Former Minister of Energy under the People’s Partnership, Kevin Ramnarine, has extended congratulations to Touchstone Exploration Inc. on their recent success in their Cascadura-1ST1 well, their second major drilling success for the year.
Kevin Ramnarine notes the Touchstone find is potentially the most significant discovery on land since the 2002 discovery of the Carapal Ridge, now known as Shell Central Block.
The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) continued to receive suspicious report transactions yesterday.
At least one businessman is suggesting that businesses make December 27 the last day to accept the old $100 bills.
Members of the T&T Association of Retired Persons Ltd (TTARP) are concerned about the deadline of December 31, which has been given for all persons to change over from the old $100 bill to the new polymer note.
Members of the Muslim community are calling on the government to hold their hand on a decision to fast track the implementation of the new $100 note.
They are concerned that the change will adversely affect Muslims who don't use the banking system as it is against their religious beliefs to accumulate interest.
"Many Muslims do not use the current banking system due to the Quranic prohibition of charging interest.