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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

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

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

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

Emerging Healthcare Opportunities

Emerging Healthcare Opportunities

By Bavina Sookdeo Dr. Mitra Maharaj MBBS DOccMed LFOMOccupational Medicine Physician and Council MemberTrinidad 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 […]

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January 13th, 2024

Sustainability and Conservation

Sustainability and Conservation

INTERVIEW Nadra Nathai-GyanChairman, Environmental Management Authority (EMA) There is no doubt that our environment is rapidly changing but in the midst of these changes, many organisations and the Government are both putting things in place to help slow such changes. The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) noted the continued development of national projects toward environmental sustainability and conservation, many of which […]

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April 25th, 2023

In 2023, what do patients really want/expect from a digital health service provider?

In 2023, what do patients really want/expect from a digital health service provider?

Easy Access: Patients expect easy access to the digital health service. This means the service should be accessible from multiple devices and platforms, and the registration process should be simple and user-friendly. Personalized Care: Patients expect personalized care from digital health services. The service should be tailored to the patient’s needs, medical history, and health goals. Real-Time Monitoring: Patients want […]

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April 4th, 2023

A sector dependent on the economy

A sector dependent on the economy

To introduce technology and the IT required, we need to get a massive amount of training and the psychological adjustment in our human resource to ensure success. INTERVIEWDr. Kongsheik Achong LowExecutive Chairman, Medcorp Limited T&T’s health sector has seen the relaxation of many pandemic restrictions in the past year. Covid-19 PCR or lab acquired antigen test results are no longer […]

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April 4th, 2023

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

Samson Acevero – Modelling dialysis through quality care and innovation.

Samson Acevero – Modelling dialysis through quality care and innovation.

Every leader dreams of their success. Some may go abroad to learn and prosper. Others may acquire the training, come back, and serve the community that inspired their ambition. While most people will choose the former, Samson Acevero, Founder and Facilities Manager at Purivo Dialysis Centre Limited, did not. He answered his calling to serve by establishing Trinidad and Tobago’s […]

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December 13th, 2021

Richard Ramrekha – Leader. Innovator. Trailblazer.

Richard Ramrekha – Leader. Innovator. Trailblazer.

Committed to providing unsurpassed service in the industry. Mr. Ramrekha sits as Managing Director of the Lab Medica Group of Companies and is a forerunner in the private medical services industry within Trinidad and Tobago.  As a young, clinical laboratory scientist, Mr. Ramrekha founded Lab Medica Services in 1995 as a small-scale private laboratory in San Fernando. With a strategic vision […]

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December 13th, 2021

Establishing New Methods for a New World

Establishing New Methods for a New World

The Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association has a clear role in the movement to get as many people as possible vaccinated. INTERVIEW – TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (T&TMA) Unprecedented. That is the only word to describe the past year for Trinidad and Tobago’s health sector, and indeed that of the wider world. A major spike in COVID-19 cases from […]

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By: Dr. Vishi Y. Beharry – President, T&TMA  |  December 8th, 2021

Establishing New Methods for a New World

Establishing New Methods for a New World

INTERVIEW: Jonathan Barcant – Co-Founder and Managing Director, IAMovement. The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has been able to maintain its duties throughout the lockdowns, through a mixture of essential workers and virtual working. As such, it has been able to maintain many services including the recycling programme iCARE.  Behavioural change towards more environmentally friendly practice is also at the forefront […]

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November 12th, 2021

D’Market Movers Launches T&T’s First Click & Collect Grocery

D’Market Movers Launches T&T’s First Click & Collect Grocery

On Saturday 14 August 2021, D’Market Movers opened Trinidad and Tobago’s first and only Click & Collect Grocery at Midland Plaza, El Socorro. Customers can now order their groceries, fresh produce, meats, and local artisan items online at dmarketmovers.com and either choose the delivery option or collect at the company’s El Socorro outlet.   The physical location exclusively offers click and […]

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August 25th, 2021

Highlights from the Ministry of Finance’s Press Conference

Highlights from the Ministry of Finance’s Press Conference

We ask that you take advantage of the Tax Amnesty which will come to an end on September 17th 2021 as well as the extension of the Government Guarantee Loan Programme for small and medium enterprises.  We are happy to report that the Minister of Finance had responded to the concerns put forward in early January by the TTMA, requesting an […]

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August 18th, 2021

CSA Concludes an Ecological Risk Assessment in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad

CSA Concludes an Ecological Risk Assessment in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad

An Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) is a useful tool to evaluate the likelihood that the ecology of an area (ranging from organismal to whole communities, including human) will be impacted from exposure to project-related stressors in addition to other natural and anthropogenic stressors. Stressors may include, but not be limited to, chemicals, disease, invasive species, and climate change. In addition […]

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By: CSA Ocean Sciences  |  June 23rd, 2021

AMCHAM T&T Prioritizes Health and Safety at 25th Annual HSSE Conference Launch

AMCHAM T&T Prioritizes Health and Safety at 25th Annual HSSE Conference Launch

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) will be celebrating 25 years of health and safety excellence and leadership across the private sector later this year with the hosting of the annual Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference from October 25th to October 29th, 2021. The largest HSSE Conference in the Caribbean hosted by AMCHAM […]

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June 16th, 2021

Covid-19….A Curse or Cure?

Covid-19….A Curse or Cure?

Into the second month of 2021, it was clear that for the foreseeable future Covid-19 was referred to as the virus that remains to be understood. That said, it has been well documented and discussed, the deleterious impact the coronavirus has had on global economies. In January, the US recorded a mere 1% GDP growth for Q4 2020, attributable to […]

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By: Kriss Marcus, General Manager of Aspire Fund Management Company Limited (T&T)  |  May 6th, 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

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