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Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) Message

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) Message

The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) plays a crucial role in driving the growth and development of Trinidad and Tobago’s services sector. Established in 2006, the TTCSI brings together various services associations and organisations to address trade and development issues, making it a vital force in the country’s economy. With the services sector contributing a substantial 58% […]

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April 9th, 2024

T&T’s Economic Future

T&T’s Economic Future

Senator The HonourablePaula Gopee Scoon, Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry The Trinidad and Tobago economy continues to show remarkable resilience as a result of deliberate and decisive action by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is working closely with the business community to shape the future of our businesses and develop our […]

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March 27th, 2024

Shaping Our Future

Shaping Our Future

Richard Lewis, Chairman, Prestige Business Publications Limited. In this issue of ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business,’ we explore the future of business. What is shaping our future? What are the trends, predictions, and insights propelling sectoral growth and development? In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the importance of embracing emerging technologies stands out. From artificial intelligence, machine learning, […]

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March 27th, 2024

Global Shifts Shaping Services in T&T

Global Shifts Shaping Services in T&T

Pria Narinesingh, Country Managing Partner, EY Barbados, Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago. Radical technological shifts and unprecedented changes due to globalisation are impacting how services are delivered. Where some see threats, others see opportunities. Pria Narinesingh encourages us to focus on the latter. What is the five-year outlook for Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T’s) professional services and management consultancy industry? […]

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March 20th, 2024

4 Ways to Support Women Leaders in T&T

4 Ways to Support Women Leaders in T&T

It would have been hard to miss this year’s commemorations of International Women’s Day (IWD) in T&T. Businesses and organisations everywhere have embraced it wholeheartedly with rallies, promotions, and advertising. The woman who declared the first women’s day 115 years ago probably did not envision her idea would take hold so strongly worldwide. With women making up 46.7% of the […]

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March 12th, 2024

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) Message

Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) Message

This year’s theme, ‘Shaping Our Future’ is indeed timely. The business ecosystem is experiencing unprecedented shifts and leaders are increasingly focused on anticipating potential challenges or predicting future trends within their respective industries.  Artificial intelligence, big data and other digital and cyber-physical technologies are set to usher in a new industrial revolution within Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. With […]

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February 26th, 2024

Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Association (THRTA) Message

Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Association (THRTA) Message

The Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Association (THRTA), the largest private sector tourism body in Trinidad, is delighted to once again be featured in this year’s prestigious ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’ publication. As the THRTA continues its dedication to advocating for industry stakeholders, both positively and negatively affecting the tourism-centric trading landscape for over half a century, […]

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February 21st, 2024

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

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

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

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February 21st, 2024

HR Can Help Build an Organisation of the Future

HR Can Help Build an Organisation of the Future

By Kieran Andrew Khan Cavelle Joseph-St. OmerPresidentHuman Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT) The supermarket of the future – this cutting-edge concept will combine traditional brick-and-mortar stores with efficient, convenient, enjoyable shopping experiences. Digital disruption in the supermarket Are supermarkets harnessing digital trends to expand market share? According to Diptee, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the introduction […]

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January 14th, 2024

Global Shifts Shaping Services in T&T

Global Shifts Shaping Services in T&T

By Kieran Andrew Khan Pria NarinesinghCountry Managing PartnerEY Barbados, Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago Radical technological shifts and unprecedented changes due to globalisation are impacting how services are delivered. Where some see threats, others see opportunities. Pria Narinesingh encourages us to focus on the latter.  What is the five-year outlook for Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T’s) professional services and management […]

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January 14th, 2024

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) Message

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) Message

The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) plays a crucial role in driving the growth and development of Trinidad and Tobago’s services sector. Established in 2006, the TTCSI brings together various services associations and organisations to address trade and development issues, making it a vital force in the country’s economy. With the services sector contributing a substantial 58% […]

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November 29th, 2023

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) Message

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) Message

A Resilient Retail Odyssey In the ever-evolving landscape of Trinidad and Tobago’s retail sector, we find ourselves embarking on a dynamic and transformative journey. Winds of change compel businesses to not only weather the shifts but to thrive despite them. This pivotal moment calls for adaptation, innovation and the wholehearted embrace of new strategies. We must first acknowledge the web […]

