Port-of-Spain,Trinidad - Completing a TT160M upgrade of the Vanguard hotel, enabling a greater role for the local film industry, special focus on development projects in Central Trinidad and relooking at the Free Trade Zones program are some of the initiatives the Ministry of Trade and Industry will be pushing to help the non-oil and gas sector play a greater role in the economy. This was part of the strategy revealed by the Minister of Trade and Industry, the Honourable Stephen Cadiz as he addressed members of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC) at a business breakfast meeting today in Chaguanas. The meeting was co- hosted by the CCIC and Blink/Bmobile for central businessmen to identify emerging business opportunities . As member of parliament for the area Minister Cadiz also urged the CCIC members to invest in corporate social responsibility projects to benefit those less fortunate that reside in their community.
Acting CEO at TSTT Rakesh Goswami also addressed the businessmen assuring them that TSTT understood the importance of reliable, cost effective and versatile communications. “TSTT works directly with some of the world’s most reputable technology companies like RIM, MITEL, GOOGLE and Hawaii to help us ensure that we provide local businesses with the best solutions available.” Mr. Goswami disclosed that on average each year the telecoms TSTT was investing TT$700M dollars in capital investments in it networks. He said this was to ensure that mobile coverage, broadband penetration, 4G wireless broadband technology, alarm monitoring and security support and subscription-based TV entertainment systems were available to help businesses be more efficient.
Blink/mobile also unveiled video surveillance features of its security alarm monitoring service and portable hotspot devices that run on the company’s 4G Wimax network.