All posts by Caroline Taylor

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

Muslim devotees at Hosay in Cedros prepare to push a tadjah out to sea after dusk. It is then moored overnight and dismantled on land the next morning. Photo by Giancarlo Lalsingh

Trinidad’s most cherished festivals | Roundtable

In addition to helping our readers find the perfect Carnival itinerary, we talked to our roundtable — Nigel Campbell, Maria Nunes, Penelope Spencer, Franka Philip, Ardene Sirjoo, and Laura Dowrich-Phillips — to learn which of Trinidad’s festivals they recommend everyone experience NIGEL: Islamophobia is a new wave in Western countries, but in Trinidad, the Muslim

The Nariva river meets the Atlantic Ocean near Manzanilla. Photo by Jason Audain

Courtenay Rooks on Trinidad’s eco adventures | Q&A

Discover T&T talked to Courtenay Rooks — a tour operator, naturalist, and conservationist with decades of experience — about what makes Trinidad such a compelling destination for eco lovers and those looking for unique, immersive vacations

Photo courtesy Duane Kenny

Duane Kenny — Tobago’s ocean adventurer | Q&A

Discover T&T talked to Duane Kenny — tour operator and life-long lover of the ocean, surfing, diving, guitar, adventure and most of all living in Tobago — about his favourite outdoor adventures in Tobago, by land and by sea

Photo courtesy Candy Coated Events

Tobago’s best dining & liming spots | Roundtable

Discover T&T talked to our roundtable — Aisha Sylvester, Duane Kenny, Jared Prima, Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Ardene Sirjoo, and Franka Philip — about their favourite spots to lime and dine in Tobago

The Heritage Festival's Ole Time Wedding procession in Moriah. Photo courtesy THA

Jared Prima on Tobago’s culture & festivals | Q&A

Jared Prima is a Tobagonian actor, director, writer, and singer. We talked to him about Tobago’s culture, food, festivals, and entertainment.

Winston Duke. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Meet Tobago’s Winston Duke, who stars as M’Baku in “Black Panther”

Tobago-born actor Winston Duke, appearing in Marvel’s eagerly anticipated Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War movies, on his love of stories and magical realism, how his village childhood shaped his ethos, and his love of soca music

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

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

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 — Teneille Newallo, Darisha Beresford, and Drew Umland — about the challenges of local and regional cinema

Soca legend Super Blue whips the crowd into a frenzy at QRC fete. Photo by Aaron Richards

Trinidad Carnival: the who, what, where, when, why

The Carnival season is like one large buffet. You can sample all of it over multiple courses; just some of it, by confining yourself to a few things which appeal to you; or none at all (which means leaving the restaurant altogether, to keep the analogy going). But the point is, there’s no right way

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,