The Johnson-Roopchan family

The making of a Trinidadian Payge Turner

With roots in a multi-talented and musical Trinidadian family, Paige Roopchan is fruit falling very close to the tree By now, you’ve no doubt seen 28-year-old Payge Turner’s stunning performance on the season premiere of The Voice last Monday. If not, you can check it out below. Full disclosure: I’ve known Jacqueline Johnson — and

Professional volleyball player Maddison McKibbin plays some pan with Redemption Sound Setters in Tobago

The Amazing Race kicks off in Trinidad & Tobago tonight!

Tonight’s the night! Season 32 of popular US adventure reality game show, The Amazing Race, premieres tonight at 9pm on CBS — and the first leg of competition takes place right in Trinidad & Tobago. Subsequent legs will take competitors to Brazil, France, Germany, and Kazakhstan. Each season of the show attracts approximately 10 million

Richard Georges. Courtesy Bocas Lit Fest

A virtual Bocas Lit Fest kicks off for its 10th anniversary

The 10-year-old Bocas Lit Fest is now the largest in the Anglophone Caribbean It’s a milestone year for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest: it’s the 10th year of Trinidad & Tobago’s national literature festival (18–20 September, 2020), and it now has grown into the Anglophone Caribbean’s biggest annual literary celebration. The festival’s 2020 edition will

The view from Paramin of Port of Spain with the lights of Point Lisas visible across the Gulf of Paria. Photo by Chris Anderson

New commercial promotes Destination Trinidad to CPL’s global audiences

Earlier this week, Tourism Trinidad Ltd launched a new 60-second television commercial, which is being aired during the international broadcast of the popular Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 Cricket Tournament. This year, the entire event is being hosted in Trinidad and Tobago, and being televised and streamed in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, Asia

Tobago Heritage Festival. Photo courtesy THA

Updated Tobago Heritage Festival 2020 calendar

After carefully considering of all of the factors surrounding the local COVID-19 pandemic — including that Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram has indicated Trinidad & Tobago now has community spread of the virus, with new restrictions put in place last weekend to address this — the Tobago Festivals Commission Ltd has made the difficult

An aerial shot of Tobago’s iconic Pigeon Point jetty featuring the official “Safe Travels” logo

Safe Travels assurance when you visit Tobago!

Last week, Tobago was awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) “Safe Travels” stamp after the development of a Tourism Industry Health & Safety manual by the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL). The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism designed specifically to address

Tobago welcomes your return

When the Trinidad and Tobago government closed the islands’ borders in mid-March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited ran a user-generated campaign to keep travelers and locals “Dreaming of Tobago”, showcasing the island so that it remains top of mind for regional and international visitors amid the pandemic. Now, the

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