Press Releases

First Citizens Hosts its Second Annual Meeting of Shareholders 

First Citizens Hosts its Second Annual Meeting of Shareholders 

 On Wednesday, May 15, 2024 First Citizens Group Financial Holdings Limited (FCGFH), the parent company of First Citizens Bank Limited and its subsidiaries, hosted its Second Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain. This in-person meeting was led by the Group’s Chairman – Mr. Anthony Isidore Smart and a presentation was […]

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May 22nd, 2024

Dianne Joseph Elected as the 6th President of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) and Also Welcomes New Directors

Dianne Joseph Elected as the 6th President of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) and Also Welcomes New Directors

At the 17th Annual General Meeting held on Friday 3rd May 2024, members of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) elected a new President and four new directors. Ms. Dianne Joseph, Chief Operating Officer of the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad & Tobago has been elected the sixth president of the TTCSI. Additionally, Mr. Alvin Morton, […]

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May 22nd, 2024

Remarks by the Hon. Pennelope Beckles, Minister of Planning and Development

Remarks by the Hon. Pennelope Beckles, Minister of Planning and Development

Hon. Pennelope BecklesMinister of Planning and Development. Engineering a more Sustainable Future Good morning and welcome to everyone in attendance this morning. Congratulations are in order to the Association of Petroleum Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago, APETT, for your continued success in conducting this Technical Conference every year. I must also commend you on the themes for this year’s Conference […]

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May 15th, 2024

Delivering sustainable growth and value creation for all stakeholders

Delivering sustainable growth and value creation for all stakeholders

Chairman’s Statement for the Second Quarter of FY2024 We are pleased to share our financial performance for the first half of FY2024, which reflects both our challenges and successes. The Group has continued to grow, with a 15% increase in third-party revenue from TT$6,781 million (US$1,006 million) in HY FY2023 to TT$7,815 million (US$1,161 million) in HY FY2024. This growth […]

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May 15th, 2024

2024 First Citizens National Poetry Slam – New Winner Emerges

2024 First Citizens National Poetry Slam – New Winner Emerges

A fresh victor emerged from a lineup of exceptional poets at the Grand Slam of the 2024 First Citizens National Poetry Slam. Shakira Burton boldly entered the Dragon’s Mouth, launching a lyrical siege with an exceptional piece, captivating the audience with her performance. Her prowess truly embodies the artistic excellence defining the Slam. The 2024 First Citizens National Poetry Slam, […]

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May 9th, 2024

UPCOMING TRAINING & EVENTS

UPCOMING TRAINING & EVENTS

SITAL College of Tertiary Education Ltd. EVENT Business Resilience: Strategies for Success  Hosted by: Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)DATE: Friday, June 7th, 2024VENUE: Mt Irvine Bay Resort, TobagoWebsite: www.icatt.org EVENT The Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference Hosted by: The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and TobagoDATES: Wednesday 10th – Friday 12 June, 2024VENUE: Hilton TrinidadREGISTER: https://tt-energy-conference.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TTEnergyChamber TRADE AND INVESTMENT […]

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May 9th, 2024

T&T Cocoa Growers Receive Solar-Powered Facility

T&T Cocoa Growers Receive Solar-Powered Facility

With cocoa prices having doubled since the start of 2024, cocoa growers in Trinidad and Tobago now have an added facility for their high-quality beans. Using a $100,000 grant from Shell Trinidad and Tobago and Digicel Foundation’s Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) programme, the Original Trinitario Cocoa Education Foundation (OTC) converted a transport container into a solar-powered storage unit for […]

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May 9th, 2024

CARPHA Works with Trinidad and Tobago toward Strengthening Capacity for the Upcoming ICC T20 Men’s World Cup

CARPHA Works with Trinidad and Tobago toward Strengthening Capacity for the Upcoming ICC T20 Men’s World Cup

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) held a 4-day integrated mission to Trinidad and Tobago from May 6th to 9th, 2024, with the aim of strengthening Surveillance, Early Warning and Response, Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and Food Safety capacity in preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup and other Mass Gathering (MG) events. The CARPHA mission, […]

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May 6th, 2024

CARPHA Conference Tackles Violence Through Research and Evidence

CARPHA Conference Tackles Violence Through Research and Evidence

Violence plagues the Region and represents a huge burden on health systems and major economic costs to society. Violence as a public health issue affects physical, mental, sexual and even reproductive health. For this reason, “Violence in the Caribbean: A Public Health Crisis” was chosen as the theme for Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Annual Health Research Conference this year. […]

