Caribbean Tourism

Getting There

Getting There

Air Airlines Scheduled service airlines are TCA (T9464255, F9462081, domestic emergency T9415353); American Airlines (T1-800-4337300, T9415700); TCI Sky King (T9461520 on Grand Turk, T9415461/4 on Provo, F9415127, K...@tciway.tc); Bahamasair and Lynx Air (to Grand Turk only from Provo). Charter airlines are Global Airways (T9413222 on Provo, T9467093 on...

Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen

On 27 July 1990 Trinidad was shaken by an attempted overthrow of the Government by a Muslim fundamentalist group, the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen, led by the Imam Yasin Abu Bakr. The rebels held the Prime Minister, A N R Robinson, eight of his Cabinet and other hostages, until their unconditional surrender on 1 August. A total of 23 people were killed in the...

Culture

The most exciting introduction to the vivid, cosmopolitan culture of this Republic is, of course, Carnival, or ‘De Mas‘, as locals refer to the annual ‘celebration of the senses’. Background reading is a help for a visit at any time of the year. Some authors to investigate are CLR James, Samuel Selvon, Shiva Naipaul, all now deceased, as well as Shiva’s...

Excursions

Trinidad There are pleasant drives in the hills around with attractive views of city, sea, and mountains. Go up Lady Young Rd, about two miles from Savannah, to a lookout 563ft above sea level (not on a taxi route, but some cars take this route from the airport), by Lady Chancellor Rd to a look-out 600ft above sea level (not always safe, even by car) and to...

Getting There

Air North America: Air Canada and BWIA from Toronto to Port of Spain. BWIA and American Airlines from Miami and New York to Port of Spain. Europe: BWIA from London to Port of Spain. British Airways from London Gatwick to Tobago. Several charters, including Air Caledonian from London Gatwick to Tobago and Condor from Frankfurt and Munich. South America: To...