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T&T Chamber Announces Board of Directors for 2022/2023

T&T Chamber Announces Board of Directors for 2022/2023

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce held its Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2022 in virtual session. Following the meeting, we are pleased to announce the following: Charles Pashley was re-appointed by the Board of Directors to serve for a second one-year term as President of the Chamber. Mr. Pashley is the Chief Strategy Officer at […]

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April 27th, 2022

Tech4Girls Masterclass

Tech4Girls Masterclass

TATT in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Transformation (MDT), CANTO, Tobago Information Technology Limited (TITL) is hosting a FREE online Girls in ICT Day Workshop, titled “Tech4Girls: Masterclass in How to Build Your Online Personal Brand Workshop!” This event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 30th, April 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Register and save the date to take advantage […]

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April 26th, 2022

AMCHAM T&T Promotes Trade & Investment Opportunities for Private Sector Growth and Economic Development

AMCHAM T&T Promotes Trade & Investment Opportunities for Private Sector Growth and Economic Development

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) remains committed to enhancing trade and export promotion opportunities to benefit local businesses and ensure T&T’s economic recovery and stability from the pandemic. “T&T continues to be a prime investment destination for multinational companies to conduct business. It’s important that we seek out more opportunities to increase FDI, spur […]

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April 20th, 2022

Teleperformance moves to Trinidad & Tobago

Teleperformance moves to Trinidad & Tobago

Teleperformance, global leader in solution design, business optimization strategies, front-office customer support, and back-office services, has announced it will start operations in Trinidad and Tobago. Effective April 7th, the company will start operating from the southernmost island country with an offsite model for its employees. “The beginning of our operation in Trinidad and Tobago, represents the strategic expansion of Teleperformance […]

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April 19th, 2022

bmobile partners with Fortinet, Global Leader in Data Networking and Cyber Security

bmobile partners with Fortinet, Global Leader in Data Networking and Cyber Security

Data networking and cyber security have become necessary to the functioning of modern society. And with the continued shift to Cloud-based applications and computing, the focus for many data providers is ensuring that their clients’ information is secure and accessible, 24/7.   Corporate customers and officials of bmobile, Trinidad and Tobago’s national telecommunications provider, joined representatives of California-based leading cyber security […]

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April 13th, 2022

Co-founder of the Internet and Google Vice-President, Vint Cerf, to speak at TTCIC Annual Business Meeting

Co-founder of the Internet and Google Vice-President, Vint Cerf, to speak at TTCIC Annual Business Meeting

The topic “Imagine that…!” will look at life and business in a future technology driven environment. Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google will be the guest speaker at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s Annual Business Meeting on 26th April. Themed “Imagine that..!”, Mr. Cerf will give strategic insight to the audience […]

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April 13th, 2022

CARPHA Receives High Praises from Member States for its Pandemic Response

CARPHA Receives High Praises from Member States for its Pandemic Response

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 08 April, 2022: Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) from across the Caribbean were high in praises for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on the leadership role it played, and continues to play in the Region’s COVID-19 response. This, as CARPHA hosted its first face-to-face meeting, since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, two years […]

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April 11th, 2022

Refresh and Refocus You 4

Refresh and Refocus You 4

“Refresh and Refocus You 4,” is the 4th edition of a transformational ‘mind-spa’ retreat, created by hospitality consultant, Ms. Lisa Beckles of Lisa Beckles Consulting. It was created to provide Administrative Professionals and others with a well-deserved ‘time out’ for relaxation, reflection and retooling, where required. The last physical retreat was held in April 2019, where Ms. Janelle ‘Penny’ Commissiong […]

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April 10th, 2022

Tricia Coosal re-appointed as 66th President of the TTMA

Tricia Coosal re-appointed as 66th President of the TTMA

Ms. Tricia Coosal has been re-appointed as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) for a second term, joining her on the executive of the TTMA are Mr. Dale Parson and Mr. Emil Ramkissoon as Vice Presidents and Ms. Josiane Khan as the Honorary Secretary. During the course of her presentation to the membership of the TTMA Ms. […]

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April 6th, 2022

Trade Mission Launched – FashionTT’s Metaverse a Success!

Trade Mission Launched – FashionTT’s Metaverse a Success!

