Sunday, March 18, 2018


Can we end our muscovado bias?*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:15 PM AST Comments

ON November 4, 2010, in a BG View column headlined “Do we have a muscovado bias?” there was a commentary on contemporaneous statements attributed to two former ministers of agriculture, Vasant Bharath and Arnold Piggott on the issue of fertiliser.

$1.3b pipeline ready by mid-year*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:9 PM AST Comments

A pipeline from the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery to Caroni, that is costing the National Gas Company (NGC) almost double what it has budgeted to pay for an offshore pipeline from Venezuela to Trinidad, will finally open around the middle of this year, National Petroleum Marketing Company (NP) officials

Govt pays US$8,218 a day to wrap up CLF*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:6 PM AST Comments

GOVERNMENT is paying the international professional services firm that has been mandated to manage the liquidation of the CL Financial Group (CLF) about US$8,218 a day ($55,391 a day), at a time when the availability of US dollars at authorised dealers has plunged to historic lows, Express Business

Digital entrepreneur starts media company for women*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:2 PM AST Comments

How do you step away from a successful business that you have grown over 20 years to invest your life savings into a new idea? And how do you do that when the country you live in, Trinidad and Tobago, is experiencing recessionary times? Well, if you ask Judette Coward, who took this giant leap of fa

Becoming a homeowner*

Mar. 6, 2018, 9:57 PM AST Comments

Becoming a homeowner is milestone for any adult as owning a home means you have finally put down roots, and have a space that is truly yours. But the prospect of home-ownership can be daunting because of all the responsibilities and obligations that go with it.

Profits down but Scotia dividends unchanged*

Mar. 6, 2018, 9:52 PM AST Comments

Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago absorbed a Government-imposed reduction in profits to give its 7,518 shareholders the same amount of dividends (50 cents per share), for the three months ended January 31, as it did same period last year. Although the bank’s net interest income (profit from loans

Tobago counts its losses*

Mar. 5, 2018, 7:37 PM AST Comments

Tobago businesses have lost as much as $700 million in the last year as a direct result of ongoing challenges...

WCO, PHL profit margins decline*

Mar. 4, 2018, 9:47 PM AST Comments

This week, we at Bourse analyse the recently released full-year results of The West Indian Tobacco Company Ltd (WCO) and Prestige Holdings Ltd (PHL). Year-to-date, PHL’s share price has declined 6.4 per cent, while WCO’s share price has declined 11.5 per cent. We provide a brief outlook

$1b in revenue lost *

Mar. 2, 2018, 9:54 PM AST Comments

The Treasury lost $1 billion in revenue for the nine years that property tax was not paid. So noted Finance Minister Colm Imbert as he introduced The Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill and the Property Tax (Amendment) Bill in the House of Representatives in Port of Spain yesterday.

Pleas, plans for La Brea*

Mar. 1, 2018, 9:7 PM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon—Major development is coming to the south-west peninsular, in particular La Brea, says Energy Minister Franklin Khan.

NFM denies dumping claim*

Feb. 28, 2018, 9:19 PM AST Comments

National Flour Mills (NFM) chief executive officer, Kelvin Mahabir, has refuted claims by the Jamaican flour industry that the company is “dumping” its flour in Jamaica. “Our prices in the market are very competitive with theirs,” Mahabir insisted yesterday.