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Citi T&T hosted a Citi Alumni event, where
the bank recognised alumnus Joy Caesar for
her commitment and contributions to the
The Citi Alumni Awards distinguish the
accomplishments of the organisation s former
employees who still make Citi very proud in
the areas of leadership and ingenuity, network
development and Community involvement.
Caesar was awarded the 2013 Citi Distin-
guished Alumni Award for Community
The organisation received an extensive pool
of nominees, submitted by alumni delegates
and Citi country officers from across the world.
The 40 winners were selected by a council
composed of several Citi executives, as well
as an external alumni ambassador.
Dennis Evans, Trinidad Citi country officer,
said, "Joy is an extraordinary human being
who truly goes above and beyond with all the
work she does for our community, and we are
very pleased to have her as part of the Citi
family. During our 48-year history, Citi s alumni
have contributed greatly to the development
of our organization, and it s thanks to their
work and dedication that Citi is the bank it
Trinidad s Joy Caesar has dedicated more
than two decades to her passion for music,
serving as musical director and conductor of
The Southernaires Choir of San Fernando. She
has conducted performances with the local
choir, as well as regional and international
presentations for many dignitaries, including
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Her Majesty
the Queen of Great Britain.
In a statement, Citi said Caesar has also
held executive positions on many community
and cultural boards throughout the country.
She has been distinguished with the Hum-
mingbird Bird Gold Medal, and the nation s
second highest honor -- The Chaconia Gold
Medal for her outstanding service to T&T in
the field of music and community service.
Caesar retired from Citibank in 2002 after a
successful career, where she held various roles,
including country human resource officer and
head of public affairs.
Citi s Alumni Network allows those who
helped build the bank s history come together
and network with current employees, keeping
them engaged and strengthening ties as well
as establishing new relationships. The Alumni
Network was successfully launched in T&T
in April last year.
TSTT recently hosted communica-
tions professionals and members of
various chambers and Rotary Clubs
at its hospitality suite at the Queen s
The event, dubbed "b part of the
Tech Revolution", exposed attendees
to the new world of devices available
to them for personal and business use.
On show were the BlackBerry Q10,
BlackBerry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S4
and beam devices, and other services
such as broadband, IPTV and tele-
The interactive activity allowed
TSTT s tech experts to engage the
identified members of the different
stakeholder groups while providing
first-hand exposure to new devices,
products and services.
In a statement, TSTT said attendees
were able to ask questions, learn new
uses and features of devices which
they possessed and explore the fea-
tures of devices they had never seen
"The information gained from this
experience will enable them to better
advise their respective organisations
about future purchases or even moti-
vate them to consider changing their
own device," read the statement.
Citi T&T honours
Suresh Maharaj, left, chairman, Citibank (T&T) Ltd, with Joy Caesar, awardee, and Dennis
Evans, Caribbean cluster head at Citi.
TSTT hosts Tech Revolution
Justin Phillips, right, assistant manager and promotions superviser, TSTT, conducts a product demo. Looking
on is James Felix, left, chairman of the Ministry of Public Utilities' events, sports and social events committee;
Duane Allicock, door prize winner of a BlackBerry Z10, and Nicole Rodriguez-Eligon, director, communications,
at the Ministry of Public Utilities.
The Unit Trust Corporation has continued its partnership with
the Tobago Heritage Festival by supporting the Canaan/Bon Accord
Village Council in its production, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child,"
by donating $35,000.
UTC s dxecutive 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
Chinapoo applauded the festival committee and the Canaan/Bon
Accord village for their dedication to ensuring the continuity of the
annual celebration that fuels the cultural enrichment of Tobago.
In its elaborate stage production, the sixth instalment by the
Canaan/Bon Accord community, the Canaan/Bon Accord Village
Council was able to highlight the significance of the village in instilling
values and morals and its contribution to the social development
of the community.
UTC donates $35,000 to
Canaan/Bon Accord for
Tobago Heritage Festival
Sharon St Clair
Douglas, left, assistant
investment centre, and
sponsorship valued at
$35,000 to Wendell
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