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The inaugural Tobago Sea to Sea Marathon

Next month, on 21st and 22nd May 2016, the inaugural Tobago International Sea to Sea Marathon — with a race course certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons (AIMS) — will make its debut. Hosted by Sea to Sea Events Ltd, this premier event will draw runners and visitors from Trinidad, the Caribbean region, and around the world for a full weekend of activities.

Event Schedule

  • 21st May: 5K starting in Scarborough at 4:00pm, and 10K starting in Bacolet at 4:30pm
  • 22nd May: half marathon starting in Goodwood at 5:30am, and full marathon starting in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve at 5:00am.

Race Course

The Sea to Sea race course will start in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve near Bloody Bay on the Caribbean coast, and proceed through the forest to Roxborough, Tobago’s second largest town, on the Atlantic coast. Athletes will then run along the Windward Road, flanked by the Atlantic coast, through picturesque seaside villages, to the capital Scarborough, and finally on to the 26.2 mile distance finish line at Lambeau Beach, Little Rockly Bay.

Registration & prizes

The race entry fee is US$100 per person for international runners; US$25 for Trinidad & Tobago residents; and US$10 for those under 20 years old. Registration can be completed online at Local residents also have the option of downloading the registration form and paying at a local bank (TT$150 per person or TT$60 for youth under 20). The registration deadlines are 15th April for teams (minimum five people); and 7th May for individuals.

Medals will be availale for all finishers, as well as special prizes for top performers. A total of US$60,000 in prize money is up for grabs in a wide range of categories.

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Discover Trinidad & Tobago 2016: the 25th anniversary edition

25 years of Discover(ing) Trinidad & Tobago

Our extra special, dual-cover, 25th anniversary edition of Discover Trinidad & Tobago was published late last year, and has been distributed to tourism and hospitality stakeholders and visitors locally, internationally — and digitally! Our fresh 2016 content is on the Discover T&T website as stand-alone articles accompanied by stunning photos and photo galleries, while the current issue and several past issues are available for digital download to your desktop or to your favourite mobile device. You can just search for Discover Trinidad & Tobago in your device’s app store to download our app! Make sure too to subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date!Keep readingDiscover Trinidad & Tobago 2016: the 25th anniversary edition

Holiday time! :)

First of all: thank you to all of our clients and supporters who’ve been part of Caribbean Beat, Discover Trinidad & Tobago, and Prospect Press over the last year — our loyal magazine subscribers and readers; our advertising and publication clients; our industry partners and vendors; our writers and photographers; our social media followers; and all of the people who’ve worked with us to keep learning, growing and thriving over the last year. We hope the holiday season has begun beautifully for you!

Until 2016…

After a full-on year, and with our annual Christmas luncheon now under our belts (literally?), we’re now officially closed for the holidays from Monday 21st December, and will re-open on Monday 4th January. We then get ready to celebrate our 25th anniversary in April! We’ll be in and out over the holidays, and checking email and social media (though with less frequency), so you can still reach us if there’s anything urgent.

So from our family to yours, we wish you all a truly blessed and restorative holiday season, with joy, peace, hope and prosperity in the new year and always!

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Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra

CAL continues exclusive sponsorship of Invaders

From its beginnings 75 years ago under a breadfruit tree at the Manette family’s Port of Spain home, Invaders Steel Orchestra has become one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most iconic steel bands, and Caribbean Airlines knows a good thing when they hear it. Ahead of the steel orchestra’s 2015 Panorama Finals berth, the airline confirmed continuation of its exclusive sponsorship of the band, which will see Invaders Steel Orchestra serving as cultural brand ambassadors during the Trinidad Carnival season and at events in Guyana and Jamaica.

“There is no doubt that Invaders is an indelible part of the Carnival past, present and future. The band represents the very best of our culture, our heart and our aspirations and it is an honour for Caribbean Airlines to be part of that experience,” said George Releeder, Vice President Commercial.

For the duration of the Carnival season, Invaders will perform at Piarco International Airport to welcome arriving passengers with the signature sounds of the steel pan. “Pan is T&T’s gift to the world and Invaders is blessed to have been part of its journey from ‘rags to riches’. Today with the meaningful assistance of Caribbean Airlines we continue to proudly promote our national instrument both at home and abroad,” said Michael Dinchong, Managing Director of CAL Invaders Steel Orchestra.

After boosting its schedule with additional flights, Caribbean Airlines is reporting 100 percent bookings during the Carnival season. Founded in 2007, CAL employs approximately 1600 personnel, operates 22 aircraft with over 600 weekly flights into the Caribbean, North and South America and the UK.  It is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).Keep readingCAL continues exclusive sponsorship of Invaders

Discover Trinidad & Tobago 2015

Our 2015 edition of Discover Trinidad & Tobago was published late last year, and has been distributed to tourism and hospitality stakeholders across both islands. We can barely believe it’s our 26th issue! You can view the full flip-book online (it’s embedded below as well), and over the next few weeks will be rolling out all our fresh 2015 content on our website as stand-alone articles accompanied by stunning photos and photo galleries.Keep readingDiscover Trinidad & Tobago 2015

Pan on D’Bay with Trinidad All Stars and Maple Leaf Ensemble

On Saturday 8th November, the Maple Leaf International School’s PTA will host a fundraiser called Pan on D’Bay, headlined by the Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra and the school’s Maple Leaf Ensemble at the O2 Park in Chaguaramas, overlooking Harts Cut Bay, from 5:00pm.

The school, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, offers a Canadian curriculum in compliance with the Ontario Ministry of Education (culminating with an Ontario High School Diploma), emphasising academics, service achievements, leadership opportunities, as well as athletics and the arts.

It has cultivated its vibrant Pan Ensemble since inception, and purchasing TT$160,000 worth of new steel pans for the school is among its 20th anniversary fundraising goals. Maple Leaf says that the school places music at the centre of literacy, not only for the social benefits, as research has shown that students in music programs have higher test scores and cognitive development. Studies have also shown that music produces students who show higher levels of mathematics proficiency, develop a greater language capacity and a greater ability to learn a new language.

Tickets are $200 and can be purchased at: Espree, The Falls at West Mall; House NWares, Maraval, Chazzz Men, Grand Bazaar; and at the office of Maple Leaf International School. Food & drinks will be on sale and secured parking is available. For more information please call 632-9578.Keep readingPan on D’Bay with Trinidad All Stars and Maple Leaf Ensemble

Tobago Fashion Coda 2014

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.

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