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Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon has given more details of two major projects between Government and Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd. (BCEG) which are to be implemented by Lake Asphalt Limited and Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (eTeck). This follows Monday;s signing of a memorandum of understanding by...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WASHINGTON—A year after the largest offshore oil spill in US history, some experts are pondering the next doomsday scenario—a massive oil well blowout in the icy waters off Alaska’s northern coast. Like the deepest waters of the Gulf, the shallow but frigid seas off Alaska are a...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 NEW YORK—A warning from Standard & Poor’s that mounting debts put the US government’s credit rating at risk blindsided markets last Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 240 points in the morning before recovering.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TOKYO—Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the country’s economy will likely shrink in the first half of 2011 due mainly to stalled output in the wake of Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. “We are now expecting...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 DUBAI—Qatargas said on Saturday it signed a 2.4 million tonnes per year three year contract to supply liquefied natural gas to Britain's Centrica. “As per the agreement, Qatargas will deliver up to 2.4 million tonnes per annum of LNG from the Qatargas 4 project to the UK Isle...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NEW ORLEANS—Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin. The spring nesting...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A $50 million agricultural plan to obtain sustainable food production and help reduce rising food prices, using 1,000 acres of Caroni’s 1975 Ltd under-utilised agricultural lands in Edinburgh is up in the air. The proposal, put forward by Caroni’s 1975 Ltd CEO Deosaran Jagroo to scores of former...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

How can we fix the education system, the school system, to end the cycle of poverty and crime which continues to be reproduced?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

WASHINGTON—The Treasury Department said Friday that an investment programme set up during the financial crisis to buy toxic assets from banks is showing a US$1.7 billion gain. The department committed US$22.1 billion in taxpayer funds to the Public-Private Investment Program,...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

TOKYO—Toyota’s global car production, disrupted by parts shortages from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, won’t return to normal until November or December—imperiling its spot as the world’s top-selling automaker. President Akio Toyoda apologised to customers for the delays due to...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The executive team of REDjet is appealing to governments of both Barbados and T&T for a speedy resolution regarding the necessary approvals for the airline to operate in T&T. The appeal was made via a press release on Thursday night. “REDjet requests the support of both the Government of...

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