Friday, March 16, 2018


Is Ewart to blame for Arthur’s annus horribilis?*

Feb. 27, 2018, 10:1 PM AST Comments

In 2005, Arthur Lok Jack was at the height of his power and influence. In that year, he served as the chairman of the Vision 2020 planning committee and as the chair of the taskforce that looked at BWIA’s future. Later he would be appointed chairman of BWIA’s successor, Caribbean Airline

Crime hampering business growth*

Feb. 27, 2018, 9:56 PM AST Comments

Crime is hampering the growth of businesses in Couva/Point Lisas, so much so that businessmen choose to lose an extra dollar by closing their doors earlier than usual instead of risking their lives and safety by remaining open after dark. President of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, Ramch

First Citizens planning three new branches*

Feb. 27, 2018, 9:51 PM AST Comments

The country's second largest bank by assets is planning to upgrade two branches and open at least three new banking halls in Trinidad and Tobago, as it continues to keep its corporate eyes continuously peeled on expansion opportunities through acquisitions, First Citizens Group chief executive offic


Feb. 27, 2018, 9:49 PM AST Comments

“Seukeran,” the deep voice from the shadows said. This was Laventille in 1962. I was among a group of pupils from Presentation College, San Fernando, who with blazers, white pants and school ties, had made the trek uphill from the train stop on the wharf to the statue of the Virgin Mary

Petrotrin gets go-ahead: A&V lawsuit dismissed*

Feb. 27, 2018, 8:23 PM AST Comments

STATE-owned Petrotrin in now free to effectively terminate its multi-million-dollar contract with A&V Oil and Gas, the company at the heart of the “fake oil” scandal. This comes after the Privy Council in London, England, dismissed an application by A&V on Monday to grant it permission t

Getting more value from NEL*

Feb. 25, 2018, 8:8 PM AST Comments

This week, we at Bourse review the most recent financial results of National Enterprises Ltd (NEL). NEL's share price has slipped from $10.81 to $9.65 (down 10.7 per cent) year-on-year, which may be reflective of investor expectations of the performance of NEL's investee companies.

NCBFG’s takeover bid collapses*

Feb. 23, 2018, 11:12 PM AST Comments

Jamaica’s largest financial institution, the NCB Financial Group allowed its US$400 million bid to take control of Westmoorings-based Guardian Holdings Ltd (GHL) to lapse yesterday, following the announcement by T&T’s securities regulator that it proposed to hold expedited hearings to de

Govt strengthening $$ laundering laws*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:47 PM AST Comments

THE dramatic jump—amounting to over $18 billion in value—of suspicious financial transactions within the last year points to the need for strong “follow the money” legislation.