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Use T&T’s business savvy


BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

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Stop complaining about Trinidad and Tobago investments and adopt the twin-island republic’s business savvy.
This was the advice last Wednesday from executive director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI), Lisa Cummins, who said Barbadians were just as entitled as Trinidadians to set up businesses throughout the Caribbean.
Cummins said that while people argued that CARICOM was dead, Trinidadians were taking advantage of the rights of establishment and the right to freely move capital and labour as provided under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.
“There’s nothing that precludes you from moving throughout the region and setting up a commercial presence wherever you choose because Trinidad has no rights that are different than yours,” she said during a presentation to the inaugural Caribbean Excellence Conference last Wednesday.
Cummins was speaking on The Year 2022: Visualizing Excellence And Enhanced Global Trade In Caribbean Brands during the event hosted by the Caribbean Centre for Organizational Excellence at the Aquatica Beach Resort.
“Let’s stop complaining about Trinidad and start to use the business savvy of Trinidad to do the same thing that they’re doing and expand your business opportunities because that’s what is necessary now.  
“The market here is simply going to be too small if you really want to expand,” she said. (NB)

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