Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

ON THE BIG STAGE: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, centre, rings the Nasdaq stock market opening bell last Friday at Times Square, New York, USA. Flanking Rowley are Minister of Foreign Affairs Dennis Moses

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday his ringing of the opening trading bell at the Nasdaq stock market in New York last Friday represented the country to the world in a positive way, and when this happens, it has a positive impact on the population in the same way as when the country wins a medal at an international event.

“Our nationals in New York were ecstatic and I gather people here were pleased,” he said during a press conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s.


AFTER deliberating on the First Citizens Initial Public Offering (IPO) for more than 19 months, Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, concluded that there was “insufficient evidence” from an investigation conducted internally by a team from the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) “for a realistic prospect of conviction for any offence under the Securities Act Chapter 83.02.”

HIGH fuel costs and traffic congestion are causing more people to purchase motorcycles for travelling short distances.

AGREEMENT has been reached between Minister of Finance Colm Imbert and the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce that will allow local businesses to get cash for the billions of dollars in Value-Added Tax refunds owed to them by the end of next month.

SOME 50 exporters across 13 sectors have received about US$21 million to purchase raw materials and other inputs, in the facility established by the Government and executed by T&T’s EXIMBank to ease access to foreign exchange.

REGULATORY compliance is essential to the orderly functioning of the securities market. Registrants registered with the Commission should establish effective policies, operational procedures and controls in relation to their day-to-day business activities in order to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory and legal requirements.