Hindus cutting back on Divali spending

LONSTANDING vendor at the Chaguanas Market, Vijay Hoyte, sprayed water over his vegetables Thursday to keep them fresh, a sign over bags of unsold pimentos stating, “$10 for 100”.

He said he could not say why he was selling 100 pimentos for $10. Hoyte said fewer people were visiting the market. “Last week, market was harder than this week. This week running better. People just didn’t come out to shop last week.” Hoyte said the noticeable absence of customers surprised him. The Chaguanas Market, usually bustling in the run up to Divali, with shoppers complaining about high prices was a near ghost town after midday. Divali is due to be held on October 27 this year,


This week, we at Bourse review the full financial year performance ended September 2019 of banking giant NCB Financial Group Ltd (NCBFG) and half year (HY) results of Non-Banking Finance stock JMMB Group Ltd (JMMBGL). Both groups would have reported overall increased earnings.

LOCAL businesses need to come together and work with each other to market their products outside of Trinidad and Tobago. This was the call made by Christopher Boodoosingh, CEO of Cocoa Republic Ltd.

FOR THE second time this week, one of the energy multinationals operating in T&T has announced a natural gas discovery in the waters off both Tobago and Trinidad.

A DRAFT Tobago medium-term policy framework, from a team chaired by economist Dr Terrence Farrell, has recommended the establishment of up to three all-inclusive resorts as one of its key initiatives to drive Tobago’s development in the next four years.