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A deep water bid round is expected to take place before the end of this year, Energy Minister Franklin Khan has said.
The upgraded system now being utilised by the Customs and Excise Division will improve this country’s ease of doing business, the Ministry of Finance has stated.
100 Below is a new mega department chain in the Caribbean who’s mission statement is “Delivering great everyday customer value in our mega facilities by offering of an ever changing assortment of quality, fashionable, brand name and designer merchandise at prices generally $100 and below ”
Just days after 12 workers were retrenched from Trinidad Cement Ltd, the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) is accusing the company of replacing permanent workers with contract workers. During a press conference at TCL’s car park in Claxton Bay yesterday, OWTU’s chief labour relations officer Lindon Mendoza accused the company of “union-busting” and callousness towards T&T laws. “I mean that Trinidad Cement Ltd although it is a local company it has foreign management and foreign ownership in control of the assets and operation of TCL. What they are doing is that they are disrespecting the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and they are disrespecting the workers and by extension the union, OWTU.”
Last week was not a good one for the National Gas Company (NGC) as it received the announcement that its credit worthiness had been downgraded by the rating agency CariCris and found itself being accused by the chief executive officers of the major downstream companies of having a conflict of interest and threatening 30,000 jobs.
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) has been downgraded by Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS).
This year has started the same way 2020 begun with the severing of workers in the downstream petrochemical sector as the State-owned National Gas Company fails to reach a gas supply agreement with a petro-chemical company.
Lawyers representing St Lucia-based Rock Hard Distribution Limited, its local distributor and the Ministry of Trade and Industry were yesterday locked in discussions over a temporary stay of Government’s move to introduce a quota and licensing regime for the importation of cement.
Perhaps the greatest debt of gratitude that the Caribbean has to the late great Gordon Butch Stewart is the confidence that he has given to the region, that allows a people so impacted by slavery, indentureship and colonialism to show the world that we can innovate and generate wealth based on our natural resources, talent and smarts.
International reinsurers are threatening to fully withdraw from the T&T insurance market, the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) has warned.
An application for an injunction seeking to block Government’s move to introduce a quota on imported cement and a proposal to increase the import duty to 50 per cent is set to be heard by a High Court judge today.
Today marks our final Business Guardian (BG) publication for the year 2020, and as you may have noticed, the front page screams “What a year!”
The Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Commander Dr Daryl Dindial, has advised that the Civil Service Job Evaluation Exercise that started on the 1st of July, 2020, is well on track.
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