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May 3rd, 2024

MusicTT to Host T&T Premier Venues Webinar

MusicTT to Host T&T Premier Venues Webinar

The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) is proud to announce the upcoming “T&T Premier Venues” live webinar, set to take place virtually on Thursday, May 2nd 2024, at 4:30 PM AST to highlight some of Trinidad and Tobago’s premier event venues. This webinar is a significant step towards promoting the country as a top destination for hosting a […]

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April 24th, 2024

IGT’S Donation of Smart Devices Boosts Learning at Immortelle Centre

IGT’S Donation of Smart Devices Boosts Learning at Immortelle Centre

Smart devices have changed the face of learning at the Immortelle Centre for Special Needs in St Anns. IGT first partnered with the school in 2015 when it donated advanced technology as part of the  IGT After School Advantage (ASA) programme. Since then,, the school has received several technology donations from IGT – including smart TVs, tablets, desktops and learning […]

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April 24th, 2024

𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗦 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀

𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗦 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀

𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 & 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗟𝘁𝗱 (𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗦) of #1 Henry Pierre Street, St. James, Trinidad is thrilled to welcome Nigel Romano to its Board of Directors, effective January 2nd, 2024. Mr. Romano now joins Varun Maharaj, Yogendranath Ramsingh, Roberto Schaechter, Dave Ramkissoon and Prof. Dilip Dan as the sixth director of this leading local composite broker and benefits company, […]

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April 24th, 2024

First Crab Farm Launched in Tobago

First Crab Farm Launched in Tobago

Buccoo Historical Park on Orange Grove Road in Tobago is now home to a first-of-its-kind crab farm in the Caribbean. Launched by the Canaan Bon Accord Sports Club, the crab farm is an initiative to rear, process, package and sell blue crabs and crab meat. The farm was established with a TT$100,000 ‘Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities’ (EPIC) Grant from the […]

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April 24th, 2024

Empowering Youth Through Film: Young Filmmakers Lab (YFL/24)

Empowering Youth Through Film: Young Filmmakers Lab (YFL/24)

The Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago (FILMCO) is proud to announce its partnership for the second consecutive year with valued sponsors and community partners to host the Young Filmmakers Lab (YFL/24). YFL/24 is an educational and life skills initiative designed to provide a solid foundation for youth, ages 16-21 to professionally utilise film for storytelling. It also acts as […]

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April 17th, 2024

Marubeni Donates US$10,000 to Hope Centre for Abandoned Children

Marubeni Donates US$10,000 to Hope Centre for Abandoned Children

Photo 1- Dr Indira Couch, Hope Centre’s Chairperson, delivers the vote of thanks to Mr. Mo Majeed, COO, Managing Director Caribbean Operation, and Mr. Keisuke Harada, Senior Manager, of Marubeni Power International Inc. during the donation handover ceremony on April 16. Photo 2- (From left) Dr Indira Couch, Hope Centre’s Chairperson, Mr. Keisuke Harada, Senior Manager, Marubeni Power International Inc, […]

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April 17th, 2024

A Message From EBB On The Occasion Of World Earth Day 2024

A Message From EBB On The Occasion Of World Earth Day 2024

Today in Trinidad and Tobago, the majority of plastic bottles manufactured every year are sent to our landfills, or even worse end up scattered about our environment. The Every Bottle Back TT initiative seeks to change this reality, having launched a major initiative in 2022 to collect and recycle plastic beverage bottles. On the occasion of World Earth Day 2024, […]

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April 17th, 2024

First Citizens Supernovas Hosts Successful “A Day in Surrey 5”

First Citizens Supernovas Hosts Successful “A Day in Surrey 5”

First Citizens Supernovas Steel Orchestra delighted audiences with the 5th edition of their annual event, “A Day in Surrey.” This celebration of music and culture featured top parang groups alongside four elite steel orchestras. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the northern range’s green mountains, the event kicked off with captivating performances by BB Serenaders and Los Amigos Cantadores, delighting […]

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April 11th, 2024

Patient Connect is in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Patient Connect is in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

So alas…Omni AI has been launched in Trinidad & Tobago which I have been reliably informed is the first Health & Wellness AI in the Caribbean designed specifically for employee wellness programs. I look forward to working with HRMATT Human Resource Management Assoc. of T&T @HRMAB Inc and The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) and many other organisations […]

