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A New Resort Is Coming to Tobago

 Tobago is getting a major new boutique resort. The Tobago Great House Resort and Spa is slated to open this fall within the 260-acre Grafton Caledonian Wildlife Sanctuary. The property will include 20 ocean-view suites, 36 garden suites overlooking the ... [ Read More ]

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Tobago Is Adding More Hotel Rooms

 Tobago is expanding its hotel stock. The island’s House of Assembly has purchased two properties at Sanctuary and Manta Lodge, according to Tourism Secretary Tracy Davidson-Celestine. The pair of properties will add 160 rooms to the island’s hotel stock. “Works on ... [ Read More ]

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In Trinidad, Turning a Christmas Tree Into Art

 A Caribbean Christmas Tree Made From Bamboo By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Oh, Christmas tree! We’re merry impressed with this inventive Caribbean riff on the traditional fir tree in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port-Of-Spain. The show-stopping, ... [ Read More ]

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 Trinidad and Tobago is having a very solid year for tourism growth, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island republic has posted a 7.7 percent growth in arrivals through September data reported to the CTO, among ... [ Read More ]

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 A group of countries including the Dominican Republic, Canada and India are looking to expand trade with Trinidad and Tobago. Dominican Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Dr Jose Serulle Ramia, in a visit with Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon this week, ... [ Read More ]

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are holding talks to review the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two countries’ previous governments, according to Guyana’s Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman. Trotman said that President David Granger briefed ... [ Read More ]

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 New appointee by incoming government By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has another new top tourism official. The country’s new government has appointed Shamfa Cudjoe as its new Minister of Tourism. Cudjoe was most recently assistant director of ... [ Read More ]

PNM wins Trinidad election

 A major victory in Trinidad and Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has a new government. Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley and his People’s National Movement won the country’s election on Monday, ousting the ruling coalition led ... [ Read More ]

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 Mission to oversee Sept. 7 vote By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARICOM has announced it will mount an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7. The Chief of Mission is ... [ Read More ]

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 Hyatt check-in goes digital By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Hyatt Regency Trinidad is adding a little extra tech to its check-in process. It’s part of what the downtown Port of Spain hotel says are several new technological developments that will provide guests ... [ Read More ]

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 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from and ... [ Read More ]

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 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Melony Mejias, who sent in this beautiful shot of Maracas Bay in Trinidad. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela were shaken by a 5.2-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was focused at an ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad is reporting a 2 percent increase in oil/condensate output in the fourth quarter of 2014. That was revealed by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs last week. The increase ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff InselAir has officially launched a series of new flights out of its Curacao hub. The carrier launched new service from Curacao to Georgetown, Guyana last week, following the addition of new ... [ Read More ]