Paula Gopee-Scoon

‘WE MADE IT EASIER’: Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon during her contribution to yesterday’s debate in the Lower House. —Photo courtesy The Office of The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

Increases in food prices have been minimal under the People’s National Movement (PNM), with prices going down for certain items in contrast to the large increases under the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration.

So said Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon during the budget debate in Parliament yesterday as she rubbished the claim by the Opposition Leader that food prices had increased by 14 per cent during the PNM’s tenure.


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.

IN the last fortnight, two Canadian banks concretised the perception that the interest of banks from that country in the Caribbean region is definitely waning, if not coming to an end.

FIFTEEN years after selling their beloved LB’s Supermarket at the corner of Eastern Main Road and Cane Farm Road, Arouca, and moving to Diego Martin, where they opened Westbees Supermarket, the Bachew family has returned to their hometown.

BP, one of the largest investors in T&T’s natural gas sector, says that it expects the global natural gas market to continue being oversupplied for the next two years.