Press Releases

Lifesaving Medical Equipment Donated to T&T Health Sector

Lifesaving Medical Equipment Donated to T&T Health Sector

Sewa International TT (Sewa TT) in collaboration with AMCHAM T&T, Amerijet and Ramps Logistics has contributed critical equipment to the Ministry of Health to support the country’s efforts to battle COVID-19. Specifically, 40 Oxygen Concentrators; 200 thermometers; 200 blood pressure monitors; and 400 pulse oximeters have been donated to the Ministry. Highly motivated and proactive in thinking, the local arm […]

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June 16th, 2021

Kickstarting the DIA Youth Innovation Lab in Trinidad and Tobago

Kickstarting the DIA Youth Innovation Lab in Trinidad and Tobago

The Youth Innovation Lab in Trinidad will impact 200 young people in 2021, providing state-of-the-art innovation and technology training, access to collaboration spaces and more, promoting STEM education and entrepreneurship. Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago and Washington, DC. June 8, 2021 – The Trust for the Americas, in partnership with the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) and Citi Foundation, […]

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June 16th, 2021

AMCHAM T&T President Calls For Active Commitment To Gender Equity In The Post Pandemic Workforce

AMCHAM T&T President Calls For Active Commitment To Gender Equity In The Post Pandemic Workforce

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the fourth Annual Women in Leadership Mentorship Programme on May 26th. The programme was originally conceived in 2017 with the IDB as part of AMCHAM T&T’s commitment to empower women and promote gender parity and women’s leadership in business.  At […]

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June 9th, 2021

The NGC Group Launches CariGreen website

The NGC Group Launches CariGreen website

The 2021 Energy Conference was the launchpad for an innovative website that underscores The NGC Group’s unrelenting thrust towards sustainability and reinforces its role in driving the Green Agenda conversation as the energy industry, both locally and internationally, ‘reinvents’ itself. Launched by NGC’s President Mark Loquan, CariGreen is a portal that will provide information on available opportunities, planning, energy markets […]

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June 9th, 2021

TTMA sets the bar for public-private vaccination drive ‘Vaccinate to Operate’

TTMA sets the bar for public-private vaccination drive ‘Vaccinate to Operate’

Message from Tricia Coosal, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association Dear Members, The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is proud to have pioneered the first successful vaccination drive for the business community. This team was able to administer 2697 first time doses of […]

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June 8th, 2021

AMCHAM TECH Hub Islands Summit 2021 (Virtual Media Launch)

AMCHAM TECH Hub Islands Summit 2021 (Virtual Media Launch)

  Delivered by: Derwin Howell, Executive Director, Republic Bank Limited Over the past year, the global community has become familiar with so many buzzwords – pivot, digital transformation, e-commerce, contactless, virtual and the list goes on – this, in addition to our burgeoning pandemic jargon. As a result, there are myriad references that tout the virtual space as our new […]

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June 7th, 2021

MTI advances digitization agenda for exporters

MTI advances digitization agenda for exporters

27 May, 2021: Effective May 17, 2021, exporTT Limited commenced the issuance of Digital CARICOM Certificates of Origin (COOs) to exporters through the Single Electronic Window (SEW) – TTBizLink. ExporTT, one of the first agencies to commence using the SEW, issues COOs for goods to be exported to countries which have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Trinidad and Tobago and CARICOM. CARICOM COOs are issued for […]

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June 2nd, 2021

TECH HUB ISLANDS SUMMIT (T.H.I.S.) 2021 CONFERENCE LAUNCH

TECH HUB ISLANDS SUMMIT (T.H.I.S.) 2021 CONFERENCE LAUNCH

OPENING REMARKS by Nirad Tewarie CEO of AMCHAM T&T Good Morning everyone and thank you for joining us today. I am Nirad Tewarie, CEO of AMCHAM T&T and I have the honour of welcoming you to the launch of our annual Tech Hub Islands Summit (t.h.i.s.) Conference 2021. This is our third edition of the Tech Hub Islands Summit or t.h.i.s. Last […]

