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Coral reefs are one of the oldest ecosystems on Earth, supporting a rich diversity of species and providing man with numerous ecosystem services. They cover less than one per cent of the Earth's surface yet they are home to 25 per cent of all marine fish species. At least 500 million people rely on coral ...
Pupils tackle climate change ... the concerns of climate change following the orientation session for the 2018 BP Trinidad and Tobago Environmental ...
Officially starting on May 16, the theme for this year's competition is: The Effects of Climate Change in the Caribbean. Students between the ages of ...
THE fall-out from climate-change hazards such as hurricanes and flooding affects women more than men, so women must help craft gender-based ...
Tourism
The Spanish hotel group is also set to open Hotel INNSIDE Camagüey, as well as three hotels in the city of Trinidad before 2020 as part of an ambitious ... Meliá Hotels International says it has aligned its plans with the wider Cuban strategy to diversify its tourism industry, offering prestigious hotels with ...
Carnival in Jamaica has exploded in popularity over the last year with the emergence of two new bands, Xodus and Xaymaca, and the influx of several party brands from Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados which has bumped up the fete offerings. This year has also seen an increase in the number of ...
... seen their profits dwindle; business people who've had to close up shop; workers in the hotel and tourism sectors who've been sent home; and healthcare providers who have lost their jobs and have had to leave Tobago with their families in tow to find employment in Trinidad's public health system.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is getting on the blockchain bandwagon, signing a memorandum of understanding with digital currency technology company Bitt, to help streamline payments for tourism-related products. The two Barbados-based organizations signed the MOU this morning ...
Despite the ongoing sea bridge problems, the Ministry of Tourism says some properties in Tobago recorded above 75 per cent occupancy during the Easter period. According to a release, preliminary checks revealed that between March 30 and April 2, select properties recorded from 68 to 100 per cent ...
'Carnival in Jamaica' 2018, spearheaded by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett's Entertainment Network of the Tourism Linkages Council in the Ministry of ... Carnival in Jamaica 2018 officials noted that many revellers from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua, St Kitts, Grenada, St Lucia, Guyana, the ...
Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe has defended figures presented before the Parliament three weeks ago regarding tourist arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago for the period January 1 to February 28 between 2016 and 2018. In a Newsday article dated April 5, 2018, titled, “Where are Shamfa's arrival figures ...
Sports Minister Darryl Smith has been demoted as the Office of the Prime Minister has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle that sees the change in portfolios of five Government Ministers and the Prime Minister himself. Minister of Public Administration and Communications, Maxie Cuffie has also been ...
There had also been widespread criticism of the performance of Cudjoe as Tourism Minister and her inability to successfully articulate the country's tourism policy at a time where other Caribbean islands have been seeing record tourist arrivals. (iii) reassign Mr. Randall Mitchell as Minister of Tourism;.
... advised the President of the following in accordance with Sections 3(9) and 76(3) and 79(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Shamfa Cudjoe, whose tenure at the Ministry of Tourism was marked by calls for her removal as Minister, as well as the dissolution of the Tourism ...
He has been reassigned as a Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, under Rowley who previously headed this ministry under former prime minister Patrick Manning. Cudjoe has been appointed as Sports and Youth Affairs Minister. Mitchell has been appointed Tourism Minister.
Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago president Wendell Lai Hing has welcomed Shamfa Cudjoe as the new Minister of Sport and is hoping her background coming from tourism will help drive the Ministry's sport tourism thrust. Cudjoe takes over the portfolio from Darryl Smith, who was ...
Newly-appointed Minister in the Ministry of Housing Darryl Smith during yesterday's sitting of Parliament in Port-of-Spain. PICTURE OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENT ... Ministers Shamfa Cudjoe and Randall Mitchell were also shifted from Tourism and Housing respectively. Cudjoe replaces Smith in Sport.
ETecK chairman Imtiaz Ahamad said for the last two years the company had commissioned many jobs, renovations and repair works on the hotel and while these and flights were good, there were bigger issues of the tourism sector and Tobago, as a tourist island, needed to have direction. Small said the ...
It said the lack of a reliable ferry service adversely affected Tobago's economy and promoting the sister isle as a vacation destination was difficult. The TTCIC said negative ripple effects were reaching not only Tobago's tourism sector, but also cottage industries, manufacturers and distributors and ...
By his action, James said, the Prime Minister was “trying to reassure stakeholders in Tobago that he had been taking note,” and shifted Cudjoe to the Sports Ministry. But tourism interests, he said, could take some “comfort” from her removal. Political commentator Ralph Maraj said the PM's reshuffle was ...
Former housing minister Randall Mitchell has replaced Cudjoe as tourism minister. Former Public Administration and Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie, who is recuperating from a stroke he suffered last year, is now junior minister in that ministry. And Port of Spain South MP Marlene McDonald, has ...
Randall Mitchell said yesterday he does not regard his shift from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to the Ministry of Tourism as a demotion. “Tourism is on the cusp of a massive diversification drive. It is a steep learning curve and I see it (his shift) as an expression of confidence in me by ...
I am not sure what to expect of the unimaginative and passive Randall Mitchell in tourism, an area which has been left to also disappear but which remains a strand of our economy which can provide a lifeline. Lastly, Mr Prime Minister, what is the purpose of moving or reshuffling the absent Maxie Cuffie ...
