Trinidad and Tobago

New Ferry Coming to Trinidad

 Above: the MV Super Fast Galicia By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Trinidad and Tobago is planning to add an additional inter-island ferry, it announced this week. Trinidad’s government is expected to invest around $7.4 million USD annually …

New Trinidad Tourism Minister Makes First Visit to Tobago

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Incoming Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Gerry Hadeed has made his first official visit to Tobago. The trip included talks with Tobago Chief Secretary Orville London and tourism officials including Tobago …

Trinidad and Tobago Mourns Loss of Former PM ANR Robinson

 Above: Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister ANR Robinson By Andrea PerezCJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago is mourning the loss of former Prime Minister and President Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson . The 87-year-old Robinson passed away …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the new Radisson hotel in Trinidad (photo: Rhondor Dowlat) By Andrea PerezCJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — The former Capital Plaza Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad is now a Radisson Hotel. The $30 million dollar structure was officially …

 Above: the Chinese delegation with Trinidad Urban Development Minister Roodal Moonilal By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Housing and Urban Development Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal recently hosted a high-level delegation of Chinese officials for talks on infastructure. The …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Tobago soon become a “major energy player?” That’s the view held by Victor Hart, chairman of the Steering Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Hart said …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has appointed Senator Gerry Hadeed as the country’s new Minister of Tourism. Hadeed, who had been serving as the country’s Minister of …

 Above: former Trinidad Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has revoked the appointment of Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma after accepting his resignation. The departure of Sharma came after allegations that …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff An investment delegation from Saudi Arabia is visiting Trinidad and Tobago. The delegation, which was led by Dr Fahad Al Dawood, began its trip on Monday. On Wednesday, the …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has dismissed Minister of the People and Social Development Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, she announced on Tuesday. The move came in response to …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is seeing growth in agricultural production, according to the country’s Ministry of Food Production. The twin-island nation’s agricultural sector expanded by 5.1 percent in 2013, with a corresponding …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s energy sector grew by 2.4 percent in the last quarter of 2013, according to data from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs. That number was …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy hosted a delegation this week from the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago for talks on energy cooperation. The talks, which …

 Above: Trinidad’s Caroni Swamp  (All photos by Bryan Naidu) By Joshua MartinezCJ Contributor TRINIDAD – Finding them isn’t easy. You have to wait for them here, in the heart of the wetlands, surrounded by mangroves. Above: a snake at the Caroni …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Invest Trinidad and Tobago hosted a business forum in Shanghai on Thursday aimed at courting investment from China. The forum, which was hosted in collaboration with the China Council …

 Above: the opening ceremony of Trinidad’s new Embassy in China (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has officially opened an Embassy in China. The new Embassy opened in Beijing on Wednesday, inaugurated by Trinidad and …

 Above: the first JetBlue flight on the tarmac at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad (CJ Photo)   By Joshua MartinezCJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — JetBlue made its first-ever flight to Port of Spain, Trinidad on Monday, the latest step …

 Above: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in China By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persadi-Bissessar has arrived in China for an official visit to the country. Persad-Bissessar arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport …