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  • Dragon Boat Clinic for North East coaches and students

    Dragon Boat Clinic for North East coaches and students

    Master dragon boat trainer, Connie Flesuras, is currently in Trinidad and Tobago engaging in an intense but exciting dragon boat coaching and paddling clinic with dozens of students and coaches from the Northeastern part of Trinidad.

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  • U.S. Expert on Disabilities Visits Trinidad

    U.S. Expert on Disabilities Visits Trinidad

    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.

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  • College Fair 2014 a success!

    College Fair 2014 a success!

    College Fair 2014, held on November 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain was a resounding success! Thousands of students and their parents visited over the two days.

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  • Asst Sec Rivkin visits T&T for ACF2014

    Asst Sec Rivkin visits T&T for ACF2014

    A/S of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin traveled to Port of Spain from October 8-10, to participate in the Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF), the Americas Business Dialogue, and the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas annual meeting.

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  • Some Consular Fees Up; Tourist Visa Stays the Same

    Some Consular Fees Up; Tourist Visa Stays the Same

    Changes to the fees for some U.S. consular services will take effect September 12, 2014. However, fees for non-immigrant visas will largely remain the same, including the basic NIV application fee for BI/B2 tourist visa, which is still $160 U.S Dollars.



  • Human Rights Report 2013

    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

  • Connecting Cultures through Art
    Connecting Cultures through Art

    I am so pleased to have the opportunity to showcase in this small installation the artwork of some of the brightest talent working in Trinidad and Tobago.  

  • VIDEO: Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham on Carnival
    VIDEO: Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham on Carnival

    Take a look at Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham's perspective on Carnival in video. 

  • 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. 


  • A major U.S. casual dining franchisor is seeking franchisee investors in Trinidad and Tobago. 
    This franchisor supports new investors with training, purchasing and marketing support.
    Success rates for franchises are greater than 90 percent, making this the lowest rate of any of type of business.  

    If you are interested in meeting with representatives of this company for further information on start-up costs and development plan, please send an email to  
  • Embassy Closure
    The Embassy will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26, 2014 for the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays observed in Trinidad and Tobago. 

    We re-open on Monday, December 29, 2014.

    Happy Holidays! 
  • 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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