Tag Archives: Business

Local Content Policies: The World Bank

Aims: · To leverage the extractive value chain to generate sustained and inclusive growth through economic   diversification and employment opportunities. · To generate opportunities for regional integration and international trade and gradually reduce countries’ dependence on external aid. The effectiveness of these measures depends on early engagement and collaboration among government, extractive industry companies, and communities. […]

The many questions of governance in the metaverse

Business Mark Lyndersay 15 Hrs Ago Horizon Worlds promotion by Meta. – It was clear from the start of the conversation about the role of governance and national sovereignty in the metaverse, that there were far more questions than answers. Vladimir Radunovic, director, e-diplomacy and cybersecurity programmes at the Diplo Foundation in Geneva summed up […]

Who can, cannot seek redress at the Industrial Court

Business Diana Mahabir-Wyatt 10 Hrs Ago The Industrial Court FILE PHOTO – There seems to exist a certain amount of confusion among both employers and employees about what the Industrial Court is there for, and how an employee who feels wronged by the actions of their employer, or a manager in the organisation that employs […]

Courts Optical sees increase in people seeking eye healthcare

Business Ria Chaitram 6 Hrs Ago Shivan Ojah-Maharaj, head of Courts Optical, inspects new eyewear assisted by Lydia Singh, branch manager of Courts Optical Freeport. – Roger Jacob There has been increased use of online platforms, and as such the use of devices of all types of computers – whether a PC or laptop, mobile […]

The Brix hotel adds Trini history, easy-going personality to Marriott brand

Business Janelle De Souza 3 Hrs Ago The Brix Hotel, at Coblentz Avenue, Cascade has 159 rooms and three suites. – SUREASH CHOLAI The story, the decor, the space, the view, the menu and the people of The Brix Hotel all reinforce the brand’s tagline: Exactly like nothing else. The Brix Hotel, Autograph Collection by […]

Massy Motors launches new Nissan showroom

News Ria Chaitram 57 Minutes Ago WE’RE OPENED: From left, Massy Motors sales manager Amrit Maharaj, brand manager Sindy Chandler, San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello, Massy Motors senior VP Jean-Pierre de Coudray and AVP Kyle Wynyard at the opening on Thursday of the company’s new showroom in Cipero Street, San Fernando. PHOTO BY MARVIN HAMILTON […]

Stuart examines the Barbados economy

by Marlon Madden Barbadian economist Kemar Stuart has published his first book. The 219-page paperback publication titled Alternate Views: Barbados’ Economic Road to Republic, provides an analysis on a range of economic matters between 2016 and November 2021 when the island transitioned to a republican state. It delves into a range of economic policy prescriptions […]

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy reports US$597,000 fourth-quarter earnings

Business Ria Chaitram 2 Hrs Ago MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Paradise Park, Jamaica. – MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd (MPCCEL) has reported US$597,984.93 in earnings for the fourth quarter its 2021 financial year. In its unaudited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2021, chairman Fernando Zuniga said the commercial and technical performances of […]

Calypso drilling programme yields gas

News Ryan Hamilton-Davis 3 Days Ago BHP Billiton Invaders Bay Tower, Audrey Jeffers Highway, Port of Spain. – PHOTO BY SUREASH CHOLAI BHP Billiton announced that it encountered hydrocarbons in all its appraisal holes in Trinidad and Tobago’s Calypso appraisal drilling programme, in its 2022 operational performance and financial report. The report said the drilling […]

JMMB earns J$8.82 billion in profits over 9 months

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 8 Hrs Ago Keith Duncan – JMMB Group Ltd net profits skyrocketed by 119 per cent to J$8.82 billion for the nine-month period ending December 31, according to its unaudited financial results, released on Monday. The results indicated that JMMB’s Net operating revenue went up by 33 per cent to J$21.98 billion, […]