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TTCSI president Lara Quentrall-Thomas

Lara Quentrall-Thomas has returned as president of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI).

The TTCSI, which is the representative body for 56 services associations with a combined membership of approximately 662,510 companies and persons, held its special general meeting and 13th annual general meeting at the Kapok Hotel on Friday.

During the meeting Quentrall-Thomas returned to serve her third year as the TTCSI’s president.

Addressing the meeting Quentrall-Thomas said “as we once again look back on a year of achievement and activities at the TTCSI, I think it is fair to say that none of us could have predicted the incredible changes that we were forced to adapt to. National economic challenges, exacerbated by the restrictions imposed under the Covid-19 pandemic regulations, meant that TTCSI had to regularly adjust our expectations and how we managed resources. We are fortunate to have a strong Board and management team to be agile enough to quickly pivot and remain relevant”.

Quentrall-Thomas said during the COVID-19 shut down period, the TTCSI put considerable energy into advocacy for its membership.

“We appeared regularly in the media, participated in virtual discussions and conducted surveys – all to inform the National Economic Recovery plan. There is no doubt that this challenging time brought out the very best in the TTCSI as we truly have been the ‘Voice of Services’ over the past few months,” she stated.

The new TTCSI board are:

• Vice President: Dianne Joseph

• Secretary: Shirlane Hendrickson

• Treasurer: Rabindra (Danny) Jaggerauth

• Directors: Angela Lee Loy, Marlon Charles, Anthony Rostant and Jaishima Leladharsingh