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10 Dec Fair Trade and Fair Competition Finally Here

After many years, the long-awaited Fair Trading Act (Chap. 81:13 of the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, the FTA or the Act) has finally been brought fully into force.   The Act was first partially proclaimed in 2007.  While some sections were proclaimed in the intervening...

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10 Dec COVID-19 AND THE TEMPORARY LAY OFF OF EMPLOYEES

The outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has presented new challenges for employers. Many businesses are already feeling the crunch due to supply chain issues, decreased demand for their goods or services or other issues relating to Covid-19. Although not ideal, a temporary lay-off is one...

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09 Dec BLOCKCHAIN – THE DEATH OF A MIDDLEMAN

“Blockchain, is a form of distributed ledger in which a record of consensus is created with a cryptographic audit trail which is maintained and validated by several separate nodes. This cryptographically assured and synchronized data can be spread across multiple institutions. It can be either...

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09 Dec BITCOIN AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Bitcoin is back in the news following price surges and the US Congress introducing two new cryptocurrency bills. While the terms “Bitcoin” and “cryptocurrency” have become household words, many of us are still intimidated by them. This Article aims to enlighten the less technologically inclined...

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