  Port of Spain, 25th March 2022: The Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Company Limited (FashionTT) in collaboration with Cardinal Services and exporTT, hosted its very first Virtual Fashion Trade Mission (VFTM) on Friday 25th March. A fashion metaverse was created to house a fashion showcase, designer booths, testimonials and more; creating an exciting virtual space for guests from all parts of […]

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March 30th, 2022

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) Staff Participates in Matura Beach Clean-Up

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) Staff Participates in Matura Beach Clean-Up

  Port of Spain, Trinidad – Sunday March 27, 2022 – Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) partnered with the award-winning environment conservation group, Nature Seekers, in the Matura Beach Clean-Up on Friday March 11, 2022. From March to September every year, Trinidad is host to the majestic leatherback turtles as they travel across the Atlantic Ocean to nest on our east […]

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March 30th, 2022

Congrats to Melesha Gabriel, Executive Director, Universal Insurance Brokers Ltd

Congrats to Melesha Gabriel, Executive Director, Universal Insurance Brokers Ltd

Universal Insurance Brokers Ltd, Executive Director, Melesha Gabriel, will receive the business award at the Tumpuna Women In Leadership 2022 event hosted by The Councillor’s Office in celebration of IWD on Saturday April 2nd, 2022. “As a woman in leadership, Melesha has driven Universal’s innovative strategy to become the first insurance brokerage in the region to provide an e-commerce facility for […]

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March 30th, 2022

ICATT Confirms New Council for 2022-2023 TERM Rodriguez- Seijas to Lead Council

ICATT Confirms New Council for 2022-2023 TERM Rodriguez- Seijas to Lead Council

(L to R) Stacy Ann Golding, Dwayne Rodriquez- Seijas and Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT), held its 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and first meeting of the Council for the period 2022-2023 virtually on March 24, 2022. Elected as President is Dwayne Rodriquez- Seijas, Assurance Partner at PwC who previously served as Council […]

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March 28th, 2022

Appointment of Members to the First Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Commission

Appointment of Members to the First Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Commission

  On Monday March 14, 2022, the Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance, presented instruments of appointment to the first Board of the Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Commission (the Commission). The Commission forms part of the regulatory framework which the Government has put in place to address the social concerns arising out of the proliferation of private member clubs providing casino-style games to […]

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March 17th, 2022

AMCHAM T&T’s Annual Women’s Leadership Conference March 11, 2022

AMCHAM T&T’s Annual Women’s Leadership Conference March 11, 2022

AMCHAM T&T PRESIDENT’S SPEECH Toni Sirju-Ramnarine Good morning, everyone. Welcome to AMCHAM T&T’s 8th Women’s Leadership Conference and thank you for joining us virtually today as we seek to celebrate and elevate the voices of women in our society and around the world. AMCHAM T&T has proudly hosted this conference every year in commemoration of International Women’s Day because we […]

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March 16th, 2022

MusicTT & Island Wave takes “Sounds of the Caribbean” to SXSW

MusicTT & Island Wave takes “Sounds of the Caribbean” to SXSW

Port of Spain, 10th March 2022: The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) has once again partnered with Island Wave (FKA Island Stage) to present “Sounds of the Caribbean” at SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas. “Island Wave” is a platform dedicated to bringing music of the Caribbean to the forefront of the international music scene.  Pioneered by rising artist […]

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March 16th, 2022

NIHERST Hosts Sci-TechKnoFest 21st to 27th March 2022

NIHERST Hosts Sci-TechKnoFest 21st to 27th March 2022

Sci-TechKnoFest (Science, Technology, Knowledge Festival) is back with its first-ever virtual edition in the Caribbean. The immersive experience, hosted by National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) and powered by platform sponsor Shell T&T, will be made accessible to the public via an integrated online platform. The 7-day festival, which takes place March 21st to 27th, promises […]

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March 9th, 2022

The Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SDATT) Elects a New Board of Directors

The Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SDATT) Elects a New Board of Directors

  SDATT has announced the election of Ms. Dalia King as its President for the 2021 to 2023 term, alongside Vice President, Mrs. Tiffany Marquez, Treasurer Ms. Candice Cruickshank and Secretary Ms. Lisa Leander Yeates. This represents the Association’s first all-female Executive.   A new Board of Directors has also been appointed comprising of Ms. Trudie Telesford Pierre (Chairman of […]

