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Kariwak - more than a hotel

If Kariwak Village Holistic Haven and Hotel changes hands anytime soon, it won’t be the size of the cheque that will sway its owners to sell...

BG View from the Editor

Conflicts of interest

In my practice of journalism, I have attempted to avoid explicit and implicit conflicts of interest. This means that I am the member of no political party or civic group apart from the Media Association...

Mixed Assets

Designing Hyatt T&T

On Tuesday night, an architect sent this news item to me which I thought would make interesting reading in this space. The architect was complaining that the design of the building would be done “almost completely,” by foreigners. The piece was taken from Hotel Industry News on Tuesday and was headlined “Architecture and interior design unveiled for Hyatt Regency Trinidad.”

News

Sponsors line up after Warriors victory

In 2003, Peter O’Connor remembered knocking on the doors of corporate sponsors, cap in hand, and being turned away...

Taiwan seeks to recover $$ from Dominica

Fresh into a new diplomatic relationship with China, Dominica has run into problems with Taiwan, which cut ties with the Caribbean island last year...

Banks not reporting suspicious activity

Between 1997 and now, the Financial Investigations Unit has received 1,027 suspicious activity reports (SAR) from local banks, and from 2000 to present, has received 24,997 transactions from money remitters...

TCL head wants Osha now

In the wake of a rash of accidents at Trinidad Cement’s Ltd Claxton Bay operations, group CEO Dr Rollin Bertrand is calling on the Government to implement the Occupational Safety and Health Act...

Antigua probes Digicel

The Antigua government last week appointed a retired judge to investigate allegations of financial wrongdoing in the country’s public utility company, including its dealings with Irish-owned Digicel, which is due to begin operating in T&T by March...

Features

Angostura’s Golden Grove

Tobago’s newest gated community

Angostura Ltd is the developer of a high-end gated community in Golden Grove, Tobago. All but three of the 125 lots, totalling 30 acres, have already been sold, said Kevin Kenny, executive manager of properties at Angostura, which is a 50 per cent investor in Tobago Plantations...

Banks feel minimum fallout from Ivan

Banks in Grenada have generally welcomed the activity taking place in Grenada since Ivan. The experience, though, has had an impact on their operations...

Commentary and Analysis

As petrodollars flow…

Liquidity and inflation build

The latest monetary policy report issued by the Central Bank highlighted the country’s strong macroeconomic performance but warned of the challenge to combating rising inflationary pressures...

Learn from Soca Warriors

The total value of trades on the stock market last week was $16.2 million. That number usually constitutes a slow day let alone a whole week...

No growth without R&D

The 2005 Global Competitiveness Report cites, “capacity for innovation” as an area of notable competitive disadvantage in T&T...

Time to ground national airlines

In 1992, the West Indian Commission, in its comprehensive report to Caricom Heads of Government on the future of the region, dealt clearly with the matter of regional air transportation...

Clustering

Collaborating to compete

T&T’s declining competitiveness, as evidenced through our falling ratings in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR), indicates there is a dire need to find ways to improve our competencies as a nation in order to help increase the productivity and prosperity of our citizenry. One possible tool that can be adopted is the use of a cluster development strategy...

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