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Tobago Makes Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s 2024 Hotlist of Dream Destinations

Tobago Makes Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s 2024 Hotlist of Dream Destinations

On the heels of being bestowed the Bronze Award in the Most Desirable Island – Rest of World category at the 2023 Wanderlust Readers Travel Awards, destination Tobago has copped a coveted spot in the latest issue of Wanderlust Travel Magazine. Wanderlust is one of the largest travel magazines in the United Kingdom (UK) with 1.2 million page views per […]

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February 26th, 2024

First Citizens Sponsors UTT Bursaries

First Citizens Sponsors UTT Bursaries

In a landmark initiative signaling a new era of partnership, First Citizens has forged a significant collaboration with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), aimed at bolstering educational opportunities. As part of this endeavour, the bank has allocated a sum of $40,000.00 to sponsor eight student bursaries. The key objectives of this partnership are twofold: to empower deserving students […]

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February 26th, 2024

COSTAATT and Bocas Lit Fest Sign MoU to Boost Creative Economy

COSTAATT and Bocas Lit Fest Sign MoU to Boost Creative Economy

The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts (COSTAATT) and the renowned Bocas Lit Fest signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on initiatives that will strengthen the creative economy in the region. Key Features of the MoU arrangement include: Collaborative events and workshops: Students will gain valuable first-hand experience by contributing to Bocas Lit Fest activities while developing […]

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February 21st, 2024

TEN TO ONE RUM Joins Friends For The Road J’ouvert

TEN TO ONE RUM Joins Friends For The Road J’ouvert

Ten to One Rum has joined the J’Ouvert band Friends For the Road, upping the heat level on its 2024 presentation “Blaze – the Heat of J’Ouvert!”. Launched in New York in 2019 by Trinidadian Marc Farrell, Ten to One was born the same year Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace and a close-knit group of friends started their J’Ouvert band Friends […]

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February 6th, 2024

PowerGen Partnerships for the 2024 Cricket Season

PowerGen Partnerships for the 2024 Cricket Season

Powergen sponsors the Secondary Schools Cricket League and has also formalised an historic partnership with the PowerGen Penal Cricket Team for the upcoming 2024 cricket season. “We are PowerGen Proud to return as sponsor of the SSCL for the 26th year!” Powergen has renewed their commitment with Secondary Schools Cricket League, marking 26 years that Powergen has sponsored SSCL Competitions. […]

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February 6th, 2024

MusicTT’s GM Makes History as the First Caribbean National Awarded an ISPA Fellowship

MusicTT’s GM Makes History as the First Caribbean National Awarded an ISPA Fellowship

The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited’s (MusicTT) General Manager, Melissa Jimenez, has achieved a groundbreaking milestone becoming the first Caribbean national and by extension, the first Trinidad and Tobago citizen to be awarded a fellowship, as well as present at the prestigious International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress 2024 where they celebrated 75 years. This achievement marks […]

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February 6th, 2024

PowerGen Remains Future-Focused at 30-Year Milestone

PowerGen Remains Future-Focused at 30-Year Milestone

The Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (PowerGen) is Trinidad’s leading independent power producer (IPP). Since 1994, we have been powering the progress of the Nation, making us the longest serving IPP. We make available over 50% of the power generation capacity (1 gigawatt) and currently supply 3.5 billion (kWh) kilowatt hours annually to the national grid from […]

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February 1st, 2024

NESC Technical Institute

NESC Technical Institute

NESC-TI is proud to announce the graduation of eighty-three (83) students from our 2023 Perenco-Sponsored Training at our Mayaro campus on Saturday, January 20, 2024. These students have completed courses in Plumbing, ACR Installation, ACR Maintenance, Building Construction Technology, Basic Electrical Installation, MS Word 2019, MS Excel 2019, Digital Literacy, and Entrepreneurial Skills. This sponsored training, facilitated by our School of Continuing Education, […]

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February 1st, 2024

AMCHAM T&T’s Economic Outlook Forum 2024

AMCHAM T&T’s Economic Outlook Forum 2024

President’s Opening Remarks by Stuart Franco, President, AMCHAM T&T Good morning, everyone. It is my pleasure to welcome you to AMCHAM T&T’s Annual Economic Outlook Forum for 2024. What makes this forum so important is that it allows you – our members – a platform to share concerns and put forward recommendations that will ultimately help us better understand the […]

