Tag: Trinidad and Tobago

Google Doodle Celebrated The Birth of Steel Pan on Tuesday

A new animation, served to millions today on Google’s homepage, tells the fascinating history of a great percussion instrument – the steelpan. PORT OF SPAIN — Google has published a new Doodle (see YouTube video below) in celebration of the steelpan, a popular percussion tool and the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. Trinidad & Tobago-based artist Nicholas […]

USVI U-21 Women’s Volleyball Team Defeats Trinidad and Tobago

SAN FERNANDO — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ Under-21 women’s team overcame an early three-point deficit in the first set to beat host Trinidad and Tobago in their opening round match of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Under-19 and Under-21 Championships on Thursday. At the Pleasantville Indoor Sporting Arena, Trinidad and Tobago was nursing a […]

Schools Close In Trinidad In Advance of First Hurricane of the 2022 Season

PORT OF SPAIN — Tropical storm warnings have been issued to several Caribbean island territories as a poorly defined disturbance is projected to become the first hurricane of 2022 by the end of the week. The National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. advisory today said heavy rains and tropical-storm-force winds are likely to begin late tonight […]

Trinidad and Tobago In Talks With Quanten LLC For Refinery Sale

PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) — Trinidad and Tobago is in talks with U.S.-based Quanten LLC for the sale of the country’s refinery, Energy Minister Stuart Young said on Sunday, more than a year after the government rejected a proposal by a local group to buy the facility. The Caribbean nation’s government three years ago shut […]

Caribbean Students Apply To Tennessee State For Grant Program

NASHVILLE, Tennessee— More than 200 graduating high school students from the Caribbean have applied to Tennessee State University under a tuition assistance grant program, the school said. The applicants are from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean nations, the university said in a news release. High school graduates must have a minimum 3.25 grade […]

Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine Likely To Have A Devastating Impact On Caribbean Food Security

BRIDGETOWN — As Russia began its invasion of neighboring Ukraine this week, the world watched— and reacted. On top of the deeply devastating human elements of war have been the unavoidable global political and economic implications and potential impacts on global food security, as Forbes first reported. In the Caribbean, economists and leaders are reflecting […]

Trinidad Says Venezuelan Migrant Infant Dies In Border Security Operation

PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago’s Coast Guard said a Venezuelan migrant infant died in a security operation on Saturday when a vessel illegally crossed the maritime border, prompting the Caribbean nation to offer condolences. In a statement on Sunday night, the Coast Guard said one of its patrol ships ordered the vessel to […]

Trinidad To Offer Onshore, Shallow-water Blocks In 2022 auction

PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago next year plans to launch bidding rounds for onshore and shallow-water areas on top of last week’s launch of an auction of 17 deepwater oil and gas blocks, the nation’s energy minister told Reuters. The Caribbean country, which is among the region’s top producers of natural gas, had […]

CDC Warns Americans Not To Travel To Trinidad, Regardless Of Vaccination Status

PORT OF SPAIN — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against travel to the twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, regardless of vaccination status. In Europe, Poland also made the list along with Niger in Africa and Papua New Guinea in Oceania. The four destinations were moved to the CDC’s “level 4” […]

Actor Michael B. Jordan To Rename Rum After Cultural Appropriation Criticism

PORT OF SPAIN — “Black Panther” U.S. actor Michael B. Jordan said he would rename his recently launched rum, “J’Ouvert,” after nationals in the Caribbean accused him of cultural appropriation. J’Ouvert — which refers in Creole to the crack of dawn — is the name of the first official day of Carnival festivities in Trinidad […]