We’re now in the final four months of 2014, and accordingly Caribbean Beat is out with a new issue (#129!). It is now available in full on our new website, and of course on Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica planes! To all in Trinidad & Tobago, have a wonderful Independence Day holiday! Read more
July/August vacation? July/August holidays? Mid-year holidays? Summer? (We have thoughts about that if you don’t live in North America or Europe…) Or just plain July and August…? However you call this time of year — with events, festivals, and lots of families travelling and taking holidays as school’s out — what it means for us at Caribbean Beat is that a brand new issue (#128!) is now available on our new website, and of course on Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica planes!
“An explosion of the arts” is how the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) is branding its inaugural Street Arts Festival (SAF), which is set for 20–22 June, 2014. The goal of the Festival is to showcase the islands’ creative industries, ranging from the visual arts, to music, heritage arts, performing arts, fashion, and film.
The TTCSI believes that internationally, street arts festivals have proven to be successful in the development of their nations’ creative industries, and the inaugural Festival aims to showcase Trinidad & Tobago’s finest.
The SAF also coincides with Trinidad & Tobago’s celebration of Port of Spain’s hundredth anniversary as a city, and will be partnering with the Port of Spain City Corporation to mark the occasion. Read more
Promising fashion, food and entertainment as a complement to the Tobago Jazz Experience, the Tobago Fashion Coda unfolds at the Magdelena Grand Beach and Golf Resort on Thursday 24th April. What event promoters are describing as a premium all-inclusive experience showcases not only fashion, but also the best of Tobagonian gourmet delights provided by the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.
The main fashion show is designed to be a dynamic mix of the best in fashion from celebrated local designers, including Tobago-based designers — Delia Alleyne, Kaj Designs with jewellery designers Koko Karibi Designs and Monika Schenkel — alongside Trinidad-based designers like Peter Elias Designs, Heather Jones Designs, Christian Boucaud Designs, NOOR, Millhouse Menswear, Ecliff Elie, Shaun Griffith-Perez, Saleem Samuel and Claudia Pegus Designs.