POSSIBLE TOURIST SITE: The Usine Ste Madeleine pond where four bodies were found within the last three years. PHOTO BY ANSEL JEBODH. THE USINE Ste Madeleine Pond, now earning a reputation as a place to commit murder, is to be taken over by the Government and put to use – either for ...
Buoyed by their recent success as hosts of the 33rd Carifta Swimming Championships, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Martin Lyn stressed the importance of exploiting sports as a springboard to further boost tourism. Jamaica hosted the recently concluded four-day ...
President Paula-Mae Weekes has denied any involvement in the recent dismissal of former minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Darryl Smith. In a statement issued Wednesday, Weekes said she was 'distressed and dismayed' by the fabrications. "It has come to the attention of Her Excellency President ...
The newly formed company is based in Trinidad and Tobago and spearheaded by Kyle Lequay and Hans Romany. The duo holds the franchise for Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. They both share a passion for sport entertainment and tourism and see the World of Dance competition as an ideal fit to ...
On Monday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley reassigned Cudjoe from the Ministry of Tourism to the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. She replaced Darryl Smith, who was demoted, reassigned and then dismissed in a 24-hour period. Yesterday, a snapshot of a Facebook post by Cudjoe was being ...
Speaking via telephone on Tuesday, head of the Unique Bed and Breakfast Self-Catering Association Kaye Trotman called on Mitchell to hit the ground running. “He has a quick learning curve and we hope that he can jumpstart very quickly to especially put these two new agencies; the Tobago Tourism ...
Minister Cudjoe added that sport is very much linked to tourism and in this regard, she will continue to have partnerships and work hand in hand with all ... having been a youth activist, a CARICOM Youth Ambassador, a United Nations Youth Ambassador, vice president and later president of the Tobago ...
Organised by the Leve-Global group (formerly Tourism Intelligence International), Leve 2018 puts Tobago in the forefront of this 'must buy' market. With bridal market expenditure in the North American Market of over US$100 billion, the event is designed to capture international publicity in the highest ...
... long-serving administrator of the Preysal Sports Club, and a member of the National League Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB). ... Ramsaran said he also had the privilege of working with Basdeo at the Tourism Development Corporation on several projects and extended his ...
That ministry's Permanent Secretary Vidiah Ramkhelawan said that once the agency is operational, it will have legal authority to create and enforce tourism-sector regulations and address matters of inspection, licensing, monitoring, classification and grading. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the ...
A tropical gem, just off the coast of Venezuela and tucked in next to its bigger sister Trinidad, it is unlike either its neighbours or anywhere else, come to that. While the Caribbean is synonymous with mass tourism, international resort hotels and high prices, this proud but deliciously laid-back island is a ...
Trinidad Tourism Limited will oversee the marketing of Trinidad tourism. It's a new strategic direction, branding Trinidad and Tobago as separate and distinct,” Mitchell said. He noted that low energy prices of 2015 and 2016 made it imperative for T&T to diversify its economy with tourism as a priority.
Discussing some details of the re-branding strategies, Mitchell said there were untouched markets in the country that must be tapped into to increase tourist attraction. The country has a niche market for exhibitions, Carnival, parties and fetes. He said that the tourism sector needs a lot more attention and ...
Ramkhelawan, who addressed the T&T Hospitality and Tourism Institute's graduation ceremony at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain, said: “At the Ministry, our aim is to build a sustainable and profitable tourism sector, committed to high standards and quality, guided by ...
COUVA North MP Ramona Ramdial has called on Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell to have his ministry implement a fee for tourists visiting Stollmeyer's Castle. In a statement yesterday, Ramdial said eventually the aim should be to fully monetise and make all local heritage sites self-sustainable while ...
Among the participating countries are Costa Rica, United States, Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Angola, Mexico, Fiji, Brazil, Bermuda, New Zealand, New ... Sport Fishing Championship, promising high expectations for the tourism sector in the country, “said Jeff Duchesneau, manager of Marina Pez Vela.
“We are going back to the roots, we are going back to where we started,” said Ernie George, sales manager for the St Lucia Tourism Authority. George was among a contingent of tourism officials and hoteliers in Trinidad and Tobago to promote the festival. “We started with a unique jazz product, we kind ...
“These figures are certainly great news for the destination as we continue to work alongside all stakeholders to stimulate growth within the tourism industry,” said Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips. “It is clear that Tobago has made significant progress ...
Two months before the Panama-based Copa Airlines kicks off its Barbados service, tourism officials here say they are encouraged by the response ... Commercial Manager for Copa Airlines Camille Hackett, who is based in Trinidad, will initially have responsibility for Barbados, where a new team is to ...
For two years, Gildharry attended the St Augustine campus University of the West Indies (UWI) and then, unbeknownst to his parents, he “dropped out” and started pursuing a degree in Culinary Management at the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute in Chaguaramas. Get caught up ...
Matura is one of two main nesting grounds in Trinidad, where turtles come to our shores every year to lay their eggs, she said. This year's theme for World ... “This exercise will also benefit our local tourism sector in particular saving the lives of our leatherback turtles at the beach,” he added. Hoping this ...
Paray said it was necessary that the Government intervene immediately and save the “little economic activity that is left on the east coast”. He said Government should be aware that global warming will continue to cause unwanted biodiversity on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago. “We cannot sit idly by ...
NEWLY-appointed Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell plans to brand Trinidad and Tobago as separate and distinct entities. Mitchell also said he would soon meet stakeholders to discuss the new strategic advantages which have been identified. He said it was determined that the tourism product in ...
