Buffett’s Dairy Queen Returns to Trinidad After 30 Years

International Dairy Queen Inc. returned to Trinidad and Tobago after a 30-year hiatus as the restaurant chain of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) expands outside the U.S. The restaurant known for its ice-cream desserts opened in December in the Caribbean nation’s...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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London on job for Anselm: THA won’t bow to public pressure

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London says the appointment of Dr  Anselm London as senior consultant to the current Secretary of Finance and Enterprise Development Joel Jack at a salary of $60,000 was not approved before it was made public. London said...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Defence Act Passed

The controversial Defence (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament last evening, with the Government winning its fight to approve legislation to precept soldiers to assist police in the anti-crime fight by a margin of 29 (PP) to 11 (PNM). After three sessions of debate, the bill...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Soldiers Are Not Killing Machines

AG defends army as Defence Bill passed By Anna Ramdass anna.ramdass@trinidadexpress.com  Story Created: Mar 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM ECT Soldiers are not killing machines. Attorney General Anand Ramlogan stressed this point as he made his final case for the Defence (Amendment) Bill...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Allowing govt to manage better

By Carla Bridglal Trinidad and Tobago has its work cut out if the country is to improve its competitiveness. After a dismal showing on last year’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), and the Global Innovation Index (GII), the...
Posted On 14 Mar 2013
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$1M Upgrade for Carapichaima Community Center

THE CARAPICHAIMA Community Centre was formally rededicated on Monday by the Honourable Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters, Minister of Community Development after it received a $1,008,188.00 refurbishment.
Posted On 13 Mar 2013
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Water for Seemungal Trace, Penal

Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Ganga Singh, with help from Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, turns on a tap while Hyacinth Rampersadsingh, councillor for Quinam/Morne Diablo, tests the water-flow, during a commissioning ceremony at Seemungal Trace, Penal, on...
Posted On 13 Mar 2013
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$30 million development project

Planning Minister Bhoe Tewarie said 12 projects for the redevelopment of East Port-of-Spain would benefit communities. he said the approach has been to engage the people, understand their specific needs and within the context of budgetary allocations — $30 million — to address...
Posted On 12 Mar 2013
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Toco/Matelot fishermen in talks with Bhoe

Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development, Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Executive Director of the Economic Development Board (EDB) Dr Rikhi Permanand and representatives of the Department of Fisheries, the Sea Food Industries Development Company (SIDC), local government...
Posted On 12 Mar 2013
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Rambachan sympathises with Forres Park Landfill residents

By Carolyn Kissoon  LOCAL Government Minister Suruj Rambachan, said yesterday he sympathised with residents living in communities near the Forres Park Landfill and promised that measures are being undertaken to ease their frustration. He was responding to a protest by residents...
Posted On 12 Mar 2013
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