Trinidad and Tobago Showing Strong Cruise Growth

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 […]


This Trinidad Chef's Summer Grilling Tips

Summer Grilling

One of Trinidad’s top chefs explains how to grill this summer By Fernando Franco CJ 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 […]


The Influence of Tamarind on Trinidadian Cuisine

By Fernando Franco CJ 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 […]


11 Great Caribbean Summer Vacations

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 […]

New Chairman of Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company

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 […]

How This Caribbean Spa Just Went Natural

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Guests at Hyatt Regency Trinidad are enjoying the benefits of new natural, plant-based treatments available at the resort’s Spa Esencia. The spa’s new options use food-based ingredients in order to boost skin health and wellness. […]

The Jamaica-Trinidad Relationship

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor The recent impasse between Jamaica and Trinidad, arising out of the latest round of Jamaicans being not only denied entry to Trinidad but being detained in less than acceptable circumstances, has once again raised the […]

Enterprise’s Big Caribbean Expansion

By the Caribbean Journal staff Enterprise Rent-a-Car has undertaken a major expansion in the wider Latin America and Caribbean region. The company has opened 22 new locations throughout the region, with new locations in Belize City, SanPedro Sula and Tegucigalpa […]

Earthquake Causes Shaking in Trinidad, Grenada

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across much of the southeastern Caribbean on Thursday morning. The quake, reported by the United States Geological Survey, struck at around 7:22 AM local time, with an epicenter about 119 kilometers west of Port of […]


A Recipe for Easter, Caribbean Style

By Fernando Franco CJ Contributor As a boy growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I remember Semana Santa (Holy Week) being a week filled with traditions and celebrations. It also was a good excuse to spend time with the family […]

Five Caribbean Food Trends to Watch Right Now

What to watch for in the Caribbean culinary scene By Fernando Franco CJ Contributor Every year, I look forward to the emerging food trends because I am always on the lookout for fresh sources of inspiration in my kitchen.  These […]

These are the Nonstop Flights to Trinidad

How do you get to Trinidad quickly? We continue our Nonstop Flights series with a look at how to fly nonstop to the Caribbean island of Trinidad, which has seen a wave of new airlift in recent years, most recently […]


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