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‘Who’s Who’ – Profiles in Leadership

‘Who’s Who’ – Profiles in Leadership

We are excited to offer you an exclusive opportunity to celebrate the remarkable men and women of Trinidad and Tobago in our upcoming issue of the ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’.This edition will feature extraordinary trailblazers – persons of influence who have made significant contributions to our national development. YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO: Sponsor an accomplished […]

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March 31st, 2021

TTNGL declares profit for 2020

TTNGL declares profit for 2020

Despite a challenging year, Trinidad and Tobago NGL Limited (‘TTNGL’/’Company’) recorded an after-tax profit of TT$5.8 million for the year ended 31 December 2020. This translated into earnings per share of TT$0.04. TTNGL’s lower financial performance relative to 2019 is reflective of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit the global energy sector particularly hard. NGL prices, which correlate […]

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April 8th, 2021

Tricia Coosal appointed 65th President of the TTMA

Tricia Coosal appointed 65th President of the TTMA

“To you the business community, in my capacity as President, I am committed to ensure an enabling environment is created. This allows for trade to prosper and grow, our manufacturing industry to expand and operate in a less than optimal environment, for the non-energy manufacturing sector to realize its potential to expand exports and to assist in the diversification policies […]

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April 8th, 2021

The global spread of COVID-19 has had a profound impact on business

The global spread of COVID-19 has had a profound impact on business

The changing realities on a daily and weekly basis have demanded quick, proactive responses to ensure the wellbeing of our workforce, the sustainability of our business and the ability to continue to provide our policyholders outstanding service. Human Resilience The Pan-American Life* team has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the organization and each other during these challenging times, which for months […]

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March 24th, 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

REMARKS FROM: Wendy-Fae Thompson, Vice President and Managing Counsel, bpTT and Anya Schnoor Executive Vice President, Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay, International Banking, Scotiabank AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021 Remarks by Anya Schnoor – Executive Vice President, Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay, International Banking, Scotiabank  Hello everyone. 2021 is now our 7th year partnering with AMCHAM as the […]

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March 17th, 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference. Every year, I eagerly look at this event as a reinvigorated call to recommit ourselves to making the world a safer and more equitable place for all women. Last year, the pandemic forced us to unexpectedly cancel our 2020 event. Today we come together virtually […]

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By: AMCHAM T&T President - Patricia Ghany  |  March 17th, 2021

The Power of One Serving Many

The Power of One Serving Many

Republic Bank Limited, the largest subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited – the registered owner of all companies within the multinational Republic Group – is one of the longest serving commercial banks in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to Trinidad and Tobago, where it is headquartered, the Republic Group currently serves communities throughout Barbados, Grenada and the Eastern Caribbean, the […]

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March 10th, 2021

Celebrating 25 years of delivering excellence in HR Services.

Celebrating 25 years of delivering excellence in HR Services.

‘Who’s Who has asked the ECA what are the Association’s priorities for 2021. As businesses continue to move forward, what are your priorities in the coming 6 months?  Growing revenue by focusing on business development, marketing, networking and outreach. Continuing to provide support for our teams, offering flexible working arrangements including a hybrid in office / work from home solution Engaging […]

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March 3rd, 2021

NGC signs EPC contract for e TecK’s Phoenix Park Industrial Estate with BCEG, paving the way for local content inclusion

NGC signs EPC contract for e TecK’s Phoenix Park Industrial Estate with BCEG, paving the way for local content inclusion

In its thrust to pursue value-added opportunities for the citizenry, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Commissioning (EPC) contract for gas infrastructure for e TecK’s Phoenix Park Industrial Estate (PPIE), with the Beijing Construction Engineering Group Company Limited (BCEG). BCEG, a Chinese construction and engineering firm, is the design-build contractor for […]

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February 24th, 2021

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Successfully and Safely Completes 2020 Coastal Field Season in Florida

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Successfully and Safely Completes 2020 Coastal Field Season in Florida

Each summer, the Ports and Coastal Sciences group of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) performs the majority of their scientific dive surveys in Florida to coincide with the primary growing season of marine benthic resources and calmer marine weather patterns. Prior to the start of the field season, CSA implemented a company-wide COVID-19 Mitigation Plan, which included tailored mitigation strategies […]

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February 11th, 2021

CSA Concludes Second Produced Water Monitoring Survey within Guayaguayare Bay, Trinidad

