An inconvenient truth — Trinidad & Tobago’s commodity based economy

Trinidad and Tobago’s commodity-based economy is heavily reliant on global market prices, and continually caught in a cycle of boom and bust. What structural adjustment is needed to avoid future…

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Where are all of Trinidad & Tobago’s tourists?

Travel and tourism contribute less than 10% to Trinidad and Tobago’s GDP. There were high expectations with the possibility of Sandals adding its brand to the sector. But why do…

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Manufacturing the future in Trinidad & Tobago

An improved trading environment is needed to create a sustainable resilient manufacturing sector. Tackling bureaucratic challenges, illicit trade and an uncertain industrial relations climate are high on the TTMA’s agenda…

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Towards a renaissance of agriculture in Trinidad & Tobago

If there is one good thing to come from climate change, it will be a radical rethink of agriculture and agro-processing and a shift towards a “climate-smart” industry by Steve…

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Empowering Trinidad & Tobago’s artists

The creative sector was identified by Trinidad and Tobago as a priority sector for growth in 2011. What has it achieved since then, and how far does it still have…

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The challenge of renewable energy in Trinidad & Tobago

Depleting oil and gas resources, and a 79% growth in Trinidad and Tobago’s carbon footprint: these alone should provide enough impetus to resolve the many problems associated with renewable energy…

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Attracting investors to Trinidad & Tobago

When it comes to inward investment, whether for export or not, InvesTT is the key support agency to deal with by Joel Henry, Writer/Freelance journalist Published in CONTACT Magazine  …

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Economic outlook — March 2019

Published in CONTACT Magazine Latin America and the Caribbean The year 2019 is poised to be a better one for the Latin American economy, after a tough 2018 characterised by…

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SM Jaleel: “Internationally Known … T&T Owned” | Looking outwards

This year’s winner of the prestigious Chamber award is a worthy Champion of Business, as its remarkable export success shows WORDS BY: Kalifa Sarah Clyne Published in CONTACT Magazine  …

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Breaking into Europe | Looking outwards

Exporting to the European market can be a formidable challenge, even without the threat of Brexit in March 2019. The key is thorough preparation and reconnaisance, understanding the Economic Partnership…

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