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March 7th, 2022

NewTown Medical Centre Opens New Woodford Street Location

NewTown Medical Centre Opens New Woodford Street Location

Dr Oti Esimaje and his team. NewTown Medical Centre officially opens its new Woodford Street location offering customized health care. NewTown Medical officially opened its new Woodford Street location on Saturday December 4th via live stream and private ceremony, in keeping with environmental restrictions and safety protocols.  The Centre’s mantra “Treating patients better; Making patients better”, is the impetus behind […]

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March 2nd, 2022

AREA Appoints New General Manager Peter Corbie

AREA Appoints New General Manager Peter Corbie

The Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Corbie as the Association’s new General Manager. Corbie has a Masters Degree in Marketing from the University of the West Indies (UWI), and was the former Marketing & Customer Service Manager at the Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute (TTHTI), a position which he held […]

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March 2nd, 2022

MusicTT Issues Open Calls for Sponsorship

MusicTT Issues Open Calls for Sponsorship

The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) has issued two open calls; Micro-Sponsorships under the Music Export Academy and a Music Events Partnership under the Live Music District. The calls, which were originally published in December 2021, were relaunched as MusicTT would like more music industry professionals to benefit from these opportunities. The Music-Sponsorship is open to events occurring […]

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February 23rd, 2022

WHYFARM and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Signs General Agreement for Technical Cooperation

WHYFARM and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Signs General Agreement for Technical Cooperation

WHYFARM’s Founder and Executive Director; Mr Alpha Sennon, met with Ms. Diana Francis, representative of IICA Trinidad and Tobago Deligation, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. IICA and WHYFarm have undertaken joint actions since the inception and WHYFarm for the benefit of common stakeholders. The two organizations recognize the existence of areas of common interest, in […]

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February 23rd, 2022

Minister Young attends the extraordinary ministerial meeting in advance of the Sixth GECF Heads of State Summit in Doha, Qatar

Minister Young attends the extraordinary ministerial meeting in advance of the Sixth GECF Heads of State Summit in Doha, Qatar

  Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P, attended the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting in advance of the Sixth GECF Heads of State Summit in Doha, Qatar today. The other members of the delegation were Mrs. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles, Permanent Secretary(Ag), […]

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February 23rd, 2022

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

CARPHA Statement on the Administration of Pfizer Vaccines to Children Aged 5 to 11 The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) urges Ministries of Health to continue the rollout of their COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. Although CARPHA recognizes that uptake of the vaccine is critical to achieving maximum protection from severe disease and death in the Region, Dr. Rian Extavour, Programme Manager, […]

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February 10th, 2022

$510 Million in Trade Generated by Malaysia Halal Show

$510 Million in Trade Generated by Malaysia Halal Show

This included RM1.38 billion sales recorded by exhibitors and RM749.1 million from Malaysian companies who participated in the International Sourcing Programs (INSP). Mihas was successfully conducted in a fully virtual format from September 9 until December 31, 2021 proving that the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade)’s iconic event is a big hit with the halal community. According to Matrade’s […]

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February 3rd, 2022

Keynote Address: His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana

Keynote Address: His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana

  His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana delivered a keynote address at the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference, hosted by the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago, on January 24th 2022. President Ali said in his address that “Achieving Net-Zero emissions by 2050 is a development priority for the region” Click image above to view the full address.

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January 27th, 2022

Tourism Trinidad’s CEO Tours Eco Resort

Tourism Trinidad’s CEO Tours Eco Resort

  Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL), led by its recently appointed Chief Executive Officer Kurtis Rudd, has embarked on a series of “door-to-door” hotel and sites and attractions visits. The intention is to get an understanding of the quality of the accommodation and tourist sites that are available in Trinidad, hear about stakeholders’ plans, and learn more about their challenges and […]

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January 26th, 2022

Tech AML 2022 “AML In A Digital World”

Tech AML 2022 “AML In A Digital World”

Digital transformation has impacted on all spheres of business operations, including the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. The use of technology in today’s world has influenced how we work, and more so has propelled the money launderers and perpetrators to develop new ways to commit financial crimes – They are certainly on top of their game! Every day, […]

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January 21st, 2022

CARPHA Jamaica Addresses Risk-based Post Market Surveillance for Monitoring the Quality of Medicines using Laboratory Testing

