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From “short-changing” the maxi taxi driver or the doubles vendor to companies not paying taxes to politicians using public office for private gain, there is the perception that dishonesty and corruption is a way of life in T&T.

In an almost movie-like jail break, high profile jail convict Vicky Boodram was able to flee prison only to be found...

Friday, April 8, 2011

There has been a great debate over the military action in Libya by several Western governments, supported by some Arab governments. The central question has been: by what right are these governments intervening in the internal affairs of a state?  Some context is necessary for the intervention...

Friday, April 8, 2011

The number of Spanish people filing for unemployment benefits rose for its eighth consecutive month in March. The benefit claimant count rose by 34,406 people, to a new record of 4.3 million, the Labour Ministry said.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The US unemployment rate fell to a new two-year low in March of 8.8 per cent, from 8.9 per cent in February. It was the fourth monthly fall in a row. The unemployment rate has fallen by a percentage point during the last four months.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Japan’s big manufacturers expect conditions to worsen in the coming three months, according to the Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey. But the decline in business sentiment was not as bad as many expected, leading to questions of accuracy.

Friday, April 8, 2011

WASHINGTON: Federal securities regulators settled charges against Satyam Computer Services and sanctioned its accountants, adding to the damage from a massive accounting fraud that prompted a takeover of the company by the Indian government and criminal charges against its former executives....

Friday, April 8, 2011

In a relentless pursuit of acceptable ways to improve revenue, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government is about to implement a new tax on recyclable beverage containers coming in to the islands.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Almost a year ago, investors became so nervous in the weeks following the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that they briefly wouldn’t lend to BP (BP).

Friday, April 1, 2011

As T&T’s energy resources continue to decline, two young businessmen are making a concerted effort to develop a solar technology industry and promote green business in T&T.

Friday, April 1, 2011

One of the points that generated the most controversy in last week’s column, which was headlined “Can T&T afford more than 5 per cent,” was the suggestion that the Government should consider reducing the gasoline subsidy in order to increase its offer to public servants.

Friday, April 1, 2011

“Take heed,” warned Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Cadiz. His words were directed to newly elected president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA), Dominic Hadeed, at the group’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday morning.

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