Tag: Diversification

An aerial view of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad: the regional business centre

Trinidad is the business capital of the region, owing to its natural hydrocarbon reserves. With those reserves quickly being consumed, this “Caribbean Tiger” has moved, repeatedly, to diversify its economy

Original hand-crafted jewellery on sale. Courtesy Green Market Santa Cruz

Made in Trinidad: unique gifts, souvenirs & shopping

No, a ceramic coconut made in China is probably not how you want to remember your trip to Trinidad. Fair enough. But there are exceptionally talented local craftsmen in Trinidad working in leather, clay, fabric, copper and other raw materials like seeds, shells and gourds. And you can find just about anything mainstream, from clothes, houseware and aromatherapy candles to fancy local foods, fashion and jewellery

Trinidad Carnival Couture. Photo: Gary Jordan Photography courtesy K2K Carnival

Spotlight on Trinidad & Tobago fashion

A look at Trinidad & Tobago Fashion Week; Tobago Fashion Weekend; the relationship between fashion and Carnival; and the islands’ emerging fashion industry as a whole

The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre

Trinidad: conference & convention capital of the Caribbean

Trinidad is already a financial and information hub of the region and a gateway to Latin America, with a high influx of business travellers. Consequently, the Tourism Development Company (TDC) has set up the Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau (TTCB) as Trinidad positions itself as the conference and convention hub of the Caribbean and beyond

The Port of Spain waterfront. Photo by Chris Anderson

Port of Spain: International Financial Centre (IFC)?

Economist Jwala Rambarran on the moves to make Port of Spain — Trinidad’s capital — an International Financial Centre as part of the country’s diversification thrust into financial services