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Setting up a business in Trinidad and Tobago is quite straight forward.
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT) encourages foreign direct investment in almost all sectors, with specific focus on the non-energy targeted sectors.
Trinidad and Tobago's success in energy has fueled its rapid development into one of the most industrialized and cost-effective nations in the Caribbean and Central America.
Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island republic situated below the hurricane belt, at the southern-most end of the Caribbean archipelago.
Edan K. Properties manages many complex projects - from purchase to conceptualization, financing and site development. In its role as facilitator, InvesTT has worked alongside Edan K. and played a significant role over the years in the fast-tracking of processes required to implement multi-faceted development projects.
InvesTT facilitated company registration and access to import duty concessions for equipment, engaged the Ministry of Energy & Energy Industries on the placement and inspection of their LPG tanks as well as facilitated smooth entry at Immigration for foreign engineers needed to install equipment and train local staff.
Located in St. Augustine Trinidad, Virtana Inc. is an outsourcing company that delivers high quality robotics software solutions to international technology companies, utilizing engineering graduates based in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago's cosmopolitan population of 1.4 million people is its greatest resource
World Happiness Report
Trinidad and Tobago competes on a global scale with a highly skilled workforce of approximately 615,100 persons who speak native English.
Education is a prime focus of the country’s development strategy which has a well-developed educational system. Secondary level and university graduates (7,600 annually) provide ready access to a pool of skilled, trained and trainable candidates in a broad spectrum of disciplines.
There are over 141 secondary schools and over 483 primary schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
Well-developed human resource base
A high percentage of the workforce includes professionals with postgraduate qualifications. Specializations are abundant in legal, administrative, information technology and general management, as well as STEM qualifications. Industry specific skills are also readily available.
Trinidad and Tobago’s diverse population trace their history from Africa, India, China, the Middle East and Europe. Fondly known as the 'melting pot' of the Caribbean, our diversity manifests itself in our cuisine, music, religions, cultural traditions and events.
Minimum wages are set by the Minimum Wages Act. Normal working hours are 8 hours per day 5 days per week, inclusive of meal break and rest period.
Compensation varies according to the industrial sector. Other fringe benefits such as health insurance, meals, travel allowances and bonuses may also apply.
Average wage earnings for high level occupation groupings - US$60,000 per annum
Minimum wage - TT$17.50 per hour (approx. US$2.59)
The diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of the people allow for many festivities and ceremonies throughout the year. Famous for its pre-Lenten celebration - Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival, described by those who have experienced it as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, is a festival bursting with vivid colour, exquisite costumes, calypso music and the pulsating steelbands.
Indigenous art forms
Indigenous art forms include soca (a derivative of calypso), parang (Venezuelan-influenced Christmas music), local East Indian ‘chutney’ music and the famous African limbo dance. Popular local artistes such as Machel Montano, David Rudder, Bunji and Liam Teague have also received international recognition.
Local artists and the performing arts
There are several art galleries in Port of Spain that feature the works of well-known local artists such as Leroy Clarke, Jackie Hinkson and Boscoe Holder. Also, the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) is a permanent home for the development of the country’s performing arts and ensures that music, theatre and dance art forms continue to thrive in Trinidad and Tobago