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Business Content from Trinidad & Tobago

West Indian Tobacco and SWWTU complete wage deal for 2020-2022

The West Indian Tobacco Company Limited has completed its negotiations with the Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Trade Union (SWWTU) for the period 2020 to 2022 and has finalized the Collective Bargaining Agreements for both hourly rated workers and monthly paid staff.

Yachties beg Govt to open the sector

The Yacht Services Association of TT (YSATT) is pleading with Government to allow for international yacht arrivals in order to save workers’...

NGC gets downgraded from rating agency

Curtis Williams [email protected] The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) has been downgraded by Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS). CariCris lowered the...

Rock Hard, Trade Ministry seek compromise, pending court ruling

[email protected] Lawyers representing St Lucia-based Rock Hard Distribution Limited, its local distributor and the Ministry of Trade and Industry were yesterday locked in discussions...

Methanex to send home 60 workers

This year has started the same way 2020 begun with the severing of workers in the downstream petrochemical sector as the State-owned National...

New SWMCOL board appointed

The newly appointed Board of the Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) has been issued the challenge of transforming the ways in which the country disposes of its waste by placing greater emphasis on recycling programmes, among other things.

The Cupid of the Caribbean: Stewart’s legacy woven into Jamaica’s story

Gordon Arthur Cyril Stewart, better known as Butch Stewart, dropped out of school at age 16 and was deemed the “most unlikely to succeed.” Looking...

Butch takes his leave

Perhaps the greatest debt of gratitude that the Caribbean has to the late great Gordon Butch Stewart is the confidence that he has...

Judge hears Rock Hard Cement’s injunction request today

[email protected] An application for an injunction seeking to block Government’s move to introduce a quota on imported cement and a proposal to increase the import...

ATTIC warns of trouble brewing in local insurance market

International reinsurers are threatening to fully withdraw from the T&T insurance market, the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) has warned. ATTIC said...


Man drives over ‘garbage’ not realizing it was a body

A 49-year-old Matura man is the country's latest road fatality victim.

90 ongoing projects as Ministry prepares for school reopenings

[email protected] Over 90 projects are ongoing at the nation’s schools as the Ministry of Education gets ready for the possible physical reopening of schools...

T&T stops added to Royal Caribbean winter cruise

People looking to sail the seas for leisure when the dangers of COVID-19 have ceased will have a choice of boarding a cruise ship...

2 charged with drug trafficking in Maraval

Police arrested two men during what investigators claim was a drug trafficking deal in Maraval. Benjamin Martin, 30, of Catalina Court, Haleland Park, Saddle Road,...

UNC: We did more for Tobago than PNM

The United National Congress (UNC) has condemned recent statements made on the political platform by PNM Tobago Council leader, Tracy Davidson-Celestine, concerning the UNC’s dealings with Tobago, dismissing her claims as ‘racist rhetoric’.