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YOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF KATHERINE ELLIS, DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AFFAIRS, COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT (LONDON)!   “My primary role is is to support the 53-member governments of the Commonwealth, to empower their young people socially, politically and economically to effect change” said Katherine Ellis,...

It has been proven over time, that entrepreneurship can sometimes permeate positively throughout the rungs of families. Testifying to this is Francisca Brown-Mata, another of YBTT’s success stories. “I grew up watching my Mom preparing meals for the neighbours, who would in turn display smiling...

Many young persons were born with high levels of creativity and dexterity, and therein lies their entrepreneurial  potential.  Nikita Legall, one of YBTT’s success stories, is one such individual who began her entrepreneurial pursuit from as early as 10 years. “I would ask my Mom...

‘MONEY TIPS TO KEEP YOU AHEAD OF THE GAME’   As a young adult, how you feel about money affects how you live your life and manage your finances. It is critical to have the right attitude towards money and adopt the success habits to achieve financial...

Nominations open for Commonwealth Youth Awards Do you know a young person making a positive difference in your community or country? Nominations are now open for the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work, which recognise outstanding young people who have had a significant impact on...

Press Release Caribbean alliance eyes new era for youth entrepreneurship   02 July 2015 – Young people hoping to transform their business ideas into successful enterprises are set to benefit from the creation of a new Commonwealth alliance to promote youth entrepreneurship across the Caribbean and Americas. The Commonwealth...

Youth Business Trinidad & Tobago (YBTT) Carving out his dream From a qualified primary schoolteacher to the owner of a successful wood-working business, 35-year-old Satyan Sagramsingh is a perfect example of a true entrepreneur – an individual who pursues his passion and takes calculated risks. Sagramsingh, another...

ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE – BRIAN BENOIT   Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT) continues to create and nurture successful young entrepreneurs who can now tell their story to motivate their young counterparts. One success story to be told is that of 21 year old Brian Benoit who is...

ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE – LA TOYA BURGESS “YBTT has helped me tremendously in becoming a young successful entrepreneur. The company’s training and mentorship programmes are excellent” so said La Toya Burgess,  who is also heartened by YBTT’s “After-Care” support for entrepreneurs. According to Burgess, “your entrepreneurial success...

Entrepreneurial Profile – Joshua Mangroo Invest with caution   “I am a young Caribbean entrepreneur who is fascinated with telling visual stories.” This was the beginning of my conversation with 27- year-old Joshua Mangroo, who was proudly supported by Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT) when he started...