Keep in touch with what's happening on the carnival front.
The significance of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is enormous. When islanders are not celebrating it, they are preparing for it, while remembering the last year’s festivities. While locals and tourist enjoy the colorful parade of bands through the streets on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, the importance of calypso and pan playing is also very important.
You can also see limbo competitions, stick fighting and costume competitions during the period coming up to Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Get information on Carnival Bands, events and memorabilia.
Trinidad and Tobago's annual Carnival festival -- the biggest and best in the Caribbean, and one of the top public celebrations in the world -- varies from year to year depending upon the Lenten calendar. Here are the 2009-2015 dates for Trinidad's Carnival - or at least Carnival Monday and Tuesday, the "official" celebration days, although the party always starts at least the previous Friday:
Dates for the next five years are provided below.
Information on the financial sector in Trinidad and Tobago.
Our twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago are home to roughly 1.3 million people with an economy based primarily on energy based industries and tourism. There are no restrictions on foreign banks or foreign borrowers in Trinidad and Tobago, and most Trinidad banks offer a wide range of services. There are 6 commercial banks, several foreign banks and roughly 130 credit unions. In addition to the Trinidad and Tobago central bank, banks in Trinidad and Tobago include:
The Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago was established by an Act of Parliament on December 12, 1964 , following the gaining of Independence on August 31, 1962 . It was only the second Central Bank to be established in the English-speaking Caribbean , the first being the Bank of Jamaica which was established in 1960.
The Central Bank holds a range of responsibilities including the exclusive right:
Information on doing business in Trinidad and Tobago.
If you are a business traveler, Trinidad can be considered the mecca of development in the Caribbean. Our Banking system is one of the finest in this region. We provide for those interested in investments with a stock market which is a fertile ground for the buying and selling of shares. Visit the local stock exchange. Trinidad’s Business services includes
Doing business is a site hosted by the International Finance Corporation & World Bank and shows a summary of Doing Business 2011 data for Trinidad and Tobago. You get lists of the overall "Ease of Doing Business" ranking (out of 183 economies) and the rankings by each topic. Also find tables that summarize the key indicators and benchmarks against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.
A directory of services for guests visiting T&T for medical assistance.
If visiting for medical reasons please find the following list of medical services we've provided just for you.