Travellers passing through the Passenger Terminal of the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad since December 12th 2012 have been able to learn a bit more about Spain and Trinidad and Tobago’s 300 years of shared history. The Spanish Government (through its Embassy in Port of Spain), in collaboration with the Spanish foreign exchange company, Global Exchange, has recently donated a collection of digital reproductions of various manuscripts and maps of inestimable historical value to the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT). The originals can be found in the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain, the archive containing the largest documental heritage on the centuries of Spanish administration in the Americas. They were selected and printed by the Nao Victoria Foundation, based in Seville, Spain, which plays an active role in promoting a deeper knowledge of the history of Spanish presence in the world. Read more
We’re fairly tree-huggy at MEP. Over the last few years, we’ve slowly moved closer and closer to being as green a publishing company as one can be in Trinidad and Tobago. We donate as many working electronic items as we can to schools and nonprofits. We’ve recycled paper for several years with ACE Recycling (and used “draft” mode and printed on both sides as much as possible). We try to keep run the airconditioning as tepidly as possible. We’ve switched to using printing partners for our books and magazines that use more sustainable materials (paper, ink, machinery) and processes (literally saving millions of pages of paper each year).
Piranha: recycling beacon
And now, through a partnership with Piranha International – the only company in Trinidad, as far as I know, that handles virtually every form of recyclable and e-waste – we can now extend that to recycling glass, plastics, aluminium, e-waste and more.
Piranha is a company that people probably have read about in the newspapers, as they’ve formed several partnerships with other local businesses – Plastikeep, Guardian Holdings, the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, Brian MacFarlane, the Tourism Development Company, and others. Read more
First of all: thank you to all of you – our loyal magazine subscribers and readers; our advertising and publication clients; our industry partners and vendors; our writers and photographers; our blog and social media followers; and all of the people who’ve worked with us to keep learning, growing and thriving over the last year, against all the odds in these troubled times. We hope the holiday season has begun beautifully for you! Read more