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A former RBC Royal Bank employee has received the court’s permission to represent 20 other former employees who are seeking outstanding entitlements owed to them by the bank when they joined an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP I) and a staff retirement bonus plan (ESPO II). Justice Ricky Rahim...
IMAGINE owning something that no one else has. A gift, conceived, designed and crafted, just for you. This is not a joke, it’s D Punchline, a small business with a big heart behind it. Gabrielle Punch, visionary/founder/owner/sole trader, began her business two decades ago but recently entered a...
RHIANNA MCKENZIE From the moment you enter the capital city, the Twin Towers are the most notable part of the waterfront. They may not be the sky scrapers that most foreign visitors are used to but for us, the towers of the Eric Williams Financial Complex are the centerpiece of the city. As iconic...
Since the passing of his father, Carnival has taken on a new meaning for Kees Dieffenthaller. “People may like it for different reasons, but Carnival has become a lot more of a spiritual situation for me." As he sat with Newsday earlier this week to talk about the making of his Road March...
KIRAN MATHUR MOHAMMED kmmpub@gmail.com Alison balanced the half-eaten cake on her plastic plate as she looked around at now senior managers; feeling a bit sad. She had shown most of them the ropes when they were right out of school. Now, just after her 60th birthday, they were packing her off home...
Diversification in TT is often considered to be exclusive, away from the energy sector, but at the National Energy Corporation (NEC), it’s more of an evolution within the industry. “There are other arms to the energy sector — renewable is energy, methanol and using that methanol to develop a new...
Have you ever sat in front of your desk, (or workshop or garage or food stand) and thought, "There has to be a better way to do this!" And then thought of a better, practical way to do that thing? Well if you have – and it’s not a hare-brained idea like spinning straw into gold – then the folks at...
Gary Cardinez Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was in a relaxed mood at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, on Tuesday evening, during the Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra and Shell TT’s Panyard Experience. After being greeted by Shell TT vice president and country chairman Derek Hudson, the PM sat...
Question Dear AFETT, I have had the same career for the past 15 years. While it is something that I enjoy most days, I feel as though something is missing. Can you give me some advice on how I can enhance my skills and feel a sense of fulfilment again? Looking for a Change Dear Looking for a...
It is absurd, almost laughable, that the National Carnival Commission (NCC) is demanding accountability from its members and related parties when it can barely do the same. This year, the NCC has been allocated $139 million for the entire year (with anticipated expenditure of $145 million), and at...

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