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CONTACT Magazine (Vol.18 No.1 – April 2018)

The first issue of the rebranded CONTACT Magazine — with a brand new editorial and design direction — produced by MEP Publishers for the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce

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the chamber and its members The location The importance of the mediation venue is often overlooked, but, simply stated, good mediation venues send a subliminal message supporting the parties’ quest for compromise. The location should provide each party with its own meeting room, with another room large enough for joint meetings with the mediator and both parties present. The venue will be a place which both parties consider as neutral. The Trinidad and Tobago Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) was an ideal mediation host venue, as it is “dedicated to promoting an environment in which people are encouraged to work together to find alternative means of resolving conflict”. Under the guidance of executive director Elizabeth Solomon the DRC staff worked hard to ensure that the physical surroundings supported mediation objectives; they were available, offering support such as printing services, before eight in the morning and after six in the evening. Another example of support was the choice of excellent food to energise the participants, strategically located to encourage parties to mingle and talk outside the formal meetings. The mediator The mediator as a neutral third party assists the parties to compromise their dispute, using communication and negotiation skills. The mediator is the guardian of the process, facilitating the exchange of information, helping the parties to reality-check their positions, and leaving no value on the table. As a mediator, I always commit to following the European Code of Conduct for Mediators, which sets out a number of principles which individual mediators can voluntarily decide to adopt. Acknowledgements The aforementioned Port of Spain mediation was a success, mainly because there was balance and harmony between people and process. As mediation is confidential, all I can do here is to thank the parties’ lawyers, with their permission: Mrs Savitri Sookraj-Beharry from the law firm Pollonais, Blanc, de la Bastide & Jacelon; Mr Ravi Nanga, Advocate Attorney at Law; Ms Kimberleigh Peterson from the law firm J.D. Sellier & Co.; Mr Ravi Heffes-Doon, Advocate Attorney at Law; the ICC ADR Centre staff Alina Leoveanu, Andrija Erac, Ana Sylvia Prado and Malgorzata Matowska; and the Trinidad and Tobago Dispute Resolution Centre’s Executive Director Elizabeth Solomon and her welcoming, hard-working staff. Niall Lawless is a Chartered Arbitrator and Engineer, Adjudicator and Mediator at Adjudication Solutions. The Dispute Resolution Centre has two meeting areas to suit the size of your delegation Dispute Resolution Centre, Ground Floor, Chamber Building, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, PO Box 499, Port of Spain. Tel: 632-4051, fax: 632-4046. www.disputeresolutioncentre.com 46 Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce www.chamber.org.tt/contact-magazine

the chamber and its members Welcome, new members! The Chamber extends a very warm welcome to all those companies and individuals who have become Chamber members in recent months (June 2017 to February 2018). Action Coach TT 39 Hubert Rance Street, San Fernando 236-3692, 398-8277 • indiracouch@actioncoach.com Allied Caterers Limited Golden Grove Road, Piarco 285-9155 www.alliedcaterers.com arajkumar@alliedcaterers.com Bell Insurance Services Limited 15 Henry Pierre Street, Port of Spain 235-2354, fax 667-1658 www.bellistt.com • matthew@bellistt.com Jarrod Best-Mitchell 21 Cawnpore Street, St James 355-7640 • jarrodbestmitchell@hotmail.com Blu Pelagos Limited 2c, Tower 3, One Woodbrook Place, St James 729-1472 • dr.andrew.borg@gmail.com Business Lifeline Limited Intercontinental Business Park Building, LP 523, Eastern Main Road, D’Abadie 235-4255, 361-6225 www.businesslifelinett.com nichole@businesslifelinett.com Caribbean Centre for Leadership Development Limited Authorised Licensee: Crestcom International, LLC 9, Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre St Ann’s, Port of Spain 684-0728, 221-6933 renata.tulsie@theccld.com • www.theccld.com Cite Up Limited 215 Pinard Court, Palmiste, San Fernando 652-9084, 653-1937 www.citeup.com • roger.nicholas@citeup.com Coral Cove Marine Hotel Limited Coral Cove, Western Main Road, Chaguaramas 634-2080 • fax 634-2248 www.coralcovemarina.com • aaleongmkt@albrosco.com Crimson Logic (T&T) Limited 1st Floor, T&T Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings 223-2588 • fax 223-2746 www.crimsonlogic.com • zyenudeanz@crimsonlogic.com Dennise Demming 25 Mary Avenue, Diego Martin 761-9426 • dennisedemming@gmail.com Gentle Dentistry & Implant Centre Limited 6 Rapsey Street, St Clair 628-1456, 672-6725 • fax 672-6725 sarahramcharitar@gmail.com Innovation Factory Limited Upper Santa Cruz 787-9100 • eddydevisse@gmail.com Jeannine Du Coudray-Collier 6, Rapsey Street, St Clair 235-3487 • jeannine.collier@jdclegal.net The Grape Vine 78 Diego Martin Main Road, Diego Martin 234-0059 www.thegrapevinett.com emile@thegrapevinett.com Josal Consulting Limited 7 White Street, Woodbrook 622-4509 www.josalconsulting.com • djoseph@josalconsulting.com PEAPSL Consultancy Limited 50 Richmond Street, Port of Spain 658-6423 • fax 658-3272 • www.peapsl.com Phoenix Protective Services Limited 73 Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas 671-1449, 298-4398 phoenix.protective@gmail.com www.chamber.org.tt/contaCT-magazine 47 Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce

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