Chow-Chow dog

A Chow-Chow dog, left, waits besides a Peruvian Hairless dog, right, during the International pedigree dog and purebred cat exhibition in Erfurt, Germany, Sunday, June 2, 2019. More than 3,600 dogs and around 160 cats with their owners and 49 breed judges from 15 different countries take part at the exhibition and the competitions during this weekend. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

When it comes to creating a disaster risk reduction plan, thoughts of including animals and more so pets are not included.

Now, an international animal welfare charity wants to change that and is urging Caribbean people to include livestock and pets when putting together their disaster risk reduction plan. “We believe that in order to protect people from disasters, you have to protect animals as well,” Aura Freeman, head of campaign on disasters at World Animal Protection.

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This week, we review the financial performance of FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd (FCI) and Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (SBTT), for the first half of their respective financial years ended April 30. While both banks remained profitable, overall net profits were driven in opposite directions due to certain tax-related events.

The University of the West Indies and Lake Asphalt have signed a licence agreement that will see Lake Asphalt commercialising two “superior” asphalt-based products developed by the university.

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.

ECONOMIST Dr Terrence Farrell believes the role of State-owned National Gas Company (NGC) needs to be re-examined and that the price the NGC pays to upstreamers for natural gas should be disclosed.