Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, European Union Hold Talks on Climate Change

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago recently held discussions with the European Union on climate change. The talks in New York last week included Ramona Ramdial, Minister of State in Trinidad’s Ministry of the …

Trinidad’s Sharma Vows “Continuity” of Government Tourism Policy

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff When Chandresh Sharma was tapped to take over Trinidad and Tobago’s Tourism Ministry from former Minister Stephen Cadiz earlier this month, there were questions over whether he would continue the policies …

Trinidad and Tobago Is the Caribbean’s Happiest Country: Report

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad is the happiest country in the Caribbean, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The report, which was published this year for …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a JetBlue flight By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue will be operating twice-daily nonstop service from New York’s JFK International Airport beginning Feb. 24, 2014, the carrier announced Monday. JetBlue will also launch daily service from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela have signed an agreement paving the way for the joint development of the offshore Loran-Manatee gas field. In a statement, Trinidad’s government called the deal “historic.” …

 Above: JetBlue planes By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue isn’t done with its Caribbean expansion. The New York City-based carrier will be launching flights to Trinidad beginning in July 2014, according to Trinidad’s government. The news, rumoured for several months, …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The recent Cabinet reshuffle by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar means the country now has a new Minister of Tourism. Chandresh Sharma is now the country’s top tourism official, …

 Above: the new plant By the Caribbean Journal staff A new desalination plant has completed construction in Trinidad. The project, located at the Petrotrin Marine Terminal Facility in Point Fortin, was officially commissioned last week. It was built by US-based …

 Above: Kava (CJ Photo) At first glance, it’s an unassuming restaurant in a hotel lobby in Port of Spain, Trinidad. But Kava, one of the onsite restaurants at the Kapok hotel, is so much more. The modern-styled eatery, which has …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean nations must work together to promote the region as a tourism destination, Trinidad Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz said last week at a summit of regional tourism ministers. “We …

 Above; Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guatemala Energy Minister Erick Archila Dehesa and Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine recently held talks on potential business cooperation between the two countries. Dehesa said Guatemala was “keen” on …

 Above: VS Naipaul By the Caribbean Journal staff A small home in the Port of Spain suburb of St James will soon become Trinidad’s newest museum. The museum will celebrate the work of VS Naipaul, who wrote “A House for …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas. Jamaica. Puerto Rico. The Turks and Caicos Islands. If you’re taking a cruise from Miami to the Caribbean, these are generally the destinations you’ll be visiting. And while several cruise lines …

 It’s Monday — the weekend’s over, but that doesn’t mean the music stops. We thought we’d offer you a musical boost to get your week started — with a little Caribbean flair. Whether you’re in the Caribbean right now or …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff ConocoPhillips has closed a deal with Trinidad’s National Gas Company to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Trinidad and Tobago Holdings, for $600 million. Trinidad and Tobago Holdings, a limited liability …

 Above: Monos Island (All photos by CJ) YOU’VE PROBABLY never heard of them. Gaspar Grande. Monos Island. Cenitpede Island. They’re just a few of a collection of more than a dozen tiny islands off the coast of Trinidad near Venezuela. …

 Above: Jehue Gordon By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s Jehue Gordon took home the gold in the men’s 400M hurdles on Thursday at the World Championships in Moscow. Gordon finished in 47.69, the fastest time by anyone this year, followed …

 Above: the talks in Trinidad this week (Photo: TME) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s Energy Minister and BP are viewing a recent seismic survey off the coast of the country with a “high degree of optimism,” according to a …