FLASHBACK, MAY 2018: Minister of Finance Colm Imbert, left, greets Eximbank chairman John Tang Nian while Minister of Trade Paula Gopee-Scoon looks on at Eximbank’s press conference at the Hyatt (Trinidad) hotel in Port of Spain following the launch of the US$100 million facility.  —Photo: CURTIS CHASE

MANUFACTURERS are happy they now have access to a US$100 million facility.

In a statement yesterday, the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) said it was pleased to note that the US$100 million facility, which is being disbursed in tranches to manufacturers by the Eximbank has “finally commenced”.

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On Labour Day and Father’s Day, persons are only permitted to be outdoors between the hours of 5.01 – 10.01 a.m. The curfew in effect on these days is 10.02 a.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

SCOTIABANK Trinidad and Tobago yesterday reported that the commercial bank recorded income after tax of $304.5 million for the six months ending April 30, 2021, an increase of $42 million or 16 per cent over the comparative half-year period.

THE Barkeepers and Operators Association (BOATT) is working with the Ministry of Finance to regularise thousands of bar workers who are not eligible to receive the Government’s salary relief grant because they are not registered with the National Insurance Board (NIBTT).

THE COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the world to maximise the use of digital platforms. One supermarket that is making good use of this is SuperQuality.

With locations in the Trincity Industryal Estate, Couva and Chaguanas, the supermarket has launched its e-commerce store, where customers will be able to access goods and services with the click of a button from the comfort of their home.

Director of of e-commerce at SuperQuality, Dion Khan told Express Business that technology and innovation have always been his main focus for the group’s supermarkets.