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Business Guardian

Though the economies of the Caribbean are still considered “emerging markets”, they can be segmented into two main categories.

Firstly, there are the com­modity producers like T&T and Suriname and, secondly, there are the service-based econo­mies like Jamaica and Barbados.

When commodity prices like oil and gold do well, the T&T and...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, I wrote with a profound sense of disappointment that it was a “lost decade” for the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year T&T! I sincerely hope that you resolve to make 2011 the year that you put things in place to make all your investment aspirations come true.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

On November 29, 2010 the Minister of Planning, Economic Restructuring and Gender Affairs, Mary King, in response to Opposition Chief Whip Penelope Beckles, said that 31 per cent of directors are women on state boards as compared to the previous administration 26 per cent.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Not too long ago, National Security Minister John Sandy, in his address to launch Pan Relay in Laventille and signal the return of Witco Desperadoes to the hotspot, urged Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs to “go hard, and go hard at the criminals.” This was followed closely by a...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Managing the integrity of assets and infrastructure is a crucial issue for the oil, gas and petrochemical sector. It is critical for optimising the commercial viability of assets while, at the same time, enhancing safety and improving environmental performance.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So you have an idea for a business; one that you believe has the potential to alter the industry. You have put together a simple, straightforward proposition that potential customers find easy to understand.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The article in the T&T Guardian on January 3 by Urvashi Tiwari-Roopnarine makes an interesting connection between rising crime and the collapse of the construction industry.The construction industry is huge, so the potential for unemployment is directly proportional to the lack of...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Finance Minister, on several occasions, has pointed out that we need to stimulate the construction sector to in order to revive the fortunes of our economy.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I note that there is some local optimism on our economic recovery based on increasing price of oil (now in the (US)$90/bbl) and other energy products, though the price of our major but depleting energy export--natural gas--is still in the doldrums (US)$4/mmbtu).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will continue to boost its efforts to help Latin American and Caribbean countries combat poverty and inequality and promote sustainable growth as while social indexes are improving about 180 million are still considered poor.

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