Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Signs $48 Million MoU on Agricultural Production

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj has signed a $48.3 million USD memorandum understanding with a group of companies in the agricultural sector. The agreement involves the use of …

A New Diplomacy of Development?

 Above: Trinidad Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran By the Caribbean Journal staff Is it time for a new diplomacy of development? That’s the view held by Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran, who made the call during a speech to …

Greater Caribbean Establishes First “Sustainable Tourism Zone”

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The greater Caribbean region is now the world’s first-ever “Sustainable Tourism Zone,” following ratification by member states of the Association of Caribbean States. The convention creating the Sustainable Tourism Zone officially …

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 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago will be part of the CREWS international coral reef early warning system, according to Godwin Williams, secretary of agriculture, marine affairs, marketing and the environment in the Tobago House of …

 Above: Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran is leading a delegation this week to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Dookeran is joining 52 heads of government …

 Above: Terrance Deyalsingh By the Caribbean Journal staff Opposition People’s National Movement candidate Terrance Deyalsingh won Monday’s by-election for the St Joseph constituency in Trinidad, according to preliminary results from the country’s Elections and Boundaries Commission. It’s the second straight …

 Above; Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Vietnam is looking to formally establish diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago, according to Nguyen Van Dao, special envoy of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The envoy, Nguyen Van Dao, …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor William Demas, former Head of the Economic and Planning Division of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago,  compared the five-year national plans of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) in his book The Economics of Development …

 Above: Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine has officially opened the $740 million USD Trinidad Generation Unlimited power plant at La Brea Union Estate. Speaking on Thursday, Ramnarine said the plant …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Food Minister Devant Maharaj has announced the distribution of about $936,057 to farmers and fishermen in the country affected by flooding. That amounts to about $6 Million TTD. …

 Port of Spain, Trinidad was our top Caribbean City for Food in 2013, thanks to an intoxicating blend of cultures and flavours. The true Caribbean food aficionado will be happiest on the sidewalks of downtown, sampling one of the great …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago will be receiving a $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. The loan seeks to improve the country’s handling of property registration, by cutting the …

 Above: Oslo By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to London recently wrapped up a tour of Nordic countries as part of a bid to court investment. Ambassador Gavin Nicholas, who also serves as non-resident ambassador to …

 Above: Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff New Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma held talks last week with Tracy Davidson-Celestine, Tobago’s Secretary of Tourism, last week. Davidson-Celestine said she hoped to continue the dialogue that had taken place …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Niambi Davis, who took this snapshot at Las Cuevas Beach on the northern coast of Trinidad. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com and it could …

 Above: Angostura’s rums We rather like Angostura Rum here at Rum Journal — usually with ice alone. But the famous House of Angostura’s rums are actually quite at home in a number of unique cocktails, from simple daiquiris to complex …

 Above: a map of the quake (Graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Venezuela on Friday evening and was felt in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the United States Geological Survey. There …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s local economy has grown in each of the last four quarters, and appears to be “on a path of recovery,” according to the country’s Central Bank. The Central …