Thursday 27th April 2006

 
Business Guardian
 
 
 
 
Sports Arena
Womanwise
Business Guardian
 
Letters
Online Community
Death Notices
 
Advertising
Classified Ads
Jobs in T&T
Contact Us
 
Archives
Privacy Policy
 
 
 

 

20,000 houses for new town

The Government has dusted off plans to build a new town in the Wallerfield area and Housing Development Corporation chief executive Noel Garcia is boasting that it will be the first new town in this country in the last 150 years...

BG View from the Editor

Publish what you pay

Last Thursday, in the wake of the BG View headlined “Pressing ahead with gas,” I got a call from an executive member of the T&T branch of Transparency International...

Feedback

Barbados/T&T maritime border dispute

T&T loses ground

It is important to establish what maritime territory was lost or gained by either party in the recent arbitration ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on the Barbados/T&T maritime border dispute...

News

T&T mobile market is one million...says new TSTT exec

Gary Barrow, TSTT’s vice president of mobile services, explains that having grown the mobile market to about 900,000 customers, he expects market saturation to be at about one million customers...

TCL exec: CET removal will lower investment

If the Caricom region decides to remove the Common External Tariff (CET) from cement, it will be stating it is no longer encouraging investment in the sector...

Looking for the perfect mix

The zesty, distinctive fragrance of Angostura aromatic bitters is always in the air at Angostura headquarters in Laventille...

Feature

Whales ...worth more alive than dead

Not many know that the original name for the body of water now called the Gulf of Paria was Golfo de la Ballena or the Gulf of Whales...

The dreaded ‘R’ words: Restructuring, Retrenchment

Corporate restructuring is a way of life these days. “I don’t want to get into any clichés,” Nikolai Rogovsky said Monday, explaining that because of globalisation, companies are forced to restructure to deal with the ever increasing pace of business...

East PoS businesses fight back

‘This is no slum’

Businesses of east Port-of-Spain are fighting back. For one thing, they speak with one voice through the East Port-of-Spain Business Association...

Technology

Nokia announces new mobile computers

BERLIN—Steering clear of words like telephony and smart phones, Nokia announced the latest iterations of its new line of handheld “multimedia computers” the N Series, the N72, N73 and N93 in Berlin at their Open Studio 2006 event on Tuesday morning...

Legal

Misdescription of land area not fatal

In the late 19th century a large tract of land in Diego Martin known as the La Puerta Estate was owned by Dr Senior, a surgeon dentist...

Commentary and Analysis

The boom/bust cycle

Understanding what happens next

From its peak position in May 2005, the T&T Stock Market has declined by 18 per cent. This decline has been exacerbated by a 12.5 per cent decline year-to-date. Heading into the last week of April with one third of the year gone there are still no signs of a market recovery—at least one that can be sustained on a long-term basis...

The stock market question

Can I lose all my money?

I always hear people talking about how Trinis are very passionate people who never like to be outdone... that we were the type to overreact to anything and sensationalise everything...

Supply-side strategies to manage inflation

Over the recent past inflation has become a major source of concern in T&T. In 2005, the inflation rate in T&T was approximately seven per cent. This represents the highest inflation rate since the 8.8 per cent recorded in 1994 when the economy was still adjusting to the floating of the exchange rate a year earlier...

A forum for frankness about Caribbean development...

With an agenda that includes security during the 2007 Word Cup Cricket series and the impact of international developments on Caribbean development, an important conference between the British foreign secretary and foreign ministers of Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) countries takes place in Barbados from April 27 to 28...

Branding a nation

In a previous article, I explained the importance of branding a country, and illustrated with examples how some countries have reaped the benefits of branding. This article explores how the four Ps of corporate marketing—product, price, place and promotions—can be applied to nation branding...

Managing economic crisis...A cautionary Mexican tale

Dr Agustín Carstens, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and feature speaker at the second biennial International Conference on Business, Banking and Finance in May, is no stranger to crisis or controversy...

Welcome aggregate…goodbye price controls

The chamber heartily welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Energy and Energy based industries, Dr Lenny Saith, that the Government will issue five new quarryin licences to private sector companies in the construction sector within the next six months in an attempt to reduce the current shortage of aggregate...

The coming oil crisis

How many of you are old enough to have been working in 1973? If so, you would’ve had the kind of economic experience I did at that time. But if you were in school or missed the period of the oil crisis, get ready because those times could return with a vengeance...

 

©2005-2006 Trinidad Publishing Company Limited

Designed by: Randall Rajkumar-Maharaj · Updated daily by: Sheahan Farrell