Port of Spain, Trinidad. August 17th, 2021: Angostura® donated over 2,000 COVID-19 care packages across the country through mass vaccination sites for persons who have been vaccinated. 

The care packages were 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. 

As part of encouraging everyone to get vaccinated, Angostura® took a decision to visit mass vaccination sites to distribute COVID-19 care packages. Each package consisted 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.

Angostura’s CEO (Ag.) Ian Forbes

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 said, “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 said, “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 also donated care packages and Angostura Chill at vaccination sites for students. We will win this fight against the pandemic; we are resilient together.