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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

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

Resilience and Recovery… The Path Ahead

Resilience and Recovery… The Path Ahead

As the curtain fell on 2020, many looked toward the coming new year with renewed hope. The sheer trauma that COVID-19 has caused to both society and the individual shook the nation to its proverbial knees. The die that caste essentials from non-essentials with the restrictions that followed could surely be the worse of the pandemic that we ever hoped […]

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September 22nd, 2021

Tricia Coosal appointed 65th President of the TTMA

Tricia Coosal appointed 65th President of the TTMA

“To you the business community, in my capacity as President, I am committed to ensure an enabling environment is created. This allows for trade to prosper and grow, our manufacturing industry to expand and operate in a less than optimal environment, for the non-energy manufacturing sector to realize its potential to expand exports and to assist in the diversification policies […]

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April 8th, 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

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