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Cheers First Citizens! Together…. 30 and Beyond

Cheers First Citizens! Together…. 30 and Beyond

First Citizens marks 30th Anniversary with cheers and celebration! “Looking back, on September 13th, 1993, we didn’t just open our doors! We opened the eyes of a nation to its potential. Today, we’ve made it to 30 because if those who dared to believe that we had what it took to give the people of Trinidad and Tobago a bank […]

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September 14th, 2023

Record Number of Women Seek Mentorship at AMCHAM T&T/IDB’s Women in Leadership Mentorship Programme 

Record Number of Women Seek Mentorship at AMCHAM T&T/IDB’s Women in Leadership Mentorship Programme 

Seventy-Five (75) women from various professional backgrounds have registered for the 6th Annual Women in Leadership Mentorship Programme (WILMP) hosted by AMCHAM T&T, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  At the Opening Ceremony on September 4th, Nirad Tewarie, CEO of AMCHAM T&T said this was the highest intake of mentees in a single year since the programme was […]

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September 13th, 2023

Together We Are Stronger

Together We Are Stronger

TTARP…an Association of Responsible Persons will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary with an Exposition themed “TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER”   to be held at The Centre of Excellence, Macoya Friday 15th and Saturday 16th 2023 from 10am to 5pm. Her Excellency, Christine Kangaloo, O.R.T.T. The President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Patron of TTARP will give the Feature […]

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September 13th, 2023

TTAL partners with CPL 2023 in Trinidad

TTAL partners with CPL 2023 in Trinidad

The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) is embarking on a strategic venture as it collaborates with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023, held in Trinidad from September 05 to 10, 2023. This partnership marks an opportunity to promote the “Tobago beyond” brand and strengthen the tourism sector in Tobago by leveraging the global reach of CPL. TTAL has forged a […]

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September 13th, 2023

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute Marks a Remarkable Quarter-Century of Pioneering Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education in Tobago

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute Marks a Remarkable Quarter-Century of Pioneering Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education in Tobago

September 8, 2023 marks the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute’s 26th Anniversary. As the institute reflects on this remarkable journey and its many achievements, it is the unwavering commitment to providing quality education and shaping the future of the hospitality and tourism industry in Tobago and beyond that continues to be the driving force behind its enduring legacy. The Institute […]

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September 6th, 2023

TTAL returns to “Trinbago Toronto” festival to showcase Tobago

TTAL returns to “Trinbago Toronto” festival to showcase Tobago

The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) will be bringing the warm spirit of unspoilt Tobago to Canada’s “Trinbago Toronto” festival for the second year in a row, proudly promoting the island’s touristic experiences to T&T and Caribbean diaspora and diverse summer festival goers in the heart of Toronto from August 26 to 27, 2023. In 2022, Trinbago Festival surpassed all […]

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September 6th, 2023

AM Best Reaffirms Excellent Financial Strength Rating for Guardian Life of The Caribbean Limited and Guardian General Insurance Limited

AM Best Reaffirms Excellent Financial Strength Rating for Guardian Life of The Caribbean Limited and Guardian General Insurance Limited

AM Best, the globally-recognised credit rating agency, has reaffirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) at “a-” (Excellent) for both Guardian Life of The Caribbean Limited and Guardian General Insurance Limited. These ratings reaffirmed to Guardian Life of The Caribbean Limited and Guardian General Insurance Limited underscore the strength of the […]

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September 6th, 2023

AMCHAM T&T’S 27th Annual Health, Safety, Security, and, Environment (HSE) Conference & Exhibition

AMCHAM T&T’S 27th Annual Health, Safety, Security, and, Environment (HSE) Conference & Exhibition

Stuart Franco President, AMCHAM T&T President’s Opening Remarks It is my pleasure to welcome you to the launch of our 27th Annual Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Conference & Exhibition. For approximately three decades, AMCHAM T&T has provided expert leadership and advocacy in HSSE. We did this because we were driven by one singular purpose – we aim to save lives and livelihoods. […]

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September 6th, 2023

TTIFC Launches One FinTech Avenue, the Region’s Premier FinTech Innovation Centre

TTIFC Launches One FinTech Avenue, the Region’s Premier FinTech Innovation Centre

“July 5th, 2023, is the day that the city of Port of Spain has been established as the capital for innovation within the Caribbean!” stated John Outridge, CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC) at the official opening of the Caribbean’s premier FinTech innovation centre, One FinTech Avenue last week. Delivering the feature address at the ceremony, […]