The Prime Minister made the comment while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) Heads of Government Roundtable on April 18. Dr Rowly says Trinidad and Tobago pursues tourism as a viable industry for growth and development. However, when some nations issue negative travel ...
When TT is serious about diversifying its economy with tourism in the forefront, these buildings can be restored and opened daily to the public, bringing much needed foreign currency. Cruise ships can advertise visits to them by their passengers for a fee before they head to the Pitch Lake, Temple on the ...
Newly appointed Port Authority of T&T (PATT) chairman Lyle Alexander, in his interview with Business and Money last week, seemed very optimistic about development prospects for the Port of Port-of-Spain, even as he acknowledged the numerous challenges facing the facility. He is right. There are, in ...
Modi said that India would be happy to contribute to the development of Trinidad and Tobago in keeping with Trinidad and Tobago's economic priorities. ... As it relates to tourism, Rowley identified the need for direct air transport between the two nations as this would provide a mutually beneficial link ...
The Prime Minister was speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum Heads of Government Roundtable yesterday when he made the comment. He noted that Trinidad and Tobago pursues Tourism as a viable industry for growth and development. A media release from the Office of the Prime Minister ...
These areas include tourism, healthcare and agriculture. Rowley also requested aviation training for local helicopter pilots, to which Modi indicated India is able provide. Rowley also identified the need for direct air transport between the two nations to provide a mutually beneficial link and allow for the ...
Aggressive international marketing is needed to attract tourists to Tobago, says Stephen Sheppard, CEO of the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Institute (THTI). Speaking at a special dinner for industry stakeholders at THTI's headquarters in Blenheim, Mt St George,on Wednesday night, Sheppard said while ...
Ernie George, sales manager of the St Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) said the festival had become unattractive to authentic jazz lovers and so this year there will a ... George was speaking at the launch of the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival hosted by the SLTA at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain on Monday.
"(Going back to Trinidad and Tobago) would be like going back in time, because people here are so more relaxed. It's also good for tourism; there are approximately four million visitors to Jamaica, and hotel concierges walk with weed when they come to greet their guests, so if they ask they can give it to ...
Prime Minister Modi indicated during the meeting that his Government was interested in partnering with Trinidad and Tobago in the areas of ... Rowley welcomed the request for collaboration and identified additional areas - tourism, healthcare and agriculture - where opportunities exist for both countries ...
... in love and say 'I do', than Tobago…” — Dr Auliana Poon, International Tourism Consultant and managing director of Leve-Global. ... Your wedding is set in Tobago amidst the picturesque hills in quintessential resort, Villa Being, nestled in Arnos Vale, Tobago. A paradisiacal ambience provided by the ...
“We were truly honored to be recognized for the hard work and dedication of our entire team by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association,” reflected Neemah Persad-Celestine, Marketing Communications Manager of Hyatt Regency Trinidad. “To be recognized (last year) for our social responsibility ...
DEPUTY chairman of the Tobago Forwards Kevon McKenna is calling on Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation Nadine Stewart Phillips to prove the figures presented by her division for the cruise ship season November to May are accurate. On Monday, the division, on its Facebook page, ...
“Guyana Carnival is set to give Guyana a significant tourism boost and create an opportunity for all within the service industry to benefit and provide a major revenue income for both the ... Contingents from neighbouring Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago are also expected to be among the revelers.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is inviting the region's hospitality sector to submit nominations for the coveted Caribbean Hospitality ... Neemah Persad-Celestine, marketing communications manager of Hyatt Regency Trinidad said, “To be recognized (last year) for our social ...
Following a brief visit to Cienfuegos on the south coast, a former French colony with Parisian-style streets 250km away from Havana, I arrive in Trinidad. My tour guide tells me there is a saying that “Cuba is Havana and the rest is lawn”. He wishes more tourists would venture beyond the capital. Standing ...
Announcement: the La Trinidad Tourism Development Services will hold its Tourism Safety Seminar for stakeholders on April 25-26, 2018 at the Mt. Kalugong Kape-an, Brgy. Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet. For interested participants who cater to tourists, please contact 09294619617 to apply and ...
Leve 2018 sponsors include the Ministry of Tourism, the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Mt Irvine Bay Resort, Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Romance Gardens, Exotic Caribbean Mountain Pride Ltd, AMCO, Angostura Ltd, Caribbean Airlines, ...
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said his government is working on redeeming the country's image in light of rising crime which resulted in travel warning advisories for US and British visitors to Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking at a meeting with Trinbagonians in London on Monday, April 23 following the ...
Once again, The NGC Bocas Lit Fest is back. For five days the city of Port of Spain will be transformed into a literary smorgasbord of social, cultural, and historical events which offer unique insights into the creative talent of local, regional and international writers. The National Library and Information ...
“Under the control of the Tobago House of Assembly, which has executive authority for Tobago, we have created a tourism entity which can market Tobago tourism under the THA. In Trinidad, we have Carnival and Divali and there is the Trinidad tourism entity which we are a little slow in getting going.
Addressing nationals on his last day in London following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Rowley said T&T was embarking on a new thrust in health tourism. Rowley said the Couva Hospital will offer state-of-the art health care once it is opened and unlike other national health ...
“The Division fully supports this initiative by the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office as it also aligns with the organisation's focus on cultivating an appreciation of tourism and culture among the island's youth. Controller of Intellectual Property, Regan Asgarali, expressed his enthusiasm for ...
