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Launch of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Caribbean Region (MTCC-CA) at UTT

3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM - All
The historic launch of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Caribbean Region (MTCC-CA) was held at the Chaguaramas Campus of The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) on March 8th, 2017. The Office of the MTCC-CA was unveiled by the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education and Professor Kenneth S. Julien, (Emeritus), T.C., founding and current Chairman of the Board of Governors of UTT, who inaugurated the facility with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Five Animated Ideas Ready for Animae Caribe Festival

9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
Animae Caribe has consistently provided a platform for learning, sharing and development of our creativity for the development of Caribbean animated content. We have seen projects come to life both with support from the festival and organically. For the first time in its 15 year history the festival will feature five investment ready IP projects coming out of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.

EOI for CDA Hotel Tracking Station

8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
The Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) is issuing an Expression of Interest (EOI)seeking submissions from qualified and experienced developers/investors to plan, design, construct and commission a full service hotel at the Old Tracking Station at Macqueripe, Tucker Valley, Chaguaramas.

IQor Capitalizes on Front-Runner Status in Emerging Trinidad & Tobago

8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
Trinidad and Tobago is striving to gain a solid foothold among a competitive field of regional rivals through fairly aggressive incentives and a bid to specialize in finance-related sourcing. A little over a year ago, Florida-based iQor, made headlines when it became the first BPO entrant to make a significant commitment to Trinidad and – according to company officials – the experience has been reasonably positive.

A Plethora of Business Opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago's Manufacturing Industry

7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
China - the world’s largest building material manufacturer continues to court Trinidad and Tobago as a premium destination for business partnerships, joint ventures and development of factories within this industry. “The prospects are promising and the business opportunities are unlimited.” Those were the words of Ms. Li Zhiling, Director International Cooperation Department of China Building Material Federation (CBMF) during her address to attendees at a Business to Business Seminar hosted by InvesTT on Monday 27th June 2016, at the Hilton Trinidad.

TIC 2016 Creating Pathways for Business

6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
What to Expect at TIC 2016
500+ regional and international buyers, including Country Missions and representatives of large regional distributors
2,000 local professionals and decision makers from the private and public sector
800 small business entrepreneurs

Multi-sectoral exhibits from 200 companies (50% local, 20% regional, 30% international) with country pavilions from around the world.

Media coverage from throughout the region

The Best of Trinidad and Tobago to be seen by Colombians and the Rest of the World

5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM - All

Caracol Television, the largest television network in Colombia, has begun producing the series El Desafio Super Humanos 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago. El Desafio is an adventure reality show which is viewed in more than 60 countries and ranks within the top 10 of TV shows with the highest ratings in Colombian television history.

Expression of Interest In Bonded Warehousing

5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago ("the Authority") is issuing a call for Expressions of Interest for businesses interested in leasing land to design, build, finance and operate BONDED WAREHOUSING facilities at the Piarco AeroPark.

Polish Cosmetic Brand Inglot Cosmetics Chooses Trinidad and Tobago

5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
The Inglot Cosmetic brand is now available in Trinidad and Tobago. This, as New York based master franchising company, 1494 Columbus Management recently completed negotiations with Starlite Drugs operator George Aboud & Sons Ltd., through 1494’s locally registered subsidiary Brand Management Limited (BML).


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of the Global Services Promotion Programme, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to the recruitment of a Programme Manager (PM) to manage the execution of the Programme. The PM will have overall responsibility for the governance, administration, management and implementation of the programme, including the day-to-day administration and operations; supervision of staff, consultants and the Global Services Internationalization Hub.

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Trinidad & Tobago Breaks Through Into Top Tier Of Global Services Destinations

3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The global landscape for service delivery, whether Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or in-house shared services is never static. Global executives in the process of short-listing locations are unwise to simply return to the default choices of a decade ago.

