Colm Imbert

 Colm Imbert

WHEN someone has attained the status of a judge, minister or Member of Parliament and they retire with a pension of a couple thousand dollars, people laugh at them.

So said Finance Minister Colm Imbert as he appealed to all parliamentarians to “have a conscience” and approve the enhanced pensions for MPs, ministers and judges, contained in the Miscellaneous Provisions Bill.

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This week we at Bourse take a closer look at recent credit rating actions taken by international rating agencies, including the downgrade by international credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P). 

The World Bank Group says it has mobilised more than US$14.4 billion in lending and guarantees to support sustainable development and poverty reduction in Latin American and the Caribbean during the 2019 fiscal year that ended last month.

PRIME MINISTER Dr Keith Rowley visited Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Company Unlimited (TOFCO) for a tour of the company’s facilities at Brighton, La Brea yesterday.

MULTINATIONAL energy giant BHP Billiton said yesterday it has completed phase three of its deepwater drilling campaign offshore Trinidad, with hydrocarbons being encountered in three new exploration wells in the second quarter of 2019.

“Ted Jones. Remember that name, because it is going international, not just regional.” So declared Tobago House of Assembly’s Marslyn Melville-Jack last week as she reported that coming out of the recently concluding Tobago road show at Trincity Mall and the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya, doors have opened for Tobago detergent manufacturer Edward Ted Jones.