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Sunday, June 25 2017 @ 11:33 PM AST

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2017 promises to be a busy hurricane season

While Trinidad and Tobago often escapes, its Caribbean brothers and sisters often do not, and this year, the Sint Maarten Office of Disaster Management is saying:

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The Bahamas presents BS$2.9 billion budget for fiscal 2017/18

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said Recurrent Expenditure for the fiscal year 2017/18 is posted at a level of BS$2,676 million, which represents an increase of BS$218 million over the BS$2,458 million outturn for 2016/17.

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Jamaica trade mission coming to Trinidad & Tobago this month

By Alecia Smith, Jamaica Information Service

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Banks to get more say in CBTT calculation of mortgage market reference rate

Not that they needed it - because the Central Bank of T&T (CBTT) merely publishes 'guidelines', which are not enforceable by law - but the pendulum has swung slightly in the favour of commercial banks when it comes to the CBTT's publication of what is known as the Mortgage Market Reference Rate (MMRR) - the benchmark against which most home mortgages are set.

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Venezuela: Los Roques marine life unaffected by Trinidad oil spill

The Ministry of Fisheries said in a release today that none of the fish resources were affected by the oil spill of April 23, 2017, emanating from Pointe-a-Pierre refinery operated by Petrotrin, Trinidad & Tobago's state-owned integrated oil and gas company.
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Rowley dislikes 'special ISIS cradle' label for Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley told a reporter from one of Chile's leading daily newspapers during an interview at his hotel in Santiago that he disliked the label 'special cradle for ISIS' yesterday.
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Republic Bank grateful and concerned over Trinidad and Tobago's mid-year budget review

Comments from Nigel Baptiste, Managing Director, RFHL - parent company of Republic Bank - on the Trinidad and Tobago mid-year budget review 2017:

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Sign of corruption: Withholding statistics and other basic information

Corruption also takes place via the withholding of statistics in some countries, or at least, it creates an enabling environment.

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Senior officer of Republic Bank sells over $3 million worth of shares

A senior officer of Republic Bank sold over $3 million worth of shares on May 23.
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Inflation, rising costs, forex shortage slash Unilever profits by 60%

Inflation, rising costs, and the ongoing 'shortage' of foreign exchange slashed Unilever profits by 60%, the company chairman said in first quarter (Q1) results for the period ended March 31, released Tuesday (May 30) on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.