New RFPs for Petrotrin refinery coming soon

News Ria Chaitram 3 Hrs Ago The Petrotrin refinery in Pointe-a-Pierre – File photo Energy Minister Franklin Khan has said his ministry is working with the Ministry of Finance to develop new request for proposals (RFP) for the sale of Petrotrin refinery. In an interview on TV6’s morning show programme, Khan said he was optimistic […]

Global Finance names Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago’s best bank

News Ria Chaitram 2 Hrs Ago Scotiabank’s branch in Rio Claro. For the second year, Scotiabank has been named TT’s best bank by Global Finance magazine. – Photo by Marvin Hamilton Scotiabank, for the second consecutive year, has been named TT’s best bank by New York’s Global Finance magazine. The 28th annual awards honours banks […]

Non-communicable diseases and the business sector

Business Melanie Waithe Yesterday Participants take part in a warm-up exercise for the Diabetes Association of TT’s walk at Queen’s Park Savannah in November 2017. File photo – CHOLAI People of all different demographics and geographical regions are affected by NCDs. In Caribbean countries, heart disease accounted for the highest percentage of deaths (13 per […]

Why firms create policies on workplace relationships

Business Newsday 22 Hrs Ago Image taken from – RACHEL CLEMENTSON Relationships at work are almost inevitable in the professional services sector. It’s common for people to work long hours as part of a close-knit team, to go on work-related trips and to attend drinks functions with colleagues, clients and suppliers. Workplace relationships rank […]

Economic markets must give power to the people

Business Melanie Waithe 20 Hrs Ago The Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom Report, which ranked countries by quartiles from the least-free to the most-free, shows the poverty rate is almost 30 per cent in countries ranked ‘least free’ and less than five per cent in those ranked ‘most free.’ – SUREASH CHOLAI KIRAN MATHUR MOHAMMED and […]

Trinidad and Tobago lucrative for mergers, acquisitions

Business Ria Chaitram 2 Hrs Ago A Republic Bank branch in Rio Claro. In 2019, the banking group acquired Cayman National Corporation and Scotiabank’s assets in the Eastern Caribbean and British Virgin Islands. – File photo Trinidad and Tobago has been described by the Central Bank as a lucrative market for investment following the recent […]

Is it time to redefine vacation leave?

Business Diana Mahabir-Wyatt 14 Hrs Ago In this January 2020 photo, students of Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain head home at the end of the first day of school following the Christmas vacation. The time may have come for TT to rethink the definition of vacation leave, including whether schools should be open all […]

Compromise needed on NGC, Methanol Holdings gas price dispute

Business Newsday Reporter 11 Hrs Ago A 2018 photo of the Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL) Complex in Point Lisas, Couva. – Photo by Jeff K. Mayers April has only just begun but already its been a bad month for clean energy in TT. First came news that Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd (MHTL) – part […]

Universities fight for relevance among generation alpha

Business Newsday 8 Hrs Ago In this 2020 file photo, Maria Regina Grade school student Jeremiah Auguste attends a virtual class at home. Universities must adapt now to attract generation alpha students. Photo courtesy Sasha Creed – RISHI MAHARAJ Within recent weeks the University of the West Indies (UWI) has been in the news both […]

Solar power companies help households save energy

Business Tyrell Gittens 4 Hrs Ago Brothers Sion Faria and Shadrach Faria, co-founders of SOESH, on install a solar panel on a house on Thompson Road, Palmiste. Photo by Roger Jacob – Goal number seven, of the United Nations’s 17 sustainable development goals, is to ensure there is universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern […]