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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

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

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

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

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

Outlook for the professional services sector moving forward in 2021/2022

Outlook for the professional services sector moving forward in 2021/2022

For transformation to take place, it starts with people, but specifically with deliberate action from leaders. The landscape for those in the consultancy and services sector for the coming year is grim. COVID-19 is not going to go away, according to the medical professionals, and as a nation, we are just going to have to live with it, sooner rather […]

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December 14th, 2021

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC)

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC)

Since 2020, the business community has endured many challenges locally, regionally, and internationally, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sectors such as retailers, food service and manufacturing to name a few have been substantially hurt given the downturn in sales due to restrictions and border closures, while still having to cover various operating and fixed costs. However, the pandemic has […]

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December 6th, 2021

AML for Attorney-at-Law – Online

AML for Attorney-at-Law – Online

The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (FIUTT) has provided Guidance with respect to Attorneys-at-Law obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regime of Trinidad and Tobago. In accordance with the FIUTT Guidance, if you are a sole practitioner or firm or partnership, you are subject to the AML/CFT obligations only if you perform the following specified […]

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December 6th, 2021

Ethical Sales Practises

Ethical Sales Practises

Perspectives from a Registered Insurance Consultant In October, I had the honour of leading a training session hosted by The Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Institute. The primary topic covered was centred around “Ethical Decision Making” and examined several models of ethical decision making. The objective was not only to raise awareness of the need for consistent ethical behaviour, but to […]

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By: B Roxanne Forde  |  December 6th, 2021

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 is an ideal destination for trade and investment opportunities. Our geography, culture, creativity, adaptability, and natural resources offer many great opportunities for investments in the areas of tourism, manufacturing, and the energy industry where Trinidad and Tobago has one of the largest petrochemical industries in the world. Also, investments in tech, communications, and the creative arts present […]

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October 27th, 2021

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

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, especially given the challenges resulting from the global pandemic. We are pleased to continue to be part of this magazine which is firmly established as a go-to reference for investors and […]

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October 13th, 2021

AMCHAM T&T Responds to the 2021-2022 National Budget Presentation

AMCHAM T&T Responds to the 2021-2022 National Budget Presentation

AMCHAM T&T sees the 2022 budget statement as an attempt to re-inject confidence in the economy. We acknowledge the range of issues discussed in the budget and the links between our continued need to rely on the energy sector as we transition to other areas, such as tech. We see the modernisation of the country’s infrastructure as an imperative to […]

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By: AMCHAM T&T  |  October 6th, 2021

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

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

Award-winning TT film ‘Grace & Saleem’ secures international distribution

Award-winning TT film ‘Grace & Saleem’ secures international distribution

Grace & Saleem follows the unlikely titular couple during an unintended road trip, a comical first dinner and an awkward meeting of families on Christmas day. The film stars Kyle Daniel Hernandez, Shevonne Metivier, Dru Castiglione and Penelope Spencer.  It was written and directed by Jian Hennings, his second narrative feature project after completing his feature-length student film Back to […]

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By: Jian Hennings, Director  |  August 12th, 2021

Polymer Switch got you in a panic?

Polymer Switch got you in a panic?

Simmer down the Stresses of a Currency swap with these helpful guidelines. Earlier in June, tempers flared, and keyboards started smoking as the public responded in uproar to the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago’s (CBTT) announcement of its decision to make the switch away from cotton notes to polymer notes. Having read further and explored the announcement in detail, […]

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By: By Roxanne Forde, Principal Consultant  |  July 14th, 2021

AML Compliance – Onboarding new customers during the Pandemic

AML Compliance – Onboarding new customers during the Pandemic

Recently imposed restrictions, aimed at protecting us against Covid-19, impacts businesses, individuals and how we interact and conduct commerce. But there is help! At the onset of the Pandemic in 2020 the CBTT, TTSEC and the FIUTT issued joint guidelines to aid in conducting customer due diligence (CDD)! The guidelines contain recommendations to minimise customer contact whilst ensuring regulatory customer […]

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May 24th, 2021

“Islands in the Sand” – a Book on Florida’s Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs Co-authored by CSA’s Dave Snyder

