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A still from Moko Jumbie

The T&T Film Festival brings Trinidad and Tobago into focus

The 2017 edition of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival gets underway this week, running from Tuesday 19 to Tuesday 26 September across venues in both Trinidad and Tobago. Four T&T features and over 34 local shorts will premiere at ttff/17. Green Days by the River Green Days by the River, a film adaptation of

The Temple in the Sea at Waterloo at sunset. Photo by Nyla Singh

Things to do this August

The July/August vacation (or, as some say here in T&T, “summer”) is usually met with trips abroad, camps, tours, and many activities for the entire family. Here are some suggestions to keep the fun going this August, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Take a road trip to… The Waterfalls (easy) Maracas Waterfall (Maracas

From left to right: Nigel Williams, Manager, Trinidad All Stars; Martin Cain, Assistant Manager, Deperadoes; Michael Marcano, Manager, Renegades; Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Leader, Phase 11; and Ainsworth Mohammed, Manager, Exodus at the launch of the International Steelband Foundation at Hyatt Regency Trinidad recently

The ‘big 5’ for Savannah steelband concert on 22 July

Five of the nation’s top steelbands will launch the International Steelband Foundation at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, with an event titled Big 5 – The Pan Concert on 22 July. Massy Trinidad All Stars, Desperadoes, bp Renegades, Republic Bank Exodus, and Phase II Pan Groove in collaboration with HADCO have come together to

A scene from The Cutlass, with lead actors Arnold Goindhan and Lisa-Bel Hirschmann

Q&A with the producers of The Cutlass

As the T&T feature film The Cutlass prepares for its international release, Caroline Taylor talks to the filmmakers about the challenges of local and regional cinema CT: Teneille, what inspired you to tell this story as your first feature? Teneille Newallo (screenwriter & executive producer): Timing is everything. I am firstly an actor, and moving

Our 2017 issue is all new, in print and online

Twenty-six years of discovering T&T This year, we at Discover mark 26 years (and 28 editions) of writing about the islands we love. As you discover these islands, we’re sure you’ll understand why. For the second issue in a row, we have two vibrant covers — flip it one way, you’re in Trinidad! Flip again,

Tracey Davidson-Celestine, Tobago House of Assembly director of Tourism and Transportation answers questions posed by international media. Photo courtesy the TDC

Trinidad & Tobago makes inroads at World Travel Market 2016

The annual World Travel Market (WTM) ran earlier this week in London, from 7th to 9th November, and early reports from the Trinidad & Tobago contingent — comprising senior officials from the Tourism Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago (TDC) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) — indicate a successful showing. The theme for

Dance and film meet at the COCO Dance Festival 2016

Cutting edge are words synonymous with choreography by the local, regional, and international dancers of the Contemporary Choreographers’ Collective, otherwise called COCO. Their thought-provoking and entertaining showcases have been known to leave participants and the audience of the COCO Dance Festival inspired and wanting more. In its eighth year, the festival has announced an exciting addition to its events lineup. This

Vintage Calypso on Nelson Island

In honour of Calypso History Month, traditional calypso will reverberate at the second annual Vintage Calypso event, which will be hosted by the National Trust of Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday 22 October 2016. Some of our local calypso greats including Lord Superior, Brother Valentino, Brother Mudada, Twiggy, and Abebele will be performing their popular lyrical compositions. Over the

Congratulations to the trinidad+tobago film festival 2016 awardees

The 2016 edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) was filled with inspiring, touching, entertaining, and stunning films, which showcased local, regional, and international talent. With sold out tickets and continuing demand for additional screenings, this year’s local features were  strongly supported by film goers. Two popular and highly praised local fearure films — Play the Devil and

Trinidad Ultimate Ninja Warrior 2016

It’s time! The Ultimate Ninja Warrior championship gets underway Saturday 24th September, 2016 and climaxes on Sunday 25th at the Battle Drome in Nelson Mandela Park (St Clair). Over 200 challengers are registered to take part in the prelims, but only 40 will make it to the finals on Sunday. “The course is not as