A Black-throated mango hummingbird at Adventure Eco Villas, Tobago. Photo by Chris Anderson

Our 2018 edition is now out!

Twenty-seven years of discovering T&T We’ve completed distribution of our latest issue, which we can’t wait to share with you. This year, we at Discover T&T mark 27 years (and 29 editions) of writing about the islands we love. As you discover these islands, we’re sure you’ll understand why — and there is always more

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

Goat racing is popular at Great Fete as well as during the Easter long weekend. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Easter Goat and Crab Racing

Buccoo Goat & Crab Racing Festival, and Mt. Pleasant Goat Race Perhaps the most unique of all Tobagonian traditions is the Goat and Crab Races. At Easter time, only Friday and Monday are official holidays, but Easter Tuesday is not really a day for work in Tobago: people head to Buccoo in droves for the

Siparee/Supari Mai or the Black Madonna/Virgin at the Church of La Divina Pastora (the Divine Shepherdess) in Siparia. Photo: Ariann Thompson/MEP Publishers

The Miracle Mother — La Divina Pastora, Siparee/Supari Mai, the Black Madonna

In what was once a Capuchin pilgrimage church of the same name in Siparia — a town settled by the first Spanish colonists — stands a dark-skinned statue of the Virgin Mary as La Divina Pastora (the Divine Shepherdess). But this is not her only name, and Catholics are not the only ones who celebrate her.

Liming and partying Tobago style in 2017

Tobago nightlife & entertainment   Bars & happy hours Some of the most popular bars rub shoulders with the restaurants at major hotels and developments like the Magdalena Grand, Crown Point Hotel, the Seahorse Inn, and the Villas at Stonehaven, so you may not need to go far! But there are others like BarCode (Scarborough),

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