Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste Fails Drug Test

 Above: Kelly-Ann Baptiste (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste is reportedly the latest Caribbean sprinter to fail a test for a banned substance. Baptiste, a native of Scarborough, Tobago, failed the test ahead …

The 10 Best Caribbean Cities For Food

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad Every Caribbean island has its share of great eateries. But if you’re visiting a Caribbean destination solely for food, you generally like to have a high concentration of restaurants all within a short radius. So …

CARICOM Finance Ministers Meet in Trinidad and Tobago

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Finance Ministers have begun a meeting in Trinidad focusing on the framework of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning. The meeting will focus on …

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 Above: Maracas Beach (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MARACAS BEACH, TRINIDAD — “We eat them before they eat us.” That’s the common refrain in Trinidad, where a shark sandwich is one of the country’s de facto national dishes. …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad stands “ready to partner” with Uganda as that country seeks to develop its oil and gas sector, according to Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine. The Minister held talks this …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) It’s certainly a heated competition, but it’s hard to find better food anywhere in the Caribbean than in Trinidad and Tobago. And Trinidad’s beachy sister island of Trinidad, Tobago has a diverse culinary culture of its …

 Above: George Bovell By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad native George Bovell took the bronze medal in the men’s 50M freestyle this weekend at the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona. The 30-year-old Bovell, who was born in Port of Spain, …

 Above: the Waterfront restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad Port of Spain is the bustling metropolis of the English-speaking Caribbean, and it’s a city that truly never sleeps. In the heart of the capital’s downtown, there’s one spot that’s always …

 Above: Angelique Kidjo (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN —Angelique Kidjo comes from Benin. 2face Idibia hails from Jos, Nigeria. But for one evening here, the two were right at home in the Caribbean. Above: 2face Idibia …

 Above: Jack Warner By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Trinidad Cabinet Minister Jack Warner has won the by-election for the Chaguanas West seat in the country’s Parliament. Warner, who had resigned in April following a report that led to questions …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Venezuela held talks this week on the “unitization of cross-border hydrocarbon reservoirs” between the two countries. It was the second time the two countries had convened the …

 Above: the Hyatt Regency Trinidad (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell It was not a coincidence that United States Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping both visited Port of Spain within a seven-day period at the end of …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor In 1963, the Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS) was established at the McGill University in Canada. William G. Demas – then Head of the Economic Planning Division of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, served as …

 Above: Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine met last week with Chinese officials to discuss the establishment of direct trade of liquefied natural gas. Ramnarine’s talks with Zhang Yuqing, …

 Above: the Magdalena Grand Resort in Tobago By Alexander Britell Just near the southernmost end of the Caribbean island chain, Tobago has long been something of a secret destination for travelers to the Caribbean. While much of the region sources …

 Above: Trinidad’s Soca Warriors By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s remaining Gold Cup contenders failed to advance on Saturday, with Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago each losing to Latin American counterparts. Cuba was dominated by Panama, which took the …

 Above: the Soca Warriors By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors stunned favourite Honduras Monday night with a 2-0 shutout victory. The Soca Warriors’ Kenwyne Jones scored a goal in the 48th minute on a penalty and …

 Above: Haiti and Trinidad face off in Miami (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI – On a damp field at Sun Life stadium, Haiti’s Jean-Eudes Maurice was simply unstoppable. The Le Mans forward scored two goals to lead Haiti’s Grenadiers …