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Invest Caribbean Now Hosts Trinidad & Tobago PM In New York Flag Raising Ceremony

Invest Caribbean Now Founder/Chairman Felicia Persaud, l, presents a certificate of appreciation to Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as ICN President Sheila Newton-Moses, far left, looks on. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)

Invest Caribbean Now Founder/Chairman Felicia Persaud, l, presents a certificate of appreciation to Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as ICN President Sheila Newton-Moses, far left, looks on. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)

CaribPR Wire, Thurs. Sept. 25, 2014: In commemoration of Trinidad & Tobago’s 38th anniversary of a Republic and the country’s first investment conference in New York City, private Caribbean investment promotions arm, Invest Caribbean Now, hosted the country’s first female Prime Minister, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in a flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green, New York on Wednesday, September 24th.

The event was held in conjunction with the Bowling Green Association and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation at the Bowling Green Park at the southern tip of Broadway, a mecca for visitors from around the world and home to the world famous  3 1/2 ton bronze “Charging Bull.” The flag was raised at 1:45 p.m. on the towering 55 ft. flag pole by Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar and was followed by a private reception at Cipriani’s at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

ICN Founder and Chairman, Felicia Persaud, presented the prime minister with a Certificate of Appreciation at the ceremony for “making history at Bowling Green” while ICN President, Sheila Newtown-Moses, said she looked forward to further collaboration and partnership between Invest Caribbean Now and the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

“This event showed what the Caribbean Diaspora is capable of achieving through diverse and global collaboration, but most importantly what can be achieved through partnerships between governments and private sector entities like Hard Beat Communications’ Invest Caribbean Now,” commented Persaud on the event. “We were happy to be able to afford the Prime Minister the opportunity to mark the Republic anniversary of sweet T&T even here in NYC.”

The ceremony was attended by a number of Trinidadian and American nationals in New York, including Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry as well as several Trinidad government officials including InvesTT President, Mrs. Racquel Moses; InvesTT vice president, investor sourcing, InvesTT and manager marketing & communications, InvesTT, Shurla Henry-Gibson.

Trinidad and Tobago gained Independence from British colonial rule on 31st August 1962 and became a Republic twelve years later on September 24, 1976.

Today, September 25th, PM Persad-Bissessar will address the Trinidad & Tobago Investment conference on Thursday at the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E 68th St

New York, NY.


Invest Caribbean Now (ICN): Invest Caribbean Now is the only privately owned New York-based investment agency promoting investment in the Caribbean and the brainchild of Caribbean American entrepreneur Felicia Persaud. Its annual investment summit presented by digital media solutions company Hard Beat Communications, brings together investment bankers, private equity investors, Chinese and U.S. government officials, Caribbean ministers of governments and premiers, hotel developers, architects, real estate developers, financial advisors, entrepreneurs and the media in New York City annually to focus on investment opportunities in the Caribbean and wealth creation for the region.


Kathy Bronson

Invest Caribbean Now

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Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York


CaribPR Wire, Mon. Sept. 15, 2014: Why do multinational companies choose Trinidad and Tobago?; What is Trinidad and Tobago doing to attract FDI outside of a thriving energy sector?; What is the future of US / Trinidad and Tobago relations?

These questions will be answered on September 25, 2014 in New York at the Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference. This premier event will feature the Honorable Prime Minister, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E 68th Street, New York, NY.

Trinidad and Tobago is ranked #1 for cost effectiveness in the Caribbean and Central America (fDi Intelligence, 2013) and boasts of a strategic location below the hurricane belt, which augers well for bulk trans-shipment, fewer business disruptions and uninterrupted power. Strong trade relations with USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Venezuela, CARICOM, Colombia and Europe provide local businesses with easy market access to over 1 billion consumers globally.

The conference will focus on Trinidad & Tobago’s competitive advantages as a business location. It will include panels of experts and business leaders from Trinidad & Tobago and the United States to discuss the country’s advancements in economic diversification, foreign investment, foreign policy, energy, competitiveness and innovation.

Government officials already confirmed at the event include:

  • Senator the Honourable Vasant Bharath – Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications.
  • Senator Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie – Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development.
  • Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine – Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs.

The media is invited to cover this event and arrange interviews through InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago, the national investment promotion agency. InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago is an integral part of the Government’s diversification strategy and serves as the first point of contact for investors seeking opportunities in all of the country’s targeted sectors.  The company provides full service facilitation for all incoming investment projects.

InvesTT representatives Mrs. Racquel Moses, President and Mr. Shyamal Chandradathsingh – Vice President, Investor Sourcing will be there to meet with interested parties.

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For more information on Trinidad and Tobago’s investment offerings visit


Shurla Henry-Gibson

Manager, Marketing & Communications


Tel: +1 (868) 675-1989 ext. 2168; +1 (868) 750-8437 (mobile)


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Ben & Jerry’s business model to headline CIF 2013


May 20th, 2013

News Release

Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, INC.

Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, INC.

CaribPR Wire, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Mon. May 20, 2013: The 3rd annual Caribbean Investment Forum, (CIF), takes place on June 10th and 11th, 2013 with an exciting line up of local, regional and international speakers, headlining with Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, INC.

Ben is the part of the duo which has helped to build a store-front venture into a $300 million ice-cream empire by making social responsibility and creative management, strengths instead of weaknesses. His business plan has been featured in his 2007 book “Values-Driven Business: How to Change the World, Make Money, and Have Fun” and explores the road map for starting a successful business. Ben has maintained that successful businesses can be environmentally and socially conscious and uses real-life examples in his book to show how “triple bottom line” practices-profits, people and planet, have helped businesses thrive.

The Ben & Jerry’s community –oriented approach to business where by good will, good times and good ice-cream are shared, will come to life at CIF 2013. Today a model for business success Ben and Jerry have been recognized for fostering their company’s commitment to social responsibility.

Ben’s presentation will deliver a rousing tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit, full of anecdotes and focusing on the importance of bringing social responsibility to the business world.

Ben Cohen will speak at the Opening Plenary of the Caribbean Investment Forum on June 10th, 2013, with a presentation titled: “Ben & Jerry’s Homemade – A Radical Business Philosophy,” and on Tuesday June 11th, 2013, he will share “The Ben & Jerry’s Story.”

Caribbean Investment Forum is an initiative of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (MTII) and presented by invesTT, the investment promotion agency of Trinidad and Tobago. CIF takes place on June 10th and 11th 2013 at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre and will feature sessions on industries targeted for growth inclusive of Maritime, Agribusiness, Tourism, Business Process Outsourcing, ICT, Creative Industries and Energy.

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