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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

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

First Citizens Launches Additional Public Offering (APO)

First Citizens Launches Additional Public Offering (APO)

First Citizens advises that on June 28, 2022 it launched an Additional Public Offering (APO) of shares at an offer price of TT$50.00 per share. This follows an announcement by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Government”) during its fiscal presentation in October 2021, at which the Government signaled its intention to sell additional shares held […]

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July 28th, 2022

Cyber Security for Your Business…If Not Now Then When?

Cyber Security for Your Business…If Not Now Then When?

Caribbean Cyber Security Centre and SIFT Inc. (CCSC|SIFT) There has been a tremendous increase in cybercriminal activity in Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the Caribbean. This increase has been so glaring that we don’t have to quote statistics or do extensive research to find the evidence. Just review the news from the last two to three months and the […]

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July 28th, 2022

Visit Mexico

Visit Mexico

Monterrey, where progress pulsates We invite you to get to know Monterrey, the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico, it is a cosmopolitan city characterized by its pulsating business life, but which offers tourists a wide range of attractions that will make your trip an unforgettable visit. Paseo Santa Lucía with a river where you can navigate and have magnificent […]

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July 25th, 2022

CRISM Limited

CRISM Limited

CRISM is a well-known, reliable, and competent player in the Automotive Industry since 1999. While their main business is in the Sales and Service of NEW and USED Cars, SUV’s etc, with the recent change in legislation, they are once again, importing NEW and USED HYBRID vehicles, and can also supply Fully ELECTRIC vehicles. In the coming weeks, CRISM will […]

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June 29th, 2022

TTCSI Gateway to Trade Market Connections Event

TTCSI Gateway to Trade Market Connections Event

“Let today be recorded as the day that heralded a new dawn for the reignition of the services sector in Trinidad and Tobago.”  The words of the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries, Mark Edghill, during today’s Market Connections event in the Gateway to Trade (G2T) Export Accelerator Programme, held at the Hilton Trinidad.  The TTCSI […]

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May 25th, 2022

Workplace Culture and Devoted Employees — It’s a Two Way Street

Workplace Culture and Devoted Employees — It’s a Two Way Street

Authorised Licensee for Crestcom International The “Great Resignation” has continued into 2022, with almost half of employees looking for a new job or planning to look for a new job soon. It might seem like devoted employees are a thing of the past, and business leaders struggle to find ways to hold on to valued workers and reduce turnover. While resignation rates […]

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April 28th, 2022

Sandra Welch-Farrell & Company

Sandra Welch-Farrell & Company

With over a quarter-century of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients, SWF&Co. is a leading public relations company in the Caribbean. The company, which is a Preferred Agency of the global Porter Novelli public relations network, now in its 30th year, has a dedicated and talented team making them one of the most effective Public Relations Company in the region, […]

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April 26th, 2022

Smartly Securing your Home and Business

Smartly Securing your Home and Business

Interview with Marcus Tewari, Director of Broadview Surveillance Systems “Unless you have 100% sturdy networking and reliability from your service providers, you may encounter serious issues…” Security has become a fixed investment for many companies operating within T&T. Still, many aren’t optimised for their exact needs. Instead, business owners opt for an arbitrary mix of systems such as entry alarms […]

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March 28th, 2022

‘Who’s Who’ – Profiles in Leadership

‘Who’s Who’ – Profiles in Leadership

Richard Ramrekha Richard Ramrekha founded Lab Medica Services in 1995 and later Lab Medica Group of Companies, a forerunner in the private medical services industry within Trinidad and Tobago.  Learn more… Lara Quentrall-Thomas, MBA. Lara Quentrall-Thomas, MBA. Chairman and Founder of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited, Lara came back to Trinidad from her native UK in 1996 and embarked on what […]

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March 23rd, 2022

Construction and Engineering

Construction and Engineering

Resumption, Restoring, Rejigging and Plans for Building CONSTRUCTION The challenges as a result from COVID-19 have provided opportunities for organisations to re-evaluate, upgrade and retrofit their plant assets. INTERVIEW – ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (APETT) Earmarked as a vital cog in the assembly line of the nation’s recovery, the construction sector has suffered from a ‘stop […]

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March 16th, 2022

The Office of the President of the Republic of T&T National Awards 2020

The Office of the President of the Republic of T&T National Awards 2020

After a two year delay, the National Awards 2020 came off on Monday March 7, at The President’s House. 36 National Awards were presented. Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago  (ORTT): Dr. Wayne Frederick  Chaconia Medal Gold Justice Rolston Nelson Professor Stephan Gift Mr. Orville London Dr. Emanuel Hosein Mr. Errol Ince Miss Debbie Jacob Dr. Lakshmi Seeterram-Persaud […]

