Our sister magazine – the 2009-2010 edition of the Trinidad & Tobago Business Guide (TTBG)– was published in mid-April, in time to be available to visiting delegations at the fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain. It is now available for free download – alongside the previous two issues – on the Media & Editorial Projects Ltd. (MEP) website.
Now in its third year, the TTBG has had a radical makeover this year, with a complete re-design.
The TTBG maintains its strictly independent viewpoint, however. “Our contributors are all respected experts in their own fields,” says editor and veteran international journalist Jeremy Taylor. “They give us a truthful and objective account of their specialist subjects, without bias and without jargon.”
Contributors to this year’s edition include:
- economist Jwala Rambarran and investment analyst Nesha Debysingh, who examine the state of the economy, the financial sector, the investment arena and the proposed international financial centre.
- award-winning energy specialist David Renwick, who investigates the oil and gas industry, and IT expert Mark Lyndersay (“Bit Depth”) on developments in information technology.
- John Bell, who has headed both the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and the Trinidad & Tobago Hotels and Tourism Association, with a hard look at the realities and prospects of the tourism sector.
- agricultural consultant Wendy Lee Yuen on the work still to be done to produce a recovery in food production.
- Captain Rawle Baddaloo on the shipping industry, and environmental journalist James Fuller grilling the head of the Environmental Management Authority on the EMA’s brief and performance.
- David Jessop, who heads the London-based Caribbean Council, describing the regional context.
Other stories focus on eTecK’s science and technology park taking shape at Tamana, and the state of the country in early 2009, along with its “open for business” message. Twenty-nine tables and graphics provide at-a-glance statistics.
The new is aimed principally at readers and potential investors overseas, and is being distributed free through multiple channels, especially business organisations and Trinidad & Tobago diplomatic missions. It will be formally launched at the 2009 Trade and Investment Convention in Trinidad this June. There it will be available to all exhibitors and visitors in the Business Centre, free of charge.