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Tobago Looking to Expand Creative Sector

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago is looking to expand and develop its creative and cultural industries. The island’s residents are being urged to “develop a skill and take advantage of the many opportunities being offered …

Trinidad and Tobago Reporting Strong Tourism Growth in 2015

 Above: Trinidad (Caribbean Journal Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is seeing very strong growth in tourism so far in 2015, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island republic counted 155,671 stayover arrivals in the first …

Tobago Chief Secretary Warns “We Are Losing Our Beaches”

 Above; Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Tobago losing its beaches? That’s the warning from Orville London, chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, who was speaking at a recent address in Tobago on change adaptation. …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago is looking to step up its competitiveness in the cruise ship market, according to Oscar Brathwaite, administrator of the island’s division of tourism and transportation. While the island’s location to …

 Above: Maracas Beach in Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean’s happiest country, according to the latest edition of the World Happiness Report. The report, which is published by the United Nations’ Sustainable …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is reporting a surge in tourism from the United States, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company. In the first quarter of 2015, the twin-island state …

 Above: the Soca Warriors in action By the Caribbean Journal staff The Soca Warriors are on top of the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago’s national football team sits atop the region in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which was released this …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to expand tourism, Grenada is looking close to home. The country is hosting a series of promotional activities in Trinidad and Tobago this week, including two travel agent …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic officially made its return to Tobago last week. The carrier is now operating a weekly Sunday service that will expand to two flights per week during the winter season …

 By Jamie GangooRum Journal Contributor Rum shops have offered a lot — a haven for the broken-hearted, a podium for aspiring leaders, and a round table for discussions on current affairs and bacchanals (i.e. gossip). They are the place to …

 Above: Neil Persan (centre) is the new OAS Permanent Council Chair (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Organization of American States Permament Council. Trinidad’s permanent representative to the OAS, …

 Above: new Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee (left) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Port-of-Spain-based Caribbean Court of Justice has its newest member. Trinidad President Anthony Carmona officially swore in Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee last week. Rajnauth-Lee is a native of Trinidad and …

 Above: the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago’s Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort has named Sandy Bell Rojas its new director of sales and marketing. Bell will oversee efforts in all international markets …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines has already announced its plans to visit Tobago next year, and now the company has revealed more information on its schedule. The cruise line will begin visiting Tobago …

 Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is visiting Trinidad and Tobago this week. The visit comes after an invitation extended by Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar after the CELAC summit in Costa …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced the establishment of a joint team to examine the issue of internal self-government for Tobago. The move comes at the request of …

 Above: the Chic hotel in Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff SAN JUAN — The island of Tobago is now home to a brand-new boutique hotel. The property, called “Chic,” is located near the ANR Robinson International Airport. The announcement …

 Above: Jennifer Hudson By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstar Jennifer Hudson is set to headline the Tobago Jazz Experience this year, organizers announced. Hudson will lead a lineup that includes Jill Scott, Kool and the Gang and Miguel, among …