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Sunday, June 25 2017 @ 11:32 PM AST

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IMF: Eastern Caribbean economies growth weakened

"Favorable external conditions continue to support economic recovery, but flat tourism receipts and falling revenues from citizenship programs have weakened growth," the International Monetary Fund said in a release today.

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CIBC invests US$2m in Chaguanas

The Barbados-based subsidiary of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) invested US$2 million outfitting its new and only second branch in Trinidad, CIBC FirstCaribbean Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gary Brown told reporters Wednesday evening (May 24) at the Chaguanas branch opening.

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Trinidad & Tobago's Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) operating at 61%

PTSC has 340 buses, 209 operate daily.

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Trinidad & Tobago talks Venezuela, terrorism with the U.S.



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Internet speeds, mobile broadband still predominantly slow in Trinidad & Tobago



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Trinidad & Tobago selling 49% of its monopoly electricity utility

* ROWLEY: "EXPECTING VISIT FROM SANDALS IN VERY NEAR FUTURE"

* NO COST TO NEW TOBAGO VESSEL TO SERVICE SEABRIDGE FROM TRINIDAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdQSH...p;t=45m00s

* ILLEGALY IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: 183 persons from China; 326 from Colombia; 39 from Nigeria; 65 from Guyana; 1,415 from Venezuela; 217 from the Dominican Republic; and 20 from Jamaica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdQSH...p;t=48m18s

* Trinidad and Tobago Government is trying to sell 40% of the electricity monopoly utility company TGU Generation Unlimited to a private investor; and an additional 9% as an IPO within this fiscal year ending September 2017.
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SEA results 2017 release date: July 4

Parents of over 18,000 primary school students will also be celebrating on July 4, not the US Independence or Venezuela's the day after, but the release of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) results 2017.

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RBC's Dukharan: Barbados currency in de facto devaluation

The prior fiscal year (2016/2017) budget statement promised a reduction in the fiscal deficit to between 7.9% (worst case) and 5.8% (best case) of GDP. However, the deficit came in at around 8.2% of GDP.



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Is Trinidad & Tobago positioning itself to be on the wrong side of history with renewable energy?

With the low ambition of having 10% of energy (150 MW) come from renewable sources, is Trinidad & Tobago positioning itself to end up on the wrong side of history as it continues to focus on fossil fuels?

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Senior economist named acting Central Bank of Barbados Deputy Governor

The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) today named Michelle Doyle-Lowe as acting Deputy Governor, effective June 2, 2017, the CBB said in a statement yesterday.