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Trinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices

Trinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices

Nirmalla DebysinghTrinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices What is the T&T Standard for Good Agricultural Practices – Fresh Produce Requirements (TTS 648:2020)? The Trinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) – Fresh Produce Requirements (TTS 648:2020) establishes minimum requirements of good agricultural practices for fresh produce at production, harvesting, post-harvest handling, packaging, storage, or transportation stages. […]

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March 2nd, 2023

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

INTERVIEW Tricia CoosalPresident, Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and last year 2021, Trinidad and Tobago took its first step on the road to pandemic recovery with its mass vaccination campaign, ‘Vaccinate to Operate.’ From that point to now, a few other obstacles have been tossed along the path. […]

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February 27th, 2023

A Hub of Investment Opportunities

A Hub of Investment Opportunities

INTERVIEW Franka CostelloeChairman, InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago’s manufacturing sector is the largest in the English-speaking Caribbean, and the largest sector of the national economy based on its share of GDP. As Trinidad and Tobago’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) aligned to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, InvesTT focuses on key non-energy sectors such as Energy Intensive Manufacturing, Maritime Services, Logistics […]

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February 23rd, 2023

Boost Exports and Forex

Boost Exports and Forex

INTERVIEW Navin DookeranChief Executive Officer, Export-Import Bank of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (EXIMBANK) In 2023, EXIMBANK CEO Navin Dookeran wants to see exporters exporting more… and importers becoming exporters. That is the economic vaccine the country needs, he told ‘Who’s Who’. The foreign exchange supply issue, while slightly improved from 2020, has not been resolved. For Dookeran, the solution is […]

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February 23rd, 2023

Banking Sector Well-Capitalised, Profitable and Resilient

Banking Sector Well-Capitalised, Profitable and Resilient

INTERVIEW Dr Alvin HilaireGovernor, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago From a Central Bank perspective, could you give a brief overview of the sector in 2021 and to date, highlighting any challenges and key developments as we move forward? Trinidad and Tobago’s financial sector continued to demonstrate health and resilience in 2021, despite the challenges associated with the pandemic. Credit, […]

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February 9th, 2023

Helping SMEs Succeed

Helping SMEs Succeed

INTERVIEW Ian De SouzaPrincipal Adviser, Advice Financial Company Ltd. Veteran career banker, financial consultant and former Chamber CEO Ian De Souza has a rich perspective to share on the challenges and achievements the financial sector faced in 2021, the path forward in 2023, and the support needed by SMEs which would redound to the continued growth of the overall financial […]

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February 7th, 2023

PowerGen is driving opportunities to use waste heat and reduce carbon emissions

PowerGen is driving opportunities to use waste heat and reduce carbon emissions

The Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (PowerGen) is a reliable and socially responsible long-term energy partner, committed to a greener, more sustainable T&T. PowerGen is the largest and longest serving independent power producer in Trinidad and Tobago supplying about 825MW to the national grid, and has over 250 employees. It was formed when the Trinidad and Tobago […]

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January 18th, 2023

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

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

In the past two years, we have seen the role of natural gas increase in importance, both in terms of global energy security and in the pursuit of a low carbon future. This places the need to secure our natural gas supplies high on the national agenda. The Energy Chamber recently released a six-point plan which we believe is critical […]

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January 17th, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA)

Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA)

From Recovery to the Future The theme of this year’s edition of the Who’s Who in Trinidad and Tobago Business magazine, ‘T&T Fast Forwarding into 2023’ appears to be a needed and natural extension of the national mandate that sought to put the country on the road to pandemic recovery over the course of 2021-22. While strides have been made […]

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January 4th, 2023

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA)

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA)

Over the last two years, we have become hyper-aware of the value of resilience and the ability to respond to crisis events. We quickly learned that traditional models of work and business can sometimes hinder adaptability, and unless we embrace change, we risk being restricted in our ability to unlearn behaviours that no longer serve us. The shift towards remote […]

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December 15th, 2022

American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T)

American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T)

Trinidad and Tobago’s immense natural resources and the talent of our people have made us a welcoming and attractive place for doing business, particularly for trade and investment opportunities. While the pandemic has caused specific challenges, it has also ushered in a new era for potential growth and development opportunities. In the past two years, digital adoption has become the […]

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December 12th, 2022

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT)

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT)

The Risk of Standing Still Kickstarting an economy which has been shorn of the desired outputs and exports in various industries alongside an ever-ballooning food import bill, has created much tighter financial conditions for an ever-wearier citizen. Increasing food insecurity concerns linger and this has created the potential for social malaise, while ad hoc strategies are devised in the interest […]

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December 1st, 2022

Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC)

Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC)

For the last two and half years, businesses in Trinidad and Tobago and around the world had to combat and adapt to the culmination of the pandemic and the many problems that ensued from the war in Europe. Economic headwinds came in the form of supply chain disruptions, increasing inflationary pressure at the pump and the groceries, inefficient institutions, and […]

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November 28th, 2022

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

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

The Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce congratulates the publishers of Who’s Who in Trinidad and Tobago Business upon 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 the […]

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November 21st, 2022

Supporting Domestic Tourism

Supporting Domestic Tourism

INTERVIEW In 2021, domestic tourism prevailed as a critical component of the local tourism industry, with a constant flow of visitors between Trinidad and Tobago, offsetting the impact of declining international arrivals during the pandemic. The daily inter-island ferry service between Port of Spain (Trinidad) and Scarborough (Tobago) which is a key infrastructural component of the domestic tourism offering, remained […]