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July 13th, 2023

First Citizens tops Trinidad & Tobago! – rated first in Soundness and among best banks in the Caribbean

First Citizens tops Trinidad & Tobago! – rated first in Soundness and among best banks in the Caribbean

Outclassing its local and Caribbean competitors, First Citizens has been rated first in Soundness by The Banker for 2022.  In its report published June 2023, The Banker said First Citizens “proved the best in class with regards to soundness with a 15.04% capital assets ratio,” and placed fourth Overall, among the top ten Caribbean banks, the only Trinidad and Tobago […]

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July 13th, 2023

Health City Cayman Islands Opens New Radiation Oncology Centre in Camana Bay

Health City Cayman Islands Opens New Radiation Oncology Centre in Camana Bay

Health City Cayman Islands today officially opened its new Radiation Oncology Centre in Camana Bay, ushering in a new era of hope for cancer patients resident in the Cayman Islands and surrounding territories. Equipped with the latest technology in the form of a Siemens TruBeam Varian Lineae Accelerator, the Centre is the first of its kind in the Cayman Islands […]

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July 13th, 2023

Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Presents Exequatur to The Newly Appointed Honorary Consul for The Republic of Costa Rica

Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Presents Exequatur to The Newly Appointed Honorary Consul for The Republic of Costa Rica

Professor Sterling Kenrick Frost was presented with his Exequatur by Senator the Honourable Dr. Amery Browne, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, during a ceremony at the Ministry’s headquarters in Port-of-Spain. This confirms Professor Frost’s appointment as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Costa Rica in Trinidad and Tobago. During the ceremony, Minister Browne highlighted the rich history of connection […]

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July 5th, 2023

Opening Ceremony of the 5th Annual Tech Hub Islands Summit (THIS) 2023

Opening Ceremony of the 5th Annual Tech Hub Islands Summit (THIS) 2023

“If we accept the premise that the ultimate purpose of government is to improve the lives of Citizens, the rollout of e-Services to Citizens and Business must be a key objective of the Digitalization efforts that are ongoing across Government.” Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus Ministry of Digital Transformation delivers the Featured Address at the Opening Ceremony of the 5th […]

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July 5th, 2023

First Citizens opens Financial Hub in the West

First Citizens opens Financial Hub in the West

“Within the first few years of First Citizens Bank back in the 90’s the bank made a profit of 20 million dollars and that was hailed as a fantastic achievement… 30 years later the bank is making profit before tax of almost a billion dollars.” these were the words of The Honourable Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert as he shared […]

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July 5th, 2023

European Business Chamber in Trinidad and Tobago

European Business Chamber in Trinidad and Tobago

The European Business Chamber in Trinidad and Tobago is extremely pleased to introduce the seven members of our association who have been elected to serve as Directors on our Board of Directors. Their dedication will extend over the next year, up until our forthcoming AGM in 2024. Further to this, we are delighted to announce that the board has decided […]

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July 5th, 2023

A Decade of Public Health Service: CARPHA Observes 10 years

A Decade of Public Health Service: CARPHA Observes 10 years

This year, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) observes its 10-year anniversary.CARPHA became the new single regional public health agency for the Caribbean when it waslegally established in July 2011. However, the Agency began its operations in 2013, after anIntergovernmental Agreement was signed by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) MemberStates. Caribbean Public Health Day celebrated on July 2nd every year, coincides […]

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July 5th, 2023

7th First Citizens UWI Internship Journey Commences

7th First Citizens UWI Internship Journey Commences

A new group of talented and driven interns from the University of the West Indies (UWI) recently joined the First Citizens Group to obtain real-world work experience. Now in its 7th year, the programme’s reputation for delivering a quality experience continues to be cemented, with over one hundred students from across various Faculties, tossing their hats into the ring to […]

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June 22nd, 2023

Tobago seeks to increase USA arrivals

Tobago seeks to increase USA arrivals

TTAL promotes Tobago at CTM Barbados and Caribbean Week NY The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) participated in the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Caribbean Week in New York from June 05 -08, 2023 in efforts to gain a stronger foothold in the emerging North American travel market through enhanced regional collaboration and a renewed marketing focus. Tobago’s delegation at the event […]

