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CENTRAL Bank Governor Ewart Williams will step down from his post on July 16, 2012, bringing to an end a remarkable career in the world of finance which spanned a decade. In a wide ranging interview at the Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port-of-Spain, Williams summed up his career at the helm of the Bank as “a labour of love” and one which he (...)
ALLOWING Clico to fail was never an option. This was the view expressed by outgoing Central Bank Governor Ewart Williams during an interview at his office at the Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port-of-Spain last Friday. Describing that argument as “simplistic,” Williams said bluntly, “There was no way in which any Central Bank or any governmen(...)
JAMAICANS by nature are passionately patriotic and fiercely loyal to their country and any indigenous industry they can lay claim to and these are the two attributes that could prove to be a tough challenge for Caribbean Airlines in its Jamaica operations for the remainder of 2012 and into 2013.
AS the global economic downturn continues to negatively affect not merely the size of international markets but, specifically, Trinidad and Tobago’s (TT) market share, the People’s Partnership Government should be refashioning both an effective investment policy and an educational planning policy geared to increasing the country’s marketable skills(...)
The Chamber welcomes Government’s establishment of a Task Force with responsibility for the development and operationalisation of a social dialogue process in Trinidad and Tobago, and we are very pleased to have representation and be part of this initiative which was launched on June 26, 2012, at a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Labour, Small a(...)
I wrote last week about the rigging of the key interest rate, Libor, by bank traders, and of the role played by Barclays which was fined a record £290 million for conspiracy to artificially fix rates on the wholesale money markets. Since then, the fallout from this scandal has been widespread and far-reaching.
MOVING from potential to actual, turning export plans into functional systems, developing revenue-earning streams for the region and creating jobs for the employable and technically skilled, were just a few of the overarching goals that were ventilated by Caribbean Consultants attending the 4th Management Consulting Business Symposium, at the Ritz (...)
“Dat good so” was the comment made by someone with whom I was working. The comment resonated with me for days after because it aptly captured an attitude of our people. The waitress in a restaurant gives you poor service and “Dat good so”. The cleaner continues to mop with black water and “Dat good so”. The hospital spends two hours searching for y(...)
DEALING with misconduct in the workplace is unfortunately, an issue that most employers will have to address at one stage or another. However, employers find themselves in situations where they may have to address employee misconduct that occurs outside the hours and place of employment i.e. misconduct which occurs on an employee’s personal time.
OVER 1,600 people including students from 29 schools in the Southwest Peninsula had the experience of being “up close and personal” with howler monkeys and albino pythons at the annual Biodiversity Exhibition hosted by LNG production company Atlantic.
THE screams and peals of laughter could be heard a block away as excited students at Sacred Heart’s Girls RC School on Phillip Street Port-of-Spain welcomed bmobile on to the compound on Friday July 6 . It was the last day of the school term and students were just passing time waiting for school to be dismissed.
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