Sunday, September 3, 2017

SFC advances, CIF slips*

Sep. 3, 2017, 10:15 PM AST Comments

This week, we at Bourse review the six-month results for the period ended June 2017 for Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (SFC) and update investors with on the CLICO Investment Fund (CIF). SFC recorded growth in earnings over the period, with its share price advancing 7.4 per cent year to date.

Rowley: Big changes coming for Petrotrin

Sep. 1, 2017, 10:5 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced yesterday that State-owned Petrotrin will be restructured and a new board headed by businessman Wilfred Espinet will be installed to spearhead this exercise. He shared some of the issues plaguing Petrotrin which have rendered it in a woeful financial state wi

Govt aims to boost IT jobs through IDB loan *

Aug. 31, 2017, 8:19 PM AST Comments

The Ministry of Planning and Development said on Wednesday that it was certain that an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan and grant agreement would lead to the growth of the information technology sector in this country...

Bank salutes IT interns*

Aug. 30, 2017, 10:38 PM AST Comments

Last week Thursday marked the end of the inaugural First Citizens UWI Computer Science Internship Programme, which offered First and Second Year students of The University of the West Indies Department of Computing and Information Technology the opportunity to work alongside the First Citizens ICT D

TTHTI not taking new GATE students

Aug. 30, 2017, 10:37 PM AST Comments

THE Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) has taken a decision to no longer accept students who rely on Government funding for their studies. The decision was communicated during a meeting with approximately 200 new students yesterday at the institute’s Chaguaramas camp

Will Govt tap blocked account to fix fiscal deficit?*

Aug. 30, 2017, 2:30 AM AST Comments

TWO weeks ago, the lead story of the Express Business edition of August 16 estimated that the Government’s fiscal deficit for 2017 could be as much as $10 billion. That was based on the current administration’s $2.23 billion shortfall from its sale of Government assets programme, the fai

Adding value to T&T’s cocoa*

Aug. 30, 2017, 2:28 AM AST Comments

It’s is no secret that some of the finest cocoa can be found in Trinidad and Tobago. This country currently grows 11 select native varieties of the Trinitario cocoa, the most sought after cocoa by chocolatiers worldwide. The Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company (TTFCC) aims to capitalise on

At first they thought I was from church*

Aug. 30, 2017, 2:19 AM AST Comments

AT just 28 years old, Duke Pollard is the managing director of his own brokerage firm, Capital Markets Elite Group Limited (CMEG); and financial services institution, Global Financial Traders (GFT) Caribbean Limited. Pollard’s story of how he went from running an unprofitable online retail bus

TTNGL working on US-dollar dividends*

Aug. 30, 2017, 2:17 AM AST Comments

If you are one of the 11,000 shareholders of Trinidad and Tobago NGL Ltd (TTNGL) and you expected the company to pay its interim dividend in US dollars, you would probably have realised by now that that payment of $0.50 on September 6 will be in TT dollars. At its annual meeting on 25 April, 2017, t

Creating gods out of clay*

Aug. 30, 2017, 2:15 AM AST Comments

It is a dirty job, but the end result is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen, says sculptor Carol Gangoo. Gangoo, 47, has been making murtis (images of Hindu Gods) since childhood. Now, she is one of the most sought-after sculptors in Trinidad and Tobago. Gangoo, of Endeavour, Chaguanas, sai


Aug. 30, 2017, 2:14 AM AST Comments

One of my favourite stories is about this couple who reared cattle and sold milk. They were elated when the demand for milk increased. They went to Penal and bought a new cow to bolster production. This did not happen. In fact things got so bad that in desperation the man went to the village Sadhu f