(Dive Travel Business News - January 31, 2012) -- Blue magazine, the first print and online magazine focused exclusively on the Caribbean's numerous dive and ecotourism attractions, that launched its first edition in late 2010, continues its successful international promotion of the Caribbean dive market. After only one year in publication, Blue’s newest and current issue, will be in select areas of Barnes & Noble bookstores in the US from February. Exquisite multipage spreads will feature the amazing dive destinations of Saba, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands.
The exclusive niche-market publication has grown considerably in popularity, using its ability to showcase the region's most alluring dive destinations with photography and editorial that blends culture and other activities related to nature or water. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 6, 2011) -- In an effort to combat drug-related violence, Trinidad has extended its sate of emergency (SOE) and curfew for three more months. A nightly 8-hour curfew was first imposed on Aug 21, 2011 in direct response to a wave of violent crime linked to drug trafficking that included the murder of 11 people over a 48-hour period. Government security forces had already been fighting the illegal drug trade, that culminated in a multi- million-dollar bust at the island's international airport in last month.
Trinidad is a major transhipment point of cocaine. Colombian and Mexican drug dealers who had been fighting for drug turf locally were set to go on a bloodbath, following the seizure of cocaine worth $22 million at Piarco International Airport on August 16, five days before the declaration of the state of emergency. read more »
(TravelPulse.com - January 4, 2010) -- Each year, from March 1 to Aug. 31, approximately 6,000 of the world’s largest marine turtles, the leatherback, make the journey to the shores of Trinidad & Tobago to lay the eggs that will carry on the next generation of this critically endangered species. With a careful approach to the preservation of one of nature’s most ancient mariners, the leatherback conservation project in Trinidad & Tobago has grown to become the second largest nesting colony in the world. In addition, the project supports more than 80 percent of all leatherback sea turtle nesting in the insular Caribbean Sea. read more »