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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

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Derek Chung talks diving in Tobago

Derek Chung has over 30 years of diving expertise. Owner of Undersea Tobago and a former president of the Association of Tobago Dive Operators (ATDO), we talked to him for both our 2008 and 2019 editions for tips and insights into Tobago’s diving scene

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.

Fireworks. Photo by Kazim Daniel

Independence Day

Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day in a nutshell Independence Day — a public holiday — marks the occasion on 31 August, 1962 when Trinidad & Tobago’s became independent from Great Britain. The day is formally celebrated by a parades of the various protective services at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain and in Scarborough,

The flambeaux street procession is a hallmark of Emancipation celebrations. Photo by Maria Nunes

Emancipation Day

Celebrated on 1 August to commemorate the end of slavery in the British colonies (1838), Emancipation Day — a public holiday — is marked with street processions (a morning procession, including towering moko jumbies, and a flambeaux-lit Canboulay procession in the evening); religious and spiritual observances; cultural shows and performances (dance, music, and theatre, including

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May MTB Madness promises a mountain biking extravaganza in Tobago

On the 5th and 6th of May, a new type of cycling event will take place in Tobago as the inaugural May MTB Madness — an off-road cycling event featuring two disciplines — takes centre stage. Presented by Tobago Mountain Bike Tours and Moon over Water Bar, and sanctioned by the Trinidad & Tobago Cycling

Erykah Badu performs at the Tobago Jazz Experience. Photo courtesy the THA

The Tobago Jazz Experience

Each April there is jazz! Jazz on the beach, jazz in bars and lounges, jazz in the park, jazz everywhere! For four years, the Plymouth International Jazz Festival headlined pop, R&B, hip-hop, soca, and jazz stars from around the world. The Tobago Jazz Experience replaced the Plymouth Jazz Festival in 2009, featuring some of the

Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day is celebrated in March. Photo by Chris Anderson

Spiritual (Shouter) Baptist Liberation Day

Celebrated on 30 March, Spiritual (Shouter) Baptist Liberation Day commemorates the abolition of the colonial-era British-instituted Shouters Prohibition Ordinance. In 1917, the Ordinance was enacted and for 34 years this syncretic religion (a mix of Christian and African Orisha elements) was banned, ostensibly, for no greater reason than the loud sounds of their singing and clapping

Divers adore the reefs off Tobago. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation.

Diving in Tobago: kingdom of the corals

It’s just like Finding Nemo. Dive below the surface of the aquamarine and azure waters off Tobago and enter the kingdom of the coral reefs. Many of the dive sites here are drift dives, which just means that you just go with the flow — literally. You adjust your buoyancy to follow the current; keep

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

Game fishing is fantastic in Tobago. Photo by project1photography/Shutterstock

Tobago game fishing

Plenty of fish in the sea? Game fishing is fantastic here, with the main offshore season lasting from October to June. Anglers can expect to do battle with blue marlins, white marlins, swordfish, wahoo, tuna, barracudas, mahi-mahi (dolphin-fish) and sharks. Large game fish migrate south for the winter and chase the schools of small flying