Category: Trinidad

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

The making of a Trinidadian Payge Turner

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. Full disclosure: I’ve known Jacqueline Johnson — and

The view from Paramin of Port of Spain with the lights of Point Lisas visible across the Gulf of Paria. Photo by Chris Anderson

New commercial promotes Destination Trinidad to CPL’s global audiences

Earlier this week, Tourism Trinidad Ltd launched a new 60-second television commercial, which is being aired during the international broadcast of the popular Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 Cricket Tournament. This year, the entire event is being hosted in Trinidad and Tobago, and being televised and streamed in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, Asia

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

Hosay in Trinidad

Editor’s note: in Trinidad, a different Hosay for 2020 Due to the Coronavirus health protocols to prevent the spread of the virus, communities in Trinidad will have to celebrate Hosay differently. Unfortunately, the street processions that so many members of the community and the general public enjoy each year will not take place, with much

Trinidad’s architecture & built heritage

The mosaic history of this little island and its extraordinary wealth are built into its varied architecture. For the history buff, there are a great many archaeological and historical sites in Trinidad and Tobago. Many are in the process of being protected and preserved by the National Trust, several recently restored, and with much work

Trinidad Carnival 2020: what you need to know

From traditions with deep sacred, cultural roots in the island’s history, to parties pumping so hard you might seriously forget your name, and a street party like no other anywhere in the world, here we’ll introduce you to how the Trinidad Carnival season unfolds. Once you get a sense of what’s on offer, you’ll know what you want to indulge in, and — as we say here — “play yuhself”!

Trinidad & Tobago celebrations & festivals in 2020

Few things speak more eloquently to Trinidad and Tobago’s reputation as a place where people like to party, and as a multi-cultural melange, than the quantity and variety of festivals on the national calendar.