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  • Ambassador presents Letters of Credence

    Ambassador presents Letters of Credence

    Ambassador John L. Estrada on April 19 presented his Letters of Credence to President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona at the Office of the President.

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  • U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago

    U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago

    The U.S. Senate confirmed John L. Estrada as Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on February 12, 2016. He was sworn-in as Ambassador on March 17, 2016.

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  • Training on Disability Rights Reporting

    Training on Disability Rights Reporting

    Disability stakeholders are now equipped to report on government compliance with the recently ratified United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

  • Renew your visa before the summer rush

    Renew your visa before the summer rush

    The U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain anticipates a 35 percent surge in tourist visa applications as peak visa numbers issued ten years ago are due to expire this year.

  • Girl Be Heard in T&T for IWD

    Girl Be Heard in T&T for IWD

    Members of the New York-based performance group Girl Be Heard (GBH) will visit Trinidad and Tobago March 4-11 to participate in activities celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD).

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  • Human Rights Report 2014

    The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. 

  • U.S. – Caribbean Regional HIV/AIDS Partnership Framework

    The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a global health program launched in 2003 to combat and limit the spread of the HIV/AIDS disease. PEPFAR represents the largest commitment in history made by a nation to a single disease. Through PEPFAR, as of September 30, 2012, the U.S. directly supported more than 5.1 million people on antiretroviral treatment (ART). This number is up from 1.7 million in 2008 – a three-fold increase in only four years. 

More News from the Embassy

  • Video: Judge Helen Whitener on Human Rights.
    Video: Judge Helen Whitener on Human Rights.

    Judge Helen Whitener recently returned home to Trinidad and Tobago and shared her thoughts on Human Rights. 

  • Video: Interview with USAID representative on disability challenges
    Video: Interview with USAID representative on disability challenges

    World-renowned human rights lawyer and expert on disability rights, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development for the United States Agency for International Development, visited Trinidad December 3-6, 2014.  

  • Regional CBSI Fact Sheet

    Working together through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States and the nations of the Caribbean are combating the drug trade and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security. This partnership fulfills the commitment to deepen regional security cooperation that President Barack Obama made at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago in April 2009. CBSI is one piece in an integrated effort that includes the other security initiatives in the Hemisphere. The United States, CARICOM member nations, and the Dominican Republic are improving citizen safety throughout the Caribbean by working to: Substaintially reduce illicit trafficking; Increase public safety and security and Promote social justice. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Embassy Closure
    The Embassy is closed on Thursday, May 26 for the T&T Corpus Christi holiday.
    We re-open on Friday, May 27. 

  • Join the TT delegation to the Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago!
    It’s the largest annual gathering of foodservice professionals in the world, and as part of the TT delegation, you will receive free admission to the event along with additional benefits!
    If you are interested, email poscommercial@state.gov for more information. 
  • Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
    Electronic System for Travel Authorization
    Persons eligible to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must first register their trip with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

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