CTO Chairman wants Stronger Partnerships between Banks and Small Businesses

CTO Chairman wants Stronger Partnerships between Banks and Small Businesses

Photo Courtesy: Marketplace Excellence Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Kenneth Bryan has amplified the pivotal role of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the Caribbean’s economic landscape, highlighting their significance in generating jobs, fostering innovation, and contributing substantially to the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Delivering a profound message at the Caribbean Association […]

Trinidadian Developer Eyes Public Housing Partnership with Barbados

Trinidadian Developer Eyes Public Housing Partnership with Barbados

In a bid to provide “smart affordable” housing solutions for Barbadians, East Coast Housing Development Limited (ECHDL), a prominent housing developer based in Trinidad is considering a collaboration with the Mia Mottley administration. Bryan Singh, the executive chairman of ECHDL, said his firm intends to engage in discussions with the government about a potential public-private […]

Trinidad and Tobago: Ready to Step Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Ready to Step Up

By Manuel Holguin Hon. Stuart Young, the Minister of Energy for the twin-republic of Trinidad and Tobago, spoke to CNN about how the southernmost island country in the Caribbean could contribute to the ongoing world crisis of energy during the ongoing Russia and Ukraine conflict. Speaking with Richard Quest, Young sounded self-assured and willing to […]

Remembering Professor Selwyn Ryan

Remembering Professor Selwyn Ryan

Photo Credit: UWI Professor Selwyn Ryan passed away on Saturday, March 12, at 86. Ryan was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading writers, researchers, and political scientists. He was born in Princes Town to a lower-middle-class Afro-Trinidadian family. His mother made sure Ryan pursued higher education. Ryan was also motivated by Trinidad and Tobago, Prime […]

‘Win Your Leg’: Honoring T&T’s 1964 Olympic Bronze Medalists

‘Win Your Leg’: Honoring T&T’s 1964 Olympic Bronze Medalists

By Trevor M. Millett The journey of every Olympian to that athletic world stage is never an easy one. There is training. Training. Forever training. Competition after competition after competition. At times exhausted, nerves slightly frayed, but there is never any let-up. There must be consistency of form and performance. Attitude and mindset must be […]

CCJ Rules, Guyana Court of Appeal Decision Thrown Out

CCJ Rules, Guyana Court of Appeal Decision Thrown Out

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Caribbean Court of Justice, having found that it did indeed have jurisdiction to hear the appeal in the Guyana Election case, in a unanimous verdict, threw out the decision of the Guyana Appeal Court that inserted the word “valid” into the consideration of votes for the election of a president.  […]

NY Caribbean Community Mourns Death of Trinidadian Businessman Conrad Ifill Due to COVID-19

NY Caribbean Community Mourns Death of Trinidadian Businessman Conrad Ifill Due to COVID-19

Conrad Ifill (left), owner of Conrad’s Famous Bakery in New York (Photo) NEW YORK – The Caribbean community in New York is mourning the passing of prominent Trinidadian businessman Conrad Ifill, whose Conrad’s Famous Bakery has been a fixture in Brooklyn’s the Caribbean community for decades. Ifill, who succumbed to the COVID-19 on April 17, […]