Sep 18, 2018 | News, TTCSI in the Media

by Raphael John Lall

The T&T Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) can play a role in helping retrenched Petrotrin employees.

Lara Quentrall-Thomas, president, TTCSI, commenting on the restructuring of the state-owned energy company, said: “There is always an opportunity in a crisis but I think we need to be part of that conversation. How will it impact the services sector in south and central Trinidad? What can we do to provide services for those individuals who are being made redundant? Are there job and training opportunities we can provide through our members?”

Quentrall-Thomas said, at present, the issue is too “hot” for the TTCSI to make specific proposals.

“You have to be very careful. If we stick our toe in that cauldron at the moment, people might say we are trying to capitalise on people’s misery. We will probably have to go through Petrotrin rather than the union to offer our services that our members have.”

However, there are services TTCSI members can offer to Petrotrin’s employees.

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Guyadeen is Pan-African Institute ambassador

Guyadeen is Pan-African Institute ambassador

The Pan-African Leadership Institute (PALI) has appointed Vashti Guyadeen, CEO of the TT Coalition of Services, as its new ambassador for TT.

In a release on Friday, PALI said this appointment marks a significant milestone in its mission to foster leadership, collaboration and development within the African diaspora and beyond.

‘Services deserve equitable share of forex’

‘Services deserve equitable share of forex’

The services sector is the largest in the T&T economy, contributing annually on average $43 billion to its Gross Domestic Product, according to the T&T Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)

The services sector is diverse, covering business services (professional, computer etc), construction, transport, communications, financial services, tourism/travel, Government operations among others. It employs about 80 per cent of the labour force, some 422,000 people.

Guyadeen is Pan-African Institute ambassador

TTCSI nominated for 2 vFairs Eventeer awards

The T&T Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) has been nominated and is a finalist in two categories–best conference and best virtual event–in the vFairs Eventeer Awards 2024.