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Losing a job is often traumatic, but it doesn’t have to be a financial disaster. For a variety of reasons —job terminations, layoffs, downsizing, mergers or reengineering — spells of unemployment are realistic occurrences for many people. We live in turbulent times and no one is immune to job loss.

In times of such stress, it’s easy to make hasty financial decisions that turn out poorly. So in the immediate wake of your job loss, don’t panic by cashing in your retirement plan, savings from insurance or selling off long-term investments or make any financial decision until you’ve worked out a realistic plan for dealing with your reduced income. Read More

August 5th 2013: The Unit Trust Corporation, in its continued commitment towards community development and cultural enrichment, has once again partnered with the Tobago Heritage Festival by supporting the Canaan/Bon Accord Village Council in its production “It takes a Village to raise a child.” The UTC made a tangible contribution of $35,000.

UTC’s Executive Director, Ian Chinapoo, in his address, endorsed this year’s theme “Community Treasures: Reflections, ” stressing  that “honouring our history forces us to refocus our attention on the importance of community togetherness and the inherent belief that communities help foster the growth of its human treasures – its people.”

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Opening Remarks Delivered by
Ms. Gayle Daniel Worrell – VP Marketing, Communications and Distribution Channels
UTC’s Scholarship Award Ceremony
July 26, 2013

  • Members of the Management Team of the Unit Trust Corporation
  • Ms. Dionne Guischard, Psychologist, Families in Action
  • Mr. Justin Silva, Portfolio Manager, Unit Trust Corporation
  • UTC Scholars
  • Parents, grandparents and relatives
  • Members of the Media
  • Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome to the seventeenth annual Unit Trust Corporation Scholarship Awards.

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Vacations are often perceived as a budget killer, but they do not have to be. If a week at Disney World or a jaunt to a classy beach resort is already on the radar, you’re probably looking at a serious expenditure and careful, long term planning would have gone into making this a reality. However, many families face the possibility of going into debt while taking the much anticipated holiday.

To the uninitiated, the first rule of thumb for planning a vacation is to prepare a budget and identify the expenses so you are aware how much you are spending – From booking reservations to toothbrushes and medicine, everything adds up. Make a checklist of all of the financial needs if the vacation is overseas (airfare, car expenses, hotel, sightseeing etc). Will this vacation be a family outing or will it be you and your significant other? Next, factor in when you will be going. In three months? Next year? Answering these questions will help you allocate time and money in the most efficient way while on vacation. 

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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, I have been asked to address the topic “The Next Steps: The Importance of Regulatory Certainty in a Developing Country.” This being a post-lunch session, and the subject matter being so wide, I have had to consider the level of tolerance you may have for either a long or a complex speech. I have had further to consider that as one of my first outings in the public domain since my recent appointment at the UTC, I need to cut the best image I possibly can.

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Chairman’s Address at
The 31st Annual General Meeting of
The Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation
             Held on 24th June, 2013 at 5:00pm
At the Queen’s Hall Auditorium
Thank you for that warm introduction Mr. Master of Ceremonies.

  1. My fellow UTC board members,
  2. Mr. Executive Director,
  3. Specially invited guests,
  4. Members of the UTC Executive and Management Teams,
  5. Members of Staff,
  6. Representatives of the media,
  7. Valued unitholders,
  8. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, a very good evening to you all.

I bid you a very warm welcome at this the 31st Annual General Meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation.  This is indeed a very special occasion for me as this is my maiden l address at a UTC Annual General Meeting, having been appointed Chairman of the Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation on January 1st of this year.

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Executive Director’s Address at
The 31st Annual General Meeting of
The Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation
             Held on 24th June, 2013 at 5:00pm
At the Queen’s Hall Auditorium
Thank you Mr. Master of Ceremonies.

  • Mr. Chairman,
  • Fellow directors of the Corporation,
  • Representative from the Auditor General’s Office,
  • Specially invited guests,
  • Our valued unitholders,
  • Members of the Executive and Management Teams,
  • Members of Staff,
  • Representatives of the Media,
  • Ladies and gentlemen, a very good evening to you all.

Mr. Chairman, do allow me to begin by extending my congratulations to you on the occasion of this your maiden address to the Corporation’s Annual General Meeting.  I wish to thank everyone in the audience for taking the time out from your busy schedules to be with us today. I also would like to acknowledge those of you who are listening to these proceedings via the airwaves or watching our live stream via the world wide web.  We are delighted to have you join us for this event – the 31st Annual General Meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation. 

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