Tapping into the Diaspora this Carnival

1/5/2016 12:00:00 AM - All
On January 28thand 29th, two agencies charged with promoting this country’s investment and creative offerings - InvesTT and CreativeTT - joined efforts to host a stakeholder outreach initiative at Piarco International Airport. The two-day initiative targeted passengers on flights from Canada, USA, UK and Europe with a key focus on T&T diaspora visiting for Carnival.

Big Win for Trinidad and Tobago at 2015 International Cocoa Awards

12/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Cocoa of Excellence (CoEx) Programme is the entry point for farmers to participate in the International Cocoa Awards (ICA), the only competition of its kind recognizing the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavours globally. Every two years, this unique programme spearheaded by Bioversity International and Event International recognizes quality, flavour and diversity of cocoas according to their origin. The 2015 Edition has been celebrated at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris in October.

Local Companies Increase their Export Competitiveness

10/13/2015 12:00:00 AM - All
InvesTT has provided its support to local export companies seeking regional and foreign business through the InBuy2015 hosted by ExporTT during 14th -16th October at the Hyatt Regency. “This collaboration made perfect sense for us; it is a key component in establishing Trinidad and Tobago as the manufacturing hub of the Caribbean.” says Racquel Moses - president InvesTT, “Investors are not only attracted to our export capability, but also because they recognize that products made in Trinidad and Tobago are of a high quality and are the outcome of a rich, authentic, cultural provenance.”

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Oldendorff and UTT partner up to develop maritime sector

7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM - All
On July 8th, Oldendorff Carriers Trinidad and Tobago Ltd., signed an internship agreement with UTT’s Maritime Programme at the Chaguaramas Campus. Through the internship agreement selected cadets will acquire requisite sea-time experience onboard Oldendorff’s vessels for periods of six (6) months. The move by Oldendorff seeks to use their investment in Trinidad and Tobago to further develop the Maritime industry beyond the more than 120 local jobs that they already provide.

Spain Targeting Investment in Trinidad and Tobago

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - All
“There is much to be gained from the existing double taxation treaty between Trinidad and Tobago and the Kingdom of Spain,” stated the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America, His Excellency Jesús Gracia Aldaz. The comment was made at the First Trinidad and Tobago–Spain Partnership Forum, held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on Wednesday 24th June 2015. The event was co-hosted by InvesTT Limited, the country’s investment promotion agency with the Embassy of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago received 21 increase of FDI flows in 2014 UNCTAD

6/24/2015 8:37:00 AM - All
InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago, the country’s Investment Promotion Agency, released the results of the World Investment Report 2015 on 24th June, 2015 on behalf of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

InvesTT Receives Best to Invest Top Agencies Award

5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
After only two (2) years of existence, InvesTT, the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) of Trinidad and Tobago, is currently ranked amongst the best IPAs in the world. InvesTT was announced as one of the winners of Site Selection Magazine’s Best to Invest Top Agencies Award for 2015.

FAST to Improve Investment Climate

5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
FAST was created as a vehicle to increase cross agency synergy, deepen stakeholder partnerships to realize more efficient processes that will positively impact investor morale and strengthen relationships between government agencies, departments and ministries on an individual level. Team members include persons from Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, Ministry of National Security, Environmental Management Authority, Customs and Excise Division, Town and Country Planning Division, Immigration Division, e TecK and InvesTT.

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InvesTT, Consulate General for Miami Team up to Host Potential Investors

5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Miami, FL. A clarion call for greater investment into the non-energy sectors of Trinidad and Tobago was sounded by InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago Limited (InvesTT) at a networking cocktail-event hosted on Tuesday 28th April, 2015 by the Consulate General of Trinidad and Tobago for Miami, Florida, the Honorable Dr. Anil Ramanann.

Consultancy – Lead generation, pre-qualification and short-listing of foreign companies for the Caribbean Investment Summit 2015

3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), invites proposals from qualified contractors to provide consultancy services for the generation of leads, pre-qualification and short-listing of foreign companies, identified as potential investors in the Caribbean and the securing of their participation in meetings with CAIPA members, in particular the Caribbean Investment Summit, which is scheduled for June 25, 2015 in London. Contractors are invited to submit a technical and financial proposal.