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May 27th, 2021

Joint Statement on Meeting with Ministers

Joint Statement on Meeting with Ministers

AMCHAM T&T, T&T Chamber and TTMA would like to thank the Prime Minister for arranging the hosting of the joint meeting with various Business Service Organizations and Ministers. As responsible advocates of the private sector, we look forward to ongoing collaboration with the Government to restart the economy responsibly and get business operational. We recognise the government cannot do this […]

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May 27th, 2021

TSTT announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer Lisa Agard

TSTT announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer Lisa Agard

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – May 24, 2021  The Board of Directors of Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lisa Agard to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective May 24, 2021, making her the first woman to be confirmed in the leadership role of the only national communications solution provider. Ms. Agard, who has […]

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May 24th, 2021

Wendell Mottley, Former Trinidad & Tobago Minister of Finance, to Retire from Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s Board of Directors

Wendell Mottley, Former Trinidad & Tobago Minister of Finance, to Retire from Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s Board of Directors

May 20, 2021 – New Orleans, LA – Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of life, accident and health insurance throughout the Americas, announced that Wendell Mottley will retire as a member of its Board of Directors on June 2021. A board member since 2013, Mottley played a vital role as an envoy for the MetLife – Alico/Algico acquisition, […]

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May 20th, 2021

NGC joins global Oil and Gas Methane Partnership

NGC joins global Oil and Gas Methane Partnership

The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) has strengthened its proactive and assertive campaign to reduce its carbon impact by joining the global Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP).  The OGMP is a comprehensive, measurement-based methane reporting framework that standardizes rigorous and transparent emissions accounting practices. OGMP member companies voluntarily commit to transparently reporting and reducing methane […]

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May 19th, 2021

Congrats to Mark Edghill, new President, TTCSI

Congrats to Mark Edghill, new President, TTCSI

Remarks to Members at Annual General Meeting April 30th, 2021  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Directors at TTCSI and the Immediate Past President, Ms. Lara Quentrall–Thomas, for their unwavering support and commitment to this association during what has been an especially challenging time for the services sector. Lara is a woman whom I […]

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May 12th, 2021

NGC and TRINGEN Sign Gas Sales Agreement

NGC and TRINGEN Sign Gas Sales Agreement

May 11th, 2021  The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) has signed a Gas Sales Agreement with Trinidad Nitrogen Company Limited (TRINGEN). TRINGEN, with two (2) ammonia plants and gas turbine power generation, is 51% owned by National Enterprises Limited (NEL) and 49% by Yara Caribbean (2002) Ltd. It is one of the longest operating companies on […]

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May 12th, 2021

Chaguanas Chamber Appoints New Board

Chaguanas Chamber Appoints New Board

Mr. Richie Sookhai, Engineer/Chaguanas businessman, has once again been elected President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Sookhai was elected alongside a new board at Chamber’s Annual General Meeting, held on March 31st, 2021 at the CCIC office. During his previous tenure, Sookhai was hailed by many for bringing a new vibrancy to the Chamber and to the […]

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May 5th, 2021

bmobile launches new way to pay bills

bmobile launches new way to pay bills

bmobile customers now have a new, secure, fast, and hassle-free way to pay their bills.  A recent upgrade to the 824-TSTT Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system provides customers with the additional bill payment option of using their credit card.  The upgraded IVR system allows customers to call 824-TSTT from the convenience of their home, choose from a menu of automated […]

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May 4th, 2021

AMCHAM T&T Promotes Building Investible Businesses in T&T

AMCHAM T&T Promotes Building Investible Businesses in T&T

  The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) in collaboration with our partners at Become Investible hosted the Webinar: “Building An Investible Business” to provide business leaders with direct access to expert investors and finance professionals. This Webinar sought to demystify the investment process, address the challenges with attracting investment, and provide insights into what SMEs […]

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May 3rd, 2021

ASCO Trinidad continues positive trend with Total contract win

ASCO Trinidad continues positive trend with Total contract win

  Global integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, strengthens its presence in Trinidad & Tobago with the award of an integrated logistics management contract from Total E&P Suriname BV (Total). The contract, which came into effect on 31 December 2020, will be delivered from ASCO Trinidad’s Chaguaramas bases. The work scope, which will support Total’s ongoing offshore exploration activity […]

