Category: Food & Entertainment

Vaughnette Bigford wows the crowd at North Coast Jazz (Blanchisseuse) last May. Her album, Born to Shine is available at vaughnettebigford.com. Photo by Camille Lowhar

Trinidad arts & entertainment 2018

Serious liming & partying If it’s one thing Trinis take seriously, it’s partying. Our reputation as the party animals of the Caribbean has been hard-earned and we do our best to maintain it. In addition to the numerous rum shops, holes in the wall and casinos (aka private members’ clubs) popping up across the island,

Pastelles are an integral part of a Trini Christmas. Photo courtesy the TDC

Trini food: the taming of the stew

A guide to Trinidad’s food and dining scene, all new for 2018!

Drinks on "De Avenue". Photo courtesy the Tourism Development Company

Lime and party in Trinidad like a local for 2017

Want to lime, fete, and talk like a Trini? So what is “liming”, exactly? All it really means is passing time and enjoying yourself, with company, in whatever way you like. Trinis take this so seriously that they have made this into an art, and a science — so much so that the word even

Choreographer and dancer Dave Williams in his iconic performance ‘Scan’ (2009). Photo: Jeffrey Chock courtesy the Coco Dance Festival.

Trinidad arts & culture: the lay of the land for 2017

This is a hugely creative society. In a nutshell, and in alphabetical order, here is a taste of the arts scene in Trinidad. This is merely an appetiser, so for much more, visit our Arts & Culture section. Fashion & jewellery Fashion: check out CLD, Ecliff Elie, Adrian Foster, House of Jaipur, Heather Jones, K2K,

Breakfast wrap. Photo courtesy the G Spot food truck

Cuisine corner, Trinidad edition: our Trini food & dining guide for 2017

Food & dining, Trini style Foodies may well be stumped for choice here. With African, Indian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Syrian-Lebanese, and other influences, the island’s culinary scene is distinct, dynamic — and delicious! This is just a beginner’s guide — for much more, dive in to the range of coverage, including recipes and local food

The Falls at West Mall just outside Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photographer: Stephen Broadbridge

The Trinidad shopping bible for 2017

People come from all over the region to shop in Trinidad. Whether you’re looking for international brands, or something distinctly local, something for yourself or a gift for someone else, we’ll point you toward what to get, and where to get it. Distinctive local buys ALCOHOL & BEVERAGES Think local beers, award-winning local rums (like

Bunji Garlin revs up the crowd. Photo by Aaron Richards

A Trinidad Liming & Partying Guide for 2016

Trini nightlife & entertainment Monday and Tuesday might be the only two days of the week when Trinis don’t lime and party in droves. Maybe. Because whether it’s a basic roadside bar with the spirited essentials; a swanky bar and lounge carrying live entertainment, gaming options, or the sports fixture of the hour; or a

The Falls at West Mall. Photo: Horace Peters

A Trinidad Shopping Guide for 2016

Retail therapy: what to buy & where to buy it Now that you know all about our food, plus our music, art, fashion, film, and more, it’s time to find out how to buy some! Souvenir ideas Cocoa & chocolate T&T produces award-winning cocoa and chocolate. Think: Trinitario (used by French luxury chocolate manufacturer Valrhona),