THE upcoming chocolate tours in Port of Spain will combine chocolate tourism, books and dreams and chocolate. Conceived by the Alliance of Rural Communities Trinidad and Tobago (ARCTT), the alliance has partnered with the Bocas Lit Fest to educate the population on cocoa and chocolate through ...
For decades, the Cuban Ministry of Tourism has been committed to position Trinidad, the City Museum of the Caribbean, as a privileged destination in the island. The natural and architectural charms of is village, granted the recognition of Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1988, attracts thousands of ...
He said the Government was looking to enter the area of health tourism and training, but this was in its incipient stage. On the Couva Children's Hospital he reported government had just concluded some discussions. “I have given the Parliament the assurance that if by the end of this month we have not ...
We are looking at the tourism side of it where the country could benefit in that area.” Some of the other people who attended the launch were TT Cycling Federation president Robert Farrier, TT cycling legend Gene Samuel, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs representative Patrice Charles and president ...
The Ministry of Trade and Industry and MusicTT partnered with the Ministries of Community Development Culture and the Arts, National Security and Tourism, the Port-of-Spain City Corporation and the 2018 Panorama Champions, BP Renegades to offer the public an evening of pan and performances.
Its main source of revenue comes from tourism. But when last did Tobago attract large numbers of international visitors? The answer to this question varies, depending on who you ask. Hoteliers claim their occupancy rates are down to as low as 35 percent. The Tobago House of Assembly's Secretary for ...
Coral reefs are one of the oldest ecosystems on Earth, supporting a rich diversity of species and providing man with numerous ecosystem services. They cover less than one per cent of the Earth's surface yet they are home to 25 per cent of all marine fish species. At least 500 million people rely on coral ...
The report says that Trinidad, in central Sancti Spiritus province, is the best-preserved city with a Spanish colonial architecture and was designated ... Local Ministry of Tourism Delegate Reiner Rendon said that those buildings, each of which will offer four rooms and gastronomic and entertainment ...
On the eve of the annual jazz festival, Minority Councillor Faith BYisrael is calling on Tourism Secretary Nadine Stewart-Phillips to update Tobagonians on the progress of a reported court matter against international recording artist D'Angelo (Michael Eugene Archer) who was allegedly paid US$430,000 ...
Recently, Ricky Skerritt was the (Antiguan) Minister of Sport and Tourism and he was a member of the West Indies Cricket Board. ... as Raymond Tim Kee, who served as president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF), while he was both Port of Spain Mayor and a treasurer in the PNM.
ARIAPITA AVENUE was on fire with the sound of steel on Sunday evening when MusicTT and the Ministry of Trade, in conjunction with the Port of Spain City Corporation, staged Live on the Avenue as part of the Live Music District initiative. Reigning Panorama champions BP Renegades provided ...
Grenada's drilling programme has been supported by Trinidad-based companies, something which Energy Chamber CEO Dr Thackwray "Dax" Driver, ... Should TT's well-established sector produce downstream products, it would leave Grenada's tourism product largely unaffected by the gas discovery, ...
The PRO also commended the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation on its recent revelation that by the time the cruise season closes in May, Tobago is projected to have received close to 80,000 cruise passengers. This, according to the release is an increase of over 236 percent from the ...
Also speaking at the media briefing, Tourism Secretary Nadine Stewart-Phillips, stating that the Port Authority and Caribbean Airlines (CAL) were going the extra mile to accommodate travellers, said persons with tickets to the jazz shows will be given priority to get to Tobago. “I know that Mr Leacock as ...
“The budget presented by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago last year and even the matters that came out in the budget debate is that there is a position taken by the state that festivals in Tobago should be developed so that they contribute to the tourism product. “The days of doing things of that ...
The Prime Minister said the Indian government will also play a role in this initiative which can be a catalyst for medical tourism in TT. Speaking at the post-Cabinet news conference at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's, Rowley said this initiative, “allows Government to ...
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's plan for the Couva Children's hospital is a complete betrayal of the children of Trinidad and Tobago, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. ... She said it was part of her Government's vision and thrust to the development of health and medical tourism.
"International airlines will add value to the reviving of tourism industry. They event will bring a influx of foreigners who will assist in marketing the sector," Breggen said. According to the organisers, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, USA will represent America. India, Jordan, Malaysia ...
I do not know in what keys Fantasia sings her rhythm and blues, but her appearance in Tobago today is a case of Fantasia in G, because the engagement of such artistes are part of grandiose and inflated, but impractical, decisions made from time to time about culture and tourism. Get caught up with ...
The Tobago Hoteliers and Tourism Association (THTA) is hoping the 2018 Tobago Jazz Experience would be the start of initiatives to revive the island's flagging economy. “We are looking at jazz as part of the resurgence of tourism in Tobago,” said THTA vice-president Carol-Ann Birchwood-James.
Below are two charts that were recently published by the Trinidad Hotel and Tourism Association (THRTA), which clearly shows that the numbers are going in the wrong direction. If we want to expand economic activity in any business, one of the first things one must do is allocate sufficient funding to get ...
I take encouragement from the statement of the newly assigned tourism Minister, Mr Randall Mitchell, that Trinidad and Tobago have to be developed as separate brands. The Trinidad tourism brand must focus on performing and visual arts and food. Tobago has the more traditional Caribbean sun, sea ...
