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  • 31 Oct 2021 7:23 AM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    The Embassy, Washington, D.C., wishes to inform members of the Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora, who are seeking to apply for a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Skills Certificate, of the recent launch of the CSME e-Appointment and live-chat digital platforms.

    Kindly note that the online platforms—a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and the Ministry of Digital Transformation—allow members of the public to book in-person or virtual appointments with CSME Officers, in respect of applications for a CSME Skills Certificate, and applications for the Right of Establishment and the Right to provide a Service. The virtual appointment and live-chat facility can also be used by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora to gather information regarding available opportunities, and their rights and responsibilities under the CSME Free Movement Regime.

    Interested parties are invited to visit the iGovTT website, where they can access a live agent who will answer questions on the CSME during working hours, and a chat-box outside of working hours. In addition, they may view available service categories, or book appointments as needed.

    The Embassy is pleased to share this statement delivered by Senator the Honourable Dr Amery Browne, Minister of Foreign and CARIOCM Affairs, on the occasion of the launch of the CSME digital platforms, together with the attached press document, for your information.

    The Embassy would be grateful if you could kindly share the above information with members of your respective associations, and with those in your wider networks.

    Courtesy:
    Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    1708 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    Tel: (202) 467-6490

    Web: www.foreign.gov.tt/embwashington

  • 24 Oct 2021 9:30 AM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

     DMV caribbean Ridazz hosts its inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

    Please support DMV caribbean Ridazz for their inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness ride Sunday October 24. All proceeds will go directly to affected families. The registration site is now live and spots are limited. Visit their website for more information at DMV Caribbean Ridazz


  • 14 Oct 2021 6:00 PM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    “Let’s Talk” Virtual Discussions

    Please join Senator  Melony G. Griffith on October 14 at 6:00pm for the next in her series of “Let’s Talk” virtual discussions.
    During this session our very own Sherma Jack-Brisseau will present, speaking about Healthy Eating on a Budget.  Sherma is a District 25 Nutrionist.
    You will also hear from Capitol Area Food Bank Nutrition Educator Aliza Ottenheimer.
    Register at:   
    https://tinyurl.com/jjyshxwb


  • 12 Oct 2021 10:16 AM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    Vacancies at the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Washington, DC

    • The Embassy, Washington, DC wishes to inform of the following vacancies at the Mission:

      • Messenger Chauffeur - Office Management – The deadline to submit applications is Friday November 26, 2021. Mailed applications should be post marked by November 26, 2021
      • Clerk - Accounts and Reception – The deadline to submit applications is Friday October 29, 2021. Mailed applications should be post marked by October 29, 2021
      • Clerical Support Officer - Immigration – The deadline to submit applications is Friday October 29, 2021. Mailed applications should be post marked by October 29,  2021
  • 11 Oct 2021 5:00 PM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

    In commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child 2021, the Women’s Roundtable Action Platform of Trinidad and Tobago (WRAP-TT), in collaboration with Future Focus Empowerment Institute International, will host an event under the theme, Girls Speak Out: A Virtual Conversation “Closing the Digital Divide to Accelerate Change”, on Monday, October 11, 2021.

    Kindly note that this virtual conversation will be streamed live at 5 PM (EST) on WRAP-TT's Facebook and YouTube platforms.

    Registration is now open.Click below now.
     REGISTER


  • 11 Oct 2021 3:23 PM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
    For 2021 Tobago Awards


    CATEGORIES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

    TOBAGO MEDAL OF HONOUR GOLD

    For distinguished and outstanding service to Tobago

    TOBAGO MEDAL OF HONOUR SILVER

    For long and meritorious service to Tobago

    TOBAGO MEDAL OF HONOUR BRONZE

    For loyal and devoted service beneficial to Tobago in any field of human endeavour or for gallantry or human action

    CHIEF SECRETARY'S AWARD

    For outstanding contributions and significant achievements towards the development of Tobago. Eligibility period from December 1, 2020 to November 5, 2021

    Nomination forms can be collected from and delivered to the Chief Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly, Smithfield Plaza, Smithfield, Scarborough, Tobago (next to the Tobago Regional Health Authority) or downloaded HERE and sent to oca.secretary@tha.gov.tt

    CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS
    FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2021
    2:00 pm.


