As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to wreak havoc on the lives of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, Angostura® has partnered with NGOs and schools to provide relief to families during this challenging period. The fallout from this deadly virus has left many families without food on their table. To assist these families, Angostura® has donated over $350,000 in food vouchers to families across the country through over 20 NGOs and schools. They include Loveuntil Foundation, Heroes Foundation, TTPS Victims and Witness Support Unit, Chinapoo Police Youth Club, Autistic Society, Servants of Society, SMILE Foundation, Single Mothers Association of T&T, Fanny Village Government Primary, North Oropouche Government Primary and Gasparillo Secondary schools. Angostura® partnered with Xtra Foods and Persad’s ‘D’ Food King supermarkets to provide $500 vouchers per family. The food vouchers prohibit recipients from purchasing tobacco and alcohol. The names of each recipient are written on the vouchers; all recipients are required to provide a form of I.D. when redeeming the vouchers at the supermarkets. Angostura® would like to thank Xtra Foods and Persad’s ‘D’ Food King for donating additional vouchers towards the Company’s latest Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. Angostura’s Chief Executive Officer (Ag.) Ian Forbes says, “Angostura® is pleased to partner with over 20 NGOs and schools to deliver our premier 2021 CSR initiative. Many families are currently in need due to the impact of the pandemic on their lives. We at Angostura felt it was imperative to deliver food vouchers valued at $500 each to these families. Trinidad and Tobago, we will continue to support you in the fight to overcome this pandemic, we are resilient together.” Chairman of Loveuntil Foundation, Brian Jones says, “Our organisation is so appreciative of these food vouchers which are desperately needed in the Laventille community and environs, where many persons lost their jobs and are single mother households. This initiative will go a long way in preventing kids from going to bed hungry for some time.” Chief Executive Officer of Heroes Foundation, Lawrence Arjoon says, “Angostura® has consistently helped and supported our response and relief efforts at the Heroes Foundation during this pandemic. We are again grateful for their commitment to families in need. Initiatives like these reflect how private sector and civil society organisations can collaborate to have a meaningful impact, especially during this challenging period.” Principal of Fanny Village Government Primary, Cheryl Rojas says, “Our school is in a small village in Point Fortin. What is amazing about the Angostura® experience is that we didn’t reach out to them, Angostura® reached out to us which is quite remarkable, and we would be eternally grateful.” Principal of Gasparillo Secondary School, Trudy Jagoo-Maraj said, “The Gasparillo Secondary School family has been touched by Angostura’s compassion and willingness to help their fellow citizens of Trinidad and Tobago during these unprecedented times. Angostura®, you have heard the call for help and answered it magnificently.”
Port of Spain, Trinidad. August 17th, 2021: Angostura is donating over 2,000 COVID-19 care packages across the country through mass vaccination sites for persons who have been vaccinated. The care packages were also distributed to Angostura’s fenceline communities of Morvant/Laventille through the Loveuntil Foundation and Chinapoo Police Youth Club. Other NGOs including Heores Foundation, Autistic Society, TTPS Victims and Witness Support Unit also received packages to donate to families across the country. Angostura’s CEO (Ag.) Ian Forbes says, “As part of encouraging everyone to get vaccinated, Angostura has taken a decision to visit mass vaccination sites to distribute COVID-19 care packages. Each package consists of a bottle of Angostura hand sanitizer, bottle of Lifebuoy antibacterial handwash, pack of Lifebuoy antibacterial wet wipes and five surgical masks. We as a corporate citizen would like to be part of the solution and encourage people to get vaccinated. The Company’s objective is to work with groups like the Supermarket Association of T&T, T&T Manufacturers Association, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce, Couva Chamber of Commerce and Chaguanas Chamber of Commerce on the vaccination drive.” The sealed COVID-19 care packages were distributed at the vaccination sites by the Angostura® team including the Company’s CEO (Ag.) and Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Rahim Mohammed. Angostura® also distributed its new carbonated soft drink, Angostura Chill – Lemon Lime and Bitters and Blood Orange and Bitters at the vaccination sites with the COVID-19 care packages. President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association, Tricia Coosal said, “We are greatly appreciative of the care packages that Angostura has distributed at the Divali Nagar site to those who have been vaccinated. Angostura is a great partner and continues to collaborate and work well with the TTMA. We continue to ask the population to get vaccinated; vaccinate to operate, vaccinate not just for yourself but for your loved ones as well.” President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Commerce, Richie Sookhai says, “With this generous donation of COVID-19 care packages to the vaccination drive, we hope as part of the business community, every little effort we make can ultimately help us as a nation return to some level of normalcy in the very near future.” President of the Supermarket Association Rajiv Diptee says, “Angostura’s donation of the COVID-19 care packages is just another hallmark of their good corporate social responsibility. They have partnered with us as a sponsor on the vaccination drive and they have really made this possible to achieve our goal of herd immunity.” The Company will also be donating care packages and Angostura Chill at vaccination sites for students in the coming weeks. We will win this fight against the pandemic; we are resilient together.
ANGOSTURA HOLDINGS LIMITED NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS Pursuant to Rules 203 and 603 of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange Rules and Sections 110 and 112 of the Companies Act, Chapter 81:01 The Company advises that by written resolution dated July 28, 2021, the Board of Directors recommended an interim dividend of $0.09 per share for the period ended June 30, 2021. The Company further advises as follows:
- Payment date: October 25, 2021;
- Record date: October 06, 2021; and
- Ex-dividend date: October 04, 2021.
Port of Spain, Trinidad. April 28th, 2021: Angostura® has provided assistance to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) through the purchase of relief items for its citizens whose lives have been turned upside down by the ongoing eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano. On Tuesday, Angostura® in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry donated much- needed supplies which were loaded onto the Galleons Passage which is expected to leave today to head to SVG. Angostura® donated 500 full-size mattresses, 100 shovels, 300 pairs of steel tip boots, 200 mops, 100 scrubbing brooms, 200 buckets, 150 water hoses and 2,300 reflective vests to assist in relief and cleaning efforts. Angostura’s CEO (Ag.) Ian Forbes says, “Angostura is proud to be part of this effort to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The disaster in SVG has seen thousands of people being evacuated from their homes and businesses and Angostura® understands the island’s urgent need for humanitarian assistance. Our hearts go out to the families who have been displaced by the volcanic eruptions and the ash fall. We are a resilient region and together we will help SVG overcome this natural disaster.” In addition to providing help for the citizens of SVG, Angostura® will also be donating supplies for the animals on the island and this will be done through the Trinidad and Tobago Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TTSPCA).