Massy Stores CEO Derek Winford, right, demonstrates how the Kansmacker’s reverse vending machine works at Massy Stores, West Mall, Westmoorings, last week. At left is Joseph Rahael. —Photo: Curtis Chase

Recycling company Kansmacker Recycling, believes the key to increasing recycling participation in Trinidad and Tobago is to offer incentives. It has partnered with Massy Stores to do just that.

When they deposit plastic containers and aluminium cans into Kansmacker’s reverse vending machines (RVMs), located at some Massy outlets, Massy customers will be rewarded with points.


Trinidad Cement Ltd has confirmed that it has not supplied any cement to local distributors and retailers of the commodity since May 8, except for direct supplies to three essential construction projects as per the Government’s request.

MAJORITY State-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) reported an after-tax loss of US$103 million in its financial year ended December 31, 2020, compared with a US$6.7 million profit in 2019.

CEMENT importer, Rock Hard Cement, yesterday signalled that it intends to increase its price of the commodity on the local market from July 1, 2021, “due to rising prices worldwide along with the volatility of shipping during the second half of the year”.

THE Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is asking Finance Minister Colm Imbert to consider salary relief grants to almost half of manufacturing sector employees who have been affected in one way or the other by Covid-19.

FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert said yesterday that the proposal to increase the retirement age to 65 from the current age of 60 is under “active consideration,” but he said the Government has not made a “firm decision” on the matter as yet.