Trinidad and Tobago Trade Minister shares ‘successful strategies for turbulent economic times’ with Barbados’ Chamber at AGM via ICBL

Trinidad and Tobago’s Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications Minister, Senator Vasant Bharath, was the guest speaker at the ICBL (Insurance Corporation of Barbados, Ltd.) sponsored Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 188th Annual General Meeting and May Business Luncheon on May 28, 2014.

The Discussion, held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, focused on the fiscal and macro-economic policies employed by the Trinidad and Tobago Government to steer its economy through turbulent times, along with supporting regulatory and legislative improvements aimed towards improving the ease of doing business while instilling investor confidence.

The Discussion, held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, focused on the fiscal and macro-economic policies employed by the Trinidad and Tobago Government to steer its economy through turbulent times, along with supporting regulatory and legislative improvements aimed towards improving the ease of doing business while instilling investor confidence.

Minister Bharath clearly stated to the audience that ‘the economic trajectory upon which the Trinidad and Tobago Government has embarked is grounded in a solid foundation of research; an understanding of local needs and global trends; and a clear vision for the future of our young Nation’.

In attendance at the event were Ms. Tracey Shuffler - President, Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Mr. Edward Clarke - Vice President, Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry; and Mrs. Lisa Gale - Executive Director, Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The event was sponsored by ICBL, a local Barbados insurance company.

In attendance at the event were Ms. Tracey Shuffler (centre) – President, Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Mr. Edward Clarke (extreme right) – Vice President, Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry; and Mrs. Lisa Gale (far left) – Executive Director, Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The event was sponsored by ICBL, a local Barbados insurance company.

He outlined his Government’s coordinated efforts are grounded in their ‘National Performance Framework 2012-2015, which outlines five priority areas that attempt to measure performance as it relates to the provision of goods and services to citizens‘.

His Address focused on the fourth area of priority - Economic Growth - in the context of macroeconomic stability and sustainability through diversification; promoting and developing new strategic sectors; revitalizing traditional sectors; enabling a competitive business environment; strategically managing international relations; promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and increasing foreign and domestic investment.

The Senator’s address focused on the fourth area of priority – Economic Growth – in the context of macroeconomic stability and sustainability through diversification; promoting and developing new strategic sectors; revitalizing traditional sectors; enabling a competitive business environment; strategically managing international relations; promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and increasing foreign and domestic investment.

The Chamber’s Immediate Past President, Mr. Lalu Vaswami said it was a ‘delight to have Minister Bharath share the outstanding progress being made under his [stewardship] in Trinidad and Tobago to enhance the business environment.’

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