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Fighting poverty One stitch at a time

In a small, white temple in Gopee Trace, Penal, 15 women meet every Monday evening from 1 to 4 to learn about drapery...

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BG View from the Editor

Is gas boom at an end?

LAST week’s announcement by British Gas that it was undertaking an internal re-organisation that would lead to “the reduction of overall staffing levels” by 42 employees came as a surprise to me...

Gazprom Q2 net falls 25%

OAO Gazprom, Russia’s natural-gas export monopoly, said profit fell 25 per cent in the second quarter as inflation and taxes drove up costs...



With no govt support, rising costs and competition

Hotelier feels the heat in Tobago

Increases in labour and food costs have led to Tobago hoteliers’ profits dropping by as much as 30 per cent in the last three years, said Bill Bronte, owner of Arnos Vale Hotel...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference:

PM defends State’s role as significant investor

Kampala, UGANDA—Prime Minister Patrick Manning is challenging the conventional wisdom of the Washington Consensus which holds that the private sector has to be relied upon to fuel growth in economies such as T&T...

Air Jamaica for sale

Escalating fuel prices is one of the major reasons two airlines, one an indigenous Caribbean carrier and the other with airlift impacting several Caricom countries, are being put up for sale...

TTMA to its members: ‘Don’t be a Scrooge’

Chief executive officer of the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA), Natasha Mustapha, wants members of her organisation to stop being Scrooges when it comes to investing in social development programmes...

Thursday’s earthquake triggers Caribbean fund

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the Caribbean’s first joint reserve fund for earthquake and hurricane catastrophes, is likely to make a payment to the governments of St Lucia and Dominica as a result of Thursday’s earthquake...

Canadians seeking out trade partners

The increasing strength of Canada’s dollar is fuelling plans for a major trade mission and investment to Barbados...

OECD warns of climate change risk

The number of people threatened by coastal flooding could more than triple by 2070 due to climate change while the financial impact could surge by tens of trillions of dollars, according to a prominent international organization...


Corporate Ladder

Infotech hires Simone Brown

INFOTECH Caribbean Ltd has appointed Simone Brown as its vice president, projects, in a signal of its intention to strengthen its focus on project management...



Damages for police brutality

On the evening of May 29, 2001, Sookhai was walking along the Guayaguare Main Road when he was almost run over by a car driven by Ashram Ramsaran in which his bother-in-law, Police Corporal Ernest Bridgelal, was a passenger...

Tips For Life

Dining with business

Business meals are essentially meetings with food...


Downstream opportunities in polypropylene

One of the key objectives for the economy of T&T has been to develop downstream opportunities from the energy sector...


Competitiveness profit sharing and Pt Lisas

Competitiveness is the ability of a country to support and sustain high and increasing standards of living over time...


Common investor mistakes

We all make mistakes; it is part of the learning process...

Art of stock picking

Last week, I offered a stock tip based on my own research and assessment in the form of Allied Irish Bank (AIB)...

Saying goodbye to your mutual fund

What exactly is a mutual fund?



Caribbean Broadcast Network?

The BBC shows the way

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) can now be heard 24 hours a day every day on an FM band in three Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and T&T...





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