Caribbean Photo of the Week: Maracas Bay, Trinidad

July 25, 2015 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comment


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 in the subject line. It could be the next CPOTW! — more...

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Trinidad, Venezuela Shaken By 5.2-Magnitude Earthquake

April 15, 2015 | 11:00 pm | 0 Comment


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 epicentre around 34 kilometres north-northeast of Irapa in Venezuela and about 105 kilometres west-northwest of Port more...

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Virgin Launches New Tobago Flights

April 6, 2015 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment


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 later this year. “You have another major international airline carrier traversing the London-Gatwick to Tobago route,” more...

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Rum Journal: In Trinidad and Tobago, the Art of the Rum Shop

April 4, 2015 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment


By Jamie Gangoo Rum 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 be re-energized and the place to simply “have a nice time”. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are endless rum shops that can more...

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Trinidad PM Forms Team to Examine Issue of Self-Government in Tobago

February 8, 2015 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment


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 Orville London, Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly. London has been a major advocate for more...

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How Oil Production’s Faring in Trinidad

January 11, 2015 | 8:14 pm | 0 Comment


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 in the Caribbean country's output came despite a shutdown of BHP’s facilities for maintenance in mid-November and more...

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InselAir Officially Launches New Service to Trinidad, Guyana

December 25, 2014 | 7:19 pm | 0 Comment


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 flights from Curacao to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Trinidad is the country’s 20th destination. “We see an more...

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Carnival Adding Tobago As Cruise Stop

December 9, 2014 | 11:39 am | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines will be sailing to the island of Tobago for the first time next year. The news was announced as part of a series of new longer voyages the cruise line will be offering. Ships including Carnival Miracle, Dream, Glory and Sunshine will be visiting more than two dozen destinations more...

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Is It Time for Self Government in Tobago?

November 16, 2014 | 10:56 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is it time for self-government in Tobago? It's a question that has long been on the mind of many residents, and one that Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London says remains a "burning issue." London said this week that Tobagonians "regardless of political persuasions," have given a more...

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Rum Journal: Trinidad’s Angostura No. 1

November 13, 2014 | 9:45 pm | 0 Comment


WE'RE BIG fans of the venerable House of Angostura here at Rum Journal. While much of the world knows Angostura first for its bitters we know better: their rum is outstanding, led by our typical favourite, the sensational 1919 (although the 1824 is quite good, too). So we were quite excited when we were finally able to get our hands on the company's newest premium more...

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