Asha Javeed

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IN YESTERDAY’S Sunday Express, The University of the West Indies (UWI) economist Vaalmikki Arjoon described the Government’s management as “fantasy economics”, pointing to the current administration’s lofty promises but meagre achievements.

For the past four years, the Government has spent, or budgeted to spend, about $202.33 billion. It has taken on $24 billion in additional debt. Of the $202.33 billion spent in the 2016 to 2019 fiscal years, over $186.8 billion, or 92.4 per cent, was in recurrent expenditure.

AFTER eight years in the courts, the board of State-owned Evolving Technologies and Enterprise Development Company Ltd (e TecK) has decided to discontinue its negligence matter against its former board which was led then by Prof Kenneth Julien. E TecK, the Sunday Express understands, opted not to continue with the trial “based on legal advice” it obtained from attorney James Guthrie QC.

KALLCO, the construction conglomerate headed by businessman Arvin Kalloo, has sold the majority stake it bought in the Lawrence Duprey-owned MotorOne to a Jamaican general insurance company.

NIQUAN Energy Trinidad (NiQuan), the energy start-up that purchased the rights to Petrotrin’s abandoned Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant, went to market in May to raise US$100 million.

The People’s National Movement, (PNM) marked the fourth anniversary of its 2015 general election victory yesterday with little fanfare. But what has the party achieved after four years?

STATE-OWNED carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has extended leases on its existing aircraft which were expiring in the last quarter of 2019 and in the first quarter of 2020 even as the airline reviews its leases for the 12 new Max 8 aircraft from Boeing.

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IT’S about votes. Getting votes. And keeping them. Votes, after all, win elections. But at what cost? Well, in modern political warfare, it’s the cost of your data. An individual’s data is used to microtarget him/her, with the hope of eventually affecting a person’s choices.

Last week, the Sunday Express sat down exclusively with chairman of the Point Lisas Energy Association (PLEA) and former Nutrien managing director Ian Welch to discuss the impact curtailment had on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.

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