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June 22nd, 2023

AMCHAM T&T’s 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

AMCHAM T&T’s 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 Speech by David Campbell, President, bpTT  I would like to thank the American Chamber for the opportunity to speak at this event. It is a tremendous honor to address such a distinguished audience of senior leaders and managers. AGMs are typically about looking back at performance over the past year and about looking forward at strategic direction. I would like […]

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June 22nd, 2023

AMCHAM Tech Hub Islands Summit (T.H.I.S.) 2023

AMCHAM Tech Hub Islands Summit (T.H.I.S.) 2023

CATAPULT – Accelerating Digital Transformation AMCHAM Tech Hub Islands Summit Media Launch 2023 Delivered by Richard Sammy, Executive Vice President, Republic Bank Limited June 1, 2023. The 2022 Summit left us all enthused at the possibilities for sustained transformation and commitment to the overarching strategic vision and mission of advancing the digital development of Trinidad & Tobago for empowerment, learning, […]

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June 12th, 2023

HRMATT Continues The Conversation on Business Innovation

HRMATT Continues The Conversation on Business Innovation

Cavelle Joseph – St. OmerPresident, The Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad & Tobago (HRMATT) HRMATT continued its C-Suite series of discussions recently held at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, with a panel discussion on “Innovation”. The panel consisted of a number of C-Suite executives from various sectors, all with impressive track records in leadership and innovation. The […]

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June 12th, 2023

First Citizens “Powerhouses” Show How Much They Care

First Citizens “Powerhouses” Show How Much They Care

First Citizens was thrilled to get into action for United Way Trinidad and Tobago’s National Day of Caring. Through its Inter-House Programme, the Group mobilised its employees, with volunteers beginning restoration, construction and beautification works at various locations, from as early as the crack of dawn. Leading the charge in the North were the Blue Battalions and Red Spartans Houses, […]

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May 24th, 2023

The Caribbean Public Health Agency Signs Memorandum of Understanding

The Caribbean Public Health Agency Signs Memorandum of Understanding

The Caribbean Public Health Agency Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the CaribbeanHotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization for Healthier SaferTourism Nassau, The Bahamas. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Caribbean Hoteland Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization renewed theircollaboration through the signing of a third Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).The MoU will enhance the synergies […]

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May 24th, 2023

AMCHAM T&T Hosts Business Continuity Training Workshop for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

AMCHAM T&T Hosts Business Continuity Training Workshop for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

 AMCHAM T&T partnered with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) to host the Business Continuity Training Workshop for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation, on May 11th, 2023. The workshop was attended by twenty-six (26) participants representing various organizations in the private sector.  The event was held in commemoration of the National Disaster Prevention […]

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May 17th, 2023

Welcome to HADCO Experiences at Asa Wright Nature Centre

Welcome to HADCO Experiences at Asa Wright Nature Centre

On Thursday April 6, 2023, the Management and Staff of HADCO Experiences, in collaboration with Tourism Trinidad Limited and Members of the Board of Asa Wright Nature Centre’s (AWNC) Trust, jointly celebrated the opening of HADCO Experiences at Asa Wright Nature Centre in Arima, Trinidad. It was indeed a memorable occasion as guests included Senator the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister […]

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May 12th, 2023

Condor resumes direct airlift between Germany and Tobago for Winter 2023

Condor resumes direct airlift between Germany and Tobago for Winter 2023

Following up on negotiations with longstanding airline partner Condor over the past few months, the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited is excited to announce the resumption of direct airlift between Germany and Tobago for Winter 2023/2024. Condor will be operating a weekly flight on Tuesdays between the Frankfurt Airport in Germany and the ANR Robinson International Airport in Tobago, commencing on […]

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May 10th, 2023

AMCHAM TT’s ESG Conference – Keynote Address by The Honourable Pennelope Beckles

AMCHAM TT’s ESG Conference – Keynote Address by The Honourable Pennelope Beckles

Keynote Address by The Honourable Pennelope Beckles Minister of Planning and Development at AMCHAM TT’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Conference – Tuesday May 2, 2023The Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad Good Morning, and greetings from the Ministry of Planning and Development to everyone joining us today. I’m pleased for the opportunity to address you today, at the American […]

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May 10th, 2023

Public Procurement compliance made easier through TSTT’s e-Tender

Public Procurement compliance made easier through TSTT’s e-Tender

Keino CoxAssistant General Manager Emerging Services and Innovation, TSTT TSTT’s e-Tender solution will make it easier and seamless for businesses and public agencies to comply with the provisions of the recently proclaimed Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Act, 2020 (Act No. 27 of 2020). Keino Cox, Assistant General Manager of Emerging Services and Innovation TSTT, welcomed the […]

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April 26th, 2023

Team B.L.I.S.S at “The Safety Store” East Gates, is excited to be of service to you!

