TSTT opens Community Communication Center in Speyside

Caption: Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Mr. Orville London addresses the crowd, while Mr. Cedric Cole from TSTT looks on

The fishing village of Speyside, Tobago was the most recent community to benefit from TSTT’s commitment to improving access to information communications technology (ICT), when the company opened a Community Communication Center (CCC) in that community.

The second of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago, the Speyside CCC is constructed out of two forty-foot containers joined together to form one fully equipped business center.  Like the community communications center installed in Cushe Navet earlier this year, the unit is equipped with Fax machines, photocopiers and computers for use by villagers in Speyside to access the Internet and work with or print electronic documents.

A large cross section of prominent community members as well as members of the TSTT Executive and the Tobago House of Assembly were on hand to witness the formal opening of the Center. Representing the TST Executive was Mr. Cedric Cole, EVP Infrastructure and Development Management and Mr. Stephen Sheppard, VP Customer Relationship Management. Mr. Orville London, Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly and Mr. Aldington Spencer, Assistant Secretary for Health and Social Services represented the THA.

Mr. Cole noted that the center was more than just an Internet café. It represented, he said, “the deepening of TSTT’s commitment to national development.”  He added that TSTT plans to open six CCC’s throughout Trinidad and Tobago, noting that residents in these communities benefit not only from easy access to ICT but TSTT also trained and employed persons from within the community to manage the day-to-day operations of the center.

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Mr. Orville London formally opened the facility. He said that TSTT was one of the most socially responsible companies in Tobago. He applauded the company on its efforts across the island and noted TSTT’s involvement in different aspects of the community. He also challenged the people of Speyside to grab the opportunities made available with the opening of the center.