The show started just before sunset on Saturday with welcome remarks by George Leacock, head of the Tobago Festivals Committee and opening remarks by Nadine Stewart-Phillips, Secretary of Tourism,. Culture and Transportation in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). Stewart-Phillips said the ...
The project aims to provide sustainable opportunities for dairy farmers in east Trinidad. ... Explaining how Torres came to their attention, Ramroop said, “The corporation launched a monthly tourism newsletter this past March – part of our local economic development initiative to stimulate the economy in ...
At the end of the first three months of the year, almost 124 500 foreign tourists stayed in hostels, mainly in Trinidad. The more than a thousand contracts signed between the private sector and Havanatur, Viajes Cubanacán and Cubatur travel agencies favored the growth trend reported in the tourism area ...
This being a 'dead time' time for Tobago tourism and, with the added challenge of inter-island transport issues, Ambassador Phillips and partners are keen to give the island's small businesses a significant boost through the initiative. In partnership with Conscious Enterprises CIC, a London-based social ...
One of the reasons [we didn't] was that there is a creeping volcano ... the rumbling sounds of insecurity that are pervading our Caribbean space," said Bartlett. "Today, the biggest problem in the industry is safety and security. These rumblings are not only in Jamaica, as they are in places like Trinidad, ...
“The project is currently on hold due to the reduction in the Tobago House of Assembly budgetary allocation and the canopy tours was not identified as one of the priority projects to be undertaken during the fiscal 2017/2018,” Tourism Secretary Nadine Stewart-Phillips said at last Thursday's plenary of ...
TOBAGO House of Assembly (THA) Tourism Secretary Nadine Stewart-Phillips yesterday gave the 2018 Tobago Jazz Experience a “thumbs up.” Speaking to Newsday, Stewart-Phillips said the show surpassed her expectations. “I would say is basically, the Tobago Jazz Festival 2018 has indeed been ...
... head of the Tobago Festivals Committee. Opening remarks by councillor Nadine Stewart- Phillips, the Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, followed. She said the TJE is a chance for visitors and residents alike to immerse in the authenticity of Tobago's musical, cultural,culinary and natural ...
“The prime minister noted that Trinidad and Tobago pursues tourism as a viable industry for growth and development. However, when some nations issue negative travel advisories on incidents of crime, efforts made in the industry are stymied,” the release stated. Rowley also complained about the ...
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says despite the initial feeling of nervousness among players in the sector at the announcement of the state of public ... "These rumblings are not only in Jamaica, they are in Trinidad, they are in St Kitts and Nevis; and they are in Bahamas, they are in Barbados, they are ...
As a tribute, Stewart was presented with a portrait of himself by Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, Tourism and Culture Secretary Nadine Stewart PAhillips and Chairman of the Festivals Commission, George Leacock International Music Night of the 2018 Tobago Jazz Experience held at the Pigeon Point ...
Asked if she had received feedback from patrons, the tourism secretary said: "I have going through some messages and a lot of them were saying it was a great show,' the best Tobago Jazz Experience they have been to. A lot of persons were saying we can only go up from here. All of the responses.
Cudjoe, the Tobago West MP, has since been replaced as tourism minister by Randall Mitchell. She is now the sport minister, replacing Darryl Smith, ...
“Cudjoe also did come from tourism where there was sport tourism, so coming into sports, the ability to handle that sector is still there…(she) is someone who could lobby and advise and she has a lot of that to do for the sport industry in Tobago,” he said. Osouna Trinidad didn't have great expectations ...
According to Reiner Rendón Fernández, delegate of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) in this central Cuban province, the group of visitor will be mainly composed of national and foreign journalists specialized in the subject and some tour operators. Rendón said that the event will be an opportunity to show ...
He also said the Tobago Tourism Agency, which is charged with the responsibility to market the destination and develop the island's tourism product, would continue to focus on developing the sector by utilising the island's distinguishable rich culture, which he said was an advantage Tobago has above ...
Telling us the crowd size for an event that is supposed to be benefitting tourism doesn't help us, we want to know the figures. “Let us know what were the occupancy levels for the hotels in the west, the hotels in the east. Hope many persons came from Trinidad, because I know they said that we were ...
(GIS) – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has added two experienced, dynamic leaders to its team in April as part of efforts to reposition the organisation to handle the demands of the vital tourism industry. Mr. Clinton L. Reynolds and Mr. Christopher Gustave are Saint Lucians who have had extensive ...
Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial is calling for an expenditure and revenue account of the Tobago Jazz Festival, which reportedly cost some $7.3 million to host. The MP is also calling for clarification on whether the figure quoted by Tourism Secretary Nadine Stewart included the costs of payments to ...
“Look at a country like Trinidad and Tobago; it makes most of its earnings from Tourism but because the resources are properly used, the level of development there is just amazing. “Their roads are well tarred, power supply is constant, and their institutions are working. “This is because they do not play ...
From Chicago O'Hare, the airline has added four new routes to Aruba, Grand Cayman, Nassau and Turks and Caicos, while from Miami, it has added seven additional daily frequencies to Barbados, Curacao, Freeport, Puerto Plata, Trinidad and Tobago, Santo Domingo and Saint Lucia, as well as a new ...
THE Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has added two experienced, dynamic leaders to its team in April as part of efforts to reposition the organisation to handle ... with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, ...
“Look at a country like Trinidad and Tobago; it makes most of its earnings from tourism (TT's main revenue is from oil and gas) but because the resources are properly used, the level of development there is just amazing. Their roads are well-tarred, power supply is constant, and their institutions are ...
