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.

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FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert says T&T has received a “favourable” rating from the US credit rating agency Fitch Ratings.

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.

SAGICOR Financial Corporation is paying nothing to CLICO and British American Trinidad to acquire their tradition insurance portfolios, worth over $8 billion, as the regional insurance company is acquiring insurance liabilities that have a greater value that the total investment assets that are to be transferred to Sagicor.

CLICO has not made a current, formal offer to sell its Methanol Holdings International Ltd (MHIL) shares to the methanol producer’s minority shareholder, Consolidated Energy Ltd.

IT IS one of the most incentivised sectors, yet T&T’s agriculture industry isn’t attracting new farmers. Furthermore, food production has not increased. Last week, in delivering his 2020 budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said the Government would remove all taxes and duties on inputs for the industry.