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Namdevco exposes retail price gouging

Elbert Johnson understands the land and the cultivation of food very well...

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BG View from the Editor

Who will fire the first shot?

Alcoa’s proposed US$1.6 billion alumina expansion in Jamaica is predicated on Jamaica securing a cheap and predictable source of energy for the alumina refinery at Clarendon...


Coroporate Ladder

Ron Antoine heads Grenada Breweries

Ron Antoine has been appointed managing director at Grenada Breweries Ltd, with effect from March 12...



Restructuring statistics

THE Government and the Inter-American Development Bank recently signed a US$5 million loan agreement to support the development of the Public Sector Reform Initiation Programme...

Workers wanted

Tom Chin Fatt, manager of Linda’s Bakery, complains that not only is employee turnover high, but frequent salary increases have not been successful in encouraging workers to come to work and remain stay on the job...

FCIB says it does not wish to delist

FCIB, the Canadian-owned bank based in Barbados, has stated it “does not wish to delist in any of the four markets where it is currently listed."

All about money

Bernanke, Greenspan disagree on impact of corporate-profit peak

The disagreement between Alan Greenspan and Ben S Bernanke about where the US economy is headed boils down to just one word: profits...

In bid to boost oil income

Halliburton moves CEO to Dubai

Halliburton Co, the world’s second-largest oilfield-services provider, will move chief executive David Lesar to a new corporate headquarters in Dubai to help the company expand in the Middle East and Asia...

Workers want bosses to ‘get lost’

Most workers reckon that their bosses are excessively bureaucratic, apportion blame wrongly and are inconsistent in decision making, a report has found...

Mexican billionaire gaining on Gates, Buffet

MEXICO CITY—The world’s third-richest man, Carlos Slim, is gaining rapidly on Bill Gates and Warren Buffet with a fortune that grew by US$19 billion last year, the largest individual wealth gain in a decade of Forbes magazine rankings and a sign of the wealth gap in Mexico’s monopoly-laden economy...


Blow by BLOW

Do local manufacturers, investors face hostilities in Jamaica?

Last month, the Jamaica Gleaner tried to provoke a trade war with this country by suggesting that the Jamaican government should use T&T’s US$500 million surplus with its Caricom partner as leverage to force T&T to live up to the terms of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) to supply 160 million cubic feet of LNG to Jamaica...



Who pays the CJ’s costs?

1. Frank Solomon and other attorneys were retained by the former CJ de la Bastide, to act on his behalf in litigation brought by the Registrar of the Supreme Court...

One n One

Design on the mind

Vishnu Tewari finds success with Saffire

Vishnu Tewari graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc in mechanical engineering in 1974 and was one of the first engineers employed by the Metal Industries Company Ltd...



DR economy on the rise

It has been almost four years since the financial crisis erupted in the Dominican Republic and the progress in the economy has been exceptional. It has been one of the star performers in the Caribbean region and much improvement has taken place in terms of restoring macroeconomic stability and investor confidence in the Dominican Republic economy...



International equity market

Déjà vu

The volatility in international markets over the last week and a half is reminiscent of the patches of volatility experienced in the second quarter of 2006 when most markets, particularly those in the emerging markets (except China) and also developed markets, experienced significant corrections...

Volatility : sometimes a good thing

Volatility is sometimes a good thing...








Corporate commitment

Social responsibility growing in T&T

The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business recently announced that it has become a signatory to the UN Global Compact, joining the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce (STCIC) and the TTMA as the first indigenous T&T entities to join this global corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative...

Cepep can break the cycle with Entrepreneurship

Despite the recent report of the Auditor General which made some unflattering references to the Community Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (Cepep)—and our own concerns that the chamber has expressed since 2004 when we met with members of the Solid Waste Management Company Ltd—we were very pleased to meet with Geddes Hinds...

Saving time

In my last article on February 22, I gave you some general guidelines for setting up your personal budget and spoke about the importance of managing your money...

Govts, private sector urged to Keep tourist dollar home

A new study commissioned by the Caribbean Hotels Association (CHA) has re-emphasised the important role that tourism plays in the economies of many Caribbean countries and has pointed to opportunities for locally and regionally produced goods and services...



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