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ANGOSTURA plans to invest $30 million in the coming months to upgrade the equipment used to bottle its world-famous aromatic Bitters. Executive Director, Vidia Persad-Doodnath, spoke to Business Day about the planned upgrade following the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) tour of Angostura’s production facilities at its Eastern Main R(...)
TRANSPORT MINISTER Devant Maharaj said he is not taking any advice from former Caribbean Airlines (CAL) chairman Arthur Lok Jack or using a report developed by the board which Lok Jack chaired, in order to determine which routes the airline will or will not be pursuing under its merger arrangement with Air Jamaica. Maharaj made this declaration whe(...)
LABOUR MINISTER Errol McLeod has declared decisive action needs to be taken to ensure sustainable economic growth. McLeod made this declaration when he spoke to the plenary on June 12 at the UN Palais des Nations during the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference currently being held in Geneva, Switzerland.
THE Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is pleased to note the Prime Minister’s announcement that Cabinet has approved the establishment of a $250 million Tobago Tourism Development Fund over 2013 to 2015, aimed at providing resources for two major business categories, namely, debt restructuring for tourism related businesses, and (...)
DIGICEL’s IMAX cinema is a first for Trinidad and Tobago. After about nine months in operation, the cinema is now beginning to attract a steady stream of cinema-goers drawn to its 40 x 70 foot screen and the unique quality of its cinema experience.
IF Caribbean countries are to truly become a launch pad for business in the Americas, they need to be “open” for international business and international trade, otherwise they risk not being part of the “global value chain.” Organisation of American States (OAS)Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin, gave this advice while addressing delegates (...)
AS the putting into effect of the long announced plan to reshuffle the Cabinet or to be more precise, the Cabinet reconfiguration, draws nearer the major policy concern and, ipso facto, public concern which appears to surround the reshuffle is that of the management of the Trinidad and Tobago (TT) economy.
PORT-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Thursday, 14, June 2012 – “The GALAXY S III enables the most seamless and human-centric mobile experience. We are very excited to bring this highly anticipated handset to the people of Trinidad and Tobago (TT),” said Raul Rego, Senior Marketing Manager Samsung Electronics Latin America. “I am confident that the c(...)
IT’s no coincidence that God created us as visual beings with INCREDIBLE imagination. Our eyes take in four million bytes of information every second and process that data forming colourful 3D pictures in our minds. JK Rowling bestselling creator of Harry Potter says it best, “We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need(...)
A major risk that a public or private sector company faces is exposure to conflicts of interest. This is where persons acting for and on behalf of a company can obtain additional benefits for themselves. The risk is that the person may act with bias, seeking personal gain, possibly at the expense of the company. A person in a conflict of interest s(...)
ST VINCENT is known across the region for its fertile soil; and one Vincentian said to me, “If you come to St Vincent you will be eating healthy and you will be eating well... locally grown fresh food and fresh caught fish every day.” This sets the foundation on which the work of the Caribbean Agriculture and Research Development Institute (CARDI)(...)
AS global leaders prepare to attend the G20 summit in Mexico (June 18 to 19), they have been urged to offer more support to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in gaining access to finance, by ensuring that a more widespread approach is taken to policy development for the sector and that there are greater levels of co-ordination at a global l(...)
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