Dear Stakeholder,

I would like to inform you that the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries has appointed Nirad Tewarie as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1st 2009.

Nirad has been covering matters related to the Caribbean and Trade for several years as a journalist in several media houses in Trinidad and Tobago. He also worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat. Prior to taking up this assignment, he had been lecturing in the Undergraduate International Relations programme at UWI, St Augustine and at ROYTEC. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communications  from Florida International University and an M.Sc. in International Relations from U.W.I. His Masters thesis focused on some of the opportunities for CARICOM under the recently signed Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

The Board of the TTCSI feels confident that Nirad will bring rigour, new ideas and vitality to the Coalition of Services Industries and are we very happy to have him on board. We look forward to working with him to take the Coalition to yet another level of accomplishment and action on behalf of the service providers of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nirad will be visiting all Members over the course of the next few weeks to consult with you personally.

Lawrence Placide