A Caribbean Interpreting and Translation Bureau has been launched and is expected to provide translation and interpreting services locally and internationally.
The bureau was launched on Wednesday at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, campus and was established to exploit the local and international opportunities for the provision of qualified services in translation and interpreting, said the bureau’s director Beverly Ann-Carter.
She said it was expected that the creation of the bureau, the Faculty of Humanities and Education could provide resources for interpretation and translation services.
Carter said the bureau was also intended to be an outlet for proficient undergraduate linguists and recently qualified interpreters. The bureau has already provided translation and interpreting services to several Government ministries and is outfitted with Danish interpretation systems’ equipment, simultaneous interpreting apparatus.
The bureau recently invited to tender for services at the upcoming Summit of the Americas to be held in TT.