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Expanding Port Capacity in Trinidad and Tobago: Key Strategies and Benefits

Expanding Port Capacity in Trinidad and Tobago: Key Strategies and Benefits

Hayden AlleynePast PresidentShipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago(SATT) from 2020 – 2022 Expanding port capacity in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is crucial for enhancing the country’s economic competitiveness and supporting its role as a key player in the Caribbean shipping industry. T&T’s two major cargo ports, the Port of Port of Spain and the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation […]

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May 22nd, 2024

Key Movements Transforming T&T’s Shipping Industry

Key Movements Transforming T&T’s Shipping Industry

By Bavina Sookdeo Sonja VoisinPresidentThe Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) The shipping industry has recently undergone significant changes and challenges driven by the dynamics of demand and supply. Trinidad and Tobago’s containerised cargo volumes have strongly recovered, exceeding pre-pandemic levels by 11%. However, regional trade faces challenges from oversupply in interregional trade lanes, causing longer transit times and […]

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May 22nd, 2024

Factors Driving Change in T&T’s Real Estate Market

Factors Driving Change in T&T’s Real Estate Market

By Kieran Andrew Khan Jean-Paul de MeillacChief Executive OfficerTerra Caribbean Trinidad The real estate market continues to reverberate from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jean-Paul de Meillac and Terra Caribbean Trinidad track the data and think more can be done to create an equitable, profitable, and mutually beneficial real estate market that spurs economic growth and security. The […]

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May 14th, 2024

Revolutionising T&T’s Construction Sector

Revolutionising T&T’s Construction Sector

By Sheldon Waithe George A. Laquis IIManaging DirectorFlags-TC International In a post-pandemic environment, the rapid rise of new technologies, together with heightened awareness and increased commitment to implement sustainable programmes, have redefined most industries. While this has created significant excitement about the future of Trinidad and Tobago’s construction sector, it is tapered with the reality of being able to keep […]

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May 14th, 2024

Why Use A Real Estate Agent

Why Use A Real Estate Agent

by Plimmer Real Estate How to find your dream home and why you should list your Property with a certified/ bonafide Real Estate Agent. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. Henry Ford said, “when you hire people who are smarter than you […]

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May 14th, 2024

The Race to Vehicle Electrification

The Race to Vehicle Electrification

Article by: Paul Hadden Ryan LatchuPresidentAutomotive Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago As the world continues to move towards cleaner energy sources, many are transitioning from cars with traditional internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. In recent years, one of the most exciting developments in the local automotive industry has been the increased interest in electric and hybrid vehicles and […]

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May 8th, 2024

Innovation in Engineering

Innovation in Engineering

By Sheldon Waithe Eng. Dr. Trevor TownsendPresidentAssociation of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago (APETT) The world of engineering is constantly evolving. Digital transformation is shaping the landscape of the future of the engineering industry. The growth of renewable energy coupled with automation is set to impact timelines and budgets positively. What are the key trends shaping the future of […]

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May 8th, 2024

Pivoting towards electromobility

Pivoting towards electromobility

INTERVIEWDr. Graham KingDirector, St Augustine Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (StACIE), at University of the West Indies. T&T’s automotive sector moves ahead Change is inevitable and this is evident in T&T’s automotive sector; the country is moving from Driver’s Permits to Driver’s Licences, deemed to be more secure, modern and internationally recognised. On the move also is the Licensing Division […]

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May 8th, 2024

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) Message

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) Message

This year’s theme, ‘Shaping Our Future’ is indeed timely. The business ecosystem is experiencing unprecedented shifts and leaders are increasingly focused on anticipating potential challenges or predicting future trends within their respective industries. Artificial intelligence, big data and other digital and cyber-physical technologies are set to usher in a new industrial revolution within Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. […]

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April 24th, 2024

HR Can Help Build an Organisation of the Future

HR Can Help Build an Organisation of the Future

Cavelle Joseph-St. OmerPresidentHuman Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT) Artificial Intelligence and data are the key to organisational efficiency. Companies that embrace IT platforms for effectively managing people are poised to operate at their best. The best organisations will use technology to shape better employees and create innovative ways of working. The role of human resources (HR) has […]

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April 22nd, 2024

Escape to Tranquillity

Escape to Tranquillity

HADCO Experiences at Asa Wright Nature Centre In 2021, HADCO Group won the bid to operate the ecolodge at Asa Wright Nature Centre, offering bespoke experiential vacation packages and accommodation for local and international travellers seeking eco-friendly getaways in our beautiful twin isle. Nestled amidst the captivating rainforests of the Arima Valley, HADCO Experiences at Asa Wright Nature Centre also […]

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April 17th, 2024

Covering Climate Risk in the Caribbean

Covering Climate Risk in the Caribbean

Over the last 30 years, flood and tropical storm damage in the Caribbean has affected 1.5 million persons directly and caused over US$5 billion in damage. Extreme weather events in the region are increasing in frequency and intensity. Therefore, there is a growing need to explore options for managing and transferring risks associated with climate change. Caribbean countries face a […]