CSA Concludes Second Produced Water Monitoring Survey within Guayaguayare Bay, Trinidad

Guayaguayare Bay Produced Water Monitoring Surveys are an important element of the marine environmental consulting services provided by CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) in the U.S. and internationally. In Trinidad, the CSA team has completed the second annual Produced Water Monitoring Surveys in Guayaguayare Bay for a regional oil and gas operator. Both surveys were conducted to meet regional regulatory requirements. The […]

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February 11th, 2021

The inspiring voice of our customers

The inspiring voice of our customers

Scott Russell, Member, SAP Executive Board, SAP SE, Customer Success The world’s digital shift has accelerated drastically during the past year. Necessity has driven even the most cautious consumers and businesses to buy, sell, procure, and engage online. Some estimates suggest we have compressed five to 10 years of digitization into one. The worst health crisis of our generation has […]

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By: Scott Russell, Member, SAP Executive Board, SAP SE, Customer Success  |  February 10th, 2021

Recovery, Resilience and Sustainability

Recovery, Resilience and Sustainability

Shipping Association of Trinidad & Tobago – Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business 2020-21 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity to reflect on the significant implications that the region is facing, and those issues we will need to manage innovatively and decisively to mitigate to secure the future of regional shipping.The effect of the pandemic on global shipping […]

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February 10th, 2021

‘SURVIVAL AND RELEVANCE’

‘SURVIVAL AND RELEVANCE’

‘Who’s Who has asked the ECA what are the Association’s priorities for 2021. In photo from left: Stephanie Fingal, Chief Executive Officer (Interim) and Keston Nancoo, Chairman • As businesses continue to move forward, what are your priorities in the coming 6 months?  The ECA’s focus over the next six (6) months remains that of ‘survival and relevance.’ As a non-for-profit […]

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February 10th, 2021

Strategy in Uncertainty

Strategy in Uncertainty

Address by President of AMCHAM T&T,Ms. Patricia Ghany Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to AMCHAM T&T’s first major event of the year – our Economic Outlook Forum for 2021. Against the backdrop of significant economic dislocation and previously unthinkable restrictions that now form part of our daily reality, how do we even begin to think about “Strategy in what […]

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By: Patricia Ghany  |  February 3rd, 2021

Technology-enabled modernisation – the most urgent development priority

Technology-enabled modernisation – the most urgent development priority

There has never been a stronger case or better time for building out local internet infrastructure and incentivising the creation of local internet content and services. One year ago, few would have thought the world could change so radically in such a short time. The COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting public health and safety mandates, have stalled economies, tested governments and […]

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By: Bevil Wooding  |  February 3rd, 2021

The “future of work”

The “future of work”

Embracing the Unusual  According to an employers’ survey taken in early 2020, conducted by the ECA, COVID-19 has significantly affected the lives of individuals and the operations of businesses. During the period of lockdown, only 19% of businesses were able to continue fully operating on site, while 68% were able to continue some form of operation partially on site or […]

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January 27th, 2021

WORKING OUR WAY BACK TO THE NEW NORMAL

WORKING OUR WAY BACK TO THE NEW NORMAL

It has now been almost one year since the country went into lockdown mode in response to the coronavirus pandemic and while media reports continue of citizens flagrantly contravening government prescribed health protocols, businesses have by and large followed prescribed guidelines.   With hope on the horizon with the 2021 anticipated COVID 19 vaccine distribution but with no clear date […]

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By: Tamara Pooran   |  January 27th, 2021

Halotherapy Solutions – Improve Lung Health The Natural Way

Halotherapy Solutions – Improve Lung Health The Natural Way

Managing Director of Somasu Selective Sourcing, Shaliza Baksh Subnaik announced via her company’s Facebook page recently that she was pleased to introduce their latest offering to the region, Halotherapy Solutions Caribbean, the regional distributor of the Halotherapy Solutions line of products for humans and pets. So just what is Halotherapy? It was originally “discovered” in the 1800s in Eastern Europe […]

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January 20th, 2021

Returning to Work Guidelines: The New Normal

Returning to Work Guidelines: The New Normal

Occupational Safety and Health Authority and Agency OSHA The Occupational Safety & Health Act 2006 (OSHA) was followed closely by the Ministry of Health for the phased return to work post lockdown. OSHA’s position was clear “Safety & Health must come first when considering recommencing work in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.” Their call was for employers to ensure […]

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January 20th, 2021

HHSL receives recognition award from Atlantic LNG Company

HHSL receives recognition award from Atlantic LNG Company

“At HHSL Safety Systems Limited, our very ethos embraces the national watchwords Discipline, Production, Tolerance in all that we do, and we encourage those with whom we engage at every level to perpetuate this approach in our everyday lifestyles.”

