Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Durant dominates at Abilene Classic

May 17, 2017, 10:3 AM AST Comments

Kamaria Durant was dominant in the Abilene Track Classic women's 100 metres final at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima, yesterday. The 26-year-old sprinter stopped the clock at 11.72 seconds for a comfortable cushion on her Simplex teammate Shikyla Walcott, the silver medallist in 12 seconds flat.

Trump faces fallout over Comey appeal, intelligence sharing

May 17, 2017, 9:57 AM AST Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faced fallout Wednesday over revelations that he personally appealed to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, allegations based on notes Comey wrote after the meetin

Gloomy days ahead for T&T economy*

May 17, 2017, 12:17 AM AST Comments

Less than 24 hours after Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivered his 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review in which Government borrowings and the public sector debt loomed large, Express columnist Sir Ronald Sanders wrote an article titled “Debt danger for a generation”. Its contents were based on

IDB economist: T&T’s private sector not up to the task*

May 17, 2017, 12:15 AM AST Comments

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)economist Dr Jeetendra Khadan believes the private sector, in its current form, is not up to the task of driving economic growth in Trinidad and Tobago. “It could if it were dynamic, employment generating, innovative and export oriented (it could), but it&#

Mid-year report lacking*

May 17, 2017, 12:8 AM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago should brace for more unemployment, poverty and inflation, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) financial economics lecturer Dr Vaalmikki Arjoon forecast in his response to the mid-year budget review (MYBR) read in Parliament in Port of Spain last Wednesday by Finance Mini

Managing Guyana’s $$ windfall*

May 17, 2017, 12:4 AM AST Comments

Guyana is going to be a test case in what to do when a country is faced with a sudden influx of revenue for which it had not planned. If economics is the study of how to allocate resources, then Caricom’s headquarters territory will be giving the members of that profession considerable food fo

Grand vision for South*

May 17, 2017, 12:0 AM AST Comments

Marabella businessman Aqeel Baksh wants to see south Trinidad become the business hub of Trinidad and Tobago. Baksh, 28, chief executive officer of Baksh Group of Companies said while developments like the C3 Centre in San Fernando is a definite boost for business activities in south Trinidad, there

Phillip my dear*

May 16, 2017, 11:59 PM AST Comments

His wife is a Queen but he is not a King; he is a Prince and like The Mighty Cipher has been considered a Clown Prince. He was born on the island of Corfu in Greece, the place that the naturalist Gerald Durrell made famous in his trilogy that started with My Family And Other Animals and which has no