Trinidad and Tobago receives award for Sustainable Tourism Promotion at ITB 2015

3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago represented by a delegation of senior government officials from the Tourism Development Company (TDC) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Division of Tourism and Transportation accompanied by stakeholders kicked off day one of the ITB Berlin Convention with an award presented by DERPART Travel Services for Sustainable Destination Promotion on the German Market.

Full Circle Animation wins the FINPYME Hidden Champion Award

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The aim of Hidden Champions Project is to identify SMEs that have high potential for growth and to help them achieve further success through technical assistance. The IIC has selected the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business as the local agent for a Hidden Champions pilot project in Trinidad and Tobago. The role of the School will be to assist the IIC and KEXIM in the process of selecting a final list of three champions.


3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank(IDB) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the project Global Services Promotion Programme, for the recruitment of individual Technical Consultants to assist with the execution of specific responsibilities under the programme...

Trade Ministry receives 'diamond standard certification' for service to customers

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications (MTIIC) continues to place service to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago at the top of its agenda. On Wednesday 22 January, 2015, the Ministry’s TTBizLink Unit, which is the Single Electronic Window (SEW) for Trade and Business Facilitation, and the Trade Licence Unit (TLU) were both awarded the Diamond Standard Certification by the Ministry of Public Administration (MPA) at the Trinidad and Tobago Diamond Standard Award Ceremony which took place at Queen’s Hall. Both Units were awarded arising from current excellent service standards, and a drive to work towards excellence.

Request for Proposals for a consultant to prepare a Strategic Plan for the Music Industry

1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT) invites Proposals for the Provision of Consultancy Services for the preparation of a Strategic Plan for the development of the local Music Industry.

InvesTT signs MoU for T&T promotion report

11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Investment promotion agency, InvesTT has signed has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research with the global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) to prepare a report on Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.

Trinidad and Tobago hailed as one in the top ten improvers in the 2015 Doing Business Report

11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Released Wednesday 29th October, 2014, the 2015 Doing Business Report ranks Trinidad and Tobago among the top ten performers worldwide! Specifically on page 5 of the Report it states that “among the 21 economies with the most reforms making it easier to do business in 2013/14, ten (10) stand out as having improved the most in performance on the Doing Business indicators: Tajikistan, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Azerbaijan, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. Together, these 10 top improvers implemented 40 regulatory reforms making it easier to do business.”

The Sponge Bob Story

10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM - Cultural Interest
Have you ever wondered where the crazy story about a ‘pants’ wearing sponge,who lives in a pineapple under the sea, came from? Well this phenomenal success has a great history and series writer from Cartoon Network Richard Pursel will tell us all about it at Animae Caribe Festival this week.

Agreement signed for... US$2.1bn dry dock

10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM - Investment
InvesTT is embarking on its largest project to date, the multi-billion dollar Sullivan Island Dry Dock, president Raquel Moses announced yesterday. “This project is one of our targeted sectors which is the maritime and is a huge opportunity for growth. Once we sign this agreement it will be the biggest opportunity in InvestTT ‘s portfolio with a potential capital expenditure of US$2.1 billion upon completion.

InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago receives award for attracting green foreign direct investment

10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM - Investment
The four winning agencies were invesTT from Trinidad and Tobago, the Rwanda Development Board, Trade and Investment South Africa, and UK Trade and Investment from the United Kingdom.

Regional Investor of the Year Award 2014 – Investor in the Green Economy

10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
The Regional Investor of the Year Award (RIYA) is a collaborative initiative between Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) to recognize and promote the contribution of foreign and local investors to the Caribbean economy.