  • 16 Jun 2021 7:59 PM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)


    We wish to extend congratulations Shawn Thwaites, second son of Robert (Bullet) and Nola Thwaites, now making a name for himself in Sacramento, California, where he was recently appointed to the Board of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy.

    Shawn grew up in DC, playing and arranging for Pan Masters Steel Orchestra before earning a scholarship to study at Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he earned his Bachelors Degree.

    He is the leader of The Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quarter (STRQ)  which was nominated for The Samuel J. Heyman Service Award (Sammies) in 2019. 

    The Recording Academy which was formerly known as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is best known for producing the Grammy Awards. The San Francisco Chapter is one of twelve chapters in various locations throughout the United States.

    Shawn is looking forward to the opportunity to serve and to help to promote his genre of music which influenced his career.

    We extend best wishes to Shawn for continued success in his pursuit for excellence in his craft.


  • 25 May 2021 2:17 PM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    The owners of the popular Crown Bakery, located at 5409 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011, Trevor and Jennifer Selman will be recognized on Tuesday 25th May when  the Virtual Play Crown by Marjuan Canady, is streamed on facebook at 7:00pm.  Crown is a short play that tells the story of Trinidadian food entrepreneurs and bakers, Trevor and Jennifer Selman, as they created "Crown Bakery" in Washington, DC. 

    Marjuan Canady  has been commissioned by the @atlanticpacifictheatre to write the new play about Trevor and Jennifer for the Island Table Series, a play festival presenting a menu of short plays inspired by global cuisine and history.  The Virtual play Premieres at 7pm EST

    FREE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/island-table-series-a-play-festival-presenting-a-menu-of-short-plays-tickets-156101179831

    WATCH LIVE AT:  https://www.facebook.com/atlanticpacifictheatre/live/

    Marjuan Canady, originally from Trinidad, is an award-winning Caribbean-American artist, entrepreneur, educator, and literacy advocate. A native Washingtonian, her work spans theater, film, television, children’s media, and literature. Her original work has been seen at The John F. Kennedy Center, Sesame Street, The Smithsonian, The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, Miami Book Fair, Ryan Seacrest Foundation and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. She is the CEO/ Author and Creative Director of the children's media brand, Callaloo Kids. She has held fellowships at The Schomburg Center, the DC Commission on the Arts, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Lincoln Center, Harlem Stage, and the Anacostia Arts Center.  She is the Founder of her production company Sepia Works and non-profit, Canady Foundation for the Arts. She is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Fordham University, and NYU Tisch. She is a proud member of the Producer’s Guild of America.


  • 18 May 2021 7:15 PM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    The Owners of Cane will bring Trinidad’s liming culture to 14th Street, NW. DC, this summer.  St. James will dish out callaloo, black pudding, and other island favorites.

    Story by Lenore Adkins | @lladkins  May 17, 2021, 2:12pm EDT

    Originally published at Eater DC


    Brother-sister duo Peter and Jeanine Prime. 
    Karen Race/Karen Race Photography

    Trinidad is known for its limes, a term locals use to describe social events with good food, drinks, and friends that sometimes last all day and night. It is in this joyous spirit that Cane’s award-winning chef Peter Prime and his younger sister, co-owner Jeanine Prime will open their second D.C. restaurant across town this summer.

    St. James (2017 14th Street NW) will pay homage to the cuisine and culture of their native Trinidad. These influences come from indigenous people, Chinese and Indian descendants of indentured laborers, Black people whose African ancestors were enslaved there, and the various European powers who colonized the island.

    Prime, Eater DC’s 2019 Chef of the Year for Cane, will have a much bigger space to work with at St. James. The 2,800-square-foot spot, which formerly housed Quarter + Glory, is almost three times larger than Cane, the siblings’ popular, H Street NE restaurant centered around traditional Caribbean street foods.

