Embassy hosts Annual Iftar Dinner

The Embassy’s annual Iftar dinner was hosted last evening by Chargé d’Affaires John W. McIntyre as part of our continuing engagement with members of the Muslim community. Chargé d’Affaires McIntyre made a commitment to increase outreach with the community both on a professional and personal level. Yacoob Ali, President of ASJA in his greetings on ...
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Embassy spends the day at work in the Borough of Arima

Arima, Novmeber, 2017:  The U.S. Embassy set up its offices in Arima for one day on Novmeber 14, in an effort to seek new opportunities to engage with the eastern community.  Offices were based at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima from 8 a.m. to 4:o0 p.m. An initiative of Chargé d’Affaires John W. McIntyre ...
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Spoken word anti-violence campaign teaches youth “Normal, Not Normal”

In our continuing outreach to at-risk youths, the Embassy partnered with The 2 Cents Movement, Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Hearts and Minds, and Freetown Collective to host a theatrical performance at the Central Bank Auditorium on August 24, culminating the first phase of a four month long “Normal, Not Normal” campaign project. The performance ...
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New protocols adopted for children in conflict with the law

The Juvenile Court Project  has marked a significant milestone with the adoption by the T&T Government of new protocols governing cases involving children in conflict with the law. The project is a collaboration between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). ...
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Train-the-Trainer workshop on Intellectual Property

This morning Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the Train-the-Trainer workshop on Intellectual Property with Trinidad and Tobago Customs and Excise. The Honourable Stuart Young, Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, as well as J. Todd Reves, Regional Intellectual Property Attaché for Mexico, Central America and ...
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Goodwill Students welcome Ambassador Estrada

Students of the Goodwill Industries and their teachers warmly welcomed Ambassador John L. Estrada to their school in Port of Spain on November 14.  After hearing the Ambassador’s story of growing up in Trinidad and Tobago and migrating to the U.S., the students asked questions and proudly showed off the work they have been doing. ...
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Happy Independence Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago celebrated its 54th Anniversary of Independence on August 31. Ambassador John L. Estrada attended the military parade at the Queen’s Park Savannah and the President’s Toast to the nation at Queen’s Hall, offering Happy Independence to the Government and people.
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Partnering with the Lily Foundation on GBV

Ambassador John L. Estrada visited Tobago August 15-18 for the primary purpose of partnering with the Lily Foundation on Gender Based Violence programs.  The Foundation facilitates positive human development and works in Tobago to educate and counsel abused women and girls. Ambassador Estrada also met with Secretary of Community Development and Culture, Dr. Denise Tsoi-a-fatt-Angus and ...
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Ambassador Estrada visits Blanchisseuse Gov’t Primary School

Ambassador John L. Estrada and Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Chief Staff Officer Col. Peter Sealy visited the Blanchisseuse Government Primary school where Military Engineers from the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force and the Delaware National Guard carried out renovation works. The project is funded by the United States Government, through the Humanitarian and Civil Assistance Program under ...
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Delaware National Guard courtesy call on Ambassador Estrada

Members of the visiting Delaware National Guard paid a courtesy call on Ambassador John L. Estrada on August 8.  A delegation of approximately 30 Soldiers and Airmen from the Delaware National Guard arrived in Trinidad and Tobago on August 7, 2016 for a week long partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF) on multiple joint ...
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MLO honours Ambassador Phillips-Spencer

Ambassador retired Brigadier General Anthony Phillips-Spencer was recognized in a small ceremony by members of the United States Military Liaison Office, US Embassy. Colonel Claudia Carrizales, Chief Military Liaison Officer thanked the Ambassador for his leadership and contributions in support of mutual US -TT objectives. Ambassador Phillips-Spencer served as the Vice Chief of Defense Staff, Trinidad and ...
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Ambassador Estrada visits Diego Martin Central Secondary school

Ambassador John L. Estrada last week visited the Diego Martin Central Secondary school. He observed students participate in a mock trial under the Resistance and Prevention Program – (RAPP) funded by the  U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) through the ‪#‎CaribbeanBasinSecurityInitiative‬ . The program is implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation – Trinidad and Tobago . Ambassador Estrada also delivered a motivational message to students about choices. Ambassador Estrada attended ...
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