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Starbucks Continues Caribbean Expansion in Trinidad

 Starbucks continues Caribbean expansion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Heads up, Caribbean-bound coffee lovers: there’s a new Starbucks in town. The region’s 33rd outpost is now open in San Fernando, Trinidad’s SouthPark Entertainment Complex. Operated by local restaurant management company Prestige …

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Trinidad and Tobago Showing Strong Cruise Growth

 It was a strong season for cruise arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Tourism Development Company. The island of Trinidad received 30,493 cruise passenger arrivals from 25 cruises, while Tobago saw 70,298 passengers …

These are the Nonstop Flights to Trinidad

 How do you get to Trinidad quickly? We continue our Nonstop Flights series with a look at how to fly nonstop to the Caribbean island of Trinidad, which has seen a wave of new airlift in recent years, most recently …

LATEST NEWS

 New treatments By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new line of treatments and natural body care products, infused with tropical and botanical blends from the South Pacific Ocean, are now available at Hyatt Regency Trinidad. With the addition of the award-winning …

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 Tobago is getting a major new boutique resort. The Tobago Great House Resort and Spa is slated to open this fall within the 260-acre Grafton Caledonian Wildlife Sanctuary. The property will include 20 ocean-view suites, 36 garden suites overlooking the …

 Tobago is expanding its hotel stock. The island’s House of Assembly has purchased two properties at Sanctuary and Manta Lodge, according to Tourism Secretary Tracy Davidson-Celestine. The pair of properties will add 160 rooms to the island’s hotel stock. “Works on …

 A Caribbean Christmas Tree Made From Bamboo By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Oh, Christmas tree! We’re merry impressed with this inventive Caribbean riff on the traditional fir tree in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port-Of-Spain. The show-stopping, …

 Trinidad and Tobago is having a very solid year for tourism growth, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island republic has posted a 7.7 percent growth in arrivals through September data reported to the CTO, among …

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 A group of countries including the Dominican Republic, Canada and India are looking to expand trade with Trinidad and Tobago. Dominican Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Dr Jose Serulle Ramia, in a visit with Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon this week, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are holding talks to review the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two countries’ previous governments, according to Guyana’s Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman. Trotman said that President David Granger briefed …

 New appointee by incoming government By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has another new top tourism official. The country’s new government has appointed Shamfa Cudjoe as its new Minister of Tourism. Cudjoe was most recently assistant director of …

 A major victory in Trinidad and Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has a new government. Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley and his People’s National Movement won the country’s election on Monday, ousting the ruling coalition led …

 Mission to oversee Sept. 7 vote By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARICOM has announced it will mount an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7. The Chief of Mission is …

 Hyatt check-in goes digital By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Hyatt Regency Trinidad is adding a little extra tech to its check-in process. It’s part of what the downtown Port of Spain hotel says are several new technological developments that will provide guests …

 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from and …

 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Melony Mejias, who sent in this beautiful shot of Maracas Bay in Trinidad. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela were shaken by a 5.2-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was focused at an …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic officially made its return to Tobago last week. The carrier is now operating a weekly Sunday service that will expand to two flights per week during the winter season …