    St. James is named after the vibrant district within Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain. Known for its booming nightlife and reflection of Trinidad’s diverse food, cultures and traditions. St. James epitomizes liming. The Primes grew up near St. James and remember it as a hub for late-night eateries and bars.

    “It’s kind of like a part of town that never sleeps and there are lots of street festivals,” Jeanine Prime says.

    The district is also home to Hosay, a Muslim ceremony that commemorates Hussein and Hassan, the murdered grandsons of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. Locals observe it for 10 days, most notably through processions filled with drumming and floats shaped like mausoleums, also known as tadjahs.

    Info about St. James, TrinidadOrnate iron gates in St. James, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Works from photographer Jason White will be displayed in the restaurant. Jason White/official photo

    The restaurant will offer modern takes on the cuisine the Primes grew up on, which they say is still undervalued in the food world.

    “European cuisine, particularly French cuisine, is what’s seen as high cuisine, haute cuisine,” Jeanine Prime says. “When people often talk about Caribbean food … it’s often reduced to a few things, like (Jamaican) jerk chicken, rice and peas, and patties.”

    As such, the in-the-works menu will showcase a charcuterie board with black pudding, a well-known blood sausage in St. James that the Primes will likely serve with hops bread.

    Black pudding is traditionally prepared with pig’s blood, but modern versions can include pork liver. Chef Prime aims to set his apart by including lots of green seasoning and regional pimento and scotch bonnet peppers and finishing the dish with sautéed peppers and onions.

    “It really needs to win you over at the first bite,” he said. “It’s almost like a dense pâté.”

    Callaloo, a popular soup in Trinidad and elsewhere in the Caribbean, will find a home at St. James. Trinidadian callaloo is a mashup of scotch bonnet peppers, green onions, thyme, dasheen leaves, okra, onions, salt meat, and crab all cooked in coconut milk. Chef Prime will punch up his take on the dish by making it more crab-centered. From there, he may roll out other versions.

    COVID-19 capacity restrictions prompted the siblings to transform their tiny, 33-seat restaurant with a four-seat bar into a carryout operation. St. James, by comparison, will seat 97 guests, including 20 at the bar and 12 on the patio for brunch and dinner.

    “It’s a lot more space than our cozy quarters at Cane,” Jeanine Prime said.

    The bigger bar means the Primes can expand their cocktail program and add beer on tap. Chef Prime hopes to launch house-made shandies, that will combine beer and different kinds of juices. The siblings haven’t made final calls on the juices, but Peter Prime has been experimenting with different citrus flavors.

    The Primes intend to reserve space at the restaurant so that young and up-and-coming chefs can headline late-night pop-ups.

    “We want to support other Black business owners and inspire other Black entrepreneurs and that has informed the partnerships in bringing St. James to life, to fruition,” Jeanine Prime said. “We really want to inspire that entrepreneurship, particularly among the BIPOC group.”

    The Primes say they’ll return Cane to full service before opening St. James and bring their flair to the buzzy 14th Street strip in a sophisticated, not stuffy, setting.

    “It kind of hit home for us at a lot of levels — the vibe of St. James reminds me of 14th Street the way I remembered it pre-COVID,” Peter Prime said. “After all we’ve been through, we all need a good lime right now.”


  • 17 May 2021 11:37 AM | Willoughby Francis (Administrator)

    Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago wishes to share the following in connection with DMV Caribbean Community Vaccination Day, a collaborative initiative of the DC Office of Health Equity and the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors which is being held this Saturday, May 22nd, at the Howard University Numa Adams Building, from 9 am to 2 pm. 

    Kindly note that DMV residents 12 and older are eligible to participate, regardless of immigration or insurance status, and may provide any form of valid picture ID on arrival at the vaccination site. In addition, kindly note that prospective participants are being asked to pre-register for their vaccines, however, a limited number of walk-up slots will also be made available.

    To learn more about this vaccination initiative, kindly note that a virtual information session will be held for members of the Caribbean Diaspora, this Thursday evening at 5:30 pm, details of which are to follow.

    The Embassy would be grateful if you could kindly share the above with those in your networks.


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