Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Permell wants full info on TCL shares*

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:8 PM AST Comments

What is the value of Trinidad Cement Limited’s (TCL) shares? That was the question posed by minority shareholders’ rights advocate Peter Permell yesterday when he called for the company’s directors to disclose the value of the shares.

Harsher trade policies likely under Trump

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:6 PM AST Comments

THE year-end stocks rally on the heels of the election of Donald Trump as United States president was built on expectations of reduced regulations, big tax cuts and a large fiscal stimulus.



Venezuelan firm wants US court order reversed

Dec. 23, 2016, 9:13 PM AST Comments

VENEZUELA-based company Sural, officials of which met with and lobbied Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on April 6 to restart the aluminium smelter project Alutrint, wants an order by a United States court to pay Government US$2 million reversed.

"All we can do is beg the Opposition"

Dec. 23, 2016, 8:39 AM AST Comments

All the Government can do is plead with the Opposition to return to the Parliament on January 6, 2017 and work to passing the The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).


Coco Reef top hotel

Dec. 22, 2016, 8:31 PM AST Comments

By Sue-Ann Wayow—Coco Reef Resort and Spa in Tobago, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in January, has once again been recognised as the top hotel in the Caribbean for 2016.


'Opposition banking on mayhem'

Dec. 21, 2016, 8:41 PM AST Comments

The Opposition is banking on mayhem in the country which it believes would help it get back into office. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said so on Tuesday, adding that it was no surprise that the Opposition is not supporting the passage of crucial Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) legislat


Over 9,300 public servants to benefit from discount*

Dec. 21, 2016, 7:56 PM AST Comments

MORE than 9,300 public servants will now be able to pay for the Microsoft Office Suite of software at a substantially discounted price. The new Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (MEA) signed by the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications (MPAC), IGOVTT and Microsoft provides for public ser

PM says RUBIS could leave country

Dec. 21, 2016, 7:51 PM AST Comments

The Antigua and Barbuda government Wednesday said it had no problem if the French-owned RUBIS gas company decides to leave the island following moves to deny it having to monopolise the retail sector in the country.



Politicians should put T&T first*

Dec. 20, 2016, 11:37 PM AST Comments

Last September, before the Tax Information Bill (2016) came before the House of Representatives for the first of two abortive attempts to pass the legislation, the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham T&T) commented that the controversy that erupted over its passage was “a crisis manufactured


We weathered the storm in 2016*

Dec. 20, 2016, 11:33 PM AST Comments

BETTER business for all. This is what the heads of business chambers want in 2017. They said an economic revolution was much needed, along with US dollars in hand. Admitting economic hardships in 2016 were long and hard for some more than others, they are calling on Government and those in related s


Savouring Porsche perfection*

Dec. 20, 2016, 11:25 PM AST Comments

A LIFELONG fascination with the Porsche brand came to the ultimate climax in Florida at the end of November. From a pre-teen building model kits of the 911 and always casting an admiring eye on one driving by, I found myself at the sweet end of a dream assignment—to test drive three Porsche ca