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The President’s House Tobago

The President’s House Tobago

By Karishma Nanhu As we observe our 46th year as a republic, we can celebrate the fact that we have our own head of state, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, who lives in the recently restored President’s House, located in St. Ann’s Port of Spain. The President’s House...

National Trust 101

National Trust 101

We at the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago would like to introduce ourselves to YOU. We are a membership-based organisation which operates under the Ministry of Planning and Development and focuses on the built or tangible heritage and natural heritage in our...

The Right Kite

The Right Kite

Embracing the joy of traditional kite flying at Easter: An instructional blog on making homemade Chickey-chongs and Mountian bow kites.

St. Joseph’s Day 2021

St. Joseph’s Day 2021

Author: Catherine Serrant   Make some noise! St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain is celebrating a whopping 185 years as an educational institution. As the oldest secondary school on the twin island, we could not help but big up the convent gals on this...

The Lighthouses of Northern Trinidad: Beacons of Built Heritage

The Lighthouses of Northern Trinidad: Beacons of Built Heritage

Written by Catherine Serrant, Research Assistant, National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago   In the distance a tall tower looms. Its merciless beam pierces any fog and the seas mists are no match for it. Wave after wave tries to dislodge it from its pedestal, but...

When Carnival was Cancelled

When Carnival was Cancelled

Written by Maya Doyle, Research Officer, National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago   Band of the Year: Back to Africa (Source: HipPostCard)   Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is globally recognized for being the greatest show on earth. On Carnival Monday and...

History of The Siparia Railway 1913 – 1965

History of The Siparia Railway 1913 – 1965

Written By Glen Beadon STATISTICS: Extension: San Fernando to Siparia 16 Miles 5 chains Initial 1910 Estimate for construction: £141,891 Consulting Engineers Estimate Cost: £ £196,906 Start date for construction:  April 1912   Official opening date of extension:  17...

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