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Business Guardian

Last week, I argued that administrations in the 15 years between 2000 and 2015 distributed a significant amount of wealth to the population, which contributed to a huge rise in the average standard of living in TT.

That transfer of wealth came in the form of huge transfers of wealth to ensure that the population did not pay the economic cost of...

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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The year 2010 was one of crisis for the construction industry. Between October 2009 to March 2010, almost 12,000 jobs in the sector were lost.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The new situation is charged with peril and one is reminded of Naipaul’s father, the intrepid journalist from A House for Mr Biswas whose favourite tagline was “amazing scenes were witnessed.” Finance Minister, Winston Dookeran, addressed Parliament on the Finance Bill (No 2) 2010 on...

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