Trinidad and Tobago

China President Xi Jinping Visits Trinidad

 Above: China President Xi Jinping By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping arrives in Trinidad and Tobago Friday for a three-day state visit. Xi’s visit comes on the heels of that of United States Vice President Joe Biden, …

Is Trinidad the Capital of the Caribbean?

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor On Tuesday, United States Vice President Joe Biden met with CARICOM leaders in Port of Spain as part of a regional tour with scheduled stops in Colombia and Brazil. Perhaps even more intriguing is the …

Hugh Masekela’s Trinidad Odyssey

 Above: Hugh Masekela By the Caribbean Journal staff Jazz legend Hugh Masekela is departing Trinidad and Tobago after spending three weeks in the country recording a new album. The new work will be rooted in Calypso. Masekela, a native of …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the University of the West Indies St Augustine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and the United States will jointly establish a Renewable Energy Research Centre at the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus, the …

 Above: US Vice President Joe Biden and Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden and Haiti President Michel Martelly signed a US-CARICOM Trade and Investment Framework Agreement agreement on …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has ratified the Status of Forces agreement with the United States, which covers the temporary presence of US military personnel in the country for “mutually agreed …

 Above: 10 Cane By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury giant LVMH is shifting the production of its flagship rum brand 10 Cane from Trinidad to Barbados. The Paris-based firm announced that it would be blending and bottling 10 Cane at …

 Above: Xi Jinping (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chinese President Xi Jinping will be making an official visit to Trinidad and Tobagoon May 31, Trinidad’s government announced on Monday. It will mark the first time a Chinese …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has officially become a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai announced this week. Trinidad, which, unlike much of the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah LEGEND HAS IT that if you bathe in the waters of Tobago’s Nylon Pool you’ll emerge looking 10 years younger. I’m skeptical about the fountain-of-youth claims but I’ve come to see for myself, as have scores of …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Grenada PM Keith Mitchell By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar hosted Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell for talks on Thursday in Port of Spain. The visit marked Mitchell’s first overseas …

 Above: Joe Biden (Photo: OVP) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, will visit Trinidad and Tobago later this month as part of a hemispheric tour that will include trips …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago saw GDP growth of just 0.2 percent in 2012, lower than its expected rate of 1 percent, according to Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran. The shortfall …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (centre) in Canada By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar began an official visit to Canada on Wednesday. The trip comes following an invitation by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make …

 Above: the meeting in Washington (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran met Monday with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Washington. The meeting, which followed Trinidad and Tobago …

 Above: Jack Warner By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago National Security Minister Jack Warner has resigned, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced. The PM said she had officially accepted his resignation in a statement on Monday. “I wish to …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor In the “Competitiveness of Small Nations: What matters?”, Densil Williams and Beverly Morgan analyze the competitive performance of Singapore, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago under the “Global Competitiveness Report” over a period spanning 2004/5 to 2010/11. …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Echoing the recent call of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz suggested Thursday that the Caribbean’s political leadership hold a …