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Trinidad Has Big Tourism Plans

 The island of Trinidad has unveiled some bold goals to grow its long-under-the-radar tourism sector.  Tourism Trinidad Limited, the island’s destination marketing company, says it is planning to increase visitor arrivals by 7 percent for the 2019-2020 fiscal year period, …

Trinidad and Tobago Wins Caribbean’s Top Culinary Competition

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s national culinary team took home the top honors in the latest edition of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami last week. The team beat out 11 other national culinary teams …

Editor’s Note: The Caribbean, After Irma

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

LATEST NEWS

  There’s a major new Caribbean food festival coming to Miami, part of a regional push to take the Caribbean’s food scene to new global heights. Indeed, celebrated Trinidadian chef Richardson Skinner is calling for the Caribbean to elevate the …

 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 …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Israel is interested in developing stronger ties with Trinidad and Tobago, according to the country’s Ambassador to the Caribbean, Amiram Magid. The Israeli envoy recently held talks with a …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and Colombia will hold talks in May on the issue of enhancing air links in the Caribbean and South America, Acting Trinidad Prime Minister Winston Dookeran …

 Above: the Thomas A Robinson stadium (file photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff For a few short days this weekend, Nassau looked a lot like London. Jamaica’s young athletes dominated the CARIFTA games at the Thomas A Robinson national stadium …

 Above: Michael Johnson By the Caribbean Journal staff Four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson visited Trinidad and Tobago last week. The American sports legend presented on a series of training programmes offered by his Michael Johnson Performance company, along with …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Trinidad Ambassador Iva Gloudon By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly accepted the credentials Friday of three new Ambassadors to the country from India, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago. Dr Iva Camille …

 Above: the TTGFA Marlin Madness Tournament in 2011 (Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s latest push to reel in visitors to the country involves a push to highlight the country’s sport …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Headline inflation in Trinidad rose to 9.4 percent in October, according to data released by the country’s Central Statistical Office. That represented a 1.7-percentage-point increase compared to a rate of 7.7 …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of Trinidad and Tobago contracted by 3.6 percent on a year-to-year basis to June 2012, according do the Central Bank’s Summary of Economic Indicators. Output in the country’s energy …

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The unemployment rate in Trinidad and Tobago rose to 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to data released this week from Trinidad’s Central Statistical Office. That represented …

 Above: OAS Headquarters in Washington (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The ORganization of America State’s Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission will launch Trinidad’s first pilot Drug Treatment Court this week. The courts are an alternative to …

 Above: Jamaican attorney KD Knight By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has named a list of three international members of a commission of inquiry that will investigate the shootings of three people in the area of Linden in July, according …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) Trinidad and Tobago marked the 50th anniversary of its independence Friday. The country achieved its independence from the Great Britain on Aug. 31, 1962. The following is the text of Trinidad …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has revoked the appointment of Minister Collin Partap as Minister in the Ministry of National Security, she announced Monday. The revocation came …