Thursday 30th December 2004

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Trini gets US$1.2m to lobby US

Government has awarded an annual contract of $7.5 million (US$1.2 million) to a Washington-based firm to lobby the Bush administration on Trinidad and Tobago’s behalf...

BG View from the Editor

Are you rich yet?

As we close out 2004, it is interesting to note that this year was the third consecutive year that the T&T stock market has performed exceptionally well...

T&T faces new gas challenges in US

Although its most famous resident is staying put, change seems to be in the air here in Washington DC...

CSME is finally here for new year

From Wednesday, the long-awaited Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) comes into force potentially unleashing radical changes in the operations of the region’s labour, capital and investment...

Agreement to be signed in Barbados

Prime Minister PJ Patterson has announced that the signing of the agreement to bring the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) into being between Jamaica, Barbados and T&T as of January 2005, will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Wednesday...

60 Harvard/Wharton MBA students coming on Monday

What do the daughter of former local national cyclist, Roger Gibbon and US President George W Bush have in common?

$80m world-class facility at La Brea

For the past 50 years, oil companies operating in Trinidad have been importing platforms from the United States...

Commentary and Analysis

US growth at 4 per cent

On the domestic money market, the Central Bank reopened an OMO on 21st December in an amount of $175 million at an average yield of 4.78 per cent and which will mature on June 10, 2005...

A global perspective for 2005

Last week we looked at the factors that may affect the local stock market into 2005...

Changing our corporate culture

Is there a lesson for us from Sarbanes-Oxley?

The corporate environment of the United States has been rocked with more than its fair share of scandals in the past couple of years...

Bittersweet 2004...hints of bad news for 2005

This column is supposed to review the major energy-related events in Trinidad and Tobago for 2004 but before I do so, let me give you the bad news for 2005, if only because it can’t wait and is too important to our economic welfare to be left unsaid: The BHP Billiton-operated Angostura development in block 2c off Trinidad’s north east coast is now very unlikely to live up to its promise of zooming to the top of the oil production league in Trinidad and Tobago...

Education for all...The Millennium development goal worth scoring

The T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce recently participated in a Review Workshop hosted for Government Ministries, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), Community Based Organisations (CBO) and private sector organisations on the First Draft National Millennium Development Goals for T&T, hosted at the Ambassador Hotel on December 2...


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