Discover Trinidad & Tobago

Interview with Discover Trinidad & Tobago 2013 cover photographer Giancarlo Lalsingh

Got your copy of the 2013 Discover Trinidad & Tobago yet? If not, as we say in T&T, “Yuh sticking.” If you have, then you know that Giancarlo Lalsingh was the one who photographed the gorgeous scarlet ibis on our cover.

Discover is a great publication put together by a great team of people and I’m proud to be a small part of it,” he told us.Read More »Interview with Discover Trinidad & Tobago 2013 cover photographer Giancarlo Lalsingh

Nathalie Taghaboni: across the world, still from yaad…

Thwarted love, high mas and family bacchanal under a Trinidad and Tobago sky … that’s one of the ways to describe Nathalie Taghaboni’s second book, a Caribbean novel called Across From Lapeyrouse. It follows the coming of age of Jeneva Savanoy and all the romance, personal growth and just plain drama that comes with that. This book is a great read, but Taghaboni herself is just as fascinating and funny as her books: a Trini raised in Toronto, Canada, living in the US with her Iranian husband of 20 years and two children and causing all kinds of bacchanal on her Facebook page daily. Find out for yourself…

Nathalie Taghaboni, author or Across From Lapeyrouse

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Stay, Play, Getaway at Magdalena Grand Tobago (September 2012)

Magdalena Grand (Tobago) extends Stay, Play, Getaway promotion

By now you must have heard the glowing reviews of Tobago’s newly opened Magdalena Grand, which replaced the Tobago Hilton. Visitors have praised its luxurious facilities and amenities, its breathtaking seaside location and grounds, and the superlative warmth and service of their staff.

So if you wanted to see for yourself, and due to the overwhelming popular demand, locals are being offered special discounts on their Stay, Play, Getaway promotion to 30 September, 2012!Read More »Magdalena Grand (Tobago) extends Stay, Play, Getaway promotion

Trinidad & Tobago flag

UPDATED: How you can help (Trinidad & Tobago floods, August 2012)

Saturday 11th August was a day for such mixed emotions in Trinidad & Tobago. Thousands were affected by heavy rains and often unprecedented flooding. Buoyed by the national team’s Olympic victories and the islands’ best ever performance at an Olympic games, we are compiling a list of ways that you can help those worst affected, and will continue to update this post as additional channels come to our attention.Read More »UPDATED: How you can help (Trinidad & Tobago floods, August 2012)

Updated: K2K Carnival 2013 teasers…and launch!

The weather has been unusually variable and unpredictable in Trinidad the last few weeks. And for the Norman twins – Kathy and Karen (click the link to read our interview with them from earlier this year), the designing dynamic duo behind K2K Carnival, it has become a running joke that if it can rain, it will rain for any K2K launch. But as we say in Trinidad, the rain is just a blessing. And such inspired designs are indeed blessed.

K2K is special for a number of reasons. They’d have to be, because MEP and our publications have never before partnered with a Carnival band. Their vision, ambition, attention to detail, creativity and humanity set them apart from many of the more mainstream or popular Trinidad Carnival bands. But from the beginning, both Caribbean Beat and Discover Trinidad & Tobago have been delighted to be associated with this class act.

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Trinidad & Tobago’s Olympic hopefuls for London 2012

As the London 2012 Olympic Games opened Friday night, the hopes of a nation were stirred once again as the 31-member Trinidad & Tobago contingent paraded into the Olympic stadium led by flag-bearer Marc Burns.

Despite the islands’ small size, Trinidad & Tobago has won a number of Olympic medals – 14 overall – since competing for the first time in 1948. And ironically enough, we at MEP are more closely connected to some of them than we even realised!Read More »Trinidad & Tobago’s Olympic hopefuls for London 2012

Caribbean medal hopefuls at the London 2012 Olympics

Maybe you’ve been tracking the Olympic hopefuls from the Caribbean for years, and follow them faithfully with each Olympic Games. Or maybe you were planning to ignore the Olympics, but it’s either catching you now or your succumbing to peer pressure? Or maybe you always wanted to keep up but you’ve been busy and are now trying to play catch up on all the London 2012 Olympic action?

No matter what your interest in the Olympics, Caribbean Beat as always has your guide to this year’s Caribbean Olympic medal hopefuls, all in one convenient location.Read More »Caribbean medal hopefuls at the London 2012 Olympics

Marionettes debut new Children’s Choir & much more this weekend

Marionettes Children's Choir with conductor Gretta Taylor

Conductor Gretta Taylor moulds the new Children’s Choir

It is a historic concert series for the BP Marionettes Chorale, who introduce their new 50-strong Children’s Choir and give The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) its Caribbean premiere this weekend at Queen’s Hall.

As always, we throw our support behind the Marionettes (not least since we share more than a few things in common!).

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