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InvesTT looking for 50 leads at NYC conference

9/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - Investment
InvesTT president Racquel Moses says if the investment promotion agency gets 50 solid leads coming out of Thursday’s T&T investment promotion conference at the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan, it would be a “tremendous success.”

Trinindad and Tobago hosts VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum

9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago will host the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) from the 8 to 10 October. The theme of forum is: “The human imagination at work driving competitiveness, powering innovation.” This is the first time an English speaking Caribbean country would host the ACF.

US director praises local talent

9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM - Cultural Interest
President of Bobbcat Films and director of Girlfriends’ Getaway Roger Bobb gave kudos to the many local actors who appear in the newly released film while also praising the professionalism and abundance of local talent available here in Trinidad and Tobago.

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A first for Tobago and the Caribbean

8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM - General Business
TOBAGO Estate Chocolate has taken three Gold Stars at the Great Taste 2014 London Awards. This is the first time a Caribbean product has taken the coveted award from the London Guild of Fine Foods.

InvesTT Welcomes China’s Hunan Province Business Delegation to Trinidad & Tobago

8/18/2014 3:35:00 PM - Investment
InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago, the national investment promotion agency charged with the responsibility to attract foreign investment to the country, last week hosted a joint Government and business delegation from China’s Hunan Province.

Bharath chosen for investment talks in China

8/14/2014 3:54:00 PM - General Business
Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications Vasant Bharath will be one of only three ministers from Latin America to hold high-level bilateral investment meetings at the 6th Latin America China Investors Forum (LACIF), a release from Latin Finance said yesterday.

Get In On the Action with InvesTT at the Regional Super 50 Cricket Tournament

1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - All
InvesTT is proud to be a major partner of the Nagico Super 50 Cricket Tournament hosted in Trinidad and Tobago from 30 January to 15 February 2014 at the Queens Park Oval, Port-of-Spain

Investors' vital role in Caribbean economies focus of new awards programme

9/6/2013 1:49:00 PM - General Business
A new Caribbean award celebrates local and foreign investors who help strengthen the region.

Trade and Investment Convention 2013 Schedule

Trade and Investment Convention 2013

6/4/2013 5:00:00 PM - Investment
Click here for the schedule of activities for Trade and Investment Convention 2013.


invesTT commissions feasibility study for solar projects

2/4/2013 10:32:00 AM - General Business
On the heels of last week’s opening of Antigua and Barbuda’s first solar power system at the Shirley Heights Lookout in St Paul, Trinidad and Tobago took an important step, today, toward developing its own capacity for commercially viable renewable energy, with the commissioning of a feasibility study for a globally competitive co-location manufacturing industrial complex in the solar PV cell value chain.


Trinidad and Tobago on the road to ICT readiness

12/10/2012 4:47:00 PM - General Business
As a nearshore ICT destination, Trinidad and Tobago possesses high potential, primarily rivaled within the region by Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Despite a small ICT/Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employee base, T&T has a competitive advantage in the region in terms of infrastructure and quality of education.

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Singapore company awarded phase two project in Trinidad’s eGovernment investment

11/22/2012 10:56:00 AM - Investment
Singapore-headquartered eGovernment solutions provider CrimsonLogic has been working with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to improve the country’s international competitiveness, reports Logistics Week. A key project has been to develop and implement a customised Single Electronic Window (SEW) known as TTBizLink.

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Trinidad praised for long-term ICT vision

11/14/2012 2:08:00 PM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago’s use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education to equip children with the IT skills to take into work has received praise in a new report that assesses educational ICT standards in Latin America.

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ICT on the agenda - ICT and Innovation Business Symposium 2012

10/19/2012 7:46:00 AM - General Business
The 3rd national ICT and Innovation Business Symposium will be held on 18th-20th November 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Symposium represents a unique opportunity for business executives to engage in a forum for regional discussion and debate on matters relating to Information and Communications Technology.

