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Business Guardian

1 How many years have you been in

business?

15 years—it feels like only yesterday.

2 What has been your biggest success?

Changing the mindset about reading and bookstores, connecting readers to authors, bringing my love for books and creating the right place for readers. Books can change lives.

3 Have you ever failed at...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Not too long ago, National Security Minister John Sandy, in his address to launch Pan Relay in Laventille and signal the return of Witco Desperadoes to the hotspot, urged Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs to “go hard, and go hard at the criminals.” This was followed closely by a...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Managing the integrity of assets and infrastructure is a crucial issue for the oil, gas and petrochemical sector. It is critical for optimising the commercial viability of assets while, at the same time, enhancing safety and improving environmental performance.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So you have an idea for a business; one that you believe has the potential to alter the industry. You have put together a simple, straightforward proposition that potential customers find easy to understand.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The article in the T&T Guardian on January 3 by Urvashi Tiwari-Roopnarine makes an interesting connection between rising crime and the collapse of the construction industry.The construction industry is huge, so the potential for unemployment is directly proportional to the lack of...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Finance Minister, on several occasions, has pointed out that we need to stimulate the construction sector to in order to revive the fortunes of our economy.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I note that there is some local optimism on our economic recovery based on increasing price of oil (now in the (US)$90/bbl) and other energy products, though the price of our major but depleting energy export--natural gas--is still in the doldrums (US)$4/mmbtu).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will continue to boost its efforts to help Latin American and Caribbean countries combat poverty and inequality and promote sustainable growth as while social indexes are improving about 180 million are still considered poor.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Developments in the insurance sector in 2009-2010 were overshadowed by the Government’s on-going efforts to restructure Clico and British American (BA), following intervention by the Central Bank in early 2009.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Government continues to lose millions of US dollars in revenue due to the continued shutdown of BHP Billiton’s Angostura field. The field was originally shut down on September 20, 2010 and was due to restart production on December 21, 2010.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

In its October Monetary Policy Review (MPR), the Central Bank reported that the aggregate value of the funds under the management of local mutual funds in September 2010 amounted to $36.5 billion in—of which $32.6 billion was placed in what the institution referred to as money market funds and $...

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