Ken Julien

CAMPUS MODEL: Prof Ken Julien, chairman of the board of governors of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), shows Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, Minister of Education Anthony Garcia and Prof Sarim Al-Zubaidy, UTT president, a campus model of the UTT at the opening ceremony of the university’s second annual research symposium at its O’Meara Campus, Arima, yesterday. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has lauded the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) for its role in national development. Rowley was speaking yesterday at the UTT’s second annual research symposium held at the university’s O’Meara campus.

The symposium provided a forum for discussions on a number of topics including transportation, agriculture, food security and climate change. Delivering the feature address, Rowley said the symposium was a step in the right direction for the university to contribute to the Government’s Vision 2030 National Development Strategy.


WHILE Nestle saw an increase in demand for its products by households, there was a major decline in products that were sold to hotels and restaurants, which were ordered to be closed amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though restaurants were allowed to reopen their doors on May 11, in-house dining still isn’t allowed and hotels are only allowed outdoor dining for their guests.

SEATED AT tables around the world, she is often the lone woman.

Gender aside, Camille Selvon Abrahams said she brings two other traits to any table—she’s black and Caribbean too.

Prime Minister Dr Rowley in his opening remarks to the Recovery team said, “…Covid-19 has unmasked the inequalities that exist in the economy and at the wider societal level…it has also demonstrated that all segments of the society are at risk.”

CANADA’S big five big commercial banks set aside close to C$11 billion in their last quarter in provisions for loans that are not being repaid according to schedule, which is called provisions for credit losses (PCL).

IMPORTANT changes are underway in the pharmaceutical industry. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, for many years pharmaceutical companies have moved away from researching drugs to treat infectious disease, being lured by the potential profits from drugs used to treat non-communicable diseases. Steph Sterling of the Roosevelt Institute points to this ‘failure’ of what she calls the fully market-based system in which new drugs and medical devices are developed.

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says the contractor is to blame for the delay in completion of the $14 million walkover that will connect the Brian Lara Promenade to the Port of Spain International Waterfront Centre.