Laws in Trinidad and Tobago may soon decriminalize gay sex following a ... This is sure to boost tourism in the islands and improve the economy.
The turnout for the Tobago Jazz Experience on April 28-29 shows there is a ... Meanwhile, Chris James, President of the Tobago Hotel and Tourism ...
Trinidad and Tobago and China have been working on a number of initiatives in various areas including, finance, tourism, construction and the airline ...
The decline in our tourist industry, while a bit sensitive to social unrest and homicides, is the result of failed government strategies, a failed minister of tourism, a failed sea bridge and pilferage of money due to Virgin Atlantic for flights made to Tobago. Who has more crime than Jamaica with its thriving ...
An incompetent People's National Movement (PNM) administration has caused the collapse of the Tobago economy. Former Minority Leader and Political Leader of the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP), Ashworth Jack said the island's economy was in a terrible condition, especially the tourism ...
“Yet again Tobago is seeing that we are throwing away money from tourism and we can't get tourists to come here. We throw away $8 million that was transferred to a wrong account for Virgin Atlantic airlines, we waste $1.6 million year before, recently we throw away $17.3 million on Tobago Jazz ...
Photo by Jeff Mayers Large amounts of Sargassum littered the Mayaro coast line which is having an adverse affect on domestic tourism ... dd 2018.05.07 ... In 2015, when the seaweed engulfed beaches, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) labelled the event a natural disaster and spent more than $3 ...
Government's decision to construct a Sandals resort in Tobago will help to quickly bolster the island's declining economy, believes Louis Lewis, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Tobago Tourism Agency. “That initiative is something the tourism agency really endorses and it can't happen fast enough.
His observations were supported by All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union (ATGWU) president general Nirvan Maharaj who said Imbert had to address ... The review should also focus on developing other aspects of the economy such as manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, and culture along with ...
the Port of Spain Central Block should begin construction as in 2018 and on completion provide 540 beds to service up to 500,000 of citizens in North ...
Tobago businessmen are still struggling with an economy in crisis, brought on in the main by the collapse of the sea bridge over the last year. Businessman James Morshead, hopeful for a turnaround of the economy, said, hwoever, it would take time to restore confidence in travellers, especially in the ...
Tourism and agriculture would be the main focus of the Tobago House of Assembly's budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which is to be presented in the THA Legislature in June, before being forwarded to the Ministry of Finance for consideration in the national budget. So said Finance Secretary Joel ...
Director of Tourism Donovan White presents the work of Jamaican artist ... "If the islands would consider themselves not just Jamaica, or Trinidad, ...
Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism will hold a “Mom, You Rock ... in 1994 by Keith C. St. Louis as the Trinidad & Tobago Pan Professionals. ... an initiative of the nonprofit Virginia Waterway Tourism Corporation.
The Trinidad Restaurants, Hotels and Tourism Association (TRHTA) is helping Trinidad and Tobago solidify its place as the team to beat at the annual ...
Tobago's Main Ridge declared a National Heritage Site ... This provides for the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago, which is part of the Ministry of ... the Government believes that tourism development, heritage conservation and ...
Anyway, while there was trouble and confusion at the Department of Tourism, Mayweather slipped off to tourist destinations in the South, including the ...
Dr Poon, owner of Tourism Intelligence Ltd and the beautiful Villa Being in Arnos Vale, Tobago, hosted her annual Leve event last weekend.
Displayed on walls of the villa at Tobago's premier fashion and lifestyle exhibition ... Yes, we consider tourism to be one of the greatest contributors.
The Leve Media Familiarisation Trip, initiated and organised by Global Leve and Tourism Intelligence International, in conjunction with the Tobago ...
In a move which bears comparison with the disastrous 2015 “No Rowley” campaign here in Trinidad and Tobago, speakers on the incumbent party ...
He also said that to meet the “demands of a tourism-driven economy, the ... On the matter of access roads, Neptune, speaking with Newsday Tobago ...
Government has declared the Main Ridge Forest Reserve in Tobago a ... Government believes that tourism development, heritage conservation and ...
Countries such as the Bahamas, Grenada, St. Lucia, Cayman Islands, Martinique, and Trinidad and Tobago have contributed to the new tourism ...
For our readers today, you are invited to attend La Trinidad's Public Hearing on the proposed Ordinance regulating the ... and the proposed Ordinance institutionalizing the tourism and visitors assistance program of the Municipality.
Li said Trinidad and Tobago was among the first Caribbean countries to ... Tobago was promoting economic diversification and developing tourism, ...
Other countries included Haiti, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago. ... of the drummer troop presented the Trophy to the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) on the ...
... that we had a very productive meeting as I was able to show the benefits of staging matches here in Trinidad and the boost it could have on tourism.”.
... then Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce, Chris James, President of the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA), and economist ...
Li said Trinidad and Tobago was among the first Caribbean countries to ... "Trinidad and Tobago is China's largest trade partner in the ... culture, sports and tourism, as well as visa facilitation to promote people-to-people exchanges.
The Jamaica tourism sector grew by 12.1 percent in 2017, netting $62.2 billion ... A European Union (EU) Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago does not ...
Rowley said Trinidad and Tobago was promoting economic diversification and developing tourism, which provided chances for bilateral trade, ...
A month ago, Charlotte tourism executives landed an international soccer ... Most recently, Cuba met Guatemala and Mexico took on Trinidad and ...
