Caribbean Beat issue 151 takes a walk down the aisle this May/June 2018

And it’s May! On the cover of our May/June 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat (#151), we commemorate Indian Arrival Day across the region: Guyana (5 May), Trinidad and Tobago (30…

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Economic transformation in Trinidad & Tobago starts right here, with you

Enough talk, enough evasion. It’s time to get serious about change WORDS By: Jonathan Charles PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy: Trinidad Express Newspaper Published in CONTACT Magazine “Change is something we always say,…

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Can Trinidad & Tobago let go of fossil fuels?

Does Trinidad & Tobago really believe in renewable energy? WORDS By: David Renwick Published in CONTACT Magazine Economic transformation in the energy sector in Trinidad and Tobago would require two…

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Do we really like it so?

Our resistance to change is rooted deep in the national culture Sunity Maharaj discusses We Like It So?: The Cultural Roots of Economic Underachievement in Trinidad and Tobago by Terrence…

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Tobago: desperate for change

Critically dependent on Trinidad, and badly hurt by the prolonged turmoil on the seabridge, Tobago is in urgent need of transformative action WORDS By: Hillary Young Published in CONTACT Magazine…

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Why is Trinidad & Tobago’s diversification taking so long?

So far, the sweet scent of petrodollars has been much more attractive than real economic diversification WORDS By: Kevin Baldeosingh Published in CONTACT Magazine In his book The Armchair Economist,…

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Individuals & communities making things new in Trinidad & Tobago

What can individuals and communities do to help transform Trinidad and Tobago? Perhaps we should all find out about rejuvenation

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Trinidad & Tobago: a return to GDP growth in 2018?

Published in CONTACT Magazine The state of the nation Speaking to the nation on television and radio in January, prime minister Keith Rowley promised “a slow return to growth” in…

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Lange Trinidad to supply the Caribbean’s battery needs

WORDS By: Natalie Dookie PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy: LANGE TRINIDAD Published in CONTACT Magazine A stalwart in the automotive industry since 1957, Lange is one of the leading battery distributors in Trinidad…

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Hadco invests $35 million in new ice cream plant

WORDS By: Natalie Dookie PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy: HADCO ltd Published in CONTACT Magazine The HADCO Group is the largest importer and distributor of ice cream products in Trinidad and Tobago, representing…

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