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  • Photo of Trinidad and Tobago’s Sacha Cosmetics is Caribbean Exporter of the Year

    Trinidad and Tobago’s Sacha Cosmetics is Caribbean Exporter of the Year

    Sacha Cosmetics, a well-known beauty brand founded in 1979 in the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has been named the Caribbean Exporter of the Year at the recently held inaugural Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards. The family-owned business claimed the top accolade from a field nine nominees drawn from across the region as the curtains came down…

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  • Photo of CSME Facing Uphill Battle – Political Will Still Lacking, Many Say.

    CSME Facing Uphill Battle – Political Will Still Lacking, Many Say.

    THE quest to make the CARCOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) become something that the region’s people recognize as a “living, breathing thing” and not just a theory, was the crux of a major two-day workshop held in Trinidad last week. The workshop was hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat with the assistance of the European Union 10th EDF, and targeted…

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  • Photo of UN ranks T&T as happiest C’bean nation

    UN ranks T&T as happiest C’bean nation

    Trinidad and Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean nation again. With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic culture, booming business centre, strong government and, of course, largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the dual-island nation leads the way in happiness, according to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released…

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  • Photo of T&T wants simpler procedures in CSME

    T&T wants simpler procedures in CSME

    Trinidad and Tobago yesterday called for simpler processes and procedures in order for Caribbean people to take full advantage of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market and Economy (CSME). In an address to a two-day Newspaper Editors Regional Integration and CSME Workshop at Carlton Savannah hotel in Cascade, acting Foreign Minister Surujrattan Rambachan said the CSME, which allows for the…

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  • Photo of Karim: T&T could be ‘growth zone catalyst’ for CARICOM

    Karim: T&T could be ‘growth zone catalyst’ for CARICOM

    Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim says he believes that Trinidad and Tobago, with its hydrocarbon resources and financial prowess, could be a ‘pivot’ or ‘growth zone catalyst’ for the development of an integrated strategy for CARICOM. Speaking at the 2nd International Conference 2015 of the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago he says with this country being the axis, one…

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  • Photo of Jennifer Hudson Set to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience

    Jennifer Hudson Set to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience

    Music superstar Jennifer Hudson is set to headline the Tobago Jazz Experience this year, organizers announced. Hudson will lead a lineup that includes Jill Scott, Kool and the Gang and Miguel, among others. The festival will be hosted at locations including Speyside, Signal Hill, Castara and Pigeon Point Heritage Park, with each community hosting multiple events and performances. “The Division…

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  • Photo of Trinidad &Tobago PM opens High Commission office in Jamaica

    Trinidad &Tobago PM opens High Commission office in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Wednesday opened the new High Commission office in Jamaica, during her visit to attend the Special Summit between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of State and Government with US President Barack Obama. “The symbolism of today’s event is very strong, and is steeped in the story of two nations that…

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  • Photo of Trinidad and Tobago assumes OAS Permanent Council Chair

    Trinidad and Tobago assumes OAS Permanent Council Chair

    The Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States (OAS), Neil Parsan, has assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric institution, a position he will hold for the next three months and in which he follows the Ambassador of Suriname, Niermala Badrising. Upon assuming office, Ambassador Parsan expressed the honour he felt at…

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  • Photo of Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba to develop multi-destination tourism packages

    Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba to develop multi-destination tourism packages

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday April 1, 2015, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago says it has signed a cooperation agreement with Cuba that will allow for the development of multi-destination tourism packages. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said that the agreement was signed in Havana by Tourism Minister Gerald Hadeed and his Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export, OAS partner to enhance businesses through ICT

    Caribbean Export, OAS partner to enhance businesses through ICT

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT Advisors from 11 CARICOM countries. The countries are Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and…

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