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Payge Turner in the Battle Rounds of The Voice

Becoming a Payge Turner: meet Trinidad’s Paige Roopchan (part 2)

With a wealth of both musical and athletic talent, Trinidad-born Paige “Payge Turner” Roopchan’s path, however winding, seems destined for stardom

Pirate's Bay. Photo courtesy Tobago Tourism Agency

Tobago achieves two green travel milestones

Northeast Tobago declared a UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserve, right after three Tobago beaches achieve Blue Flag Pilot status Earlier today, the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited and the Environmental Research Institute, Charlotteville (ERIC) celebrated the island obtaining the UNESCO Man & the Biosphere (MAB) designation, which TTAL described as an opportunity to develop and promote

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

View from the Trinidad Hilton

Trinidad Tourism begins to prepare for T&T border re-opening

Trinidad’s tourism stakeholders are one step closer to safely re-opening the sector to international travellers. Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL), in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), hosted a webinar called Train the Trainer: COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Reopening the Tourism Sector & the Tourism Health Information System on 14th October. Over 200 tourism

The Johnson-Roopchan family

Meet the Johnsons | The making of a Trini Payge Turner (part 1)

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. You can also read our full profile on

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