think privatisation of oil company

Jan. 15, 2017, 8:34 PM AST Comments

The Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) is urging the Trinidad and Tobago government not to privatise the state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN, but instead give seek to implement proposals it has outlined for the future development of the cash-strapped company.

Carib workers to get 13% wage hike*

Jan. 13, 2017, 9:9 PM AST Comments

CARIB Brewery Ltd and the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) will on Monday sign off on a 13 per cent wage increase for employees of the Champs Fleurs-based beer manufacturer. The increase covers the collective bargaining period 2012 to 2014.


Hoteliers: Stop bad-talking Tobago

Jan. 13, 2017, 9:8 PM AST Comments

THE tourism industry in Tobago is under attack, the island’s Hotel and Tourism Association has said. “In recent times, statements have been made that do not align with what the association knows to be the facts concerning its industry. “Tripadvisor, the world’s largest indep


Blanked 70 times by Rowley

Jan. 13, 2017, 1:55 PM AST Comments

By Sandhya Santoo - OVER SEVENTY attempts have been made by the Highway Reroute Movement (HRM) to meet with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley all of which have failed.



The Hilton is coming to San Fernando

Jan. 13, 2017, 6:25 AM AST Comments

By Sandhya Santoo - The Hilton is coming to San Fernando. The hotel will be constructed on a two-acre parcel of land located in the vicinity of South Park at Tarouba Link Road and is expected to begin construction in six months' time.



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