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Brian Frontin, CEO of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant and Tourism Association, says T&T’s tourism industry is suffering and it is time for the Government to take action.

He said the industry has been in decline for several years and the Government has stood idly by while the tourist arrivals have plummeted and hotels are on the brink of...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

 Finance Minister Winston Dookeran’s pat-on-the-back with his report on the Nation’s Business was “adequately” received by local economists. Dookeran, in a full-page newspaper advertisements last week, outlined T&T’s recovery path given the global downturn, the nation’s local...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

 T&T’s path to self-sufficient agricultural production is riddled with pot-holes.

Despite the Government’s ambitious endeavour in Budget 2011, the flagging sector is still at the mercy of natural disasters, inflation and bureacracy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced that, as a result of requests of several Latin America and Caribbean countries, it has developed a financial risk management approach for natural disasters, aimed to help the countries be better prepared to deal with emergencies caused by...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 Last week, the Business Guardian reported on the Board of Inland Revenue’s (BIR) role in the Government’s latest tax amnesty. This week, in an exclusive interview at her office, Trinidad House, Port-of-Spain, BIR chairman, Deokia Hosein, delved deeper into the consequences of not paying taxes...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

George Stanley Beard knows how to tell a story. He has context and history seemingly at his fingertips: from his lifetime’s dabble as a geography teacher and a 12-year stint as a politician. But it’s his baritone, more instructive than artful, that piques interest.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A consortium of local banks will be able to finance the estimated US$250 million that could be made available to the local banks as part of the recently approved US$1.9 billion ammonia urea melamine (AUM) complex that is being promoted by Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd, a 56.4...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Moody's Investors Service has expressed concern about the “lack of clarity” in state owned Petrotrin’s new business profile and strategy and has put the company's B1 Corporate Family Rating and senior unsecured debt ratings on review for downgrade.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

T&T must become one of the efficient places in the world to pay taxes.  This is the vision of Deokia Hosein, chairman, Board of Inland Revenue (BIR). “We want to make T&T one of the top ten places in the world to pay taxes,” she said.

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