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Piarco International Airport is
seeking proposals from construction
and design companies in Atlanta, to
create design guidelines for a trans-
formative airport-city development.
The 168-acre North Aviation Busi-
ness Park is billed as a way to bolster
T&T s efforts to be known as the busi-
ness gateway to Latin America and the
"We are seeking proposals from
organisations or individuals with rel-
evant experience to prepare a building
design manual for tenants at our Busi-
ness Park," said Emmanuel Baah, mar-
keting manager for the Airports Author-
ity of T&T. The manual is to help the
airport clarify its expectations for ten-
ants and ultimately recruit the right
kinds of companies.
The park is to include a free trade
zone, a four-star hotel and conference
centre and an airline maintenance repair
and overhaul operations centre. It will
also have zones designated for ware-
housing, offices, recreation, retail and
The development is seeking to lure
manufacturers, touting the country s
trained labour force and low energy
costs. The description of the business
park also plays up T&T s blend of cul-
tures, festive atmosphere and outdoor
Piarco serves 250,000 transit pas-
sengers every year.
The deadline for submissions is Sep-
Nestle T&T Ltd joins the rest of
the world in celebrating its 75th
anniversary of the world s first
instant coffee, Nescafé.
To mark the historic milestone, a
special coffee table book was pub-
lished, Over A Cup of Coffee---The
Passion, The Stories, The Brand.
Nestle s regional consumer mar-
keting manager beverages, Stacyann
Charles, recently donated two copies
of the limited edition book to the
National Library and Information
System Authority (Nalis), the Alma
Jordan Library of the University of
the West Indies and the National
Archives of T&T.
The origins of Nescafe hark back
to the year 1930, when Brazil had a
substantial surplus of coffee, and
needed help preserving it.
A chemist, Dr Max Morgenthaler
joined Nestle to help its researchers
find a solution to finding a way to
make soluble coffee that would not
lose out on the coffee s natural
Seven years later after the project
kicked-off, they found the answer.
Nescafé was the brand new name
in coffee. First introduced in Switzer-
land on April 1, 1938, it was antic-
ipated to be a huge success through-
out Europe. However, because of
World War II, its popularity took
longer than expected.
Soon after the first half of the next
decade, Nescafe was exported to
France, Great Britain, and the United
Regional consumer marketing manager, beverages, Stacyann Charles, centre,
talks about the book with Diane Simeon, director, Public Libraries Division,
Nalis, right. Looking on is Joan Osborne, deputy executive director, Nalis.
Bruce Paddington, left, founder and festival director, T&T Film Festival (ttff), chats with Franka Philip,
features editor, T&T Guardian and Nneka Luke, external relations director, ttff, at the launch of this year's
Film Festival which takes place from September 13 to October 1. This year, Guardian Media Ltd is the official
media partner for the event.
NEW ORLEANS---An independ-
ent probe by former FBI director
Louis Freeh has concluded that
several private plaintiffs attorneys
worked together to corrupt a set-
tlement process designed to com-
pensate victims of BP s 2010 oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Freeh issued a report Friday that
cleared court-appointed claims
administrator Patrick Juneau of
any wrongdoing, but it found that
private attorneys used a lawyer on
Juneau s staff to expedite a claim
for nearly $8 million.
In return, that staff attorney
received more than $40,000 in
fees after referring a claimant to
their private law firm.
While the report points to cer-
tain conduct within the program
as problematic, Freeh didn t find
any reason that would stop the
settlement programme from "fairly
and efficiently processing and pay-
ing" legitimate claims in a timely
Freeh: Some corruption in
BP settlement programme
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