Digicel Barbados complaint on landline market to be heard

(Barbados Nation) Digicel Barbados could be one step closer to entering the local landline market following a Fair Trading Commission (FTC) decision, according to chief executive officer of Digicel, Barry O’Brien.

Barry O’Brien
Barry O’Brien

During a Press conference yesterday at Hilton Barbados, the Digicel boss told reporters: “The Fair Trading Commission now has agreed that this is a dispute that they are now going to make judgment on.”

The FTC was called in as a result of the failure of LIME and Digicel to broker an agreement on changing the terms of the interconnection deal between the parties to allow Digicel to add fixed line services to its mobile network.

Digicel currently offers mobile, Internet and a number of technological solutions for businesses.

 

Robindranath Naraynsingh

T&T petrol dealers facing crisis – association head

(Trinidad Guardian) President of the Petroleum Dealers’ Association of T&T, Robindranath Naraynsingh, yesterday said the country’s 170 gas stations were on the verge of collapse due to poor profitability margins from the sale of fuel.

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Chinese firm to establish US$2 billion industrial zone in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Chinese company, Jiuguan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) are to invest US$2 billion to establish an industrial zone in Nain, St Elizabeth over a four-year period creating over 3,000 new jobs.

Carlene Grant

Spurned lover batters T&T guard to death

(Trinidad Guardian) Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant’s workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

Roosevelt Skerrit

Dominica defends citizenship programme as boost to economy

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Dominica government defended its decision to introduce a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), saying that it had contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of the island.

Tonya d’Almada

Helicopter pilot charged with TT$1.3m in cocaine possession

(Trinidad Express) A helicopter pilot on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of cocaine valued at TT$1.3 million.

Carlene Grant (Trinidad Express photo)

Spurned lover batters T&T guard to death

(Trinidad Guardian) Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant’s workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

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