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The battle lines have been drawn and public servants are ready to rumble.

Urging the nation to prepare for an epic confrontation on August 4, president of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke is warning that “things will get worse before they get better.” 

However, he is reassuring workers that they will not be abandoned as the...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Plans to reinforce human resource and hard infrastructure capacity, along with the development of a medium-term strategy and the strengthening of a competitive incentive regime, could help position T&T’s vibrant film sector at the centre of the region’s audio-visual industry.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.”

—Phillip Fisher

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I have heard lively discussions, debates and even passionate arguments over the implementation of the Property Tax Act 2009, sometimes intertwined with observations as to its far-reaching terms or as to the timing of its implementation.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

State-owned Petrotrin is expected to increase its crude production by a further 21,000 barrels of oil per day (bo/d) over the next three years at an estimated cost of $5 billion, according to Energy Minister Franklyn Khan.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The National Insurance Board estimates that more than 99,000 pensioners received $1.6 billion in “system” subsidies in its 2016 fiscal year and $10.7 billion in “top ups” in the 13 years between 2003 and 2016, the institution’s executive director Niala Persad-Poliah confirmed on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In delivering an address on January 31, 2017, at the formal opening ceremony for NIB’s new corporate headquarters at Queen’s Park Savannah East, Finance Minister Colm Imbert addressed the issue of the NIB’s assets being completely depleted by 2030, if contributions were not increased.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The commentaries in this space last week and the week before achieved their aim in starting a national dialogue about the standard of living in this country and the extent to which government's income tax and expenditure policies impact on the quality of life enjoyed by a majority of T&T...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In delivering the ANR Robinson Distinguished Lecture Series on May 4, Former Central Bank Governor Ewart S Williams reflects on how the former prime minister and president Arthur NR Robinson navigated the economic storms of 1987 and 1988 and the lessons we can learn 30 years later.

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

At least two of the country’s leading economists have agreed that state-owned Petrotrin is strategically important to the country’s economy and to government revenue but said reform is also necessary.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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.

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