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Most children spend their August holidays hoping to enjoy outdoor family activities. On Saturday August 9, the 200 children of the St. Mary’s Children’s Home (SMCH) spent their weekend with the UTC family as the UTC hosted a “Fun Day” for the staff and students at the SMCH grounds. Read More

Visitors to the sister isle were given an extra special treat in mid July when the UTC, for the past ten consecutive years played a role in the grand Tobago Heritage Festival. “The Tobago Heritage Festival celebrates the vast cultural heritage of the people of Tobago,” said Garnet Peters who attended the UTC Sponsored Bethel Village celebrations. “Every year the celebration is made possible through the support of businesses like the UTC.” Read More

On Saturday 19th July 2008 over 200 volunteers from the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation joined volunteers from across the country to assist in the rehabilitation of the Pediatric Specialty Unit at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. This comes as a result of the continued work by the Just Because Foundation (a non-profit organization dedicated to the improving the lives of children and families facing the challenges of pediatric cancer) and the NCHRA to provide more comfortable facilities for children and families facing pediatric cancer treatment at the nation’s largest health facility. Read More

The Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) has announced their largest dividend payout in three years in the Growth and Income Fund (First Unit Scheme) and all its related plans. The value of the dividend payment, for the period January 01 to June 30 2008, is estimated to be over TT$130 million and represents the 51st distribution payment of the twenty-six year history of the Growth and Income Fund. This was despite falling international stock prices and a fluctuating local market. Read More

Imagine getting a ‘little ease’ with your grocery bill. Twenty-five, 25 needy families across Trinidad and Tobago will be able to do just that for the rest of 2008 thanks to the staff of the Unit Trust Corporation.

In December 2007, the UTC opted to forego lavish Christmas Decorations to support this initiative embraced by the UTC staff. “The best gift you can give anyone is the gift of being able to support their family,” said Margaret White, Events Manager and programme proponent, “The “Baskets of Love initiative also allows us to partner with local supermarkets and the communities we serve to do something meaningful for some citizens facing difficult financial circumstances.” Read More

“Hiking is actually a good stress relief!” said one of the participants in the Unit Trust Corporation sponsored Just Because Foundation (JBF) Siblings Club hike to the Edith Falls in Chaguramas on June 7, 2008. The group of seven brothers and sisters of paediatric cancer patients were treated to a day of bonding with nature, arts and craft and even meeting JBF patron, Miss T&T World – Gabrielle Walcott. Read More

The UTC A.R.R.O.W. programme is one of the best programmes given to children for better learning, reading and spelling,” said one proud parent at the recently held A.R.R.O.W. graduation ceremony for 68 children at La Puerta Government Primary School. The 9 week Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) sponsored literacy improvement programme exposed the students to intense activities designed to improve reading, spelling and auditory skills. Read More

The pre-launch of the new UTC online investing service kicks off with a pre-registration promotion starting January 15th 2008. So if you didn’t get that laptop you wanted for Christmas, or want US$1,000 to jump start that 2008 UTC investment, pre-register for U-Online, and get the chance to win US$1,000 and a laptop, plus weekly prizes of US $100. Read More

The Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) is pleased to advise that
the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Marlon Holder to the position of
Executive Director to succeed Mr. Michael Alexander who retired at the end of
November 2006. Mr. Holder joins the Unit Trust after having served in senior
positions in two of the country’s premier banking institutions. Read More

On December 1st 2005, the Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation made a distribution of TT$92,644,949 to unitholders in its TT Dollar Money Market Fund (Second Unit Scheme). This represents an average payout of 5.40% (effective yield – 5.63%) for the three months ending November 30th 2005. This payout also marks the 65th distribution of the Money Market Fund and brings the total of funds disbursed from this Fund to $2,265,955,034 since its inception in September 1989.
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