Penny Gomez

Digicel Foundation CEO: Penny Gomez

DIGICEL Foundation yesterday announced it is“#StandingTogether” with ten NGOs to support 1,000 families by donating $500,000 in grocery vouchers.

The ten NGOs comprise: Loveuntil Foundation, ITNAC, Living Water Community, Trinidad Tobago Red Cross Society, One Seed for Change, Care Helpers Organisations of Trinidad and Tobago, Hopefull Handbags Charity Trinidad and Tobago, Ryu Dan Dojo and Women of Substance and Tobago Youth Council.

Digicel is also collaborating with the Supermarket Association and recipients of the vouchers will be able to receive goods at these nine supermarkets: Penny Savers Tobago, Better Deal, Tru Valu, S&S Persad’s Supermarket, Price Club Supermarket, Westbees, Sing Chong, Food Basket, and Stop N Shop– to make their purchases.

Digicel Foundation CEO Penny Gomez said, “Dealing with this pandemic has hopefully helped us all to realise how resilient we are as a people, and to come to terms with the understanding that there is strength in unity, as we collectively fight this horrible virus.”


MEMBERS of the retail sector are making an “urgent and desperate” plea to the Government for all malls and retail outlets to be reopened by the end of July as vaccination availability continues to expand.

Shell Trinidad and Tobago yesterday announced the start of natural gas production from its Block 5C, off the east coast of Trinidad, which it expects to peak at about 220 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d).

Shell’s announcement of first gas from Block 5C, known as the Project Barracuda, comes amid heightened interest in the fate of Atlantic LNG’s Train 1, following reports that the first LNG facility in T&T, commissioned in 1999, will be mothballed “in the coming weeks and could stay out of service for at least two years”.

THE cost of steel products used in construction has increased by an estimated 40 per cent in some hardware stores as result of higher freight prices coupled with a global shortage of steel.

ROCK HARD Cement Ltd has failed in its judicial review claim against Government’s decision to impose a quota and a 50 per cent increase in the import duties of cement.