CARPHA Jamaica Addresses Risk-based Post Market Surveillance for Monitoring the Quality of Medicines using Laboratory Testing

Kingston, Jamaica. Monitoring medicines quality along the supply chain and detecting substandard, or falsified products are even more critical now, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains. Accordingly, the need to ensure standards are maintained for medicines used in the treatment of diseases including COVID-19 has been recognised by CARPHA. Market surveillance and control are essential […]

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January 19th, 2022

CARIRI 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 (𝐁𝐎𝐏𝐏) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭

CARIRI 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 (𝐁𝐎𝐏𝐏) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭

CARIRI – The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute DYK The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) under the sponsorship of the Green Fund Unit of the Ministry of Planning and Development, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) undertook a study to develop an eco-friendly and cost-effective intervention for the biodegradation of organophosphate pesticides in agricultural soil using the indigenous […]

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December 9th, 2021

COVID vaccination rate approaching 80% in Point Lisas contractor labour force

COVID vaccination rate approaching 80% in Point Lisas contractor labour force

Vaccination rates amongst contractor and service company workers who visit the Energy Chamber’s Learning Centre in Point Lisas was 77% during the last week of November 2021 and averaged 73% over the entire month.   All workers who enter the facilities of any of the Point Lisas plants and the Atlantic facility in Point Fortin have to undertake an assessment […]

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December 8th, 2021

Colin Mitchell appointed as Chairman of The Shelter

Colin Mitchell appointed as Chairman of The Shelter

          A new Executive Management Committee for The Shelter for Battered Women and Children was elected on Thursday (25 November), with Colin Mitchell, Managing Director of SIGNWAVE Caribbean, at the helm as Chairman. “I’m honoured to volunteer and serve as Chairman and wish to thank my predecessor Scott Hamilton and the executive management committee for their […]

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December 7th, 2021

Courtesy Call From Suriname

Courtesy Call From Suriname

  A ten-member Surinamese delegation led by Mr. Annand Jagesar – Managing Director/CEO Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., paid a courtesy visit to HHSL Safety Systems Limited on Tuesday 16th November 2021. The delegation toured HHSL’s training facility and saw firsthand the investment in equipment and resources to execute safety and emergency response training. HHSL is reputed as a leader in the […]

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December 1st, 2021

Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) is the new Chair of the Caribbean Manufacturers’ Association (CMA)

Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) is the new Chair of the Caribbean Manufacturers’ Association (CMA)

The Caribbean Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) was officially established on the 25th of November 2020. It comprises six Caribbean countries-Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia and Dominica. The purpose of the association is to drive Caribbean integration through the processes of manufacturing, trade and investment. The goal is to develop a unified voice with regards to common issues facing […]

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November 26th, 2021

Deepening bilateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago & Suriname

Deepening bilateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago & Suriname

November 16, 2021:- Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry met with a business delegation led by His Excellency Albert Ramdin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname on November 16, 2021. The business delegation also included His Excellency David Abiamofo, Minister of Natural Resources and representatives of the public […]

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November 25th, 2021

New collaboration between CARPHA and the Global Vector Hub announced to fight vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean

New collaboration between CARPHA and the Global Vector Hub announced to fight vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean

  22 November 2021 New collaboration between CARPHA and the Global Vector Hub announced to fight vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean When the world faces a pandemic, partnerships and collaborations become more vital than ever. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Global Vector Hub (GVH) are excited to announce a new partnership in the field of vector-borne diseases […]

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November 25th, 2021

AMCHAM T&T Seeks to Strengthen Collaboration with AmCham Guyana

AMCHAM T&T Seeks to Strengthen Collaboration with AmCham Guyana

The Presidents of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) and AmCham Guyana met on Sunday 31st October 2021 at the Hyatt Trinidad to discuss the further strengthening of ties and increasing the collaboration between the two organisations. The meeting was the first formal meeting between the AMCHAM T&T President, Toni Sirju-Ramnarine and the newly elected […]

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November 11th, 2021

Diverse and innovative aviation driven business in the region

Diverse and innovative aviation driven business in the region

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago The aviation industry has been significantly impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Authority however, has shown resilience and has used innovation to adapt to this evolving space. During the period of border closure at our airports, we continued to facilitate sustained cargo operations, repatriation flights, helicopter movements that service the oil and gas […]

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November 10th, 2021

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