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January 17th, 2024

Basdeo Panday as a stage and film actor

Basdeo Panday as a stage and film actor

A short tribute by Dr Kumar Mahabir, Chairman, Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre Basdeo Panday passed away on New Year’s Day at the age of 90. He was a Trinidad and Tobago lawyer, politician, trade unionist and Prime Minister. However, few people know that he was – briefly – also a stage, radio, television and film actor. As a boy, Panday loved […]

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January 3rd, 2024

NIPDEC Appoints Mr. Vyas Ramphalie as New General Manager

NIPDEC Appoints Mr. Vyas Ramphalie as New General Manager

The National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Vyas Ramphalie as its new General Manager. With over two decades in the Construction and Project Management Environment with a proven track record of success, Mr. Ramphalie brings a wealth of experience to lead NIPDEC into its next phase of growth and further strengthen […]

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January 3rd, 2024

First Citizens Commits to Supporting Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee

First Citizens Commits to Supporting Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee

First Citizens is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) through its contribution to the TTOC’s Gold Foundation Fund, which provides financial support to the athletes on their journey to representing Trinidad and Tobago on the sports world stage. Since 2019, this collaboration has exemplified the Group’s commitment to sport, which […]

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January 3rd, 2024

Annual Bulletin 2023: Mexico Is Caribbean

Annual Bulletin 2023: Mexico Is Caribbean

“It is an honor for me to present the Annual Bulletin 2023 #MexicoIsCaribbean, which briefly highlights the work carried out by our embassies in the Caribbean throughout the ending year. This bulletin not only pays tribute to the tireless efforts of our diplomatic personnel but also serves as a testament to the deep ties that bind Mexico and the Caribbean […]

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January 2nd, 2024

FilmTT and Fela Oke Elevate T&T’s Film Industry Through International Talent Agency Hyphen8

FilmTT and Fela Oke Elevate T&T’s Film Industry Through International Talent Agency Hyphen8

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT), in partnership with successful entrepreneur, super-agent, and producer Fela Oke, announces a significant leap forward in bolstering the local film industry through the recent signing of four remarkable actors to the international Talent Agency, Hyphen8. Fela’s collaborations with FilmTT in a series of pioneering initiatives, include the platform of FilmTT’s masterclasses which […]

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December 20th, 2023

 First Citizens Sponsors UWI Bursaries

 First Citizens Sponsors UWI Bursaries

 On December 4th 2023 First Citizens was pleased to award four bursaries to undergraduate students at the University of the West Indies in its ongoing support of youth development through education. Over the past 18 years, the Group has awarded more than 50 bursaries to deserving students from the UWI Faculty of Social Sciences and this year it has committed […]

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December 20th, 2023

CARPHA and HISP Sign MoU to Strengthen Public Health and Disease Surveillance Systems Management in the Caribbean

CARPHA and HISP Sign MoU to Strengthen Public Health and Disease Surveillance Systems Management in the Caribbean

  On December 01, 2023, Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Professor Kristin Braa, Director of the HISP Centre at the University of Oslo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health systems management in the Caribbean.  This collaboration is ground-breaking because it aims to fortify public […]

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December 20th, 2023

Christmas Hampers for Diego Martin Families in Need

Christmas Hampers for Diego Martin Families in Need

“After COVID many families were unemployed.  The team and I decided to do food hampers and toys. It was one of the most amazing and emotional experiences for us.   We were thankful for the opportunity.  I am happy to be a part of the Digicel family, so proud of the company I work for.”  This is what Telesales agent, Ria […]

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December 20th, 2023

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

May this holiday fill your heart with love, life and laughter. Enjoy this season’s festivities with your“Concert Experience Only” option for A Creole Christmas Gift! At $400 you can now join us on Levels 3 and 4 of the Lord Kitchener Auditorium at NAPA on Sat-urday 16th December from 7:00 PM to experience Cuban jazz legend Chucho Valdés and Trinidadian Creole […]

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December 13th, 2023

First Citizens Investment Services Wealth Management, South Centre Relocates to Gulf City Mall

First Citizens Investment Services Wealth Management, South Centre Relocates to Gulf City Mall

On Wednesday November 29th 2023, First Citizens hosted its Official Opening event for its relocated Investment Services Wealth Management South Centre at Level 8-01, Gulf City Mall, La Romaine. The Centre relocated on November 6th, 2023.  In his opening remarks First Citizens Group Deputy CEO – Jason Julien stated, “We are honoured to welcome you our valued clients to our […]

