Category: Business

A scene from The Cutlass, with lead actors Arnold Goindhan and Lisa-Bel Hirschmann

Q&A with the producers of The Cutlass

As the T&T feature film The Cutlass prepares for its international release, Caroline Taylor talks to the filmmakers about the challenges of local and regional cinema CT: Teneille, what inspired you to tell this story as your first feature? Teneille Newallo (screenwriter & executive producer): Timing is everything. I am firstly an actor, and moving

Cocobel Chocolate Trinidad

Made in Trinidad: Unique Gifts, Souvenirs and Shopping

No, a ceramic coconut made in China is probably not how you want to remember your trip to Trinidad. Fair enough. But there are exceptionally talented local craftsmen in Trinidad working in leather, clay, fabric, copper and other raw materials like seeds, shells and gourds. And you can find just about anything mainstream, from clothes, houseware and aromatherapy candles to fancy local foods, fashion and jewellery.

A design by Shurnel is modelled T&T Fashion Week. Photographer: Edison Boodoosingh

Spotlight on Trinidad & Tobago Fashion

A look at Trinidad & Tobago Fashion Week; Tobago Fashion Weekend; the relationship between fashion and Carnival; and the islands’ emerging fashion industry as a whole.

One Woodbrook Place. Photographer: Courtesy Tucker Real Estate

Trinidad Real Estate & Property Market

As of late 2010, the real estate market in Trinidad has begun to show signs of improvement after suffering a decline during the last three years

The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre

Trinidad: Conference & Convention Capital of the Caribbean

Trinidad is already a financial and information hub of the region and a gateway to Latin America, with a high influx of business travellers. Consequently, the Tourism Development Company (TDC) has set up the Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau (TTCB) as Trinidad positions itself as the conference and convention hub of the Caribbean and beyond.

Native Spirit wear. Photographer: Courtesy B&Tees

The Native Spirit: Original Caribbean Art to Wear

Discover talks to Tracy Kaufmann, the co-founder of Native Spirit (produced by B&Tees Ltd), to learn how this brand has become such a hit for both locals and visitors for over 25 years.

An aerial view of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad: the Regional Business Centre

Trinidad is the business capital of the region, owing to its natural hydrocarbon reserves. With those reserves quickly being consumed, this “Caribbean Tiger” has moved, repeatedly, to diversify its economy.

The Port of Spain waterfront. Photo by Chris Anderson

Port of Spain: International Financial Centre (IFC)?

Jwala Rambarran on Port of Spain as an International Financial Centre This article was originally published in the Trinidad & Tobago Business Guide 2009-10 [First the former PNM and then the coalition PP administrations intended to] establish the Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC) despite the ongoing global financial crisis and its many casualties. By exporting financial