Trinidad and Tobago Pitches Tourism in Bid to Diversify Economy

September 26, 2014 | 3:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the investment conference in New York (CJ Photo: Joshua Martinez) By Joshua Martinez CJ Contributor NEW YORK — "We need to get away from a boom and bust economy." These were the words of Trinidad and Tobago Trade, Industry and Investment Minister Vasant Bharath, who was addressing a group of potential investors at a conference pitching Trinidad's more...

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Caribbean Airlines Sees Big Jump in Demand for Trinidad-Tobago Route

September 11, 2014 | 1:13 am | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines saw a big increase in demand for its Trinidad-Tobago "airbridge" route during the summer months, the carrier said Wednesday. The company said the airbridge experienced an "unprecedented increase in demand" this year, with an 8 percent increase in July and August over the same period in more...

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Tobago, Caribbean Airlines Forming Task Force on Trinidad Airbridge

September 4, 2014 | 4:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Tobago House of Assembly will be forming a task force with Caribbean Airlines to regularly discuss the "airbridge" that connects Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago Secretary of Tourism Tracy Davidson-Celestine recently led a team to a meeting with Caribbean Airlines CEO Michael DiLollo "with a view to more...

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Tobago Eyes Landfill-Free Future

August 21, 2014 | 2:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago says it is looking to become the first Caribbean territory without a landfill site. The island's House of Assembly has signed a contract with Canada-based Fourth State Energy to undertake a waste-to-energy pre-feasibility study. The agreement was signed at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort on more...

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BP Approves New Offshore Gas Facility in Trinidad and Tobago

August 16, 2014 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: one of BP's Trinidad platforms By the Caribbean Journal staff BP Trinidad and Tobago has approved a new offshore gas project called Juniper. The project will include the construction of a "normally unmanned platform together with corresponding subsea infrastructure," the company said in a release. Work on the project is scheduled to begin in the fourth more...

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Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Names New CEO

August 13, 2014 | 6:34 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Maracas Beach in Trinidad (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Board of Directors of the Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago has named Keith Chin as the organization's new CEO. The appointment took effect on Aug. 4. The TDC said Chin had over "thirty-two years of experience in middle and senior executive management more...

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Tobago Readies New Anti-Crime Plan

August 4, 2014 | 11:06 am | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago's government is planning a new push to combat crime, according to Chief Secretary Orville London. The new plan involves more cameras, the creation of a canine unit and greater surveillance at ports of entry, London said. The plan, drafted by Tobago's Assistant Commissioner of Police, Brian Headley, more...

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Tobago Wants “Separate Airline” to Service Trinidad-Tobago Route

July 25, 2014 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Tobago House of Assembly says it wants a "separate airline" to service the Trinidad-Tobago airbridge. THA Chief Secretary Orville London raised the issue during a 2015 budget consultation last week. "I think that one of the issues we did get traction from the Minister of Finance was the delinking of more...

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Caribbean, Japan to Hold First-Ever Joint Summit in Trinidad

July 21, 2014 | 5:51 am | 0 Comment


Above: Port of Spain (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Heads of government from CARICOM will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the first-ever CARICOM-Japan summit in Trinidad next week. The conference, which will be held on July 28, is the latest in a series of joint summits CARICOM has held with various partners, from the more...

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Tobago Reporting Increase in Local Tourism From Trinidad

July 17, 2014 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago received a record number of visitors in 2013 — more than 1 million, and a large portion of those visitors came from nearby Trinidad. According to new data from Tobago's government, more than half a million Trinidadians spent more than $18.3 million USD during their stays. "Even as we dedicate more...

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