Chaguanas Chamber Appoints New Board
May 5th, 2021
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 Chaguanas community. Sookhai told the gathering at his inception speech “The president along with this newly elected board will certainly seek to revitalize the Chamber and bring much-needed change to Chaguanas at a crucial time when many businesses are facing the brunt of the economic downturn due to the COVID Pandemic”.
Sookhai and his newly appointed Board are eager to chart the direction of the Chamber and implement new strategies to assist burgesses, with a keen focus on SME/Entrepreneur development, having recognized the need to become more technologically advanced by pioneering the way for digital media marketing through the various social media platforms, to influence change in how we do business.
The Chamber will also seek to assist SMEs in becoming more compliant which will allow them to access much-needed funding and grants provided by the banking and Government sectors. One of the Board’s key objectives will be to work towards facilitating a Financial Institution to assist SMEs in accessing low-cost financing.
Sookhai and his team will also revisit some of the Chamber’s past initiatives and seek to bring them to fruition. They also intend to play a pivotal role in addressing problems associated with the key pillars of our country including crime, economic activity, foreign exchange, gender-based violence, traffic, and education. The Chamber is particularly concerned by the rising crime and the alarming increase in domestic violence in our society.
Sookhai and his team intend to work closely with the Government and the private sector to develop the infrastructure in the Borough of Chaguanas and create avenues whereby businesses can be encouraged to create a vibrant ecosystem for emerging entrepreneurs.
Sookhai is accompanied by the Chamber’s newly elected board of directors comprising of; Baldath Maharaj (Vice President), Dr Vaalmikki Arjoon (Secretary), Karena Sukhu (Treasurer), Kyron Regis (Public Relations Officer), Daniel Austin (Assistant Secretary) Kevin Ramgoolie, Sunil Moonasar and Sajjad Hamid.
Chaguanas Chamber of Industry & Commerce
17 Cumberbatch Street
Contact Number : (868) 671-2242 or (868) 477-3444
Email: [email protected]