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November 29th, 2023

Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC) Message

Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC) Message

Embracing Innovation and Human Development The ongoing geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in temporary elevated energy prices, providing some relief for Trinidad and Tobago. However, this relief is not sufficient to counterbalance external factors that have accelerated inflation, such as international food prices and supply chain disruptions post-pandemic. The continuous rise in inflation and domestic crime present significant […]

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November 22nd, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Message

Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Message

Shaping Our Future The non-energy manufacturing sector supported by the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) continues to grow its contribution to the country’s GDP, with our ultimate goal to double the value of non-energy manufacturing exports by 2025, moving from TT$3.6 billon to TT$7 billion. TTMA continues to make strides in this area as the manufacturing sector’s contribution to […]

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November 22nd, 2023

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Message

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Message

Tobago is at an inflexion point, where its potential is actively being transformed into power. This is a critical time for us, as we challenge limits, both constitutionally and mentally, while doing the groundwork to competitively position ourselves for the future. You are witnessing firsthand Tobago’s reintroduction to the wider world, from a once timid island, to one now unafraid […]

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November 16th, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) Message

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) Message

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce commends the publishers of ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’ as it remains a publication of choice for the global business community. There are no economic models for uncertainty. Our country has shown resilience and we continue to adapt and evolve towards sustainability. The T&T Chamber covers a diverse number […]

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November 16th, 2023

Shaping our Future

Shaping our Future

In this issue of ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business,’ we explore the future of business. What is shaping our future? What are the trends, predictions, and insights propelling sectoral growth and development? In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the importance of embracing emerging technologies stands out. From artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, and blockchain technology to the Internet […]

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November 1st, 2023

T&T’s Economic Future

T&T’s Economic Future

Ministry of Trade and Industry The Trinidad and Tobago economy continues to show remarkable resilience as a result of deliberate and decisive action by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is working closely with the business community to shape the future of our businesses and develop our non-energy sector. The MTI remains steadfast […]

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October 31st, 2023

The Shelter

The Shelter

Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, Founder Colin Mitchell, Chairman Sherron Harford, Vice Chair Domestic violence is an endemic societal ill which creates a harrowing and often unseen reality for many women here in Trinidad and Tobago. It was in response to this dire problem that The Shelter, a charitable organisation which takes in and seeks to help victims of domestic abuse, was opened […]

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May 17th, 2023

The Office of Procurement Regulation

The Office of Procurement Regulation

Guided by section 13 (1) (b) of the Act, The Office of Procurement Regulation is empowered to “set training standards, competence levels, and certification requirements to promote best practice in procurement”. In setting this Standard the OPR’s goal is to support the development of public procurement capacity, training and dissemination of information, and ensuring the effective application of public procurement […]

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March 22nd, 2023

Demystifying Rotary

Demystifying Rotary

Many persons have heard of Rotary in one way or another. In most cases, that familiarity typically involves buying tickets to a fundraiser, sponsoring a project, or being asked to become a member. The support that is usually rendered by individuals, groups or companies is usually based on not much more than an intrinsic, albeit often limited understanding that Rotary […]

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March 16th, 2023

Needed: Speed & Urgency

Needed: Speed & Urgency

Access and deployment of technology is the way to level the playing field, gain customers and vendors globally and leapfrog other businesses in the economic landscape. INTERVIEWAngela Lee LoyChairmanAegis Business Solutions, Eve Anderson Recruitment,and Caribbean Resourcing Solutions The ease of doing business in Trinidad and Tobago continues to be a work in progress,” notes Angela Lee Loy, Chairman, Aegis Business […]

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March 7th, 2023

Now or Never

Now or Never

INTERVIEW Vashti GuyadeenChief Executive OfficerTrinidad and Tobago Coalition of Service Industries (TTCSI) The service industry’s contribution to national GDP has been steadily falling since 2016, and our global competitiveness has been in flux for much of the same time. Vashti Guyadeen, CEO, Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Service Industries (TTCSI), believes that stronger mechanisms need to be put in place […]

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March 7th, 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

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

“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

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

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

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