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December 6th, 2023

HRMATT’s prestigious Legacy Awards and Gala

HRMATT’s prestigious Legacy Awards and Gala

In a dazzling display of excellence and commitment to advancing the field of Human Resource Management, the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT) recently hosted its prestigious Legacy Awards and Gala. The event, a highlight on the HRMATT calendar, brought together industry leaders, professionals, and organizations to honour outstanding achievements in various categories. This year’s winners stood […]

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November 29th, 2023

‘A License To Dream’ – Ten To One Founder Urges Local Manufacturers To Grasp Global Opportunities

‘A License To Dream’ – Ten To One Founder Urges Local Manufacturers To Grasp Global Opportunities

As the global pace of progress continues at an unprecedented rate, society is also seeing the rise of a new generation of consumer who values provenance, authenticity and transparency as part of their purchase criteria. This environment comes with new opportunities that local manufacturers must not let pass them by. This was the message delivered by Marc Farrell, Founder and […]

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November 29th, 2023

First Citizens Celebrates Success and Commitment to Youth Development through NSSEC Partnership

First Citizens Celebrates Success and Commitment to Youth Development through NSSEC Partnership

First Citizens Bank extends warm congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 National Secondary Schools Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) and all participants in the programme. The Group hosted two divisions within the competition – the First Citizens Neo Aspirer and the Neo Achiever. Winning the Neo Aspirer division was St Joseph’s Convent POS – Bike It team and Bishop Anstey […]

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November 29th, 2023

The Lydians take Christmas Jubilance and Jazz to Diego and Sando!

The Lydians take Christmas Jubilance and Jazz to Diego and Sando!

Join The Lydians proudly supported by First Citizens on Saturday, December 9th, 2023 from 7:30pm at St. Finbar’s RC Church and Sunday, December 10th, 2023 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church from 6pm as we present Joyful, Joyful ! A Jazzy Lydian Christmas. This event promises to transport you to a world where the festive joy and holiness of the season […]

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November 29th, 2023

Supermarket Association’s 29th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony

Supermarket Association’s 29th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the Supermarket Association’s 29th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony Winners. Here are the winners in their respective categories. Manufacturer of the YearInternational CategoryPlatinum – Nestlé TrinidadGold – Caribbean Bottlers Ltd National CategoryPlatinum – Blue Waters Ltd Beverage Division – Carib Brewery Innovator of the Year AwardPlatinum – Novo Farms LtdGold – Nestlé Trinidad Distributor of the YearPlatinum […]

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November 29th, 2023

TTMA’s President’s Dinner and Awards 2023

TTMA’s President’s Dinner and Awards 2023

Photo: Awardees with Senator the Honourable, Paula Gopee-Scoon and TTMA President, Mr. Roger Roach. Congratulations to the winners of TTMA’s President’s Dinner and Awards 2023, held at the HYATT Regency Trinidad on November 14, 2023. Manufacturer of the Year 2022 SmallChristle Limited Manufacturer of the Year 2022 SmallCaribbean Roasters Ltd. Manufacturer of the Year 2022 MediumSCL (Trinidad) Limited Manufacturer of […]

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November 22nd, 2023

Eurocham Sustainability Workshop at HADCO Experiences

Eurocham Sustainability Workshop at HADCO Experiences

Our Sustainability Workshop at HADCO EXPERIENCES at Asa Wright Nature Centre took place on 17 November 2023 and we are proud to say successfully. The experience was truly unique. Let’s start with the venue: how often have you sat comfortably through a workshop with state of art technology yet surrounded by nature, cooled by natural ventilation, visited by large blue […]

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November 22nd, 2023

Angostura® Shows Its Support For Calypso History Month

Angostura® Shows Its Support For Calypso History Month

Angostura® partnered with the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization (TUCO) to support the celebration of Calypso History Month, which sought to recognize and honour the enduring musical heritage of some of Trinidad and Tobago’s greatest calypso legends. The theme for this year’s celebrations was Reignite the Calypso Magic and activities to mark the occasion culminated in the hosting of a Legends […]

