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Business Guardian

In his mid-year budget review in 2016, Finance Minister Colm Imbert introduced a seven per cent tax on online shopping.

Imbert said the reason behind the introduction of the tax was to try to find new ways of raising revenue.

According to the Finance Minister, the imposition of this tax was expected to generate an annual revenue of $300...

Friday, June 10, 2011

I am sorry I was not allowed to spend more time in Bogota, Colombia. Just as I was beginning to enjoy my stay in a place I must admit I was reluctant to accept an invitation to visit, I was on a flight, headed back to T&T.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Fundación Avina, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the IDB Group, the Water and Sanitation Division of the IDB, and The Coca-Cola Company, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, last month launched a regional programme to integrate informal...

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Chief Minister of Anguilla, Hubert Hughes, has repeated a call for his small Caribbean island of 90 square kilometres and 13,600 people to become independent from Britain whose colony it has been since 1650.

Friday, June 10, 2011

When government ministers and influential business leaders turned up at the Queen’s Park Oval last Saturday to witness T20 International between the young West Indian and Indian teams, they did so from the Blink/bmobile hospitality suite.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A strategic alert system to quickly detect local companies at risk of failing and to prevent them from doing so is high on the Government’s list of consumer safeguards, Finance Minister Winston Dookeran has said.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Maybe it is a case of rags to riches and back to rags again. How did Ireland, a poor European country, transform itself from being backward to being an economic tiger and then back to being in the economic doldrums? How could this be a lesson for T&T?

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Government is presently working to complete a partial scope trade agreement with Panama as part of another move to tap into the Central American market.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Board of Inland Revenue’s (BIR) 2011 tax amnesty was a windfall. The BIR collected $560 million during the last tax amnesty in 2008. In 2001 the BIR collected $600 million. This time around, the tax collection office tripled the amount collected, netting $1.8 billion.

Friday, June 3, 2011

In 2010, Trinidad Cement Ltd declared an after-tax loss of $80.3 million—its worst performance in 11 years and a sharp decline from the $96 million profit that the company declared in 2009.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cable&Wireless Communications, the minority shareholder in  telecommunications provider TSTT, last week reported that its share of the after-tax profits of the local company had declined by more than half from US$19 million (TT$121.6 million) in 2010 to US$7 million (TT$44.8...

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