News Releases: General Business


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of the Global Services Promotion Programme, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to the recruitment of a Programme Manager (PM) to manage the execution of the Programme. The PM will have overall responsibility for the governance, administration, management and implementation of the programme, including the day-to-day administration and operations; supervision of staff, consultants and the Global Services Internationalization Hub.

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Trinidad & Tobago Breaks Through Into Top Tier Of Global Services Destinations

3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The global landscape for service delivery, whether Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or in-house shared services is never static. Global executives in the process of short-listing locations are unwise to simply return to the default choices of a decade ago.

Big Win for Trinidad and Tobago at 2015 International Cocoa Awards

12/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Cocoa of Excellence (CoEx) Programme is the entry point for farmers to participate in the International Cocoa Awards (ICA), the only competition of its kind recognizing the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavours globally. Every two years, this unique programme spearheaded by Bioversity International and Event International recognizes quality, flavour and diversity of cocoas according to their origin. The 2015 Edition has been celebrated at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris in October.

InvesTT Receives Best to Invest Top Agencies Award

5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
After only two (2) years of existence, InvesTT, the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) of Trinidad and Tobago, is currently ranked amongst the best IPAs in the world. InvesTT was announced as one of the winners of Site Selection Magazine’s Best to Invest Top Agencies Award for 2015.

FAST to Improve Investment Climate

5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
FAST was created as a vehicle to increase cross agency synergy, deepen stakeholder partnerships to realize more efficient processes that will positively impact investor morale and strengthen relationships between government agencies, departments and ministries on an individual level. Team members include persons from Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, Ministry of National Security, Environmental Management Authority, Customs and Excise Division, Town and Country Planning Division, Immigration Division, e TecK and InvesTT.

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InvesTT, Consulate General for Miami Team up to Host Potential Investors

5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Miami, FL. A clarion call for greater investment into the non-energy sectors of Trinidad and Tobago was sounded by InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago Limited (InvesTT) at a networking cocktail-event hosted on Tuesday 28th April, 2015 by the Consulate General of Trinidad and Tobago for Miami, Florida, the Honorable Dr. Anil Ramanann.

Consultancy – Lead generation, pre-qualification and short-listing of foreign companies for the Caribbean Investment Summit 2015

3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), invites proposals from qualified contractors to provide consultancy services for the generation of leads, pre-qualification and short-listing of foreign companies, identified as potential investors in the Caribbean and the securing of their participation in meetings with CAIPA members, in particular the Caribbean Investment Summit, which is scheduled for June 25, 2015 in London. Contractors are invited to submit a technical and financial proposal.

Trinidad and Tobago receives award for Sustainable Tourism Promotion at ITB 2015

3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago represented by a delegation of senior government officials from the Tourism Development Company (TDC) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Division of Tourism and Transportation accompanied by stakeholders kicked off day one of the ITB Berlin Convention with an award presented by DERPART Travel Services for Sustainable Destination Promotion on the German Market.

Full Circle Animation wins the FINPYME Hidden Champion Award

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The aim of Hidden Champions Project is to identify SMEs that have high potential for growth and to help them achieve further success through technical assistance. The IIC has selected the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business as the local agent for a Hidden Champions pilot project in Trinidad and Tobago. The role of the School will be to assist the IIC and KEXIM in the process of selecting a final list of three champions.


3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank(IDB) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the project Global Services Promotion Programme, for the recruitment of individual Technical Consultants to assist with the execution of specific responsibilities under the programme...

Trade Ministry receives 'diamond standard certification' for service to customers

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications (MTIIC) continues to place service to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago at the top of its agenda. On Wednesday 22 January, 2015, the Ministry’s TTBizLink Unit, which is the Single Electronic Window (SEW) for Trade and Business Facilitation, and the Trade Licence Unit (TLU) were both awarded the Diamond Standard Certification by the Ministry of Public Administration (MPA) at the Trinidad and Tobago Diamond Standard Award Ceremony which took place at Queen’s Hall. Both Units were awarded arising from current excellent service standards, and a drive to work towards excellence.

Request for Proposals for a consultant to prepare a Strategic Plan for the Music Industry

1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT) invites Proposals for the Provision of Consultancy Services for the preparation of a Strategic Plan for the development of the local Music Industry.

InvesTT signs MoU for T&T promotion report

11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Investment promotion agency, InvesTT has signed has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research with the global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) to prepare a report on Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.

Trinidad and Tobago hailed as one in the top ten improvers in the 2015 Doing Business Report

11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Released Wednesday 29th October, 2014, the 2015 Doing Business Report ranks Trinidad and Tobago among the top ten performers worldwide! Specifically on page 5 of the Report it states that “among the 21 economies with the most reforms making it easier to do business in 2013/14, ten (10) stand out as having improved the most in performance on the Doing Business indicators: Tajikistan, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Azerbaijan, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. Together, these 10 top improvers implemented 40 regulatory reforms making it easier to do business.”