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November 16th, 2022

Returning some level of normalcy to the trading environment

Returning some level of normalcy to the trading environment

Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) The Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant and Tourism Association (THRTA), Trinidad’s largest private sector tourism body is honored to once again be part of this year’s ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’ publication. As the THRTA continues to advocate for industry stakeholders on matters that can both negatively and positively impact the tourism-centric trading […]

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November 16th, 2022

“Opportunity is often found in the company of adversity”

“Opportunity is often found in the company of adversity”

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) For many reasons, the two-year period of March 2020-March 2022 will remain an unforgettable part of history in Tobago, in Trinidad and Tobago and across the globe. The gradual lifting of health restrictions and the reopening of the economy has undoubtedly brought relief to many. There are few individuals who can say they were not […]

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November 16th, 2022

Soaring Hope for Sector

Soaring Hope for Sector

INTERVIEWEMMANUEL BAAHDeputy General ManagerEstate Planning and Business Development – Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago “We think that by July 2023, we should reach about 75% or 80% of international passengers returning to Trinidad and eventually, 100% by December.” “The return of airlines has been gradual,” said Emmanuel Baah, Deputy General Manager – Estate Planning and Business Development, Airports Authority […]

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November 15th, 2022

Real Estate from a Developer’s Perspective

Real Estate from a Developer’s Perspective

INTERVIEW Dr Krishna BahadoorsinghChairman, Caribbean Housing Ltd. (CHL) Caribbean Housing Ltd (CHL) has been at the forefront of building communities since 1968. Led by Dr Krishna Bahadoorsingh, the company is one of the more prominent private developers locally. It is known for its work in developing Westmoorings and West Mall alongside its most recent project in Brentwood. Affordable housing stock […]

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November 8th, 2022

Brentwood – so much more than a Mall

Brentwood – so much more than a Mall

At Caribbean Housing Limited, where we have been building energetic communities for more than 50 years, we’ve always known that Brentwood—our most recent development in central Trinidad—was destined to be more than a mall. In the midst of a pandemic, it will become the safe and trusted mainstay of an ever-evolving district that supports everyone who lives and works there, […]

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November 8th, 2022

KC – Celebrating 100 Years of Sweet Success

KC – Celebrating 100 Years of Sweet Success

INTERVIEW In 1922 Abdul and Zainab Khan started a candy-making business at their home, located in the heart of the sugar belt, the Khans first sold sweets by biking across Couva. As KC Candy commemorates its 100th anniversary, Satnarine Bachew, Chief Executive Officer, shares how the company moved from these humble beginnings to become a global exporter. Establishing a global […]

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November 7th, 2022

“A defining point as we adapt to embrace the changes and remain competitive”

“A defining point as we adapt to embrace the changes and remain competitive”

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce takes this opportunity to warmly congratulate the publishers of Who’s Who in Trinidad and Tobago Business on its newest edition. The magazine stayed the course through the pandemic and pivoted to adjust to prevailing conditions. We are pleased to continue to […]

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November 7th, 2022

Transforming to a New Economy and a New Society

Transforming to a New Economy and a New Society

Ministry of Trade and Industry Despite the challenges of the past two and a half years, the resilience demonstrated by the people and businesses of Trinidad and Tobago is particularly commendable and deserving of much praise. Guided by the National Development Strategy (2016-2030) — Vision 2030 and the Roadmap for Trinidad and Tobago: Transforming to a New Economy and a […]

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November 2nd, 2022

Tobago the “Greatest Little Island on the Planet”

Tobago the “Greatest Little Island on the Planet”

The Honourable Farley Chavez Augustine – Chief Secretary and Secretary for Finance, Trade and the Economy Tobago House of Assembly (THA) For many reasons, the two-year period of March 2020-March 2022 will remain an unforgettable part of history in Tobago, in Trinidad and Tobago and across the globe. The gradual lifting of health restrictions and the reopening of the economy […]

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November 2nd, 2022

Fast Forward into 2023

Fast Forward into 2023

Welcome to our 2022-2023 edition of the ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’. We hope that your journey of discovery, page after page, is as inspiring and informative as our publishing team and content producers would like it to be for our customers.Whenever I hear the term fast forward, I think of technology and the mechanisms that have developed […]

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October 26th, 2022

B2B Events in Trinidad and Tobago

B2B Events in Trinidad and Tobago

September 19, 2022 European Business Chamber in Trinidad and Tobago ESG Presentation & Networking at Full Bloom Coffee Roasters Join us on Monday 19th of September 2022 at 18:30 for our in person networking event: “You will never look at ESG in the same way again…” in partnership with Full Bloom Coffee Roasters. At this event, Dr. Axel Kravatzky, managing […]

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September 14th, 2022

Construction and Safety

Construction and Safety

Internationally, the construction industry has its own regulations to ensure structures uphold building codes and more importantly, the safety of all personnel on site at every level of the construction and building process. It protects those on constructions sites, reduce or eliminate unwanted medical and penalty costs and create a more efficient work ethic. At BLISS Safety Store, we carefully […]

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August 10th, 2022

T&T’s Kielan Jacob delivers at World Championship

T&T’s Kielan Jacob delivers at World Championship

On Wednesday 20th July 2022, Kielan Jacob left Trinidad on a flight to California to perform at the 25th Anniversary of the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA). She was one of the members of Team Trinidad and Tobago WCOPA lead by National Director, Candice Clarke. Kielan’s aim was to dazzle the judges in hopes of receiving a scholarship to […]

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August 4th, 2022

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