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Mario’s growing with new dough

After years in which the business was as flat as one of its pizzas, one of this country’s oldest fast food operations is responding to the recent growth in the industry...

Photo: Karla Ramoo

BG View from the Editor

‘We won’t break the law’

On Thursday afternoon, I received a letter, which had been hand delivered from TSTT’s head office on Independence Square...

News

Grenada’s mission

Anybody who heard Timothy Antoine speak last week Tuesday would know that he and Grenada are on a mission...

Free trade eggs not in one basket says US spokesman

The United States wants a new date to be set for the start up of the Free Trade Area of the Americas and remains committed to its establishment but “will not put all its eggs in one basket,” according to the spokesman for the country’s permanent trade representative...

Gift: FTAA bid a Caricom initiative

While Port-of-Spain is being promoted to be the best venue for the headquarters of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, this is not a Trinidad and Tobago initiative but a Caricom one...

Bajan lessons for T&T promoters

The founder of the Barbados Jazz Festival thinks he has a lesson to impart to T&T. “Little children should not play with sharp-edged tools,” said Gilbert Rowe, the festival’s founder. He was referring to T&T’s previous attempts at international music festivals—including the disastrous 1999 World Beat Festival promoted by Tidco and the now-discontinued Pan Jazz Festival...

Petrotrin president: No guarantee refining BHP’s oil

There is no guarantee that State-owned Petrotrin will be interested in refining oil from BHP’s Angostura field unless it yields the required results according to the company’s president (operations) Wayne Bertrand...

Regulate turtle catchers - shrimp trawler owners

Regulate everybody who catches turtles and rebuild the jetty promised since 1995. That’s the message the owners of the 25 shrimp trawlers that use a run-down part of the former National Fisheries compound have for the Minister of Agriculture...

GHL repositions in Barbados

Guardian Life of the Caribbean Ltd may soon be selling life, health and pension products in Barbados...

Flax leaves TSTT Monday

Oliver Flax, executive vice-president of organisational effectiveness at TSTT, will be leaving the company on January 31...

New debt plan for Grenada

Grenada is on the road to restructuring its debt. Standard and Poor’s downgraded Grenada twice since hurricane Ivan struck the island in September from a B- to a D...

Five companies prequalify for mobile licences

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has prequalified five companies to participate in the country’s mobile spectrum auction that is scheduled to take place in March/April 2005...

EU boss defends sugar reform plans

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson defended the proposed reforms, saying he was aware that some members of the 79-nation African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group may suffer a certain disruption to their sugar industries...

Central Banking Publications

Survey says...Central banks shifting reserves away from US

Central banks are shifting reserves away from the US and towards the eurozone in a move that looks set to deepen the Bush administration’s difficulties in financing its ballooning current account deficit...

Commentary and Analysis

Venezuela gets S&P downgrade from ‘B’ to ‘SD’

On January 18, 2004, international rating agency, Standard and Poor’s, lowered its long- and short-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to ‘SD’ (selective default) from ‘B’...

Checking out opportunities on the Jamaica market scene?

Regular readers of this column would have noted that the stock market views and analysis expressed over the past few weeks dealt more or less with the local environment and Trinidad and Tobago resident companies. Many investors are also interested in economic events in Jamaica...

Unitising cross-border reserves

The discovery of five trillion cubic feet of natural gas in Venezuela’s block 1 in the Loran field by Chevron Texaco and the recent start of drilling of the Manatee-1 well on the Trinidad side in block 6(d) has put the issue of cross border unitisation of reserves firmly back on the agenda...

Oil prospects have Guyana all fired up

One could not blame the Guyanese for thinking that someone up there does not like them when constant rainfall, disastrous flooding and the evacuation of thousands of people all combine to smother what should be the real focus of attention in that luckless Caricom country these days—the resumption of the 89-year-long search for commercial oil deposits...

Canada and the Caribbean...

Time to reconsider relationship

There was a most remarkable event in Canada on January 18. Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament for the Opposition Conservative Party of Canada and Foreign Affairs Critic for the Caribbean, expressed his dismay at the Canadian government’s “lack of action and direction” in the Caribbean...

Driving towards 2020

When the Chamber was addressed by the Minister of Works and Transport, Franklin Khan, earlier this month, he objectively made some keen observations about the lifestyles of all who work and live here and upon whom the transportation system impacts...

UK Code of Best Practice for Corporate governance

In 1992 the Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance published a report with recommendations for investors, accountants and auditors...

 

 

 

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