Regional Investor of the Year Award 2014 – Investor in the Green Economy

10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Regional Investor of the Year Award (RIYA) is a collaborative initiative between Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) to recognize and promote the contribution of foreign and local investors to the Caribbean economy.

Trinindad and Tobago hosts VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum

9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago will host the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) from the 8 to 10 October. The theme of forum is: “The human imagination at work driving competitiveness, powering innovation.” This is the first time an English speaking Caribbean country would host the ACF.

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A first for Tobago and the Caribbean

8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
TOBAGO Estate Chocolate has taken three Gold Stars at the Great Taste 2014 London Awards. This is the first time a Caribbean product has taken the coveted award from the London Guild of Fine Foods.

Bharath chosen for investment talks in China

8/14/2014 3:54:00 PM - General Business
Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications Vasant Bharath will be one of only three ministers from Latin America to hold high-level bilateral investment meetings at the 6th Latin America China Investors Forum (LACIF), a release from Latin Finance said yesterday.

Investors' vital role in Caribbean economies focus of new awards programme

9/6/2013 1:49:00 PM - General Business
A new Caribbean award celebrates local and foreign investors who help strengthen the region.


invesTT commissions feasibility study for solar projects

2/4/2013 10:32:00 AM - General Business
On the heels of last week’s opening of Antigua and Barbuda’s first solar power system at the Shirley Heights Lookout in St Paul, Trinidad and Tobago took an important step, today, toward developing its own capacity for commercially viable renewable energy, with the commissioning of a feasibility study for a globally competitive co-location manufacturing industrial complex in the solar PV cell value chain.


Trinidad and Tobago on the road to ICT readiness

12/10/2012 4:47:00 PM - General Business
As a nearshore ICT destination, Trinidad and Tobago possesses high potential, primarily rivaled within the region by Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Despite a small ICT/Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employee base, T&T has a competitive advantage in the region in terms of infrastructure and quality of education.

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Trinidad praised for long-term ICT vision

11/14/2012 2:08:00 PM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago’s use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education to equip children with the IT skills to take into work has received praise in a new report that assesses educational ICT standards in Latin America.

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ICT on the agenda - ICT and Innovation Business Symposium 2012

10/19/2012 7:46:00 AM - General Business
The 3rd national ICT and Innovation Business Symposium will be held on 18th-20th November 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Symposium represents a unique opportunity for business executives to engage in a forum for regional discussion and debate on matters relating to Information and Communications Technology.

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Is Latin America and the Caribbean turning on to energy efficiency?

9/27/2012 3:12:00 PM - General Business
Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine appointed the Energy Service Company (ESCO) committee back in January this year and assured us that government was serious about adopting a new energy efficient model that could save local businesses millions of dollars each year. This is good news for foreign investors.

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ICT costs to go down in Trinidad and Tobago

9/27/2012 1:37:00 PM - General Business
TSTT, Trinidad and Tobago's largest telecommunications provider, is busy shoring up its suite of business services in the face of the Telecommunications Authority's recent announcement that they are in the final stages of inviting a third mobile provider into the market. The increased competition means business costs will continue to fall while ICT capabilities expand.

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“Unleashing ICT for Development” in Trinidad and Tobago with US technology expert Aneesh Chopra

9/26/2012 1:43:00 PM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago will host Aneesh Chopra former Chief Technology Officer of Government of the United States of America, during the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries’ (TTCSI) 5th Annual Services Week on October 30th, 2012.

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Digital Technology at the fore in Trinidad and Tobago: MobiWorld Caribbean

9/5/2012 9:16:00 AM - General Business
The Caribbean Digital Expo (CDX) is proud to present MobiWorld Caribbean, a conference on digital technology which will be held on October 25th at the Trinidad Hotel & Conference Centre in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Trinidad and Tobago's labour force enriched by World Skills Competition 2012

8/6/2012 1:06:00 PM - General Business
invesTT continues to build upon the nation’s human resource capacity through its recent partnership with the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training as one of the platinum sponsors of WorldSkills Trinidad and Tobago 2012.

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invesTT hosts "Boost your Brand" workshop for fashion designers

5/28/2012 8:44:00 AM - General Business
InvesTT Limited partnered with the Fashion Industry Development Committee (FIDC) of Trinidad and Tobago and invited world-renowned ‘guru’ for fashion exporters, Mr. Thierry Bayle, to host a three (3) day “Boost your Brand Masterclass” workshop on May 21st-23rd, 2012.


invesTT hosts seminar on "Is Your Business or Organisation Future Fit?"

4/23/2012 12:00:00 AM - General Business
invesTT in collaboration with Ian Ivey from Next Corporation will be hosting a seminar on "Is Your Business or Organisation Future Fit?" at the Trade and Investment Convention on May 16th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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