Cameron revealed that he made a trip to Trinidad and paid a visit to ... of staging matches here in Trinidad and the boost it could have on tourism.”.
I met with the minister, the permanent secretary in the ministry of Tourism, Vidia Ramkhelwan and Adrian Winter, as well as Jeffrey Guillen who was ...
Li highlighted that Trinidad and Tobago was one of the first Caribbean ... "China is willing to work with Trinidad and Tobago to consolidate political trust, ... in areas related to communication, education, culture, sports, and tourism.
... which took place at the Magdalena Grand, Beach and Golf Resort, Tobago. ... She said events such as these aid the sport tourism mandate and provide ... Participants, visitors and supporters were also invited to a Mother's Day ...
Development of Trinidad and Tobago's tourism industry has featured heavily during Prime Minister Rowley's official visit to the People's Republic of ...
Asphalt from the Trinidad and Tobago pitch lake may be used to help pave ... "It is estimated that some one hundred and twenty million tourists travel ...
The Office of the Prime Minister explained that it anticipates that the strategic partnership will allow Trinidad and Tobago to tap into the tourism market ...
THE direct flights to China, easing visa restrictions for Chinese nationals to visit TT, Chinese investment in the proposed Sandals resort in Tobago and ...
On Monday 14 May the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) held a Public ... constructed Argyle International Airport is a major driver of their tourism ...
Since the age of 13, Alex Nedd has been working in Tobago's tourism sector, offering water sports for visitors to the island. Now, he is his own boss, ...
Sandals is such a marque brand that once the Sandals flag is planted in Tobago, this would send notice to the global tourism sector that Tobago is ...
Why is Tobago so heavily dependent on Trinidad? ... confronting the challenges plaguing the Tobago economy in sectors such as tourism, education, ...
But the question lies, do we fully understand what is sports tourism? ... its own Home of Football, or the other stadia in Marabella, Malabar or Tobago.
T&T's natural/comparative advantages include tropical agriculture, tourism, some oil/gas, culture, an educated and trained labour force with moderate ...
The Tobago House of Assembly says it is taking steps to phase out the use of styrofoam on the island and is working with the private sector to do so on ...
Thousands of tourists that got to Guyana will join locals and carnival ... But while there is deep-rooted cultural tradition in Trinidad and the Eastern ...
Earnings from these investments are returned to the HIF for future investment in other new tourism projects. At the end of ten years, the owner would ...
TOBAGO Hotel and Tourism Association president Chris James welcomed initiatives spearheaded by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to encourage ...
Tourism, Culture, and Arts” as a newly-upgraded core area in SGLG ... La Trinidad, the Capital of Benguet, has been reaping national awards through ...
Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association president Chris James has welcomed initiatives spearheaded by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to encourage ...
In addition to officials of the Tobago Emergency Management Agency ... electricity, telecommunications, transportation and tourism may be affected.
Tobago is not immune as a target for money laundering and financing of terrorism, and as a tourism-based economy, it is especially important that ...
The popular vocalist will host her first full-length concert in Port of Spain on June 9 at ... As much as I have been doing performances in Port of Spain. ... getting into creative and exporting Trinidad and Tobago as a space for tourism.
BRIAN Lewis, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee ... at the summit, Lewis said, “No one here has spoken about sport tourism.
The Trinidad and Tobago Promoters Association (TTPA) wishes to ... about the national event tourism sector both during and outside the carnival ...
... to nurture talent, inspire creativity and encourage entrepreneurship within our population while positioning Tobago to strengthen our cultural tourism ...
Tobago Time” initiative of the Tobago House of Assembly's Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, held at Cara Suites Hotel in Claxton Bay ...
Glasgow to head new TTPA; call issued for national dialogue on tourism and ... The Trinidad and Tobago Promoters Association (TTPA) wishes to ...
The United Kingdom may be well ahead of countries like Belarus and Trinidad and Tobago as far as Chinese tourist arrivals are concerned, but that ...
... the 173-year anniversary of Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago. ... Bodoe said there are other tourism projects that need to be addressed by ...
"Similarly, the South Oropouche wetlands can be developed as an ecotourism site to assist in the diversification thrust as Trinidad and Tobago seeks ...
Nadine Stewart-Phillips, secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation for the Tobago House of Assembly, is due to speak at the Caribbean ...
Municipal Tourism Officer Valred Olsim said they are eyeing to revive the ... La Trinidad, originally called Benguet from the local term “Benget” which ...
The association also received donations from the Leeward Islands Students Association of Trinidad & Tobago at UWI in St Augustine, Trinidad.
Trinidad & Tobago – The Pan African Federalist Movement's (PAFM) ... sustainable tourism development with an emphasis on community tourism, ...
“ABOUT 2,000 Hindus live and work in Tobago, but they don't have a ... Several of them also work on the island in the tourism sector and manage ...
Interestingly sport tourism wasn't part of the discourse. It was pure business and most certainly a refreshing change from the nauseating petty and ...
The UK could learn from Belarus and Trinidad and Tobago when it comes to attracting Chinese tourists to Britain, travel industry commentators say.
Then we have the tourists who come regularly and who look for a place to worship. We have also had people who came to Tobago to get married but ...
A joint committee between the Tobago House of Assembly and Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) has been set up to monitor the recent $50 change fee ...
... the construction of a new terminal building at the Arthur NR Robinson International Airport was also part of efforts to boost tourism in Tobago.
