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Business Guardian

Plastic is as useful as it’s destructive.

Globally, more than five trillion plastic bags are used every year, and one million plastic bottles are bought every minute. It is estimated that 275 million tonnes of plastics are produced annually, 31.9 million of which is improperly disposed of, and 8.75 million of which ends up in the ocean.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Central Bank of T&T (CBTT) announced on June 24 that headline inflation, measured by the Retail Price Index, slowed to 3.90 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the month of May, down from 6.40 per cent in April.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

At midnight on April 17-18,1980, as the flag of independent Zimbabwe was raised for the first time, Tanzania’s President, Julius Nyerere, told the new Prime Minister, Robert Mugabe, that he had inherited “the jewel of Africa.” Since then the “jewel” has become extremely tarnished. Today,...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CARACAS—United States-based Chevron expects to start production in September 2012 from an oil field in Venezuela’s Orinoco Belt, a company executive said.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

SANTO DOMINGO: Fuel consumption is up 28.69 per cent in the Dominican Republi, despite rising prices, reports Diario Libre. Consumption has increased from 337,078,183 gallons in the first four months of the year to 433,814,009.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In a recent radio broadcast, Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said he’s convinced a “higher power” has taken a shining to Brazil.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

To promote self sufficiency among working-age beneficiaries under its Programme of Advancement Through Heath and Education (PATH), the Government is making J$70 million (US$825,000) available in grants to assist persons with various micro-business ventures.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Cadiz has handed out instruments of appointment to the new Betting Levy Board (BLB).

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Late last month, the Ministry of Finance sent to the Central Bank the legal documentation as it relates to nine appointments to the board of the Central Bank. The official date on the appointments of the seven who chose to accept those appointments was May 18.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Robert Tang Yuk, managing director of TYE Manufacturing Company Ltd, wants to partner with the T&T Government to create what he has labelled “a new economic space” by developing a solar industrial park.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The National Energy Corporation (NEC) has extra gas for two projects for which it has invited expressions of interest: one is natural gas to methanol and methanol to petrochemicals, and the other is natural gas to olefins.

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