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March 9th, 2022

Adaptable, Flexible, Stronger Than Ever

Adaptable, Flexible, Stronger Than Ever

As a dynamic industry, we are continuously managing varying and evolving challenges and risks. INTERVIEW – ASSOCIATION OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO INSURANCE COMPANIES (ATTIC) Increasing motor vehicle fraud, soft insurance rates, low-interest rates and adjusting to a new Insurance Act are just some of the challenges facing local insurance companies. In addition, the blows dealt by the pandemic and related […]

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March 8th, 2022

Property Trends We Did Not Expect For 2021

Property Trends We Did Not Expect For 2021

Affordable SMART homes – Tech has also become an emergent force in our daily lives since lock down of 2020 Post lock down 2020, the Real Estate outlook for the rest of 2020 was dismal. With the phased reopening of Trinidad & Tobago in June 2020, many businesses contracted or closed their doors, leading to widespread job loss, diminished spending […]

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February 24th, 2022

Government Committed to Improving the Ease of Doing Business

Government Committed to Improving the Ease of Doing Business

Improving the ease of doing business has always been a priority of the current Government of Trinidad and Tobago from day one and as such, Ministries and Agencies are aggressively implementing a package of transformative reforms.In the Ministry of Trade and Industry, these reforms are aimed at reducing the time, cost and procedures involved in the major trade and business […]

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February 23rd, 2022

Gabrielle Agostini

Gabrielle Agostini

“As an individual, above all, keep pushing forward. Keep setting your goals, just have it in your mind, and keep pushing, it’s okay to fail once you learn from it.” Gabrielle AgostiniChief Operating Officer (COO)CGA Ltd. (CGA) Starting as a collective under the name Coconut Growers Association, CGA Ltd. has been pressing coconut oil since 1937 but has recently embarked […]

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February 9th, 2022

Production and retail distribution

Production and retail distribution

INTERVIEW: Nirmalla Debysingh -Persad CEO, National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many sectors but it has given the agribusiness (production and retail distribution) sector in Trinidad and Tobago a push as many persons are now encouraged to buy local. As Nirmalla Debysingh-Persad, CEO of National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) pointed out, “The […]

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February 7th, 2022

Manufacturing Sector Views 2022 With Renewed Sense of Optimism

Manufacturing Sector Views 2022 With Renewed Sense of Optimism

As the third-largest contributor to Trinidad and Tobago’s Gross Domestic Product, the country’s manufacturing sector is important and dynamic but with the unfortunate occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, how has the sector taken the blow? Impact of COVID-19 Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) President, Tricia Coosal, has indicated that despite the significant COVID-19 challenges, the manufacturing industry was able […]

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January 31st, 2022

Rachel Renie and David Thomas – Founders of D’Market Movers

Rachel Renie and David Thomas – Founders of D’Market Movers

Where agriculture and entrepreneurship meet technology and innovation. Both Rachel Renie and David Thomas have always been passionate about local food. “Our business is centred on health and convenience, and our mission – to make the freshest, healthiest ingredients readily available to our customers by delivering directly to their doorsteps.” When Rachel and David co-founded D’Market Movers in 2009, they […]

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January 31st, 2022

Economic Outlook Forum 2022

Economic Outlook Forum 2022

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME REMARKS “Creating Confidence, Generating Growth” Welcome to AMCHAM T&T’s first major event of the year – our Economic Outlook Forum for 2022. Our theme this year is creating confidence, generating growth. To achieve these, we must have two things – a clear sense of direction and we must believe that we are indeed heading there. We hope to […]

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January 26th, 2022

Customer Experience 2022 Trends, a Regional Perspective

Customer Experience 2022 Trends, a Regional Perspective

I am sure, like everyone else, you have opened your inbox to at least one “Trends for 2022” article or blog. Don’t get me wrong, I love a trends piece as much as anyone (I am writing one after all), but in all the excellent and thought-provoking articles I’ve read, something was missing: what does this all mean for us? […]

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January 26th, 2022

Why Every Organization Should Invest in Leadership Development This Year

Why Every Organization Should Invest in Leadership Development This Year

Caribbean Centre for Leadership Development Authorised Licensee for Crestcom International. It is more important than ever for organizations to invest in leadership development in 2022. The challenges of a global pandemic have escalated the need for stronger leaders in every industry. As markets are disrupted and business operations evolve quickly, leaders need to be skilled in change management, driving results, […]

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January 17th, 2022

Lara Quentrall-Thomas, MBA.

Lara Quentrall-Thomas, MBA.

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandburg COO, Facebook Lara Quentrall-Thomas, MBA. Chairman and Founder of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited Those words sum up the life’s work, thus far, for Lara Quentrall-Thomas, MBA. Chairman and Founder of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited, […]

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January 13th, 2022

The Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA)

The Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA)

Hassel Thom – President Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) The Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA), Trinidad’s largest private sector tourism body is honoured 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 […]

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January 13th, 2022

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