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Category Archives: Business News

Scrap iron dealers plan mass demonstration after scrap iron ban implemented

The Scrap Iron Dealers Association is planning a mass demonstration from south Trinidad to Port of Spain. It is the association’s way of rejecting the export of scrap iron ban implemented by the government last Friday. President of the association … Continue reading

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Trade unions to take to the streets this week as wage negotiations hit a wall

Trade unions are urging all workers to take to the streets of Port of Spain this coming Friday to protest government’s 4% wage offer. Yesterday there was a call for unity by several unions representing workers in the various sectors. … Continue reading

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Public Utilities Minister rubbishes claims by Opposition MP about WASA

The Minister of Public Utilities rubbishes the claims made by Opposition MP Roodal Moonilal about the Water And Sewerage Authority and its transformation plan. Marvin Gonzales says the claims are all lies. Last Sunday Dr. Moonilal made several claims, among … Continue reading

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Government to spend $7.5 million on Independence Day celebrations this year

The government is to spend $7.5 million dollars on this year’s Independence celebrations. A series of events is being planned. The Independence Parade will return after a 2-year absence. The head of a working committee set up to plan celebrations … Continue reading

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No WASA shutdown says PSA president

An assurance from the representing Public Services Association, that there are no plans by workers at the Water And Sewerage Authority to engage in a shut down of operations today. PSA President Leroy Baptiste says the government is behind rumors … Continue reading

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Public Utilities Minister believes to affect restructuring plan at WASA may cost millions

The Minister of Public Utilities believes it will cost some 600 million to affect the restructuring plan at the Water And Sewerage Authority. Minster Marvin Gonzales gave the figure during an interview on State owned TTT earlier today Minister Gonzales … Continue reading

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Contaminated Haagen Daz Vanilla Ice Cream being removed from shelves

There is assurance from the Supermarkets Association that its members are removing contaminated Haagen Daz Vanilla Ice Cream from all sale and distribution points On Monday the Ministry of Health said trace amounts of Ethylene Oxide has been found in … Continue reading

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CEMEX and TCL accused of tampering with employees’ pension payments

Allegations of tampering and possibly stealing employees’ pension payments are leveled against the management of CEMEX and Trinidad Cement Limited. Workers staged demonstrations outside TCL’s head office in Claxton Bay yesterday. The Oilfeild Workers Trade Union represents the employees. Addressing … Continue reading

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CAL announces flight disruptions due to tropical storm

Caribbean Airlines advises there will be disruptions to its domestic and international flights due to the tropical storm warning issued for Trinidad and Tobago and the severe weather conditions expected between June 28th through July 1st.   The announcement was … Continue reading

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Trade Minister calls on retailers to have a heart, as price gouging seems evident

The almost immediate rise in the cost of flour and other food items is causing some concern for the Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee Scoon. She is calling on shop and supermarket owners to have a heart and think … Continue reading

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