All posts by Caroline Taylor

writer & editor • actor, singer, producer & director • egalitarian • animal & nature lover • island girl • water baby • perennial discoverer

A Long-billed starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris) hovers near a vervine bush at Asa Wright Nature Centre. Photo by RAPSO Imaging

Saving Trinidad’s Asa Wright Nature Centre

The treasured eco centre needs to urgently raise capital in order to stay operational Exactly a month ago, on the 24th of September, the Asa Wright Nature Centre’s Facebook page put out an SOS for help. “Due to COVID-19, we need your help now!” The post read, explaining that donors had the opportunity to double

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

Sian Cuffy-Young of Siel Environmental

Meet Sian Cuffy-Young of Siel Environmental

We caught up with Sian Cuffy-Young, founder and CEO of Siel Environmental — a social enterprise working to transform the way you think about waste. We talked to her about how and why she got started, the Carnicycle initiative, what you can do to safeguard Trinidad & Tobago’s natural environment — and how you can help combat climate change

Trinidad’s architecture & built heritage

The mosaic history of this little island and its extraordinary wealth are built into its varied architecture. For the history buff, there are a great many archaeological and historical sites in Trinidad and Tobago. Many are in the process of being protected and preserved by the National Trust, several recently restored, and with much work

Trinidad Carnival 2020: what you need to know

From traditions with deep sacred, cultural roots in the island’s history, to parties pumping so hard you might seriously forget your name, and a street party like no other anywhere in the world, here we’ll introduce you to how the Trinidad Carnival season unfolds. Once you get a sense of what’s on offer, you’ll know what you want to indulge in, and — as we say here — “play yuhself”!

Trinidad & Tobago celebrations & festivals in 2020

Few things speak more eloquently to Trinidad and Tobago’s reputation as a place where people like to party, and as a multi-cultural melange, than the quantity and variety of festivals on the national calendar.