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April 16th, 2024

The Waste Warrior

The Waste Warrior

Sian Cuffy-Young is a triple threat – a waste management educator, social entrepreneur, and consultant. Her road to get here has been scrappy, filled with hard-won battles against self-doubt. However, she is now on the path to disrupting how we educate on waste management across the Caribbean region. Conservation starts at home Cuffy-Young’s been resilient and driven through it all: […]

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April 16th, 2024

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Business

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Business

Gerard Rajkumar Lead Consultant, Sygma Environmental. A green business prioritises sustainability and conservation in its business model. They focus on positively impacting the environment and their communities. Here we explore how T&T companies are responding to these global advancements. How can T&T companies create an environmentally friendly business? Businesses should examine what they are selling, how they are packaging their […]

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April 16th, 2024

Looking Ahead – The Caribbean Security Landscape

Looking Ahead – The Caribbean Security Landscape

Lt. Col. Michael Jones, Executive Director, CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS). The Caribbean is a unique geographic grouping of oceanic states. While striving to improve trade and alliances amongst the islands, criminal elements are also doing the same. CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) Executive Director, Lt. Col. Michael Jones, shares his insights on regional […]

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April 10th, 2024

Security Needs

Security Needs

INTERVIEWMarcus TewariDirector of Broadview Surveillance Systems The impacts and costs of crime are seen and felt everywhere. But some approaches can begin to turn the tide. Director of Broadview Surveillance Systems Marcus Tewari sees the reality of our national insecurity daily. “The need for greater security and secure property development and management is evident daily here,” he points out. “The […]

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By: Pro  |  April 9th, 2024

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) Message

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) Message

The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) plays a crucial role in driving the growth and development of Trinidad and Tobago’s services sector. Established in 2006, the TTCSI brings together various services associations and organisations to address trade and development issues, making it a vital force in the country’s economy. With the services sector contributing a substantial 58% […]

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April 9th, 2024

Emerging Healthcare Opportunities

Emerging Healthcare Opportunities

Dr. Mitra Maharaj MBBS DOccMed LFOM, Occupational Medicine Physician and Council Member, Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA). The healthcare landscape globally is witnessing a profound transformation, fuelled by technological advancements and evolving patient needs. In an interview, Dr. Mitra Maharaj, Occupational Medicine Physician and Council Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA), discussed the key healthcare trends […]

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April 4th, 2024

T&T’s Economic Future

T&T’s Economic Future

Senator The HonourablePaula Gopee Scoon, Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry The Trinidad and Tobago economy continues to show remarkable resilience as a result of deliberate and decisive action by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is working closely with the business community to shape the future of our businesses and develop our […]

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March 27th, 2024

Shaping Our Future

Shaping Our Future

Richard Lewis, Chairman, Prestige Business Publications Limited. In this issue of ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business,’ we explore the future of business. What is shaping our future? What are the trends, predictions, and insights propelling sectoral growth and development? In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the importance of embracing emerging technologies stands out. From artificial intelligence, machine learning, […]

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March 27th, 2024

The Next Generation Supermarket

The Next Generation Supermarket

Rajiv Diptee, President – The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT). The supermarket of the future – this cutting-edge concept will combine traditional brick-and-mortar stores with efficient, convenient, enjoyable shopping experiences. Digital disruption in the supermarket Are supermarkets harnessing digital trends to expand market share? According to Diptee, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the introduction of apps, websites, […]

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March 20th, 2024

Empowering Consumers in T&T

Empowering Consumers in T&T

Like many other countries, Trinidad and Tobago has implemented legislation to safeguard consumer rights and establish avenues for recourse in case of infringement. Consumers in T&T are entitled to certain rights to ensure their safety, satisfaction, and access to essential goods and services. These include the Right to Safety, the Right to Complain, the Right to Choose, the Right to […]

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March 20th, 2024

Global Shifts Shaping Services in T&T

Global Shifts Shaping Services in T&T

Pria Narinesingh, Country Managing Partner, EY Barbados, Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago. Radical technological shifts and unprecedented changes due to globalisation are impacting how services are delivered. Where some see threats, others see opportunities. Pria Narinesingh encourages us to focus on the latter. What is the five-year outlook for Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T’s) professional services and management consultancy industry? […]

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March 20th, 2024

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) Message

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) Message

A Resilient Retail Odyssey In the ever-evolving landscape of Trinidad and Tobago’s retail sector, we find ourselves embarking on a dynamic and transformative journey. Winds of change compel businesses to not only weather the shifts but to thrive despite them. This pivotal moment calls for adaptation, innovation and the wholehearted embrace of new strategies. We must first acknowledge the web […]

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March 20th, 2024

4 Ways to Support Women Leaders in T&T

4 Ways to Support Women Leaders in T&T

It would have been hard to miss this year’s commemorations of International Women’s Day (IWD) in T&T. Businesses and organisations everywhere have embraced it wholeheartedly with rallies, promotions, and advertising. The woman who declared the first women’s day 115 years ago probably did not envision her idea would take hold so strongly worldwide. With women making up 46.7% of the […]

