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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

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

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

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

5 Powerful Lies that Keep You Trapped in a Cycle of Middle-Class Poverty

5 Powerful Lies that Keep You Trapped in a Cycle of Middle-Class Poverty

“Middle-class poverty” is the state of earning a decent to great salary but living entirely on this income. You live in March with the salary from February; you live in April with the salary from March; and if you don’t receive your salary for April, you’re not sure how you well you’ll be able to live in May. If you’re […]

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May 7th, 2020

Mr Ramchamd Rajbal Maraj, President – Couva Point Lisas Chamber

Mr Ramchamd Rajbal Maraj, President – Couva Point Lisas Chamber

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’? COUVA POINT LISAS CHAMBER Mr Ramchamd Rajbal Maraj – President Necessary Steps To reduce the impact of a COVID pandemic on business operations, employees, customers, and the […]

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May 5th, 2020

Dawn Richards, CEO | DRA Consulting Service Transformation Strategist

Dawn Richards, CEO | DRA Consulting Service Transformation Strategist

Reimagining service as we adapt to the digital age We hadn’t noticed that we were being primed for this digital moment that we’re experiencing. The pandemic has shoved everyone forward, at the same time and necessity has become the mother of acceleration. With the onslaught of smart phones, expanding bandwidth, chat bots, self-service, online shopping and the like, alert business […]

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April 29th, 2020

Louis Lewis, Chief Executive Officer – Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd

Louis Lewis, Chief Executive Officer – Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd

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 foresee being implemented with the ‘new business norm’? Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd “There is an economic and social position that the passage of this pandemic is going bring to us, that we would not have otherwise […]

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April 22nd, 2020

The Institute of Banking & Finance of Trinidad and Tobago’s  (IBF)

The Institute of Banking & Finance of Trinidad and Tobago’s  (IBF)

The Institute of Banking &Finance of Trinidad and Tobago’s  (IBF) The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a pandemic and we at IBF are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our stakeholders, staff and the wider community.  We will be complying with all requests made by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, […]

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April 9th, 2020

We Inspire

We Inspire

We Inspire The JMMB Group celebrated International Women’s Day this past Sunday at the Trinidad Hyatt, bringing Jamaican Cortia Bingham, founder and CEO of We Inspire Women, We Inspire Girls to our shores to speak to the largely female audience. Bingham’s organisation has for the past five years, held workshops for more than 10,000 high school students in Jamaica with the […]

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March 12th, 2020

Flow takes 3 TATT Awards

Flow takes 3 TATT Awards

Above: Kurleigh Prescod, Country Manager; Elizabeth Ammon, Senior Manager – B2B; Cindy-Ann Gatt, Director – Marketing, Trinidad and Curacao; Nicolas Collette, Vice President – Southern Cluster (Trinidad, Barbados, Curacao) with the trophies. Photo courtesy Flow. Internet and cable provider Flow walked away with three awards at the recently held Telecommunications and Broadcasting Industry (TBI) Awards hosted by the Telecommunications Authority of […]

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January 21st, 2020

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note Perhaps it’s the dynamic nature of the networking sector in which we exist, maybe it’s simply the passage of time, but it’s amazing that Who’s Who will celebrate its milestone 20th birthday in 2020. As clichéd as it sounds: where did the time go? When we began, the ever-evolving world of business communication was on the cusp of […]

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By: Richard Lewis  |  September 18th, 2019

Jody White – SLIMDOWN 360

Jody White – SLIMDOWN 360

Jody White – SLIMDOWN 360 On completing his University studies in Management and Finance, Jody White declined a scholarship that would allow him to pursue his Masters; instead opting to begin working in the pharmaceutical sales industry. He left that career path less than two years in as he explained, “While I didn’t have an exact plan as to what […]

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By: Kieran Khan  |  September 3rd, 2019

Chaguaramas – A Deepwater Hub

Chaguaramas – A Deepwater Hub

Chaguaramas – A Deepwater Hub Chaguaramas, which was named by its original Amerindian Inhabitants, describes the Palmiste Palm which lined its shores in their native language.  The 14,000 plus acre peninsular and archipelago, which projects westward from Trinidad’s mainland towards Venezuela, acts as the gateway to the Gulf of Paria, one of the largest natural harbors in the world. The […]

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By: Keith Lewis  |  September 3rd, 2019

Moving Trinidad & Tobago 
to World-Class Customer Care

Moving Trinidad & Tobago 
to World-Class Customer Care

The Current State of Service in Trinidad and Tobago The words of one of our national songs ‘God Bless Our Nation’ by Marjorie Padmore paint an endearing portrait of Trinidad and Tobago as a land of ‘many varied races’ and ‘tropic beauty rare’. Our people are often described as happy, warm, welcoming, friendly, fun loving, and easy going. These traits […]

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By: Dawn Richards  |  January 18th, 2019

Transfer of Technology

Transfer of Technology

After a recently completed job for an oil and gas major in Trinidad, the Drilling Superintendent responsible for the rig said on the morning conference call “This is the best Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) team that I have worked with anywhere in the world throughout my 25-year career offshore.”  This resounding accolade was directed at a team of ROV operators […]

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By: Keith Lewis  |  January 18th, 2019

Judy Chang

Judy Chang

1943-2018 The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Judy Yukzun Chang, CA, CPA, CMT was a true pilgrim, a woman of substance, integrity, intellect and altruism.  Although she had a demanding, distinguished career in the financial services sector of Trinidad and Tobago, she devoted decades of service to her family, the community and the nation.   Awarded the National Chaconia Gold Medal […]

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By: Anna Walcott-Hardy  |  January 18th, 2019

Colin Laird

Colin Laird

1924-2018 “Colin Laird was not a man that can be readily explained away in a few words,” Stephen Mendes, renowned architect, urban planner and close friend of Laird stated at the beginning of his remarks at the book launch of Forged from the Love: Colin Laird, Caribbean Architect at the Normandie Hotel in May. Mendes emphasised that Laird was an […]

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By: Anna Walcott-Hardy  |  January 17th, 2019

Food Labelling
– Can you read this?

Food Labelling
– Can you read this?

In 2013, the global food industry was hit hard by the horse meat scandal where products labelled beef contained horse meat and consumers were not aware of this fiasco. A Dutch meat wholesaler was later convicted of having sold over 300 tons of horse meat, labelled as beef, to over 500 companies. Further to this, the milk scandal of 2008 […]

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By: Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA), Ismahieel Ali  |  January 5th, 2019

Jonathan Barcant

Jonathan Barcant

“The truth is, we’ve only got one world to live in, there is no Planet B. The environmental issues we now face have come onto mankind’s radar much more strongly in the last few decades than before and is therefore something which younger generations must consider now more greatly than past generations have. When we hear studies say that soon […]

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By: Paula Lindo  |  January 5th, 2019

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