Trinidad and Tobago

Scrumptious Street Food in Trinidad

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah PORT OF SPAIN — Jamaica’s got jerk; Puerto Rico has pinchos; and Barbados has bakes. But Trinidad is the only place you can find doubles, the filling and flavorful roadside snack that’s the twin-island republic’s quintessential comfort …

Former Manchester United Player Dwight Yorke to Represent Brand Tobago

 Above: Dwight Yorke By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke will continue representing Tobago as the island’s global brand ambassador. Yorke, who has served as Tobago’s brand ambassador for four years, signed the new contract last …

Trinidad PM Urges CARICOM to Accept Dominican Republic as Member

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff As CARICOM marked its 40th anniversary on Thursday, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said it was time for the movement to admit a new member. “The ongoing reform process …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has assumed the chairmanship of CARICOM from Haiti, following the expiration of the latter’s six-month rotating term. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is now the Chairman …

 Above: Minister Kevin Ramnarine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine is calling for “greater collaboration and partnership” between Trinidad and Venezuela in the area of natural gas development. Ramnarine made the call this week …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s state-owned Natural Gas Company will be investing TT$500 million ($78 million US) to develop the first phase of a compressed natural gas plan for all vehicles in the …

 Above: Pigeon Point beach By the Caribbean Journal staff Hoteliers in Tobago will soon have access to a $50 million development fund, Trinidad’s government announced. The financial lifeline will come from the EximBank of Trinidad and Tobago. The fund was …

 We all have different reasons for visiting the Caribbean, whether it’s about finding that great jerk chicken, or searching for a deserted beach. But sometimes we are just looking for a little thrill — even if we’re just visiting an …

 Above: Port of Spain Harbour (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and BHO Billiton have signed production-sharing contracts for four deepwater blocks. The PSCs for the four blocks were awarded after what Trinidad called the “most …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has signed a financing agreement for $10.67 million with the European Union for an environment programme. The funding, which was announced this week by Sustainable Development …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar hosted Serge Letchimy, the president of Martinique’s Regional Council, for talks in Port of Spain on Thursday. The two sides discussed issues including energy, …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad will be investing $130 million in funding from China on the construction of seven business parks, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced. The projects, which will cover 592.1 …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Long the commodities hub of the Caribbean, Trinidad is now making a play to enter the region’s bread-and-butter market, tourism, in a big way. It’s a relatively new …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haung Xing Yuan, the newly-installed Chinese Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, held talks on Friday with Trinidad Trade Minister Vasant Bharath. It was the first of what will be …

 Above: Tobago’s East Coast (Photo: Sabine Fröhlich) The Caribbean is full of spectacular photos, whether you’re a seasoned photographer or a traveler with a camera phone. Our new Caribbean Photo of the Week feature gives our readers a chance to …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With high debt and a vulnerability to natural disasters, the Caribbean must seek out new areas for growth, according to Trinidad Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran. The Governor, who was speaking …

 Above: UWI St Augustine By the Caribbean Journal staff A Confucius Institute will be opening at the University of the West Indies St Augustine. The announcement comes after a visit by a six-member delegation from the Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters in …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago will be opening an Embassy in Beijing in November, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and China President Xi Jinping this weekend. The news revealed during a …