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Business Guardian

1 How many years have you been in business?

The Jenny’s brand has been in business for thirty years and going strong.

2 What has been your biggest success?

The establishment of Jenny’s Wok in San Fernando since 1987 has pave the way for greater success.

3 Have you ever failed at any endeavor?

No, however within the...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Government continues to lose millions of US dollars in revenue due to the continued shutdown of BHP Billiton’s Angostura field. The field was originally shut down on September 20, 2010 and was due to restart production on December 21, 2010.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

In its October Monetary Policy Review (MPR), the Central Bank reported that the aggregate value of the funds under the management of local mutual funds in September 2010 amounted to $36.5 billion in—of which $32.6 billion was placed in what the institution referred to as money market funds and $...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

After a record $9 billion in profits in 2008, the National Gas Company secured $1.7 billion in profits in 2009. Despite posting a profit, the company’s sales declined by $8.5 billion and its gross profit declined by almost $5 billion in 2009.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

After three years on the drawing board, the CariSal plant will be built this year.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Government’s legislated minimum wage of $12.50 an hour took effect from January 1. Last September, during the budget debate, Labour Minister Errol McLeod announced that the minimum wage would be raised from $9 to $12.50 an hour or $100 a day.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jonathan Adams, president of the Small Enterprising Business Association (SEBA), is hoping that the Government projects in 2011 will give the sector a much-needed boost after a tough 2010.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

After experiencing a very challenging 2010, the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce says crime and the payout to Clico policyholders are the major issues it would like the Government to address urgently in the new year.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Cadiz said one of his ministry’s 2011 plans is to change the duty waiver on imports of raw materials from an annual approval to a five-year period.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is the time to reflect on the changes we have witnessed in the last year and the several challenges arising from those. This column will attempt to combine the Property Matters concerns with the ongoing examination of the CL Financial fiasco.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The cost of doing business in T&T is still too high. This was the main sentiment expressed by a wide cross-section of the business community during a series of interviews with the Business Guardian.

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