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November 22nd, 2023

Tobago Secures Bronze at Prestigious Wanderlust Travel Awards

Tobago Secures Bronze at Prestigious Wanderlust Travel Awards

The unspoilt Caribbean island of Tobago has once again claimed the spotlight on the global stage, emerging triumphant at the prestigious 2023 Wanderlust Readers Travel Awards during WTM London, the world’s most influential travel trade event. The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) proudly accepted the Bronze (third place) award in the Most Desirable Island – Rest of World category, further solidifying Tobago’s position as a premier […]

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November 15th, 2023

T&T Chamber Names Nine “Titans and Trailblazers” at It’s 2023 Champions Of Business Awards Gala

T&T Chamber Names Nine “Titans and Trailblazers” at It’s 2023 Champions Of Business Awards Gala

Nine outstanding businesses and individuals were recognised for their contributions to the business community and country. The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s (T&T Chamber) 2023 Champions of Business Awards Gala and Cocktail Reception, held on November 2 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts themed “Titans and Trailblazers” was apt, with the awards being presented in […]

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November 15th, 2023

A.S. Bryden & Sons Holdings Limited Listed On JSE

A.S. Bryden & Sons Holdings Limited Listed On JSE

A.S. Bryden & Sons Holdings Limited (“A.S. Bryden”) today, in a ceremony held at the Jamaica Stock Exchange, successfully listed its existing shares on the market. The Group’s intent at this time is not to raise capital but to be in a position to access capital when needed. In his remarks, CEO Richard Pandohie urged interested investors to be patient as big plans are […]

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November 15th, 2023

NIBTT Extends Certificate of Compliance Period of Validity

NIBTT Extends Certificate of Compliance Period of Validity

The National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT) wishes to announce that starting Friday 1st December 2023, an employer who qualifies for a Certificate of Compliance, will receive a certificate valid for 3 months from the date it is issued. Chairman of the NIBTT, Mr. Patrick Ferreira, stated, “the NIBTT is pleased to be responsive to the needs of […]

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November 15th, 2023

Unilever Has A New Home!

Unilever Has A New Home!

The Unilever Caribbean Ltd. (UCL) team is now fully established into their new headquarters at Albion Plaza, Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain. The company was previously based for over sixty-three years at its iconic facility in Champs Fleurs. The new location is part of a transformative and progressive restructuring in line with Unilever’s global strategy. “Unilever Caribbean Ltd. has fully […]

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November 8th, 2023

Remarks By Minister of Labour The Honourable Stephen Mc Clashie at AMCHAM T&T’s 13th Annual National Health Safety and Environment (HSSE) Awards

Remarks By Minister of Labour The Honourable Stephen Mc Clashie at AMCHAM T&T’s 13th Annual National Health Safety and Environment (HSSE) Awards

It is with great pleasure and a deep sense of honour that I have accepted the invitation to bring remark at this, the 13th Annual National Health Safety and Environment Conference and Exhibition of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago. This year’s theme is aptly titled “Learn, Empower, and Sustain.” Which is a mantra that resonates aptly […]

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November 8th, 2023

Eight Panyards To Get Tech Centres For Youth Engagement

Eight Panyards To Get Tech Centres For Youth Engagement

Eight pan yards will open their own technology centres soon, courtesy the Digicel Foundation and Pan Trinbago. Already hubs of youth activity, these pan yards can look forward to including a computer lab and expanding their after school programmes and other youth engagement activities. Earlier this year, the Digicel Foundation in partnership with Pan Trinbago issued a call for registered […]

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November 8th, 2023

27th Annual Health, Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference & Exhibition

27th Annual Health, Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference & Exhibition

LEARN, EMPOWER, SUSTAIN Opening Remarks by Stuart Franco President, AMCHAM T&T Good morning, everyone. It is my pleasure to welcome you to our 27th Annual HSSE Conference and Exhibition. Thank you to all our sponsors who continue to show their unwavering commitment and leadership on this topic. It would be remiss of us to celebrate all the positives we have […]

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November 1st, 2023

AIBL Appoints New Chairman

AIBL Appoints New Chairman

Agostini Insurance Brokers Limited (AIBL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Lazzari as Chairman of its Board of Directors effective 1st October, 2023. Mr. Lazzari succeeds Mr. Shabir Khan, who recently retired from the Board after serving as Chairman for the past two years; we thank Mr. Knan for his significant leadership.Prior to assuming the role of […]

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November 1st, 2023

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