must embrace ethics
Father Clyde Harvey in an address to corporate customers
of First Citizens Bank on ethics at their level challenged
the Chamber to point out and go after those in the
business community engaged in the drug trade as part
and parcel of setting some example in actually living
the standards of a life of quality...
in climate of economic uncertainty
months into 2005 and the investment landscape is no
clearer than it was at the start of the year. At the
beginning of 2005, most local analysts had predicted
annual returns in the range of 15 to 20 per cent in
T&T, while in the US the market was expected to
return in the region of seven to 11 per cent...
crucial business issue
2004, the World Health Organisation made road safety
the theme of World Health Day to draw attention to
the emergence of road traffic injuries as an international
health issue with grave consequences and enormous
economic and social costs to a country. Worldwide,
road traffic accidents are ranked 11th as the leading
cause of death and as second in the 5-14 and 15-29
age groups; third in the 30-44 age group; eighth in
the 45-59 age group (WHO 2002)...
Basin ripe for fresh assault
Minister Eric A Williams announcement last week
that the oil-rich Southern Basin of Trinidad had been
formally divided into six areas and the bases
of production identified is a key element in
his re-invigorated assault on this 97-year-old hydrocarbon
bank rates on the rise
banks have started to implement a 25 basis points
increase in the TT prime lending rate to nine per
cent from 8.75 per cent...
with impact of new US passport rules
am revisiting the impact on Caribbean tourism of the
US government requirement that Americans have passports
to re-enter the US because the matter is urgent...
the credit quality of manufacturing
todays article, we shall discuss the rating
methodology adopted by Caricris in assigning ratings
for manufacturing and services companies. Publication
of these methodologies is an important part of Caricris
effort to be transparent and to bring about investor
confidence in the analytical robustness and the objectivity
of its credit ratings...
vision into reality
a global leader and achieving a competitive advantage
in todays era of rapid change and development