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Port improvements

The port’s chief executive and acting general manager, Christopher Mendez, outlined several improvements at the port saying these had led to increased efficiency:


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BG View from the Editor

Why the State should divest

One of the disappointments that I have had with the current administration is that it has not done enough to distribute to the people of this country the huge wealth created by higher oil and natural gas prices and production...

Failed bid

As the person responsible for first reporting the attempt by a Canadian bank to acquire locally owned RBTT, I feel that I have a responsibility to inform the one or two people who read this column about the latest development...


Corporate Ladder

Richard Trotman is new CIB president

Richard Trotman has moved up the corporate ladder at Clico Investment Bank (CIB) to take over as president and chief executive officer following the retirement of Lennox Archer...



We are 70% complete—Rao

Uthara Rao, executive chairman of the State enterprise, Estate Management and Business Development Company Ltd, said apart from developing residential lots, the EMBD’s mandate includes agricultural development, for which 20,000 acres have been assigned...

Passport renewal hurting business

Regional business growth at Nicholas Galt’s Trinidad Systems Ltd (TSL) is being affected by delays in getting new machine-readable passports because some of their consultants and engineers are unable to travel...

German firm put on bank’s blacklist

Anti-corruption campaigners are celebrating the decision of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to blacklist Lahmeyer, a German engineering consultancy found guilty of bribery on a World Bank project in Lesotho...


One on One

Ivan Daniel… Builds a name for himself

Division manager of Building Materials at Interchem, Ivan Daniel is a past student of Mount Hope Junior Secondary, San Juan Senior Comprehensive and the Dale Carnegie Foundation...




Sporting tourism

Can the Caribbean deliver after Cricket World Cup?

In less than one month, the international cricketing fraternity will converge in the West Indies to compete for the most esteemed title within the cricket world and to participate in the second largest global sporting event: the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup (CWC)...


Measuring leadership behaviour

He drank too much, suffered from severe depression and was often rude. He switched sides more than once...



Atlantic LNG payments taxable

In 1995 certain companies (Amoco, British Gas, Cabot and NGC) entered into a shareholders’ agreement under which Atlantic LNG was formed for the purpose of establishing a LNG plant (known as a “train”) at Point Fortin...



bourse mutual fund review

Barbados a good alternative …but look to local mutual funds first

The Barbados stock market is relatively flat, unlike its regional counterparts in T&T and Jamaica. Volumes traded in the Barbados market remained fairly low throughout 2006...

Control your property

Cut your cloth to fit and establish a regime of saving and investing. Determine how much of your income you would like to save and budget to ensure that your spending is kept in check...

Moving toward a…

single currency

Moving toward a single currency has often been debated in T&T. Before, there was talk about “dollarisation”



A devilish problem:

The Caribbean between Bush and Chavez

Battle lines appear to be firmly drawn between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the George W Bush administration in Washington...



Marketing business tourism

In a previous column we discussed the development of business tourism. The growth in T&T’s economy was identified as the main reason for this trend...

The other side of inflation

Individuals will always seek to exploit opportunities to maximise their return on talent or investment...





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