Port of Spain Trinidad…
Billionaire businessman Lawrence Duprey is orchestrating decisions which could see him wresting control of his once-mighty CL Financial from Government as early as 2012.
Duprey, who last year resigned as chairman of CL Financial and subsidiary CLICO, the country's largest insurer, has met the management of CL-owned Scotland spirits producer in London and is said to be still relaying instructions to senior CL executives, Government sources confirmed yesterday.At the centre of the manoeuvres is a transaction involving the sale by Duprey last year of CLICO Energy to a German business group called Proman.
Port of Spain Trinidad…
Trinidad and Tobago’s Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs, has completed a probe into the controversial Security Intelligence Agency Unit and has given them the great light to resume its operations.
Gibbs addressing the media in the twin island says at this point is some of the things are still ongoing but for the most part it’s complete and that they are moving forward in terms of intelligence operations.He says “We have finished our investigations in terms of all the work we have done with SIA with the different groups, now it’s a case of letting them get back to doing their job.
Jamaica’s Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is concerned about a decision by cabinet to extend the registration of some contractors until February 2011
The OCG has expressed its uneasiness in a release, describing the Cabinet directive to the NCC as a highly questionable, very dangerous and reckless act.
The OCG says the directive appears to have dictated that certain Government contractors whose registration certificates have already expired be deemed to be registered in their pre-existing categories and grades through to February 28 next year.
Barbados National Bank Inc. (BNB) has launched its Flex Rewards Program a system that generates points every time your personal BNB Visa Classic, Visa Gold or Visa Platinum card is swiped.
The points can be redeemed at any Visa merchants’ island wide in exchange for various products and services.
A new film about climate change in the Caribbean with footage from several Caribbean countries including Barbados, St. Lucia, Belize and Jamaica will be launched later this month.
The film “Partnerships for Resilience - Climate Change and Caribbean Tourism" has received funding from The British High Commission in Barbados, together with the Department for International Development Caribbean.
The launch will be held at the UN climate change conference in Cancun in early and will be broadcast in the Caribbean through regional and national TV stations.
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