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March 12th, 2024

Innovation in Engineering

Innovation in Engineering

Eng. Dr. Trevor Townsend, President, Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago (APETT). The world of engineering is constantly evolving. Digital transformation is shaping the landscape of the future of the engineering industry. The growth of renewable energy coupled with automation is set to impact timelines and budgets positively. What are the key trends shaping the future of engineering […]

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March 6th, 2024

Revolutionising T&T’s Construction Sector

Revolutionising T&T’s Construction Sector

George A. Laquis II, Managing Director, Flags-TC International. In a post-pandemic environment, the rapid rise of new technologies, together with heightened awareness and increased commitment to implement sustainable programmes, have redefined most industries. While this has created significant excitement about the future of Trinidad and Tobago’s construction sector, it is tapered with the reality of being able to keep pace […]

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March 6th, 2024

Alleviating ‘period poverty’ in T&T

Alleviating ‘period poverty’ in T&T

With a clear vision and well-defined objectives, Crown Her TT (Trinidad and Tobago) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with its primary mission being to alleviate ‘period poverty’ and advocate for legislative change to ensure the provision of at least one free menstrual product for all women of reproductive age in Trinidad and Tobago. The organisation uses a data-driven, collaborative approach […]

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February 26th, 2024

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) Message

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) Message

This year’s theme, ‘Shaping Our Future’ is indeed timely. The business ecosystem is experiencing unprecedented shifts and leaders are increasingly focused on anticipating potential challenges or predicting future trends within their respective industries.  Artificial intelligence, big data and other digital and cyber-physical technologies are set to usher in a new industrial revolution within Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. With […]

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February 26th, 2024

Caribbean Aviation Trends to Watch

Caribbean Aviation Trends to Watch

Article by: Bavina Sookdeo Gavin MederaChief Executive OfficerCaribbean Airlines Limited Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has emerged as a dominant force in the regional airline industry, connecting the Caribbean seamlessly and sustainably. Garvin Medera, CEO, Caribbean Airlines Limited, expands, “CAL aims to maintain its leadership position in the next five years by investing in new aircraft, expanding its route network, and providing […]

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February 21st, 2024

Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Association (THRTA) Message

Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Association (THRTA) Message

The Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Association (THRTA), the largest private sector tourism body in Trinidad, is delighted to once again be featured in this year’s prestigious ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’ publication. As the THRTA continues its dedication to advocating for industry stakeholders, both positively and negatively affecting the tourism-centric trading landscape for over half a century, […]

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February 21st, 2024

Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) Message

Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) Message

The Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce congratulates the publishers of ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’ on the successful publication of another informative issue. The Division was established specifically to serve the needs of the Tobago business community and remains a vibrant and proactive arm of the T&T Chamber. Originally established as […]

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February 21st, 2024

Association of Female Executives of Trinidad & Tobago (AFETT)

Association of Female Executives of Trinidad & Tobago (AFETT)

The Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT) was formed in 2002 to be the leading network for professional women in Trinidad and Tobago by building a community of women who support each other in becoming more effective in the business world. This mandate is supported through programs that stimulate professional and personal growth, that encourage mentoring and that […]

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February 5th, 2024

NGC Green Joins NGC Group of Companies

NGC Green Joins NGC Group of Companies

Over the past few years, the local energy sector has been embracing the transition towards a cleaner energy future. NGC has been leading that movement, by pursuing a diverse Green Agenda, and integrating sustainability into all aspects of our business. NGC has delivered a milestone achievement to cement its green agenda through the formation of a new subsidiary of The […]

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January 24th, 2024

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (The Energy Chamber) Message

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (The Energy Chamber) Message

Over the last year, the Energy Chamber continued to actively pursue initiatives aimed at achieving the objectives of its 6-point plan to secure T&T’s natural gas supply and drive the transition to a low-carbon future.   We are encouraged by the progress made to date on many of the objectives outlined in the plan, both from the Government and private […]

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January 17th, 2024

Customer-Centric Changes in Courier Services

Customer-Centric Changes in Courier Services

By Bavina Sookdeo The courier industry has undergone remarkable transformations fuelled by technological advancements and evolving customer expectations. These shifts have propelled a customer-centric approach, emphasising precise tracking, express delivery, and diverse payment options in Trinidad and Tobago. The use of technology to enable real-time tracking of consignments has become increasingly important in the local industry. Consumers now expect visibility […]

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January 14th, 2024

Looking Ahead– the Caribbean Security Landscape

Looking Ahead– the Caribbean Security Landscape

By Kieran Andrew Khan Lt. Col. Michael JonesExecutive DirectorCARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) The Caribbean is a unique geographic grouping of oceanic states. While striving to improve trade and alliances amongst the islands, criminal elements are also doing the same. CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) Executive Director, Lt. Col. Michael Jones, shares his insights […]

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January 14th, 2024

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