Trinidad and Tobago

Tobago Eyes Landfill-Free Future

 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 …

BP Approves New Offshore Gas Facility in Trinidad and Tobago

 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,” …

Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Names New CEO

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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. …

 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 …

 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, …

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is “embarking on a sustainable growth path,” the International Monetary Fund said following its Article IV Consultation with the country earlier this week. The …

 Above: Tobago (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Tobago received just over 1 million visitors in 2013 for the first time its history, according to Tobago’s Secretary of Tourism and Transportation, Tracy Davidson-Celestine. A large …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) Spain-based energy firm Repsol recently made what Trinidad’s government is calling a “major” oil discovery. The Ministry of Energy said Repsol had discovered 40 million barrels of oil, which is “already on production and …

 Above: Tamana InTech Park in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff A new technology park has opened its doors in Trinidad. The Tamana InTech Park Facility, located in Wallerfield, officially opened on Tuesday, with Trinidad Trade Minister Vasant Bharath on …

 Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from Trinidad and Tobago and India held talks this week on the sidelines of the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow. Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine met …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine held talks last week with Sir John Grant, the executive vice president of British energy firm BG Group. Grant was joined by Chris Cox, executive vice …

 Above: downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad (Caribbean Journal Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Laser speed guns are on their way to Trinidad and Tobago, Transport Minister Stephen Cadiz said this week. The laser speed guns will ticket cars driving …

 Above: Port of Spain (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine held talks last week with Steve Pastor, the president of Conventional Production for Australia’s BHP Billiton energy firm. Ramnarine was joined for the …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean officially opened at the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus in Trinidad on Tuesday. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla …

 Above: the meeting at the Trinidad Hilton By the Caribbean Journal staff BP plc Chairman Carl Henric Svanberg visited Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week, according to the country’s government. On Wednesday, Svanberg, who is also the chairman of Volvo, …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and China are planning to partner on the development of an “Agricultural Innovation Park,” according to Trinidad’s government. The University of the West Indies St Augustine campus recently hosted a …