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Steelband Sponsorship: Security Vs Dependency

Sponsorship’s double-edged sword cut deeply when 15 steelbands abruptly lost their sponsorship and grants following the closure of state-owned Petrotrin. The impact of the sudden loss of a…

In Numbers: Curepe Scherzando’s Budget Crunch

With its last cent already spent even before the judges arrive, Curepe Scherzando is down to figuring out where to find the next $5,000 to pay for T-shirts…

Pan In A Vice

With a mere 15 percent of the 147 bands registered for Panorama 2019 having the financial support of a title sponsor, guava season economic conditions are hitting the…

T&t 2062: A Choice Of Three Scenarios

Trinbagonians take great pride in the economic achievements of their country. According to the results of the survey “What Independence Means to You”, published in the August issue…

Out Of A Muddy Pond…

So we have come to the end of another season of fete. For many participants and non participants alike, this annual ritual is nothing more than therapeutic relief…

The New Natural Gas Age

According to the recently released 2011 World Energy Outlook by the International Energy Agency (IEA), there is an emergent “golden age” for natural gas.…

Between Murky Waters And Silver Lining

For followers of Chinese astrology, 2012 is the Chinese year of the water dragon. According to one source, the dragon is a major symbol of good fortune, and…

Another Wasted Year

The year 2011 comes to a close with the Trinidad and Tobago economy no better off than at the end of 2010. Our economic performance can be…

In Defence Of The ‘highway To Nowhere’

Without the solid infrastructure of transportation, electricity, telecommunications and water , the potential for human and economic development of a town, region or country will be…

Managing Amid Economic Volatility

The end of a fiscal year always brings with it a series of questions and debates about what could have been done, what was done and what…

Yet Another Chance For Change

With the State of Emergency and its ramifications uppermost in the minds of citizens, it is easy to forget that, among other things, September is Budget month .…

Development Dookeran Style

One of the distinguishing features of politics in this country over the last forty years has been the tendency for political parties to quickly dispense with the lofty…

Opportunity Lost

GOVT-PSA DEALOPPORTUNITY LOST By GREGORY McGUIRE No surprise that the President of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke, was this year’s most popular Good Friday Bobolee by public…

After Carnival, Let’s Talk Business

If nothing else, Carnival 2011 will surely be remembered for two things— the return to the Savannah and the big money prizes. …

Still Searching For That Strategic Entry

As is the norm, the first month of the year was characterised by the forecasts of the state of our economy from several quarters, local and foreign. …
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