“Islands in the Sand” – a Book on Florida’s Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs Co-authored by CSA’s Dave Snyder

CSA ichthyologist David B. Snyder has lately been sharing a “Fish Blog” with insightful and entertaining fish tales accompanied by dazzling underwater photographs captured during his prolific diving career and sojourns. This blog recognizes David’s contribution to the new book “Islands in the Sand: Ecology and Management of Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs of East Florida” in which David and his co-authors, […]

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By: CSA Ocean Sciences  |  May 5th, 2021

CSA Seagrass Mitigation Project Included in New Book, “Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2”

CSA Seagrass Mitigation Project Included in New Book, “Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2”

The United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) developed the Engineering With Nature (EWN) initiative to “efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental and social benefits through the use of natural systems.” EWN programs and projects intentionally align natural and engineering processes. “Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2” showcases 62 projects worldwide that have employed the concept of EWN, and […]

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April 30th, 2021

‘Who’s Who’ – Profiles in Leadership

‘Who’s Who’ – Profiles in Leadership

We are excited to offer you an exclusive opportunity to celebrate the remarkable men and women of Trinidad and Tobago in our upcoming issue of the ‘Who’s Who in Trinidad & Tobago Business’.This edition will feature extraordinary trailblazers – persons of influence who have made significant contributions to our national development. YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO: Sponsor an accomplished […]

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March 31st, 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

REMARKS FROM: Wendy-Fae Thompson, Vice President and Managing Counsel, bpTT and Anya Schnoor Executive Vice President, Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay, International Banking, Scotiabank AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021 Remarks by Anya Schnoor – Executive Vice President, Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay, International Banking, Scotiabank  Hello everyone. 2021 is now our 7th year partnering with AMCHAM as the […]

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March 17th, 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to AMCHAM T&T’s 7th Women’s Leadership Conference. Every year, I eagerly look at this event as a reinvigorated call to recommit ourselves to making the world a safer and more equitable place for all women. Last year, the pandemic forced us to unexpectedly cancel our 2020 event. Today we come together virtually […]

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By: AMCHAM T&T President - Patricia Ghany  |  March 17th, 2021

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Successfully and Safely Completes 2020 Coastal Field Season in Florida

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Successfully and Safely Completes 2020 Coastal Field Season in Florida

Each summer, the Ports and Coastal Sciences group of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) performs the majority of their scientific dive surveys in Florida to coincide with the primary growing season of marine benthic resources and calmer marine weather patterns. Prior to the start of the field season, CSA implemented a company-wide COVID-19 Mitigation Plan, which included tailored mitigation strategies […]

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February 11th, 2021

CSA Concludes Second Produced Water Monitoring Survey within Guayaguayare Bay, Trinidad

CSA Concludes Second Produced Water Monitoring Survey within Guayaguayare Bay, Trinidad

Guayaguayare Bay Produced Water Monitoring Surveys are an important element of the marine environmental consulting services provided by CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) in the U.S. and internationally. In Trinidad, the CSA team has completed the second annual Produced Water Monitoring Surveys in Guayaguayare Bay for a regional oil and gas operator. Both surveys were conducted to meet regional regulatory requirements. The […]

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February 11th, 2021

Strategy in Uncertainty

Strategy in Uncertainty

Address by President of AMCHAM T&T,Ms. Patricia Ghany Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to AMCHAM T&T’s first major event of the year – our Economic Outlook Forum for 2021. Against the backdrop of significant economic dislocation and previously unthinkable restrictions that now form part of our daily reality, how do we even begin to think about “Strategy in what […]

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By: Patricia Ghany  |  February 3rd, 2021

WORKING OUR WAY BACK TO THE NEW NORMAL

WORKING OUR WAY BACK TO THE NEW NORMAL

It has now been almost one year since the country went into lockdown mode in response to the coronavirus pandemic and while media reports continue of citizens flagrantly contravening government prescribed health protocols, businesses have by and large followed prescribed guidelines.   With hope on the horizon with the 2021 anticipated COVID 19 vaccine distribution but with no clear date […]

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By: Tamara Pooran   |  January 27th, 2021

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