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April 28th, 2021

MIC-IT – Developing TVET for the Nation

MIC-IT – Developing TVET for the Nation

On April 12, 2021, Minister of Education, Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly visited the MIC Institute of Technology to meet with the Chairman, Board of Directors and Executive Management. Technical staff in the MIC-IT’s Training Division were tasked with presenting the findings of a Survey of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Facilities at Secondary Schools. As a veteran post-secondary […]

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April 22nd, 2021

Unity of purpose in furthering Tobago’s Carnival

Unity of purpose in furthering Tobago’s Carnival

On Friday, April 9, Tobago Festivals Commission Limited’s, CEO John Arnold met with Creative Executive Kevon McKenna, to discuss the way forward for the new proposed direction for Tobago’s Carnival product.  Coming out of the meeting, it was determined that a strategic planning exercise will be conducted over the next few months. The consultations will take into consideration opportunities that […]

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April 15th, 2021

Tobago celebrates 100-mark milestone with Safe Travels stamp

Tobago celebrates 100-mark milestone with Safe Travels stamp

Tobago Tourism Agency SCARBOROUGH Tobago, Wednesday March 17, 2021: The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited marked a significant milestone in its efforts to promote health and safety in Tobago’s tourism industry, as the destination saw more than 100 tourism businesses being awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council “Safe Travels” stamp. The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first ever global […]

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March 24th, 2021

AFETT calls for individuals to better understand Gender-Based Violence Legislation in Trinidad and Tobago

AFETT calls for individuals to better understand Gender-Based Violence Legislation in Trinidad and Tobago

The Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), on the heels of International Women’s Day, hosted a discussion forum on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Legislation in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday March 10, 2021, to help create greater awareness and understanding about GBV legislation and Bail in Trinidad and Tobago.  AFETT has long been advocating for the protection of […]

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March 17th, 2021

First Citizens drives innovation through its investment in Term Finance

First Citizens drives innovation through its investment in Term Finance

  PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – March 11, 2021: First Citizens announced today, that it has acquired a 19.9% minority stake in the web-based credit institution Term Finance (Holdings) Limited   First Citizens and Term Finance began their banking relationship in 2015 when Term Finance disbursed its first loan through First Citizens’ online banking system in Trinidad & […]

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March 17th, 2021

NGC and subsidiaries making sure no child is left behind

NGC and subsidiaries making sure no child is left behind

  On February 18th 2021, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) delivered laptops and tablets to schools in the Caroni District. This follows a pledge by NGC and its subsidiaries in November 2020, to join with the Ministry of Education (MOE) under their “No Child Left Behind” initiative, by providing approximately 650 electronic devices to students […]

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March 10th, 2021

2020 Hero CPL Delivers Record Breaking International Viewership

2020 Hero CPL Delivers Record Breaking International Viewership

  During the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) the T20 tournament partnered with the Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) to showcase Trinidad as a preferred destination of choice in the Caribbean; generating a sponsorship value of US$51.5million. Trinidad and Tobago were vital partners in delivering the 2020 Hero CPL with all matches played in that country because of the global […]

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March 10th, 2021

FilmTT thrilled to announce the launch of Hot Ones – Caribbean

FilmTT thrilled to announce the launch of Hot Ones – Caribbean

Port of Spain, 23rd February, 2021: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) has been working with partners in the industry to develop, drive and sustain the creative industry. In a time where the global film industry is re-inventing itself, FilmTT is thrilled to collaborate with Tempo Networks and their US media partner Complex Networks to launch the Caribbean […]

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February 24th, 2021

Association of Real Estate Agents signs bilateral agreement to support industry professionals and local economy

Association of Real Estate Agents signs bilateral agreement to support industry professionals and local economy

L-R: President of the US-based, National Association of Realtors, Charlie Oppler and President of AREA, Mark Edghill sign a bilateral partnership agreement during a virtual ceremony on January 28, 2021.   Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Saturday, January 30, 2021—America’s largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members in 73 countries, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), has welcomed Trinidad […]

