Brian Copeland

BOOST FOR EDUCATION: Pro Vice-Chancellor and campus principal of The UWI St Augustine Campus Prof Brian Copeland, left, greets Hiroshi Kita—chief executive officer at CGCL following the signing ceremony, which was held at The St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies on July 29.

EIGHTY nationals of Trinidad and Tobago attending The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St Augustine Campus will benefit from scholarships and bursaries over the next five years courtesy Caribbean Gas Chemical Ltd (CGCL). This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the establishment of a CGCL Scholarship and Bursaries Fund on Monday, July 29, 2019.

The MoA formalises a commitment between The UWI and CGCL, from 2019-2024, and includes the award of 50 bursaries valued at $5,000 each. Thirty continuous scholarships valued at $20,000 each will support programmes and research across eight faculties at The UWI for the same period. The awards will be based on academic merit, financial need and/or extra-curricular activities or any combination of two or three.

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This week, we at Bourse take a look at the financial performance of two major players in the Non-Banking Finance sector: Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (SFC) and Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL), for the six-month period ended June 30th, 2019. 

LAST week saw 1,346,042 shares traded on first tier market, a decrease of 14.24 per cent on the previous week’s total of 1,569,519 shares crossing the floor. The value of the shares traded was up by 15.62 per cent to $14,347,690.73 from the previous week’s value of $12,409,110.29.

Thanks but no thanks. Wheel and come again. This is the message president of the Public Services Association Watson Duke has sent to UNC political leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, who on Tuesday called for unity with the trade union movement, ahead of next year’s general election.

THE Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Petroleum Company Mike Wylie has taken leave of absence from the job on medical grounds. This was confirmed by chairman of Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Company (TPH) Wilfred Espinet, who said the CEO was on sick leave.