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.

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This week, we at Bourse review both the local and select international fixed income market performance thus far for 2019. The local market remained subdued despite the promise of new offerings for investors, while the international bond investors have experienced positive returns for 2019.

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YOU MAY have seen him walking the streets of Port of Spain. He’s always dressed to the nines in his shirt and matching tie, sporting our national flag on his shirt sleeve. He holds an army-green case in each hand with neat rows of delicious, homemade cassava pone inside.