Dubbed the #2 emerging ICT hub in the world by Business Facilities in 2010, Trinidad and Tobago is on the path towards becoming a global leader for ICT.   With the same dedication invested in building a thriving energy sector, the government has committed to doubling ICT’s contribution to the nation’s GDP from [...]

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tip@dmin on December 4th, 2010

    Animation and Trinidad are often not associated with each other in the mind of the general public.  But the animation industry in Trinidad and Tobago has been around for over nine years.  After a steady climb within the industry’s introductory stage in Trinidad, the local Animation Industry is now poised for fundamental growth, promising [...]

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tip@dmin on August 5th, 2010

  Exceptional facilities, eco-friendly construction, convenient transportation, ample resources and an educated, ready workforce… A vibrant multicultural community and a few thousand miles of beaches… Yep. Now you’ve got an idea of what it’s like to operate in the Caribbean’s financial, industrial, economic and energy hub, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at Tamana InTech [...]

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tip@dmin on July 29th, 2010

  After seven years of intense determination and personal sacrifice, Dr. Ronald De Four is now the proud owner of a US patent via the Patent Cooperation Treaty – only the second of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago. In March 2003, De Four transformed scalar time variables into vector variables in the spatial domain [...]

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In the words of Judy Lake, vice president of Information Technology Services at the University of Trinidad and Tobago: “As a nation, Trinidad now has greater expectations. We don’t want to go back; we don’t know how to go back. The only way is the way forward, the way onwards towards the vast opportunities for [...]

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tip@dmin on July 21st, 2010

Tamana InTech Park is the single most important initiative to date by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago in the quest to transform the economy from its historical dependence on oil and gas. Tamana InTech Park is helping the country to move away from its reliance on a commodity-based economy and invest in developing a [...]

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    Young entrepreneurs took advantage of the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas at the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) fourth annual Business Plan competition, held on Thursday July 15th at UTT’s O’Meara campus in Arima.   The competition, which is sponsored by e TecK and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, provides [...]

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tip@dmin on June 25th, 2010

The word ‘entrepreneur’ generally calls to mind an image of a fast-talking, savvy businessman with numbers on the brain and money to burn. Schoolchildren wielding rubber-bands? …Not so much. But this rubber-band project was a building block of an innovative activity geared to stimulate students’ entrepreneurial drives. This was done by students at one of [...]

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tip@dmin on May 3rd, 2010

TTMA President Greig Laughlin is a busy man. “Oh gosh, I am constantly running all over the place… but I can’t complain,” he laughs good-naturedly, as I finally cornered him following e Teck’s High Value Manufacturing Cluster Launch held at the Trinidad Hilton at the end of April. Laughlin, also the Managing Director of automotive [...]

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