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Even though Irwin Peterkin found his passion
in cars and loved them as far back as he can re-
member, he actually began his career at Tobago
House of Assembly as a Floorman, doing traffic
signs. As much as he loved his job, his car was
his solace and therefore he began using his car
for hire. It was some years after that an
epiphany hit and he confided in his wife, Joy.
When he bounced a car rental idea off of her, she
was nothing but supportive and with this, he
trotted on his journey to becoming an entrepre-
When he started off in 2001 he had only one car,
and dubbed his company's name IJ Rental, after
the first names of him and his wife, but within a
couple of years he had sourced seven all together.
Still this was not enough, he wanted diversity, and
then the word 'limousine' popped into his mind.
Again he consulted his wife and this time she won-
dered where he would get his funding. "God is
good," was all he said and in 2008 he bought his
first limousine; a Black Lincoln Town Car.
Peterkin kept pushing and fuelling his passion
and as one would suspect, he went out and bought
another vehicle. Another limousine, but this time a
white Hummer. He was and always is on the drive
and because of this he plans on expanding his fleet,
making sure he can serve everyone including those
on the corporate end.
"The standard of service the company provides
for our customers is top notch and a cut above the
rest," said Peterkin. "Everyone is treated like kings
and queens and they are pampered as such. Once
you decide to drive with us (especially with our lim-
ousine) there are perks such as the red carpets and
a choice of champagne, alcoholic or non-alcoholic
drinks. Our prices are quite competitive and every-
one feels at home. I am heavily involved in the busi-
ness as I am the one who will safely take you to
your destination and also decorate the vehicles.
The limousines are used for events such as wed-
ding, birthdays, graduation, corporate and for per-
Strategically located at 85 Begonia Drive, Coral
Garden, Buccoo the rental service which never
closes includes Almeras, Bluebirds, and Cifero's
with IJ logos as well as their limousines. The limou-
sine services are done in packages and comprise:
• The Lincoln which holds nine persons and costs:
(TT$1500. -- 1 hour), (TT$2400. -- 2 hours) and
(TT$3600. - 3 hours), beyond these prescribed
hours you will receive another package.
• The Hummer which holds 18 cost (TT$2200. --
1 hour), (TT$4000. -- 2 hours) and (TT$6000. --
3 hours), beyond these prescribed hours you will
receive another package.
NB - In order to utilise any of the limousine serv-
ices one must sign a contract. Children under the
age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information you can contact Peterkin
at (1-868-680-0092) or email email@example.com.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in
your life." -- Confucius
Charles A. Scott is one of those
few persons who is blessed with
never having to work a day in his life.
No, he is not a millionaire; well not as
far as we know. Each day, Scott cap-
tures treasured moments in others'
lives in his photography.
As early as school days, photogra-
phy was his hobby. In Form One of
secondary school, he got his first
camera from a family member and
set out to shoot every function and
memorable moment in school.
Studying Art stirred Scott's creative
talents a few years later and he de-
cided to seal the deal between him-
self and his shutter and lens.
Being a creative man, he enjoyed
capturing the emotions of the bride
and groom on the best day of their
lives, which is why he became in-
clined to wedding photography.
However, Scott diverted his time
to study Appliance Repairs at
YTEPP, possibly seeking, like many
others, what would be considered a
more practical job. He also studied
Photography at the New York Insti-
tute for Photography to craft his tal-
Scott continued doing wedding
photography, sometimes shooting
three weddings per day. What was
once a hobby had begun to shape
his career. He received a call from
Tobago News, offering him the posi-
tion of photographer for a few
months. This was a stepping-stone
and soon he ventured to other
media houses; working at the Punch,
Mirror and Newsday. He returned to
Tobago News where he stayed for
In 2004, Scott went to work at
the Information Division. Work life
became so hectic that he went from
shooting about 40 weddings a
month to a mere five weddings per
month. He decided something had
to give and in 2010, Scott resigned
from his day job. About a week later,
he opened his own studio, Scott's
Photography Industries at Milford
road, Bon Accord, and as the saying
goes, the rest is history.
Today, Scott and his team of pro-
fessional staff do photography for
weddings, christenings, graduations,
family events, studio photography
and graphics photography.
Although wedding photography
remains his passion, he enjoys taking
photos where children are the main
subject. Many people say that bring-
ing out the expressions in kids' faces
and getting them to stay put until
you get the right shot is very diffi-
cult -- Scott embraces the challenge.
Tobago being the beautiful island
that it is, Scott seizes the opportu-
nity to shoot treasured moments
against a backdrop of azure waters,
white sands and palm trees when-
ever he gets the chance. Pigeon
Point is one of his favorite locations,
but he also shoots at Stonehaven
beach, Castara beach and Fort Ben-
nett. Each location has its own ad-
vantages, for example, Rex Resort's
long stretch of beach and Coco
Reef's amazing sunsets (overlooking
Being as passionate as he is about
his craft, he spends time experi-
menting and making filters. His
favourite moment is seeing the reac-
tions of the bride and groom when
they see their wedding photos for
the first time. His work speaks for it-
self; there have been times when he
received the same amount in tips as
he got paid.
As all professionals, Scott also
goes all out for his clients. He re-
members a time when he did pho-
tography for a German couple who
wanted their pictures taken all over
the island. Scott shot them (with a
camera) at many different spots; on
jet skis, boats, on the beach, in the
water, at waterfalls and forts. The
couple changed their outfits for dif-
ferent shots. For the photos in the
water, the groom wore a bow tie
and trunks and the bride wore a
bikini. This commission took three
His hard work paid off, because
the couple's friends saw the photos
and decided to come to Tobago to
Along with his dedication and pas-
sion to his craft, Scott also believes
in passing on knowledge instead of
hoarding it. When he's not behind
the lens, he is in tutor mode. He
taught photography at YTEPP and is
teaching a free photography course
for Community Development.
You can contact Scott's Photogra-
phy Industries at 631-0091.
Facebook: Scott's Photography In-
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