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January 13th, 2021

GTCIC Forges Ahead in its’ 28th Year as a Chamber of Industry & Commerce

GTCIC Forges Ahead in its’ 28th Year as a Chamber of Industry & Commerce

The Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Industry & Commerce (GTCIC) recently held its’ 27th Annual General Meeting. According to Melissa Senhouse, President, “’Looking out for Business’ in the Region continues to be our main goal, however, foremost on our minds at this time is the recovery of micro, small and medium businesses in the Greater Tunapuna region as the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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January 13th, 2021

Message from the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) 2020-2021

Message from the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) 2020-2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce would like to congratulate the publishers of Who’s Who in Trinidad and Tobago Business on another successful edition, particularly in light of the challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic early in the year.  We are pleased to continue to be part of this magazine, which has maintained a consistent standard of excellence and […]

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January 13th, 2021

CSA Expands Scientific and Operational Activities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin

CSA Expands Scientific and Operational Activities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin

As exploration activities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin expand, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and our Trinidad subsidiary follow suit, building on our 30-year history of marine environmental consulting work in the Caribbean and serving the scientific and operational needs of the offshore energy industry. CSA has been providing environmental services to the oil and gas industry in Suriname since 2009. […]

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January 7th, 2021

SATT 26th Annual Awards

SATT 26th Annual Awards

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) recently held their 26th Annual Awards virtually, via national television and Facebook live-streaming. The event carried as a pivot against the backdrop of the pandemic and was widely heralded as a success. Viewership held numbers close to one hundred thousand viewers on all media and was widely engaged by the membership of […]

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January 6th, 2021

The Lawrence Placide Award

The Lawrence Placide Award

About the Lawrence Placide Award, Ms. Vashti G. Guyadeen Chief Executive Officer, Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries Second Annual Lawrence Placide Services Go Global Award 2020 December 18, 2020 It is my pleasure to share with you insights on the TTCSI and Caribbean Export’s 2nd Annual Lawrence Placide Services Go Global Award. This Award was designed to recognize […]

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January 6th, 2021

Message from the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)  2020-2021

Message from the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) 2020-2021

THE HONOURABLE ANCIL DENNIS – CHIEF SECRETARY OF TOBAGO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY (THA) AND SECRETARY OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND TRANSPORTATION The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis and a catalyst fused together; a period of uncertainty that can still be leveraged to further the development of this country. In many ways, it has thrust us into the digital future, challenging us […]

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January 6th, 2021

Message from the Ministry of Trade and Industry 2020-2021

Message from the Ministry of Trade and Industry 2020-2021

SENATOR THE HONOURABLE PAULA GOPEE-SCOON – MINISTER, MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 2020 marks a watershed for all, including Governments, firms and individuals in both the developed and developing worlds whose futures hinge not only on their ability to weather the devastating effects of the Novel Coronavirus, but also on their awareness to see the […]

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January 6th, 2021

Important Information on Mortgages

Important Information on Mortgages

THE MORTGAGE A mortgage is a loan secured by the specific property for which the money has been borrowed and which the borrower is obligated to pay back with a pre-determined set of payments. Over the period of years, the borrower repays the loan, plus interest, until he/she owns the property free & clear. Mortgages are also known as “claims […]

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December 10th, 2020

CSA Expands Scientific and Operational Activities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin

CSA Expands Scientific and Operational Activities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin

As exploration activities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin expand, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and our Trinidad subsidiary follow suit, building on our 30-year history of marine environmental consulting work in the Caribbean and serving the scientific and operational needs of the offshore energy industry. CSA has been providing environmental services to the oil and gas industry in Suriname since 2009. […]

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By: CSA Ocean Sciences  |  December 3rd, 2020

