DOMA "attracted" to Gary Griffith's views of managing Police Service

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says the nominee for the post of Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has attracted its attention.

DOMA issued a statement on Tuesday, critical of the approach taken by the Police Service Social and Welfare Association.

"We wish to join with a wide cross-section of the national community in expressing surprise at the comments attributed to the Police Service Social and Welfare Association on the possible appointment of Captain Gary Griffith as Commissioner of Police.

CAL's half-year operating profit up 77%

Caribbean Airlines has reported its unaudited half-year (January -June) results for 2018, with revenues and earnings significantly improved over the same period in 2017, despite the impact of higher fuel costs, which are 32% higher.

A statement by the airline says that revenue has increased year on year by US$31.3M or TT$210M or 19%, while Earnings Before Interest and Taxation (EBIT – Operating Profit/Loss) improved over the same period in 2017 by US$17.8M or TT$120M or 77%.

Local crab catchers begin feeling the heat

Local crab catchers are feeling the pinch of poor sales after the government issued a ban on the importation of processed crab meat and live crabs from Venezuela.

Since the ban, the crab catchers from Woodland, Oropouche, Moruga, and Embaccadere complained that their sales had dried up.

Vinod Ramsawak, who sold crabs from Mayaro said after waiting for six hours in the heat, all he sold was $100.

AMCHAM T&T congratulates government on passport kiosks

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), is commending the government and the relevant ministries for the introduction of the new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport.

"We believe this is a step in the right direction as we move towards the digital transformation of the T&T economy," AMCHAM T&T said in a statement issued Tuesday.

In November 2017, AMCHAM T&T made a call for installing self-service kiosks after incoming passengers experienced long hours of waiting at the airport.