A Call for Calm

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce deems it wholly unsatisfactory that
members of the Labour Movement should call for citizens to riot in a show of discontent with the
National Budget measures for fiscal 2018.

Post Budget Analysis Meeting 2017

Our Post-Budget Analysis Meeting is the usually the first to be hosted and has become the most recognized review session to take place on the morning immediately following the Budget Presentation in Parliament. Some notable features are: The Minister of Finance attends and delivers the Feature Address; We feature a Panel of Professionals with backgrounds in Economics, Banking, Labour, Finance, Criminology, Business Strategy etc. who give expert overview and outlook on our economy; the Q&A segment offers the live and online audience the opportunity to engage the Minister and members of the Panel.

National Budget Recommendations 2017/2018

The President and other senior members of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce met recently with the Honourable Minister of Finance, Permanent Secretaries and advisors of the Finance Ministry, with a view to presenting the Chamber’s recommendations for the upcoming National Budget presentation early next month.

 

Continuing Sea Bridge Woes

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is deeply disappointed by recent statements made by the Honourable Minister of Works and Transport regarding the termination of the contract for the delivery of the Ocean Flower 2 passenger ferry.

 

In the Worst of Times

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) remains deeply troubled, particularly by the unfolding events of the past 24 hours in our beloved country. Many of us had barely come to terms with the recent brazen attack on respected priest and community activist, Father Clyde Harvey, before yesterday’s……

 

Leaders Build 2017 in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity

Constructing Houses… Creating Homes

On Sunday March 19, 2017, the T&T Chamber partnered with the T&T Chapter of Habitat for Humanity in an initiative titled “Leaders Build 2017”. Representatives of the T&T Chamber Board of Directors, Management, staff and its Membership used the opportunity to lend helpful hands to assist a deserving family in the completion of their home. It was a fun-filled day, at the end of which a beautiful garden was planted and a home was spruced up and painted.

“A home is heart, soul and love”, said the home-owner as he expressed gratitude for the assistance.

Special thanks go out to Habitat for Humanity for the experience of the joy of service to the community. We encourage corporate Trinidad and Tobago and members of the public in general to become more involved in volunteerism. It’s a great way to give back, while building a better nation – even if it takes one home at a time!

Is There No End To The Sea Bridge Crisis?

Since April of this year, the Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber), has been closely monitoring the unfolding events surrounding inter-island transportation. Prior to that, the Tobago Division warned the authorities of the likelihood of total chaos on the ports, if provisions for appropriate and effective sea transport were not firmly established. Unfortunately, the advice was not heeded and the people of Trinidad and Tobago – and more so, Tobago – are currently paying the price for the failure on the part of the authorities.

 

RECOGNISING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE LATE RONALD CHAN

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce was saddened to learn of the passing of the former Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank, Ronald Chan. Mr. Chan was known within the business community as an innovator and trailblazer in the field of banking, and a man who piloted the bank through the economic recession of the 1980s.

 

 

THE PASSING OF DR. ANTHONY N. SABGA

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce was deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of Dr. Anthony N. Sabga, ORTT – businessman extraordinaire and patriarch of the Sabga family of Trinidad and Tobago. We extend our sincerest sympathies to his family, close friends and relatives.