CSA to Present Vessel Strike Risk Model at State of the Science Workshop

CSA to Present Vessel Strike Risk Model at State of the Science Workshop

CSA’s senior scientist Mary Jo Barkaszi will be presenting at the State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind on November 19th in the Cumulative Impacts Session. Her talk, titled Vessel Encounter Risk Model Tool, will summarize the development of a vessel strike risk model that allows users to assess potential vessel strike impacts to large whales and sea turtles […]

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November 13th, 2020

CARPHA anchors the Caribbean’s response to COVID-19

CARPHA anchors the Caribbean’s response to COVID-19

Writer: Kieran Andrew Khan The Caribbean’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a robust one and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) continues to play an integral role.   The Agency leads the regional public health response to COVID-19, in keeping with its Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) mandate from CARICOM and recommendations from the COHSOD-Health Working Group on regional co-ordination for […]

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November 12th, 2020

Cocoa Republic

Cocoa Republic

SPECIAL FEATURE Cocoa Republic Christopher Boodoosingh Cocoa Republic represents the renaissance of our cocoa industry today as much as it does our future potential on the world stage. The chocolate brand’s modern packaging can be found on shelves at many local supermarkets as well as at retail stores and restaurant suppliers globally. The path from pod to packaged product was […]

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By: Kieran Andrew Khan  |  November 10th, 2020

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Donates Valuable Collections of Invertebrates to The University of Florida and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Donates Valuable Collections of Invertebrates to The University of Florida and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Systematic Collection of Benthic Invertebrates from the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Florida, and the Bahamas Over a period of 25 years, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) developed an extensive and organized collection of epibenthic invertebrate specimens from the eastern Gulf of Mexico, eastern Florida, and the Bahamas to assist with their identification of organisms observed on video collected during […]

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November 2nd, 2020

Health Insurance and the Pandemic

Health Insurance and the Pandemic

SPECIAL FEATURE General insurance, e.g., home and car, take care of your possessions.  Life insurance takes care of your family.  In the new normal, given COVID-19 and the prospect of other pandemics, I believe that the industry needs to focus on the individual—what’s in it for them? Who takes care of the individual when they get sick?  Who pays for […]

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By: Nigel Romano Partner, Moore Trinidad & Tobago Chartered Accountants  |  October 28th, 2020

Innovation in the Time of a Pandemic

Innovation in the Time of a Pandemic

SPECIAL FEATURE Innovation in the Time of a Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired innovative responses from two leading educational institutions in Trinidad & Tobago – the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus (UWI), and MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT). Outlining these innovations, UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Brian Copeland stressed: “COVID has allowed us to […]

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By: Kay Baldeosingh-Arjune  |  October 28th, 2020

24th Annual (VIRTUAL) HSSE <br>Conference & Exhibition<br><br>OPENING REMARKS

24th Annual (VIRTUAL) HSSE
Conference & Exhibition

OPENING REMARKS

SALUTATIONS Good morning, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to AMCHAM T&T’s 24th Annual HSSE Conference & Exhibition. By now many of you have grown accustomed to our new rules: wearing a mask, sanitizing your hands, and social distancing. This is 2020 and our world has definitely changed. Welcome to our new reality.. our new normal. I would so like to […]

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October 23rd, 2020

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago Achieves International Airport Health Accreditation

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago Achieves International Airport Health Accreditation

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Authority”) is pleased to announce that the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and ANR Robinson International Airport in Tobago, have achieved accreditation through the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. We are the first nation in the region to achieve accreditation for two airports. International recognition and accreditation have come […]

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October 22nd, 2020

WHY LEADERSHIP MATTERS

WHY LEADERSHIP MATTERS

Tamara Pooran – Think Talent HR Consulting The economic slowdown from COVID 19 and the tremendous hit taken by the energy sector as a result of low commodity prices, have placed businesses into survival mode. With profit margins reduced, and in some cases, severely eroded, business leaders have had to aggressively protect dwindling revenue via cost control, which lead to […]

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October 21st, 2020

SporTT and NAMDEVCO formalised agreement for Farmers’ Markets

SporTT and NAMDEVCO formalised agreement for Farmers’ Markets

SporTT and NAMDEVCO have formalised an agreement to expand locations for Farmers’ Markets and provide nutrition advice and local food ‘fuel’ sustenance for athletes and by extension the nation. Speaking at the signing event, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Hon. Clarence Rambharat noted that, “we eat for fuel and putting NAMDEVCO and SporTT to work together will ensure that […]

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October 16th, 2020

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