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April 4th, 2024

PBS Trinidad & Tobago Limited

PBS Trinidad & Tobago Limited

At the recently held Fortinet Partner Forum Trinidad and Tobago 2024, PBS Technologies (Trinidad) Limited was announced the winner of the “Top Sales Award of the Year” category. Fortinet is one of our top brands / manufacturers within our portfolio, with many local partners also competing in this space, all vying to be our client’s trusted advisors. To top this […]

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April 4th, 2024

CARPHA Progresses to Eligibility for the First Disbursement of Pandemic Funding

CARPHA Progresses to Eligibility for the First Disbursement of Pandemic Funding

Following a landmark Public Signing Ceremony for the Pandemic Fund (PF) Technical Cooperation Agreement (“Reducing the Public Health Impact of Pandemics in the Caribbean through Prevention, Preparedness, and Response” [RG-T4387] Project) on December 14, 2023, in Trinidad, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continues to progress towards the start of implementation. CARPHA fulfilled the […]

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April 4th, 2024

Calling all civil society and community groups in T&T!

Calling all civil society and community groups in T&T!

The Cropper Foundation, along with Veni Apwann, is proud to launch the IGNITE CSOs (Improving Governance, Networking, and Inclusivity Towards Empowered Civil Society Organisations) initiative in Trinidad and Tobago!Supported by the European Union in Trinidad and Tobago, this transformative action is set to elevate Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across our nation, enhancing their capabilities and resilience. IGNITE CSOs comprises three […]

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March 27th, 2024

US$13M Beachfront Boarding School Set to Open for T&T Students

US$13M Beachfront Boarding School Set to Open for T&T Students

Caribbean students will soon be able to attend one of the world’s leading educational institutions right here in the region. The King’s College School’s (KCS) boarding house will be starting operations in the Bahamas in September 2025. Part of the Inspired Education Group, the school not only offers state-of-the-art facilities and technology but also a teaching staff dedicated to providing […]

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March 27th, 2024

AMCHAM’s Women’s Leadership Conference 2024 – Remarks by Karen Abraham

AMCHAM’s Women’s Leadership Conference 2024 – Remarks by Karen Abraham

Inspire Inclusion Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I’m beyond honored to be here among such fantastic and dignified company at this the 10th Anniversary of the AMCHAM Women’s Leadership Conference. Scotiabank is proud to have been here for each of those ten years as a major sponsor, and we have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. It truly is rewarding to partner […]

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March 20th, 2024

FilmTT Congratulates Actor Michael Cherrie on His Role in Netflix’s Film ‘Shirley’

FilmTT Congratulates Actor Michael Cherrie on His Role in Netflix’s Film ‘Shirley’

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) extends warm congratulations to Trinbagonian actor Michael Cherrie for his upcoming role in the Netflix film ‘Shirley’. Cherrie’s talent and dedication have not only brought pride to our nation but have also showcased the immense potential of our local film industry on the global stage. ‘Shirley’, a Netflix original film, is set […]

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March 20th, 2024

Katzenjammers Rock With Technology

Katzenjammers Rock With Technology

The Katzenjammers Steel Orchestra – Panorama medium band title holder and the pride of Black Rock Tobago – can now boast of a technology centre at its panyard. This addition will expand community access to the digital world and comes courtesy the Digicel Foundation’s Technology in Education (TIE) programme in partnership with PanTrinbago. “As Trinbagonians, we know all too well […]

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March 19th, 2024

AMCHAM 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference – President’s Opening Remarks

AMCHAM 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference – President’s Opening Remarks

Inspire Inclusion Welcome! Good morning, everyone. I am delighted and honoured to welcome each of you today as we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of AMCHAM T&T’s Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. For the past decade, we have been on a remarkable journey that saw us celebrating the triumphs and successes of women in our country while shedding light on the numerous […]

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March 18th, 2024

Stellar Line-up for First Citizens Sports Awards

Stellar Line-up for First Citizens Sports Awards

Foundation is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated nominees for the upcoming 2023Sports Awards Gala carded for March 16, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port of Spain.This prestigious event will honour the outstanding achievements of over 100 athletes whohave demonstrated unparalleled skill, dedication and sportsmanship across various disciplines.Also scheduled to take place at the event will be the induction of […]

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March 6th, 2024

 CARPHA Supports St. Vincent and the Grenadines for CELAC and Cricket World Cup 

 CARPHA Supports St. Vincent and the Grenadines for CELAC and Cricket World Cup 

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) conducted an integrated mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to strengthen surveillance, early warning and response, laboratory, health and food safety capacity in preparation for the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on March 1st and the International Cricket Council […]

