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Attorney Sophia Chote refuses to see herself as a hero. But in the eyes of Jareem Richards, she will forever be the lady who gave up her business class seat on a British Airways flight from London to accommodate his tired body.

Richards and Mrs Chote shared the flight home from London, where the young man had just won two medals, bronze in the men...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On March 26, 2008, some 98 per cent of the shareholders of RBTT Financial Holdings, voting at a special meeting at the Trinidad Hilton, approved the acquisition of the Trinidad-headquartered bank by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) for the princely sum of $13.7 billion (US$2.28...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In a detailed response to an editorial carried in another newspaper that “celebrated” the return of blood chits to the systems at the National Blood Transfusion Service, Dr Kenneth Charles makes some compelling points about the issues with that system.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Despite the campaign promises of an evangelical People’s Partnership on the road, the reality of procurement procedures in the public sector remains a front burner issue a year into the party’s first term in office.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan did the right thing when he announced at Thursday’s post-Cabinet news conference that the tendering process for National Petroleum’s (NP) $40 million transport contract should be quashed and the bidding process reopened.

Friday, June 3, 2011

In the end the FIFA Congress in Zurich closed ranks and stuck with its long-time president, Joseph Sepp Blatter, giving the 75-year-old Swiss national another four years atop football’s governing body.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

There is little doubt that the domestic economy remains in the doldrums as a result of a number of factors including the fact that, to a large extent, the local and foreign private sectors have refrained from undertaking the large, highly capitalised projects to which T&T has become...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

 Last Friday’s news from the Central Bank, based on data supplied by the Central Statistical Office, that the country’s headline inflation figure had fallen to 6.4 per cent in the 12 months to April from 9.4 per cent the previous month would have been welcomed by the man-in-the-street and by...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The withdrawal of FIFA vice-president Mohamed bin Hammam, the first person to mount a significant challenge to the organisation’s president, Sepp Blatter in almost a decade, from the election race for the post to “clear his name,” leaves CONCACAF president Jack Warner in a curious position.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Professor Eric St Cyr’s decision to recuse himself from participating in the Integrity Commission’s deliberations on a potential conflict of interest matter in the award of an NP contract was unquestionably the correct thing to have done and the only unassailable course of action consistent with...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

In 2008/2009, the Central Statistical Office (CSO) conducted a Household Budgetary Survey—an exercise that was meant to provide detailed insight into household expenditure, income and savings in Trinidad and Tobago.

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