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Despite the downturn in the economy, fast food chain Royal Castle continues to expand and upgrade its restaurants, said Sandy Roopchand, CEO, Royal Castle.

“Generally, people still have to eat. Our prices are really affordable and this is what customers come for. Even with the recession they are able to afford. This industry is very competitive...

Friday, December 17, 2010

On December 2, the government of the People’s Republic of China posted on its Foreign Ministry’s Web site a response to a commentary I had written entitled, “Chinese take-away?” The fact that the government felt it necessary to post its response on its official Web site is indicative of the...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In my last article, I referred to the difficulties derived from family business complexities and complications.  The challenges in family business usually arise when the business and family have grown to include participants beyond the founder and his original supporters.  Often at the founding...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Around this time last year my review of the last decade suggested that what started out as “the Great Moderation” turned into a decade that history will record as “the Great Socialisation.” The “Great Moderation” was supposed to represent the “goldilocks economy” in that it was neither too hot,...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Q: How do you let go? I truly believe in empowering the right people, listening to them, and stepping aside to allow them to succeed. At what point in your amazing journey did you learn that you had to let go? Jeff Hensley, United States

Friday, December 17, 2010

Natural gas prices fell in the United States yesterday as traders brushed off a decline in supplies that followed a blast of cold weather over a large part of the country from the Northeast to Florida.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sugar production, in the three biggest Caribbean Community (Caricom) producing nations, continues to face severe challenges. The future of the once-dominant industry has faced an even more uncertain future since the price of cane sugar in the European Union market was cut by 36 per cent in 2008...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The future of the once-dominant industry has faced an even more uncertain future since the price of cane sugar in the European Union market was cut by 36 per cent in 2008.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 73,462 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $915,999.75.  Capital and Credit Merchant Bank Preference was the volume leader with 33,176 shares changing hands for a value of $4,976.40.

Friday, December 17, 2010

An International Labour Organisation (ILO) report released here Wednesday contends that global wage growth fell by 50 per cent at the height of the 2008-2009 international financial crisis and that minimum wage interventions can help stem the decline.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

With murders, theft, kidnappings and rape on an upward trend in T&T, citizens have growing concerns about their safety. Crime has risen sharply over the past year and the country’s murder toll for 2010 is already 452 and counting.

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