The Business Corner

The Business Corner

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The Business Corner – Feb 18 2019

The Director of the International Labour Organization’s Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, Claudia Coenjaerts, discusses the 100 year-old United Nations agency’s latest reports, which call for worker guarantees, and the closing of skills-education gaps brought on by rapid technological changes.

Phil Taylor, the man behind the Caribbean Urban Music conference (that brings American record industry professionals to Trinidad), and recording/production executive, Simeon Sandiford, part of the team behind Caziq, the 1st streaming service for regional music, discuss their initiatives to bring more structure to the local music industry.

We wrap up with business partnerships, in the fields of agro-processing and ICT, with Rebecca Cobham of Rn’J Farms, and from the consultancy, Prudential Computer Services, Aubrey Mendonca and James Vailloo



Business Corner – Feb 11 2019

Amidst genuine, negative concerns about their impact on jobs, we speak to  T.S.T.T.’s Executive Vice-president of Strategic Alliances, Enterprise and Tobago Operations, Rakesh Goswami.
Christopher Proute, creative lab design co-ordinator at NIHERST/the National Science Centre, focus on how automation and artificial intelligence can be the source of future wealth.
With Trinidad and Tobago a part of the global children’s entertainment event, the Kidscreen Animation Summit, for the first time, in 2019, the Managing Director of Coded Arts, Brian Perry, and mentor, Wayne Mandeville, talk about the progress made in local animation, virtual reality and gaming.
And, there’s more from the 2019 Energy Conference panel discussion on technology’s impact on the sector.


The Business Corner – – Feb 4 2019

As the 3-day Energy Conference 2019 opens in Port of Spain, we get a feel of the early sessions as we air the 1st of 3 parts of a panel discussion, on the ‘evolving role of technology‘ on the sector, chaired by professor Avinash Persaud, chairman of the Barbados Financial Services Authority.

He spoke to the Regional President of BP Claire Fitzpatrick, the Vice-President and Country Chair of Shell Derek Hudson, the President of the National Gas Company Mark Loquan, as well as the Group Chief Executive of First Citizens Karen Darbasie, also the President of BHP Trinidad Vincent Pereira, and Darryl White, the Chief Executive Officer of RBC Financial Caribbean.

Trinidad-born scholar and surgeon, Dr. Wayne Frederick, who became president of Harvard University in 2014, advocates for closer ties between business and the school curriculum.
And adventure, travel and food come together as Geography teacher by day, Leah Fouchong, with a background in biodiversity conservation, started an eco-tours company, Co-existence Expeditions and Sunshine Travel. And finally Shalima Persad, Manager of Edible Arts Sugar Artistry, started to make cakes and truffles that ‘taste as good as they look’ in 2010.


Business Corner – Jan 28 2019

In November 2017, the man behind the MovieTowne shopping and entertainment cineplexes, Derek Chin, shared valuable insights on what it takes to succeed in business, and his plans to expand, internationally. He returns to talk about the importance of “thinking beyond the norm”, culture, and the newest franchise outlet, in the original family home,- Georgetown, Guyana, built at a cost of some 50 million US dollars, and set to open in March.
Former Energy and Finance minister, Conrad Enill, looks ahead to the “New Beginnings” session, which bring together credit and trades unions in Port of Spain, on ways ordinary people can succeed in tough economic times.
Additionally on the program, Dilean Richards recalls the moment in 2015 when work as a financial advisor gave way to a decision to become an entrepreneur. Just D’s, her line of relishes, liqueurs, jams and jellies are now available in leading supermarkets.


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