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New Trinidad-St. Vincent Flights

 Caribbean Airlines is launching new service between Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent’s new Argyle International Airport on April 14. The new flights will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays. Caribbean Airlines is one of the first airlines to …

The best places to stay in Trinidad.

The Five Best Trinidad Hotels

 Whether you’re on the island for Carnival, for business or just looking for one of the Caribbean’s great foodie destinations, there’s something for everyone in Trinidad. But with the island in many ways still under the radar for seasoned travelers, …

A Perfect Cocktail to Lime in Trinidad

 This month, thousands of revelers will make their way to Trinidad for Carnival. Known as the largest in the Caribbean, Trinidad’s Carnival is the country’s main festival as many say “In Trinidad there are two seasons – Carnival and getting …

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 The holidays flew by in a blink of an eye and here we are in the New Year, and a new year brings new food trends. Carefully curated, sustainable foods are predicted to take 2017 by storm. Another food trend …

 Air Canada has launched new year-round nonstop flights to Trinidad. The flights, which will operate on Air Canada Rouge, will fly twice weekly from Toronto to Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain. “Air Canada is very pleased to …

Earthquake Trinidad and Tobago

 The biggest earthquake in the Caribbean in several years caused shaking across the Southern Caribbean on Tuesday evening. The 5.8-magnitude quake’s epicenter was about 25 miles southwest of Scarborough, Tobago; it struck at about 5:42 PM local time at a …

 Not your average holiday fruitcake, black cake is a delectable cake filled with rum and fruit. It sounds simple, but creating it is an arduous task that requires patience and more than a week of soaking a variety of fruit …

Pastelles

 Summer’s over and the Christmas holiday is quickly approaching. Trinis love a good holiday celebration, especially when it comes to the food. Pastelles are a traditional delicacy during the Christmas season in Trinidad even though they are also consumed at …

Travel to Trinidad

 Thinking of a getaway to Trinidad? There are a host of specials for stays on one of the Caribbean’s most energetic islands (and one of the region’s top culinary destinations) right now. The Chancellor Hotel, a 30-room property near Port …

Starbucks

 Starbucks continues Caribbean expansion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Heads up, Caribbean-bound coffee lovers: there’s a new Starbucks in town. The region’s 33rd outpost is now open in San Fernando, Trinidad’s SouthPark Entertainment Complex. Operated by local restaurant management company Prestige …

Chickpea

  A chickpea recipe from Port of Spain By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor Plant-based protein meals can be quite the delight when created with proper ingredients.  As an Argentinean, I enjoy all types of meats, especially steak; however, it’s nice to …

Chutney Rhythm

 Trinidad — it’s home to some of the Caribbean’s best rum (and appreciation for rum), led by the world-famous Angostura. Whether you’re in the rum shop, at carnival or just sitting in a hotel bar, rum is always here in …

Hyatt Regency New Hire

 The Hyatt Regency Trinidad has announced the appointment of a new beverage manager. The property has named Ashmeed Abass to the role, according to Food and Beverage Director Ronan Doherty. “We are thrilled to have promoted Ashmeed Abass to Beverage …

Tobago Cruise Growth

 It was a strong season for cruise arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Tourism Development Company. The island of Trinidad received 30,493 cruise passenger arrivals from 25 cruises, while Tobago saw 70,298 passengers …

Summer Grilling

 One of Trinidad’s top chefs explains how to grill this summer By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor Summer’s here, which means it’s time to get out and grill some barbecue foods!  During this season, I particularly love gathering with family and putting my tongs to …

 By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor With the heavy Indian influence on Trinidadian cuisine, I was not surprised to see tamarind used in so many recipes when I first came to the island. This brown, curved pod-like fruit, which grows on a …

 School’s out for the summer. Rates are low and adventure is high. Summer travel is in the air, and now is the best time of the year for a vacation, whether with your family or your significant other. Few places …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s Tourism Development Company has a new chairman. The TDC has appointed attorney Richard Duncan in the position, following the termination of former Chairman Dennise Demming last week. Duncan had already been serving …