Hennessy Global CEO, Laurent Boillot visited Trinidad and Tobago for the first time this past February, even as the Maloney community was enhanced with the handover of a newly refurbished basketball court courtesy the Hennessy x NBA global "In The Paint" initiative. 

The "In The Paint" initiative tipped off in Montreal, Canada in 2021 and has since expanded to countries around the world, including: Ghana, South Africa, Barbados, Hong Kong and Nigeria. Building on the company's global series of artistic collaborations, the initiative focuses on promoting the true spirit of community and inspiring the next generation.

Local artists, Fitzroy and Safina Hoyte redesigned the facility, which serves more than 10,000 residents and enhanced the new court with a colorful map of T&T, as well as a painting that captures the essence of Carnival and features:

two "moko jumbie" dancers, alongside images of basketball players, our national bird the Scarlet Ibis and some unique plant and animal life. 

Hennessy Global CEO, Laurent Boillot (second from left) holds a basketball up while standing next to Minister of Housing and Urban Development and MP for Arouca/Maloney, Camille Robinson-Regis as other dignitaries and executives pose for a photo at the launch of the Hennessy X NBA “In The Paint” basketball court in Maloney. At left is Area Councillor, Stephan Wattley.