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Innovate, Create, Animate : Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival in Trinidad

10/11/2012 10:42:00 AM - Investment
2012 marks the 11th annual Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival. One core event in the line-up is the Business of Animation Seminar, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 1st, and is part of the Festival schedule which runs from October 29th to November 4th 2012 at various locations throughout Trinidad.

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Is Latin America and the Caribbean turning on to energy efficiency?

9/27/2012 3:12:00 PM - General Business
Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine appointed the Energy Service Company (ESCO) committee back in January this year and assured us that government was serious about adopting a new energy efficient model that could save local businesses millions of dollars each year. This is good news for foreign investors.

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ICT costs to go down in Trinidad and Tobago

9/27/2012 1:37:00 PM - General Business
TSTT, Trinidad and Tobago's largest telecommunications provider, is busy shoring up its suite of business services in the face of the Telecommunications Authority's recent announcement that they are in the final stages of inviting a third mobile provider into the market. The increased competition means business costs will continue to fall while ICT capabilities expand.

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“Unleashing ICT for Development” in Trinidad and Tobago with US technology expert Aneesh Chopra

9/26/2012 1:43:00 PM - General Business
Trinidad and Tobago will host Aneesh Chopra former Chief Technology Officer of Government of the United States of America, during the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries’ (TTCSI) 5th Annual Services Week on October 30th, 2012.

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Digital Technology at the fore in Trinidad and Tobago: MobiWorld Caribbean

9/5/2012 9:16:00 AM - General Business
The Caribbean Digital Expo (CDX) is proud to present MobiWorld Caribbean, a conference on digital technology which will be held on October 25th at the Trinidad Hotel & Conference Centre in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Trinidad and Tobago's labour force enriched by World Skills Competition 2012

8/6/2012 1:06:00 PM - General Business
invesTT continues to build upon the nation’s human resource capacity through its recent partnership with the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training as one of the platinum sponsors of WorldSkills Trinidad and Tobago 2012.

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Foreign Direct Investment up 5%

7/10/2012 9:48:00 AM - Investment
Foreign direct investment (FDI) to Trinidad and Tobago totalled $574 million in 2011, a 5% increase over 2010 figures of $549 million. The figures are contained in the latest World Investment Report (WIR) by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) which was launched on July 5th.


invesTT partners with T&T’s private sector to offer new business opportunities for investors

6/28/2012 1:07:00 PM - Investment
invesTT Limited, in its strategic alignment to the Government’s mandate to promote economic diversification, discussed its role in partnering with the private sector at a Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday 27th June.

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UNCTAD World Investment Report 2012 launches in TnT

6/22/2012 8:57:00 AM - Investment
Trinidad and Tobago has been selected by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to host a press conference to launch the results of The World Investment Report 2012 (WIR12) on their behalf for the Caribbean region.

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invesTT welcomes trade and investment at Caribbean Investment Week 2012

6/1/2012 7:33:00 AM - Investment
invesTT in its dedication to the objective of promoting and attracting Foreign Direct Investment into Trinidad and Tobago attended and facilitated the Caribbean Investment Week 2012.

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invesTT hosts "Boost your Brand" workshop for fashion designers

5/28/2012 8:44:00 AM - General Business
InvesTT Limited partnered with the Fashion Industry Development Committee (FIDC) of Trinidad and Tobago and invited world-renowned ‘guru’ for fashion exporters, Mr. Thierry Bayle, to host a three (3) day “Boost your Brand Masterclass” workshop on May 21st-23rd, 2012.


invesTT hosts seminar on "Is Your Business or Organisation Future Fit?"

4/23/2012 12:00:00 AM - General Business
invesTT in collaboration with Ian Ivey from Next Corporation will be hosting a seminar on "Is Your Business or Organisation Future Fit?" at the Trade and Investment Convention on May 16th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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T & T is in the Business of Animation

12/1/2011 11:00:00 AM - Investment
With 10 years of solid experience in the region under its belt, the animation industry is well poised to be a significant contributor to the development of Trinidad and Tobago’s creative industry.

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