Companies welcome CSME movement | Contact Magazine

The CSME remains a work in progress. Designed to let the region capitalise on its natural, human and financial resources, its potential remains mostly untapped. Two Trinidad-based firms, Karibbean Flavours…

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Can private sector energy help to push CSME forward? | Contact Magazine

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has promised to unlock the growth potential of the CSME. The business community has pointed to a disconnect between intent and reality. How can the…

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The CSME: small economies, big plans | Contact Magazine

Established 30 years ago with lofty ideals, the intention of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) was to provide more and better opportunities for employment, trade and investment. What…

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Discover Trinidad & Tobago open photo call for our 2020 edition

It’s that time of year again! As always, we at Discover Trinidad & Tobago invite all advanced and professional photographers – both our regular contributors and those we’ve never worked…

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The future of fossil fuels in Trinidad & Tobago | Contact Magazine

Trinidad and Tobago’s energy industry is more than a century old, and the country depends heavily on it for revenue. It will still have its place in the future economy,…

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Selling Trinidad & Tobago’s services | Contact Magazine

The services sector is turning in a strong performance, but is yet to become a viable exporter. A national exporters’ services registry and export training are just two of the…

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

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? | Contact Magazine

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 | Contact Magazine

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 | Contact Magazine

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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