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March 6th, 2024

Ghana’s Minister of Energy Visits NESC-TI

Ghana’s Minister of Energy Visits NESC-TI

NESC Technical Institute hosted a Ghanaian delegation led by its Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh at our Point Lisas and Ste Madeleine campuses. The 23-member delegation, which spent a week in Trinidad meeting with major players in the energy sector, comprised senior officials from Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, the Ghanaian Embassy in Cuba and representatives from Ghanaian companies […]

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March 5th, 2024

Tobago Makes Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s 2024 Hotlist of Dream Destinations

Tobago Makes Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s 2024 Hotlist of Dream Destinations

On the heels of being bestowed the Bronze Award in the Most Desirable Island – Rest of World category at the 2023 Wanderlust Readers Travel Awards, destination Tobago has copped a coveted spot in the latest issue of Wanderlust Travel Magazine. Wanderlust is one of the largest travel magazines in the United Kingdom (UK) with 1.2 million page views per […]

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February 26th, 2024

First Citizens Sponsors UTT Bursaries

First Citizens Sponsors UTT Bursaries

In a landmark initiative signaling a new era of partnership, First Citizens has forged a significant collaboration with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), aimed at bolstering educational opportunities. As part of this endeavour, the bank has allocated a sum of $40,000.00 to sponsor eight student bursaries. The key objectives of this partnership are twofold: to empower deserving students […]

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February 26th, 2024

COSTAATT and Bocas Lit Fest Sign MoU to Boost Creative Economy

COSTAATT and Bocas Lit Fest Sign MoU to Boost Creative Economy

The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts (COSTAATT) and the renowned Bocas Lit Fest signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on initiatives that will strengthen the creative economy in the region. Key Features of the MoU arrangement include: Collaborative events and workshops: Students will gain valuable first-hand experience by contributing to Bocas Lit Fest activities while developing […]

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February 21st, 2024

TEN TO ONE RUM Joins Friends For The Road J’ouvert

TEN TO ONE RUM Joins Friends For The Road J’ouvert

Ten to One Rum has joined the J’Ouvert band Friends For the Road, upping the heat level on its 2024 presentation “Blaze – the Heat of J’Ouvert!”. Launched in New York in 2019 by Trinidadian Marc Farrell, Ten to One was born the same year Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace and a close-knit group of friends started their J’Ouvert band Friends […]

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February 6th, 2024

PowerGen Partnerships for the 2024 Cricket Season

PowerGen Partnerships for the 2024 Cricket Season

Powergen sponsors the Secondary Schools Cricket League and has also formalised an historic partnership with the PowerGen Penal Cricket Team for the upcoming 2024 cricket season. “We are PowerGen Proud to return as sponsor of the SSCL for the 26th year!” Powergen has renewed their commitment with Secondary Schools Cricket League, marking 26 years that Powergen has sponsored SSCL Competitions. […]

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February 6th, 2024

MusicTT’s GM Makes History as the First Caribbean National Awarded an ISPA Fellowship

MusicTT’s GM Makes History as the First Caribbean National Awarded an ISPA Fellowship

The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited’s (MusicTT) General Manager, Melissa Jimenez, has achieved a groundbreaking milestone becoming the first Caribbean national and by extension, the first Trinidad and Tobago citizen to be awarded a fellowship, as well as present at the prestigious International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress 2024 where they celebrated 75 years. This achievement marks […]

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February 6th, 2024

PowerGen Remains Future-Focused at 30-Year Milestone

PowerGen Remains Future-Focused at 30-Year Milestone

The Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (PowerGen) is Trinidad’s leading independent power producer (IPP). Since 1994, we have been powering the progress of the Nation, making us the longest serving IPP. We make available over 50% of the power generation capacity (1 gigawatt) and currently supply 3.5 billion (kWh) kilowatt hours annually to the national grid from […]

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February 1st, 2024

NESC Technical Institute

NESC Technical Institute

NESC-TI is proud to announce the graduation of eighty-three (83) students from our 2023 Perenco-Sponsored Training at our Mayaro campus on Saturday, January 20, 2024. These students have completed courses in Plumbing, ACR Installation, ACR Maintenance, Building Construction Technology, Basic Electrical Installation, MS Word 2019, MS Excel 2019, Digital Literacy, and Entrepreneurial Skills. This sponsored training, facilitated by our School of Continuing Education, […]

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February 1st, 2024

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