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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 23rd, 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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October 28th, 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  |  October 28th, 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

First Citizens UWI Internship Program

First Citizens UWI Internship Program

The 2020 edition of the First Citizens UWI Internship Program kicked off on Thursday 2nd July 2020. This year the Group has taken on 22 Interns from the Management Studies department and the Department of Computing and Information Technology, UWI. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 which threatened to suspend the initiative altogether, both the UWI and First Citizens agreed […]

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July 8th, 2020

CSA Scientists Complete Coral Relocation Effort Prior to COVID-19 Outbreak

CSA Scientists Complete Coral Relocation Effort Prior to COVID-19 Outbreak

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) scientists completed a coral relocation project for the Port Authority of Guam immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic brought most of the world to a screeching halt. The project was required prior to significant repairs to Hotel Wharf in Apra Harbor, which had been scheduled for early April. Three weeks before the Hotel Wharf project start […]

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July 2nd, 2020

DUMORE ENTERPRISES

DUMORE ENTERPRISES

DUMORE ENTERPRISES Leading In Climate-Positive Policies and Business Lines Presenter at the June 2020 Energy Efficiency and Renewables Conference By Kieran Andrew Khan Adapting to change has become the order of the day for businesses amidst a global pandemic and the resulting economic impacts. Established in 1981, Dumore Enterprises has experienced shifts in the marketplace. With business lines from oilfield […]

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July 1st, 2020

New System in Place for Passport Services at Immigration Division

New System in Place for Passport Services at Immigration Division

New System in Place for Passport Services at Immigration Division The Ministry of Security announced the resumption of passport services at its Immigration Division offices. The following changes to passport services have been implemented: The Immigration Division office located at 67 Frederick Street, Port of Spain, has been relocated to the Government Campus Plaza, No 3-9 Richmond Street, Port of […]

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June 23rd, 2020

Health Insurance and the Pandemic

Health Insurance and the Pandemic

Health Insurance and the Pandemic 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 […]

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June 16th, 2020

HHSL Safety Systems Limited now holder of the highest number of Approvals held by anyone OPITO Approved Training Centre

HHSL Safety Systems Limited now holder of the highest number of Approvals held by anyone OPITO Approved Training Centre

Successful OPITO Remote Audit during COVID-19 Lockdown It is said that “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”… HHSL Safety Systems Limited of Trinidad and Tobago was selected for a pilot project to be audited remotely by OPITO in April 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Audit profile covered HHSL’s Annual Monitoring Audit and an Initial Approval Audit, the latter in […]

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June 16th, 2020

TTAL opens applications for tourism sector relief grants

TTAL opens applications for tourism sector relief grants

SCARBOROUGH Tobago, Monday June 08, 2020:  Applications are now open for two tourism sector relief grants administered by the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL), to ensure that Tobago’s tourism sector can be helped onto a pathway to wider economic and social recovery post COVID-19. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through the Tobago House of Assembly, has developed a Tourism Accommodation Relief […]

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June 15th, 2020

Coronavirus and the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival: Impact and Opportunities to Rebound after the Crisis

Coronavirus and the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival: Impact and Opportunities to Rebound after the Crisis

On the morning of May 25th the University of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Academy of Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs assembled a small group of Carnivalists via a webinar to discuss the theme “Coronavirus and the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival: Impact and Opportunities to Rebound after the Crisis”. Among the discussants were moderator Lamar Pollard, PhD candidate at UTT, Marcus Ash, Education […]

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June 9th, 2020

Leadership Mentorship Programme

Leadership Mentorship Programme

AMCHAM T&T/IDB Launch 3RD Women in Leadership Mentorship Programme The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) hosted a virtual launch of the third Women in Leadership Mentorship Programme June 2, 2020. The AMCHAM T&T/IDB Mentorship Programme is part of AMCHAM T&T’s continued commitment to working towards achieving gender […]

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June 9th, 2020

Business Directory Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago – BATT response to COVID-19 lockdown and moving forward

Business Directory Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago – BATT response to COVID-19 lockdown and moving forward

People-first priority – Supporting the health and well-being of staff in practical ways by providing a safe work environment and helping employees adapt and thrive in a “new normal”. This intervention is critical, impacting employee engagement, productivity and retention.  Initiating or expanding flexible work arrangements that allow people to work safely, efficiently and comfortably. Managing the immediate financial fallout, planning […]

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June 3rd, 2020

Mr. Vishnu Charran, President – Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Mr. Vishnu Charran, President – Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Question: What do you see the business community focusing on coming out of Covid-19 lockdown with regards to moving forward and what changes do you foresee being implemented with the ‘new business norm’? Mr. Vishnu Charran – President Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce The Corona Virus pandemic has created unprecedented times globally, creating not only massive upheaval from an […]

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May 27th, 2020

YTEPP donates cloth face masks to NGOs

YTEPP donates cloth face masks to NGOs

YTEPP DONATES 2,500 CLOTH FACE MASKS TO NGOs As part of national efforts, YTEPP Limited has joined the fight against COVID-19. In an attempt to minimize risk and flatten the curve, YTEPP has embarked on the production of 2,500 cloth face masks for distribution to NGOs, with a special focus on at-risk youth and other vulnerable groups in society. Production […]

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May 26th, 2020

Health City Offers Beds, Ventilators to National Treatment of Covid-19 Patients

Health City Offers Beds, Ventilators to National Treatment of Covid-19 Patients

In Photo: Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil CAYMAN ISLANDS (May 8, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed hospitals around the word into a state of high alert. In the Cayman Islands, there is still a state of uncertainty regarding how the virus could potentially affect the population.  But Health City Cayman Islands is ready. The 104-bed tertiary care facility has pledged 47 […]

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May 19th, 2020

Angela Lee Loy, Chairman – Eve Anderson Recruitment, Aegis Business Solutions and Caribbean Resourcing Solutions Limited

Angela Lee Loy, Chairman – Eve Anderson Recruitment, Aegis Business Solutions and Caribbean Resourcing Solutions Limited

What do you see the business community focusing on coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown with regards to moving forward and what changes you do foresee being implemented with the ‘new business norm’? MRS. ANGELA LEE LOY Eve Anderson Recruitment, Aegis Business Solutions and Caribbean Resourcing Solutions Limited “Business owners will be operating differently, and many companies will continue to […]

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May 19th, 2020

Mr. Kirk Henry, Chief Executive Officer, iGovTT

Mr. Kirk Henry, Chief Executive Officer, iGovTT

What do you see the business community focusing on coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown with regards to moving forward and what changes you do foresee being implemented with the ‘new business norm’? iGovTT Mr. Kirk Henry, Chief Executive Officer The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought significant disruption on the societies across the world and in most instances, it has forced […]

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May 13th, 2020

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