Team B.L.I.S.S at “The Safety Store” East Gates, is excited to be of service to you!

What makes a business successful? The answer is simple, the support, patronage, and loyalty of you, our esteemed customers, and clients. Because of this, you have enabled us to build a firm foundation and granted us the honour of celebrating eleven (11) years of supplying premium, trend setting Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E) and safety equipment of high calibre. In recognition […]

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April 20th, 2023

“Next Steps” discussions, Tourism Trinidad.

“Next Steps” discussions, Tourism Trinidad.

It was a successful ending to a purposeful three days of extensive and diverse meetings, seminars, and sessions highlighting the cruise industry as a developmental pillar for the future at Seatrade Cruise Global. Tourism Trinidad hosted “next steps” discussions with Seatrade Cruise Global’s Christophe Cohen to explore the many marketing platforms available to provide growing destination awareness for cruise executives […]

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April 20th, 2023

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Are you prepared for the year’s main events? The time to reconnect and grow is now. Meet the faces of corporate T&T. MAY 02-03, 2023AMCHAM T&T’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Conference 2023 The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and TobagoVenue: Hilton Trinidad & Conference CentreRegistration Link: https://www.amchamtt.com/event/esg-conference-2023-592/ July 20-22 2023Trade and Investment Convention (TIC)Innovation: Revolutionizing BusinessThe Trinidad and […]

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April 19th, 2023

CARPHA receives funding from German Federal Government to improve access to Public Health Education in 5 CARPHA Member States

CARPHA receives funding from German Federal Government to improve access to Public Health Education in 5 CARPHA Member States

Through an agreement signed November 8, 2022 the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) became the recipient of financing to the tune of €149,976.00 from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) for the implementation of the Global Programme Digital Transformation in the Caribbean Region. This was based on CARPHA’s proposal developed in April 2022 for capacity development for audio messaging […]

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April 18th, 2023

Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago Elects a New Executive Council

Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago Elects a New Executive Council

On March 24, 2023, the Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago held its 85th Annual General Meeting, at which a new Executive Council was elected. The new Executive Council for the term 2023-2024 is listed below. Congratulations to the following new appointees: Executive Council 2023-2024: President: Sonja Voisin, Gulf & Marine Services Ltd. Immediate Past President: Hayden Alleyne, Seaboard Marine […]

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April 12th, 2023

bmobile launches T&T’s first Maritime and Local Offshore Data Roaming Plan

bmobile launches T&T’s first Maritime and Local Offshore Data Roaming Plan

New Plans to bolster Energy and Fishing Industry Development bmobile, Trinidad and Tobago’s leading communications provider, is proud to announce the launch of its new Local Offshore Data Roaming Plan and its Maritime Plan, two robust and reliable mobile offerings designed to provide continued connectivity to people and businesses involved in offshore and maritime activity. The new plans, which give […]

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April 12th, 2023

Campbell and Richards win 60th Edition of the First Citizens Sports Awards

Campbell and Richards win 60th Edition of the First Citizens Sports Awards

At the movie premiere of the 60th edition of its Sports Awards on Sunday March 26th, the Movie Towne Theatre was a hive of activity as the First Citizens Sports Foundation honoured Trinidad and Tobago’s sporting stars. Senator, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts and Acting Minister of Sport and Community Development, was present to […]

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April 5th, 2023

The Island Wave returns to SXSW 2023

The Island Wave returns to SXSW 2023

The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) was thrilled to once again support the Island Wave and its official Caribbean Stage at SXSW 2023. The showcase event took place on March 17th at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin Texas and held a talented line up of Caribbean artistes, including Kalpee, Jimmy October, Freetown Collective, Mortimer, Ahnansé and headliner, Grammy […]

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April 5th, 2023

Tobago stands united at ITB 2023

Tobago stands united at ITB 2023

TTAL collaborates with local tourism businesses for industry recovery In their continued efforts to work closely together with on-island stakeholders for tourism industry recovery, the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) partnered with the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) to host a virtual press conference on March 24, 2023, to jointly report on destination Tobago’s participation in ITB Berlin 2023. […]

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April 5th, 2023

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