Block the date – June 8th 2019

A night that enables us to enhance the lives of very special children while we celebrate in all its splendor, 195 years of our local brand.

Exhilarating Auction of one of the world’s most exclusive limited-edition rum’s – Angostura Infinity Rum.

Proceeds of the night to be used to upgrade the Princess Elizabeth Home with a state-of-the-art specialty playground for their kids.

Diamond Jubilee

Angostura® aromatic bitters is proud to have held a Royal Warrant of Appointment from HM Queen Elizabeth II since 1955. In 2012, the 60th year of her Majesty’s reign, we broke with nearly 200 years of tradition by re-designing the Angostura ® aromatic bitters. This was with the aim to raise funds for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, the official charity of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, which makes awards to craftsmen and women to help them further their careers. Only 24,000 bottles were available world-wide.

Angostura Holdings Limited has a policy framework

Angostura Holdings Limited has a policy framework which is outlined in its Employee handbook and a Whistleblower policy in place. Under the Whistleblower process, employees may anonymously report matters including issues of sexual harassment without fear of retaliation. It also guides the Company to protect the confidentiality of harassment allegations as an investigation pursues. A Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for later this week and this matter is expected to engage the Board’s attention. Angostura Holdings Limited policy on the issue is clear. Sexual harassment is not condoned or tolerated in the workplace and employees are made aware of their rights, roles and responsibilities if they feel they have been a victim of harassment. We treat all accusations of sexual harassment allegations very seriously regardless of whom they are directed toward. In keeping with Angostura Holdings Limited’s policy and as a matter of responsible corporate behaviour, as the investigation proceeds and for the protection of the complainant, records of the complaint of harassment will not be shared in the public domain.

The Board of Directors of Angostura Holdings Ltd

The Board of Directors of Angostura Holdings Ltd held a meeting yesterday at which the Chairman, Dr. Rolph Balgobin was not present. At the meeting, the Board unanimously resolved that a committee of three independent persons will be appointed to carry out an impartial investigation into the allegations made by the anonymous whistleblower. The meeting was adjourned to confirm that all arrangements regarding the appointment of the investigators have been put in place.

Trinidad Distillers Limited (TDL)

Trinidad Distillers Limited (TDL) is not discharging un-treated effluent directly into Beetham’s municipal drains as alleged by protesters on Tuesday January 17th, 2017. In keeping with the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) requirements, TDL (a subsidiary of Angostura Limited) constructed and now operates a Waste Water Treatment Plant as per the guidelines stipulated in the certificate of environmental clearance (CEC – 3726/2012). The brown liquid discharged into the drains is the treated waste water generated from TDL’s molasses based distillery. It is biodegradable and non-toxic. The company monitors the treated waste water quality daily and results are sent to the EMA weekly. It cleans the municipal drain which passes through its compound quarterly. The main drain outside the facility, into which the waste water flows – the Mendez drain, appears to have structural issues which prevents the free flow of the waste water and often results in stagnation. The odour that the residents of Laventille are experiencing from time to time may be attributable to our waste water treatment plant processing. The company is working diligently to reduce the odour. Regular meetings with residents of Laventille and Beetham are held to keep them informed of our progress. The Member of Parliament for Laventille East, Mr. Leonce, Councillor Akil Audain and Councillor Adanna Gordon-Griffith are routinely informed of our progress.