Lilly Edgerton Picado

Lilly Edgerton Picado, Costa Rican Ambasador to Trinidad and Tobago, centre, is flanked by Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat to her immediate right and members of the family farmers community during the local launch of the Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 at the CARIRI Centre for Enterprise Development in Carapichaima, recently.

Family farmers have a significant role to play in society but are hampered by several mitigating facts said Reuben Robertson, Trinidad and Tobago’s representative at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) provided statistical data to support this position during the local launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028) at the CARIRI Centre for Enterprise Development, Carapichaima on Friday. The event was co-hosted by the FAO.

He said what is happening globally and locally is that family farmers are able to educate their children, provide health care and contribute to rural economic livelihood since they operate within rural communities and produce food while providing their own source of income.


ANGOSTURA HOLDINGS experienced a shift in demand for its products during the stay-at-home Covid-19 period.

Bars were ordered to close for more than three months and only reopened on June 22, 2020.

WHILE business owners throughout T&T are downsizing, consolidating or closing down because of Covid-19, 36-year-old entrepreneur and director of Sports & Games Ltd, Omar Hadeed, is expanding the group’s retail footprint, which focuses on fashion brands and quick-dining options.

IN ORDER to survive the current economic landscape, we must diversify, said president of the San Fernando Business Association Daphne Bartlett.

All businesses have been affected by the pandemic, and as such, it cannot be business as usual, she said.

CL FINANCIAL’s joint liquidators have prepared about 1,700 acres of land owned by Home Construction Ltd for sale, according to a report prepared by the group’s liquidators David Holukoff and Hugh Dickson.

RESTRICTIONS on public gatherings and stay-at-home regulations meant a huge shift towards people working from home. For those companies that had already been taking steps towards cloud-based platforms, it would have been a seamless switch with persons being able to work from a hotel room in Japan, if necessary.