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Internet auction set for today

Cingular Wireless, the US telecom giant shortlisted to take part in today’s spectrum auction, may not be part of the bidding process, sources said earlier this week...


BG View from the Editor

Power to choose…or lose

As far as I am concerned, the rate of inflation is the most important economic issue facing this country at this point...

Mixed Assets

Batting for transparency

Very early Wednesday morning, I received the following letter from Brian Lewis, who has served T&T sports, with some credit, as the chef de mission at several Olympic games...


Expansion plans at UTC

The Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) will be creating more space at its Port-of-Spain offices to improve customer service and plans to expand along the East/West Corridor...

US envoy calls on business community: Sponsor Fulbright students now

There is not enough investment in the human capital of T&T, says US Ambassador Roy Austin. He said while he has noticed an increase in the number of companies in the country, there has not been a corresponding increase in investment in its human resource...

‘TSP fields should provide adequate return’

BPTT’s Teak Samaan and Poui (TSP) fields should provide an adequate return on the investment by Neal & Massy Energy and Perenco, its European oil partner, if it is able to extend the life of the field, said stockbroker Peter Clarke...

Air Jamaica loses US$61m in five months

Air Jamaica lost US$61 million for the first five months of this year, as the government, which has been running the airline since December, struggles to shrink it into viability, in line with its strategic master plan...

DFL seeing T&T boom

Development Finance general manager Prakash Dhanrajh admitted recently that the company has a “selfish motive” for helping companies that may not be attractive to banks...

Micro credit: T&T seeking own lending approach

The Government is looking to create 5,000 new businesses a year. Possible? Kyron Grant thinks so. Grant is the manager of the Enterprise Development Division of the Ministry of Labour and Micro Enterprise Development...

Creating a diaper dynasty

One year ago, T&T had two main diaper manufacturing companies—Mison Industries which produced Teddies and Agostini Industries, the makers of Cheekies...

T&T food industry to expand

Two more international brands enter market

As this country prepares itself for developed nation status by the year 2020, the face of the food industry is getting another boost as two major international brands are set to make their entry into the T&T market...


Always moving up

Republic’s new executive director credits school for his success

“A lot of who I am came from the foundation I got at St Joseph Boys and St Mary’s College. Those two schools gave me the platform to excel,” declared Nigel Baptiste in his new position as executive director at Republic Bank...


Cellphones playing role of wallet

Already a device of multiple disguises, from camera to music player and mini-TV, the cellphone’s next trick may be the disappearing wallet...

Intellectual Property

Rights owners should live from royalties

In the June 9 edition of the Business Guardian, Dr Hollis Liverpool, the winner of many Calypso Monarch competitions, said that copyright owners, including those in T&T, have five exclusive rights in relation to their music and lyrics...


Professor Ken Julien remembers...Defining moments in energy

UWI Professor Emeritus Kenneth Julien presented the nineteenth Eric Williams Memorial Lecture at the Central Bank auditorium on June 10...


Once evidence is transcribed...

Decisions not compromised by time

In February 1987, Simon Alexander made a complaint of professional misconduct to the Attorneys’ Disciplinary Committee against Mr Campbell, a lawyer, claiming that he had paid Mr Campbell $29,400 for the purchase of some land but that the lawyer had neither conveyed the land nor returned the purchase price to him...

Commentary and Analysis

The importance of diversification

Lessons from recent market correction

The performance of the local stock market over the past few months has been described by many commentators as a “measured correction.”

Reforming the way govt spends our money

In June 2004, the Government published a green paper entitled Reform of Government’s Procurement Regime and circulated it for public comment...

Belize still walking tight rope

The IMF met with Belize’s technical economic team recently in Washington DC, where they were following up on the IMF’s Article IV mission...

The role of the CEO in building the brand

“It is not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Enhancing standards

Accounting changes occurring at a dizzying pace

Our last article sought to address the role and expectations of the external auditor in an environment focused on building trust and confidence for the benefit of all free market participants...

Types of risk in a financial institution

Before one gets to manage risks, it is useful to identify the various generic kinds of risks that businesses face...




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