CTTRC Chairman Henry Awong presents an award to businesswoman and philanthropist Bernadine Warrick-Wilson, during the Corporation’s special award ceremony in observance of International Women’s Day. (Image by SHASTRI BOODAN)

The Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) has paid tribute to five women in the region, as part of its observance of International Women’s Day.

The women were recognized for their contributions in the fields of business, economics, police work, education and philanthropy.

Speaking at the CTTRC head office at Railway Road, Couva, Chairman Henry Awong observed that women have excelled in all fields globally, making their mark in politics, culture, commerce and other spheres that were once male dominated.

“Just a decade ago, there were only two women council members on the CTTRC. There are five today,” Awong said.

Awong said young women are now performing better than young men in school, and noted that many women have shown a determination and ambition that serves only to propel them forward.

The five awardees are: businesswoman and philanthropist, Bernadine Warrick-Wilson; the owner of Carol’s Pharmacy, Brenda Baboolal; Superintendent Debra Rochford-Mahabir; educator, Savita Ramlal; and the director of Transbrokerage, Alisha Mohamed-Stephens.