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Sooklal takes charge at resilient RBTT

After six months on the job, RBTT Group chief executive Jerome Sooklal has finally begun to exert his influence on one of the region’s largest financial companies...

BG View from the Editor

The conspiracy of poverty

What do Prime Minister Patrick Manning, the T&T Chamber of Commerce and trade unionists like David Abdulah, Errol McLeod and Lyle Townsend have in common?

Mixed Assets

Fetes make $$ contribution

The arguments that have raged about the all-inclusive fete phenomena are somewhat amusing to me...


T&T to provide nutmeg plants for Grenada

T&T will provide nutmeg plants to help Grenada resuscitate its once thriving nutmeg industry which was devastated by Hurricane Ivan last year...

Proper building development needed for 2020

At the turn of this century, our natural resources have presented this nation with unique challenges and opportunities for human development...


Philip Kotler to visit T&T in March

Marketing guru, Dr Philip Kotler, will be in Trinidad next month to lecture at a seminar geared at increasing T&T’s global competitiveness through effective marketing...

Pan soloist making a name for himself

He grew up in Invaders’ pan yard. He played pan for Phase II Pan Groove. He played J’Ouvert, but now shuns it...


Court of Appeal: Delay in judgment not enough to upset decision

Excessive delay by the High Court in delivering its judgment was not of itself sufficient for the Court of Appeal to set aside the judgment...

Commentary and Analysis

Prospects for the SME sector

Since our country’s independence from British Rule in 1962, the small business sector, has complained about the lack of tangible and meaningful support. This is in spite of organisations such as the Business Development Corporation (BDC) and the National Entrepreneurship Development Co Ltd (Nedco) which exist to support the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), owners as well as those who simply have an idea and would like to get into business...

BOJ reduces interest rates again

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) once again reduced interest rates on all its open market securities, varying between 30-50 basis points across the maturity spectrum...

What big returns a little investing can bring

Activity on the local stock market should be picking up now as the Carnival season drifts into the background...

Implementing the EITI in T&T...lessons learnt from international experience

On FebRuary 2 and 3, the South Trinidad Chamber participated in an important international workshop in Paris on implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)...

Exciting times in energy

STCIC/GSTT Petroleum Conference begins next week

My very good friends at the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce (STCIC) are always striving for new heights as far as the annual petroleum conference is concerned and they had tried to rope in no less a person than the President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, to talk on The Revitalisation Of Exploration in Caricom’s headquarters territory at this year’s event...

The PBR - mass transit or management?

Some weeks ago, the Chamber was addressed by the Minister of Works and Transport, Franklin Khan, when he unveiled his plan for the restoration of the Priority Bus Route (PBR) to a more useful role in the mass transit system on the east-west corridor and a greater one for the maxi taxi industry...

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