The TTMA's Ryan Lewis says it's becoming more difficult to do and get business done in Trinidad and Tobago, and government needs to work towards creating a more enabling environment.
According to Ryan Lewis, increased taxes are hurting businesses, and this is combined with the reality that government's business-related processes and procedures are not as efficient as they should be.
The TTMA head is urging government to start doing what is required to create the enabling environment business needs to reignite the T&T economy.
The Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) has confirmed that both the Peoples National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed, in principle, to participate in up to three political debates to be organized and staged by the Commission, ahead of Jamaica’s next General Elections.
Constitutionally, Jamaica’s next general election is due between February 25, 2021 and June 10, 2021. However, the Prime Minister may call an election ahead of the due date.
In an official statement, the JDC explains that the three debates will comprise:
Jamaica’s former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson is undergoing surgery today, following a motor vehicle crash at his house in St Andrew.
A statement yesterday from The People’s National Party (PNP), which Mr Patterson used to lead, reported that the medical team attending to him determined that he suffered injuries to his right knee and right hip.
Mr Patterson was taken to the Tony Thwaites Wing at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Monday night, following the accident.
Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, PJ Patterson, is now undergoing a complete medical evaluation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, following an accident last night.
Mr Patterson was rushed to hospital late Monday evening after a reported motor vehicle accident at his upper St Andrew home. The extent of his injuries, if any, could not be immediately ascertained.
Following decades of economic stagnation, the largest English-speaking country in Caricom has witnessed an economic turnaround, with growing levels foreign exchange, four years on uninterrupted growth and unemployment now at its lowest in the country's recent history. Jamaica's economy has roared back and it was done on the back of a stringent IMF programme.
In an exclusive interview with the Business Guardian's Hema Ramkisson the country's Finance Minister explained the secret to a real turnaround.
Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque says he is not aware of an incident, which was Thursday's Jamaica Observer front-page story, in which a Jamaican woman and her four-month-old son were denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago, and as a result he was reluctant to comment on the issue.
The woman, who is from St Mary, has accused Trinidad immigration of inhumane treatment.
“I am not aware of the incident at all, so I am a little bit reluctant to comment on something that I am not aware of,” LaRocque said yesterday.
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association is currently on the third day of its trade mission to Jamaica.
The delegation consists of 26 persons representing 19 companies and is led by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, PS Norris Herbert and TTMA’s President, Christopher Alcazar.
The trade mission commenced with the TTMA, JAMPRO and Jamaica Customs addressing the delegation on day one followed by intense Business to Business (B2B) meetings on the second day.
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has embarked on the trade mission to Jamaica and is scheduled to return April 21st, 2018.
The delegation is led by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Norris Herbert and TTMA President Christopher Alcazar.
The TTMA is also working closely with the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in Jamaica.