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All posts by Caroline Taylor

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

Giancarlo Lalsingh of Save Our Sea Turtles Tobago (SOS Tobago)

SOS: Saving Our Sea Turtles in Tobago

SOS (Save our Sea Turtles) Tobago is one of the islands’ most vibrant community-based conservation groups. SOS president and founding member Tanya Clovis and Giancarlo Lalsingh, one of its most vibrant volunteers and resident photographer, discuss the organisation’s critical work in turtle conservation

Heather Headley of Trinidad & Tobago

Heather Headley: written in the stars

Trinidadian-American star Heather Headley talks to Caroline Taylor about her Trinidad childhood, a new album, Whitney Houston, and The Bodyguard on the West End

The twins. Courtesy Karen & Kathy Norman/K2K

K2K Carnival’s Karen & Kathy Norman

Twin designers Kathy and Karen Norman have generated a lot of buzz around their new medium-category, all-inclusive Carnival band “The Waters – Seas of Consciousness”. They talked to Caroline Taylor about the story behind their designs; the journey to making the band; Trinidad’s vs Brazil’s Carnival; and re-claiming Trinidad’s mas.

A firebreathing jab jab in Trinidad Carnival. Photo: Lyden Thomas

Trinidad Carnival in a nutshell

Love it or hate it, it is a uniquely Trinidadian experience you are unlikely ever to forget

A leatherback makes its way to the sea at Grande Riviere. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Top 10 things to do & see in Trinidad

Our top 10 picks for what to do and see in Trinidad

Invaders Steel Orchestra performs at Panorama. Photo by Edison Boodoosingh

The steelpan — from creation to Panorama to the world

The steel pan (it’s really a bit of a faux pas to call it a steel drum!) is one of Trinidad’s proudest exports. It distinguishes itself by being the only acoustic, non-electric instrument invented in the 20th century, and one incubated in Laventille, Port of Spain, during the Second World War