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February 17th, 2021

ECA: Carnival 2021

ECA: Carnival 2021

On 28th September 2020, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago announced that the usual observance of Carnival in Trinidad &Tobago will not take place in 2021 if the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic continued into October 2020. As we are aware, the pandemic is still here. In this regard, the Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) issues the following […]

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February 16th, 2021

NGC signs MOU with Kenesjay Green, Newgen for carbon-neutral hydrogen

NGC signs MOU with Kenesjay Green, Newgen for carbon-neutral hydrogen

The National Gas Company (NGC), National Energy Corporation (NE) and Kenesjay Green Limited (KGL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work collaboratively on the creation of a sustainable hydrogen economy for the energy sector of Trinidad and Tobago. The partnership includes the exploring of the feasibility of joint development of viable projects and related initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago, […]

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February 3rd, 2021

The AREA Life and Health Insurance Plan

The AREA Life and Health Insurance Plan

The Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA) is pleased to announce the launch of the AREA Life and Health Insurance Plan for its valued members. The AREA Plan which will be administered by Risk Management Services Limited (RMS) with its coverage provided by Sagicor Life Inc., was launched on January 1, 2021 following an open enrollment period that commenced in […]

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January 21st, 2021

Putting our Communities First!

Putting our Communities First!

Cashew Gardens, Carlsen Field 8th December, 2020: First Citizens Bank Limited joined the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) in opening the Cashew Gardens Play Park located at the Cashew Gardens HDC Settlement at Carlsen Field in its ongoing efforts to focus on the environment and to bring more opportunities for play to our nation’s children. Over the last […]

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December 17th, 2020

AMCHAM T&T Launches Anti-Gender Based Violence Initiative For Private Sector

AMCHAM T&T Launches Anti-Gender Based Violence Initiative For Private Sector

AMCHAM T&T, in collaboration with The UWI Institute of Gender and Development Studies and the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is launching an Anti-Gender Based Violence Initiative for private sector entities. The purpose of this Initiative is to prevent all forms of gender-based violence and abuse in the workplace and to help companies develop a workplace policy that supports employees who […]

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December 9th, 2020

National Trust welcomes 4 new members to Council

National Trust welcomes 4 new members to Council

The National Trust hosted its General Meeting for members on November 25th at which the Council presented the annual review of finance and operations and four new members were selected to serve on the Council. The meeting was streamed from the soon to be new offices of the National Trust, Mille Fleurs, to a combination of a virtual audience via […]

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December 9th, 2020

Mr. John Arnold appointed as Chief Executive Officer

Mr. John Arnold appointed as Chief Executive Officer

The Tobago Festivals Commission Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Arnold as Chief Executive Officer with effect from December 01, 2020. Mr. Arnold is an accomplished professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience in cultural arts, event management, tourism, and entertainment. He holds many certifications including a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the University […]

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December 2nd, 2020

Insurance Brokerage – A Progressive Digital Journey

Insurance Brokerage – A Progressive Digital Journey

Successful organizations are often seen as those that can dynamically adapt to change; whether it is for the needs of the client, competitive landscape, political, environmental, or technological. Zeroing in on technological change, Digital Transformation is a terminology that has now been recycled and thrown around repeatedly by those who know, and those who think they know what  it involves. […]

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By: Riyad Khan M.B.A., Director  |  December 2nd, 2020

Presidency of the 50th OLADE Meeting of Ministers 2020 held by Energy Minister, Senator The Honourable, Franklin Khan

Presidency of the 50th OLADE Meeting of Ministers 2020 held by Energy Minister, Senator The Honourable, Franklin Khan

Senator the Honourable, Franklin Khan Minister of Energy and Energy Industries assumed Presidency at the 50th Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Meeting of Ministers which took place today (November 19th 2020) via webinar. The Meeting of Ministers of OLADE is viewed as the foremost gathering of Energy Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean. Minister Khan presided over the Ministerial […]

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November 25th, 2020

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