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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

TIC 2020-BREAKING BOUNDARIES – THE NEW NORMAL FOR BUSINESS

TIC 2020-BREAKING BOUNDARIES – THE NEW NORMAL FOR BUSINESS

The TTMA officially welcomes all to the 21st Installment of the Trade and Investment Convention, TIC 2020-Breaking Boundaries- The New Normal for Business. Due to the unfolding of the effects surrounding the pandemic COVID-19 locally, regionally and internationally, the need and idea for a virtual platform was conceptualized to enable businesses to trade and operate. The new virtual format for TIC 2020 is an […]

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October 15th, 2020

First Citizens Host Virtual Girls Empowerment Festival

First Citizens Host Virtual Girls Empowerment Festival

Notwithstanding the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic, First Citizens has forged ahead with the hosting of its annual girls empowerment event First Citizens Girls First Festival. The festival which ordinarily travels across the nation offering teenaged girls an immersive, one-day, activity filled experience, will instead be delivered completely virtually in 2020.  This year, the event which is free of […]

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October 8th, 2020

HomeWork Design Studio caps Interior Design Award for Trinidad and Tobago from International Property Awards

HomeWork Design Studio caps Interior Design Award for Trinidad and Tobago from International Property Awards

After months and months of bad news about Covid-19 this, and Covid-19 that, would you like to hear a bit of good news instead?   Or perhaps you’ve already heard our good news? We have been happy to shout about it through our social media accounts recently! Just a couple weeks ago, the UK based company, International Property Awards, recognized HomeWork […]

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September 30th, 2020

“GENESIS strengthens its insurance brokerage positioning through New Partnership”

“GENESIS strengthens its insurance brokerage positioning through New Partnership”

Trinidad and Tobago (September 2020) – GENESIS Insurance Brokers and Benefits Consultants Limited has strengthened its core competencies in Health & Benefits by now combining superior risk management resources for local and international Property & Casualty placements, resulting in a robust amalgamation of enhanced offerings. Through a new partnership with Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a […]

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September 23rd, 2020

Re-inventive Financial Planning – What’s your plan?

Re-inventive Financial Planning – What’s your plan?

As the Covid-19 outbreak began, so did widespread panic purchases. The credit cards, savings and salaries of many were exhausted on stock piling supplies. As prices rose for staple purchases those that were comfortable with the exorbitant spending represented a sector of the population. Others were dependent on salaries to survive month to month. The loss of income and increase […]

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By: Dr. Carlana Ramlochansingh  |  September 17th, 2020

Disrupting Trinidad and Tobago’s Construction Industry

Disrupting Trinidad and Tobago’s Construction Industry

The local construction industry has traditionally been one of the largest within the Trinidad and Tobago economy. In 2017, it accounted for 6% of the country’s GDP but decreased by 0.2% in 2018 to 5.8% with an estimated value of about TT$9.38 billion. An increase was projected for 2019 as the government sought to complete many of its planned initiatives […]

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September 4th, 2020

Tourism Trinidad Unveils New Destination Trinidad Television Commercial

Tourism Trinidad Unveils New Destination Trinidad Television Commercial

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) recently launched its new sixty (60) second Destination Trinidad commercial that perfectly captures the essence of the island’s sports, events, and conferences/meetings tourism niches. The original composed background soca infused music perfectly aligns with the footage; portraying Trinidad as a place where visitors can embark on their own epic journeys and ultimately compel them to set […]

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August 27th, 2020

Prestige Business Publications receives its Award for “Best Business Publication”

Prestige Business Publications receives its Award for “Best Business Publication”

– Category of the Year North America hosted at the 2020 BizX awards, Nashville Tennessee #BIZX 2020 Powered by ActionCOACH honors Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business with Best Business Publication PORT OF SPAIN – Prestige Business Publications Ltd, publisher of the Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business was named the winner of Best Business Publication at the […]

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August 13th, 2020

The Worst of Times, the Best of Us

The Worst of Times, the Best of Us

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing out the best of us and the best in us. At first blush, this assertion might seem utterly divorced from reality. After all, aren’t we treated every week to media reports about people not social distancing, not wearing masks, and otherwise behaving in irresponsible and even reckless ways? But media by its very nature highlights […]

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By: Sandra Welch-Farrell – CEO, SWF&Co. Public Relations  |  August 12th, 2020

Massy Technologies InfoCom – Partnering with you on your Business Resilience and Digital Transformation journey

Massy Technologies InfoCom – Partnering with you on your Business Resilience and Digital Transformation journey

Over the next decade, every successful business will need to be digital at heart powered by data. Many struggle to compete in a hyper-digital world and despite the inexorable pace of change, many transformation programs are still in their infancy so the situation is now urgent. Although change is imminent, businesses have set-backs and concerns with data privacy and security, […]

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August 6th, 2020

Tobago awarded “Safe Travels” stamp by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

Tobago awarded “Safe Travels” stamp by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

SCARBOROUGH Tobago, Friday July 24, 2020: Tobago has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) “Safe Travels” stamp after the development of a Tourism Industry Health & Safety Manual by the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL). The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism designed specifically to address […]

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July 29th, 2020

Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly has been appointed President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago

Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly has been appointed President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago

PRESS RELEASE Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly has been appointed President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago. At the first meeting of the 2020/2021 Council of ICATT, Chinpire-O’Reilly was elected unopposed to replace Stacy-Ann Golding who served three terms as president. Dwayne Rodriguez-Seijas was also unanimously appointed to the position of Vice-President. The Council met following a virtual Annual […]

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July 23rd, 2020

Tobago Rocks shipped to SVG

Tobago Rocks shipped to SVG

July 10 marked another historic milestone for the Studley Park Enterprise Limited (SPEL), as a barge load containing 5000MT of aggregate left the Barbados Bay Jetty, Tobago for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). SVG is the second Caribbean territory to import the commodity from the Studley Park Quarry; SPEL launched regional export to Guyana in January 2020. This is the first of […]

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July 22nd, 2020

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