Five Takeaways from the 2019 Trinidad & Tobago Budget 1. Revenue and Expenditure Budget for 2019 at $47.7Bn TTD and $51.7Bn TTD respectively. 2. Super Gasoline price increase from $3.97 TTD to $4.97 TTD per llitre. 3. Economy forecast to grow by 1.9% in 2019. 4. Government will spend $2.6Bn TTD in severance packages for…Read More Five Takeaways From Trinidad & Tobago Budget 2019
Press Release No. 18/356 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2018 IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago On August 31, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation  with Trinidad and Tobago and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.  Executive Board Assessment…Read More IMF PR – Trinidad and Tobago: IMF Executive Board Concludes the 2018 Article IV Consultation
Originally reported as a magnitude 6.8 Mag earthquake: 000 WECA41 PHEB 212217 TSUCAX TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 2212 UTC TUE AUG 21 2018 …FINAL TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE… **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE ***** THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT…Read More Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: NO THREAT Following 7.3 Earthquake Near Venezuela
UPDATE: Originally reported as 6.8, now 7.3 according to USGS AS IT HAPPENED, VIDEOS FROM TRINIDAD & TOBAGO DATE AND TIME: 2018-08-21 5:31 pm (Local Time) 2018-08-21 21:31 (UTC) MAGNITUDE: 6.8 LOCATION: Latitude: 10.51N Longitude: 62.76W Depth: 73 km NEARBY CITIES: 55 km ESE of Carúpano, Venezuela 95 km NE of Maturín, Venezuela 131…Read More UPDATE Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Felt in Trinidad
iMarketsLive recently held events in Barbados and Trinidad. From what I understand, the Barbados event had a huge attendance (several hundred, possibly thousands from what I remember hearing). This piqued my interest in iMarketsLive itself. Who is iMarketsLive and was this a potential scam in the making? In this post I will refrain from answering…Read More Is iMarketsLive A Scam?
Gender diversity in the boards of directors of companies is an important topic across the globe. Research indicates that women are still underrepresented. It appears that the Caribbean is no different. Based on informal research and a sample of eight Caribbean companies, the majority of boards consist of men. Research Background The catalyst for my…Read More Gender Diversity in the Boards of Directors of Caribbean Companies
Countries with larger populations do not always equate to higher murder rates. While searching for crime statistics for Barbados I came across the Royal Barbados Police Force 2013 Annual Report. Listed on Page 33 was a “Crimes Against The Person” table. The table lists totals for several crimes, including murder, from 2009 to 2013. I…Read More Caribbean Murder Rates 2013