Chaguanas Chamber

Chaguanas Chamber: A loss for both the country and the region

"The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (C.C.I.C.) would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Dr. Anthony N. Sabga.

The Chamber and its members are deeply saddened by his passing. Dr. Sabga migrated to Trinidad from Syria at the age of 13 and was a visionary. 

Despite the hardships at that time and during the world wars, he was able to establish several successful businesses including Standard Distributors (1945), Ansa Industries Limited (1965) and Anthony N. Sabga Ltd, amongst many others.

Chaguanas Chamber expresses concern about FATCA bickering but "cautiously optimistic"

The Chaguanas Chamber is expressing concern about the bickering between the Government and the Opposition that is delaying the passage of the FATCA legislation.

The Chamber says, however, that it is cautiously optimistic that the bill will be passed.

The following is a statement by the Chamber.

"The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC) is cautiously optimistic that our country’s Parliament will facilitate the passage of the proposed FATCA legislation.

"What madness is this?" - Chaguanas Chamber on crime

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce is describing the latest spate of murders as "madness" and is calling for a collective approach to fighting it.

The Chamber issued this statement on the crime situation.

"What madness is this? That is the real question that the Chaguanas Chamber Industry and Commerce ask today in light of the recent spate of murders that have hit our country. 

Chaguanas Chamber complains of "exploitative" bank charges and interest rates

The Chaguanas Chamber of Commerce is complaining about the what it sees as exploitation on the path of commercial banks, at a time when many are forced to make cutbacks to keep businesses alive.

The Chamber is taking issue with the disparities between the interest rates for lending and savings, and the costs involved in doing business with the banks.

The Chamber issued the foloowing statement today on the matter.

Chaguanas Chamber welcomes Cabinet changes

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce is welcoming the changes made to the Cabinet.

The Chamber, through its president Richie Sookhai, issued the following statement after today's reshuffle.

Chaguanas Chamber assesses Govt's 1st year in office; makes recommendations for 2017 Budget

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce is telling the Government that it doesn't have faith in the "boots on the ground" strategy as a crime-fighting mechanism, in the absence of a high detection rate.

The Chamber is calling on the Government to invest more in the training of officers in detection of crimes.

The following is the Chaguanas Chamber's statement on the Government's first year in office.