Bajaj said his team participated in the Trinidad roadshow hosted by the THA Division of Tourism, Culture and Transport and the Tobago Tourism ...
Tobago economy being wrecked… ... an avenue for the Chinese to invest in the Sandals project which is geared towards bolstering Tobago's tourism.
A new oil spill originating in Trinidad and Tobago has reached the ... On Sunday, May 27, tourism promoters and the NGO Conbive reported that they ...
This includes developing sector strategy for ICT, Tourism as well as rolling ... Avasant provided a snapshot of the Trinidad & Tobago country profile, ...
The Authority, describing the project as “one of the largest economic stimulating projects in its (Tobago) history,” said the proposed site for terminal ...
... the people of Tobago could enjoy the benefits of a boosted tourism sector, increased employment opportunities and modern airport facilities which ...
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... largely through higher economic activity driven by strengthening performance of the US economy (which drives both tourism flows and remittances ...
Melville also spoke about promoting health tourism - to transform the tourism sector in Tobago from a holiday destination to a must-have state of the art ...
The tiny community of Cedros came alive for Indian Arrival Day Celebrations on Wednesday. Scores of people, including Opposition Leader Kamla ...
They landed barefoot on the beach and were greeted by Persad-Bissessar and an entourage of villagers and visitors alike who threw coloured rice on ...
The proposal and evaluation of the southern city as a Craft City of the World pursues the promotion of local innovation, creative tourism as well as the ...
For sculptor Wendel Moore, Tobago is his muse, his love for his island of birth .... “The tourists, especially the cruise ship tourists, don't buy anything.
Wilson attributed the increase in arrivals to the division's efforts in attending trade shows to promote Destination Tobago. As for repeat visitors, Wilson ...
Working with the Queens Tourism Council, Kane plans to assemble dozens of Queens residents for about three hours on Saturday, June 9, from 8 ...
Once completed, they will be handed over to the Tourism Ministry and then leased to vendors. .... This is one of the most popular beaches in Trinidad.
The invasion included a number of shorelines so severely hit that some tourists have canceled trips and lawmakers on Tobago called it a “natural ...
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which presents the event each year, proudly brings together top chefs and mixologists from the ...
The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says the Trinidad and Tobago-owned Caribbean Airlines has demonstrated its ongoing ...
However, no amount of promotional activity will see a bludgeoning in the Tobago tourism market in the relatively short term. In other words, there is still ...
JUST about 70 students of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI), located at Hilltop Lane, Airways Road, Chaguaramas, ...
In a week in which Caribbean tourism leaders have been meeting in New York to build on the strong growth that much of the industry is now ...
Tobago's economy has traditionally been tourism driven, so the nature of their businesses and livelihoods are in many ways different from Trinidad's.
Hosein also suggested the THA lobby Government to get national crime under control as Tobago's tourism industry may be adversely affected by ...
Caribbean tourism officials unveiled details of the long talked-about ... the Cayman Islands, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Martinique and Jamaica ...
In partnership with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), ... So far, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, ... The region received 8.2 million international tourists' visits during this ...
... Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago ... NAC 2018 is also seen as a huge opportunity to boost golf tourism from ...
N. America Golf Tourism Convention coming to Sunriver ... Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica.
Bankers Association trains and mentors Tobago SMEs ... The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) has partnered with the ... sectors including agro-processing, manufacturing, tourism, food and goods/services sectors.
The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) has partnered with the ... agro-processing, manufacturing, tourism, food and goods/services sectors. ... on the 9 and 10 May, 2018 at the Victor E. Bruce Complex, Tobago.
Additionally, we're hoping that there would definitely be money for the TTA (Tobago Tourism Agency) to go forward with the plans that have been put ...
Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation Nadine Stewart-Phillips and CEO of the Tobago Tourism Agency Louis Lewis held talks with ...
So said Tobago House of Assembly's Chief Administrator Raye Sandy, responding to a query from Newsday Tobago about the status of the ...
Herein lies some important lessons for T&T where sport tourism was ... This is under the purview of the Ministries of Sport and Tourism, the Tobago ...
June 25 is the Tobago House of Assembly's (THA) Budget Day, and ... housing, tourism, agriculture, human capital development and facilitating ...
Stewart-Phillips led a combined delegation from the Tourism Division and the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited to Caribbean Week to promote ...
Subscribe now and get access to the Trinidad Express E-paper ... a proposal that would be handed to the Minister of Tourism to help achieve this goal.
Acting deputy permanent secretary Satie Jamraj-Marimuthu on Thursday said a board has been appointed for Tourism Trinidad Ltd, the new entity ...
On Friday, steel-pan country, Trinidad and Tobago played host to the Barbados Tourism Inc, as they launched the upcoming Barbados Food and Rum ...
Tobago is at that point now, but not if your investment requires an ... Clearly Tobago needs to change gear and attract new tourism investment. It is the ...
Domestic medical tourism is not exactly a new development. The rural town of Trinidad, Colorado became an unlikely hotbed of 'medical tourism' back ...
Weed Town, USA: How Marijuana Rescued the Town of Trinidad, Colorado ... There's nothing but weed in Trinidad.” .... The town has recently published its first-ever travel guide geared to tourism, calling Trinidad “the gem of ...
In an interview with Newsday Tobago last Wednesday, Dennis, who is also ... As Tobago moves forward in its tourism thrust, adequate facilities and ...