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WITCO, SWWTU agree on 6% wage increase

Business Vishanna Phagoo 2 Days Ago West Indian Tobacco Company (WITCO), Mt D’or, Champs Fleurs – Photo by Ayanna Kinsale The West Indian Tobacco Co Ltd (WITCO) and the Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Trade Union (SWWTU) have agreed on a six per cent wage increased wages for hourly- and monthly-rated staff. A release from WITCO […]

CTU to advance Caribbean internet governance

Business Vishanna Phagoo 2 Days Ago The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) hosted the 19th edition of its Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) and its Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum (CYIGF) from Tuesday-Thursday, at the CTU headquarters in Port of Spain and virtually. This year’s theme was Evolving Caribbean Internet Governance Priorities for Sustainable Development. A […]

Militant General advocates for change on ‘Revolutionary’ | Entertainment

Militant General advocates for change on ‘Revolutionary’ | Entertainment | Jamaica Star Skip to main content August 25, 2023 As a tribute to the spirit of empowerment and change, recording artiste Militant General chose Marcus Garvey’s birthday, August 17, for the release of his latest single, Revolutionary. Militant General’s musical journey has been marked by […]

Easing the back-to-school financial burden

Business Newsday 2 Days Ago JMMB bank rewards students of Morvant/Laventille Government Secondary School with $1,000 each and a start-up bank account. The students had used their own money to purchase and distribute food items to some of the homeless people in their community in 2022. – ROGER JACOB BAVINA SOOKDEO The transition from vacation […]

No firearms allowed at Chris Brown concert | Entertainment

No firearms allowed at Chris Brown concert | Entertainment | Jamaica Star Skip to main content August 25, 2023 Licensed firearm holders who will be attending the Chris Brown concert at the National Stadium in St Andrew on Sunday are being advised that provisions have been made at the offices of the Firearm Licensing Authority […]

What it costs to send children to school

Business Vishanna Phagoo Yesterday Naeem Solomon gets help from his aunt Shantel Henry to try on a school shirt at Bradford Trading, Bradford City Mall, Henry Street, Port of Spain. Naeem enters first year at Diamond Vale Government Primary School when schools reopen in September. – Anisto Alves Coming to the end of every July/August […]

Fashion Designer Junette Stuart to attend Caribbean Global Awards Ceremony in London

Guyanese Fashion Designer, Junette Stuart, is preparing to ‘step out’ into the glare of a bigger, more dazzling stage on one of the world’s best-known fashion capitals of the developed world, the United Kingdom. Junette is all set to get on a plane to London in order to see where her talent will take her. […]

Digital currency for everyone, everywhere

Business Newsday 23 Hrs Ago Digital currency helps drive financial inclusion and boost economic efficiency. (Photo courtesy Freepik) – CATALINA TOBAR Approximately 90 per cent of central banks around the world are exploring central bank digital currency (CBDC) – a new digital form of money that has the potential to provide central banks the possibility […]

Trinidad and Tobago, United Nations partner on development plans towards 2026

Business Shweta Sharma 5 Minutes Ago Marie Hinds, permanent secretary, Ministry of Planning and Development (left); Pennelope Beckles, Minister of Planning and Development; Joanna Kazana, UN resident co-ordinator and Mark Thomas, acting team lead, UN resident coordinator’s office at the first JNSSC meeting. (Photo courtesy Ministry of Planning and Development) – In keeping with the […]