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TechRep replied to the thread Medical Care on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on October 21, 2014:
titcheaton initially posted:
Hi. We have been offered an option of moving to Trinedad with my husbands work. My 6 yr old sun was diagnosed with cancer Jan 2013. He has had treatment and is now in remission. He still has 3 monthly scans and I think that we would negotiate to come back to the US for these. However I want to no how reliable you feel the pediatricians and medical facilities are in general as I would like to think they are knowledgable enough to be on the ball with his recent condition. I would be very grateful for anyones opinion. Thanks
TechRep replied 3 hours ago with:
Do not goto to Trinidad if you or your family require any continuing medical care. Most Trinis that can afford it leave for any type of medical care beyond the common cold.
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Hello, I am a 24 year old Canadian female (of Trinidadian descent) considering relocating to Trinidad. I have a BA in Sociology and Human Geography. I also recently graduated with a diploma in Fundraising Management (non-profit sector). I have family in Trinidad, and am also a citizen of T&T. Does anyone know what the job prospects are like in Trinidad for someone with my educational background? And where can I find available jobs in the non-profit sector? I would love to work for a charity in a fundraising capacity, but am open to anything. Any other advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Klee216 posted Nursing student , with 1yr baby moving 2 TNT on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on October 19, 2014:
Hi hello. Iam an American born, with trinidadan roots. It's always been my deem to move to Trinidad . I'm currently working on getting my nursing degree , I was wondering if Trinidad hires USA nurses in theist country. I was also wondering how applying for citizenship there would work. Need some advice please and thanks.
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Goughy replied to the thread What is missing in Trinidad? on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
olip initially posted:
HI have you ever thought Trinidad really needs a new product or service that is missing here? PM ideas and I'll see about bring something new to Trinidad!
Goughy replied on October 13, 2014 with:
Absolutely, a Marks and Spencer's would be fantastic.
Chibs replied on October 04, 2014 with:
Hi end watch and jewellery shop and a Trinidad version of marks and Spencer's food halls.
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Goughy replied to the thread Expat sports on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Goughy initially posted:
Hi all. I am moving to Port of Spain in six months. I am aware of the issues regarding safety and crime etc. I have been living overseas for the past 13 years in 5 different counties so I am comfortable with knowing what I need to make a place happy and successful. So, how easy is it for expats to play sport in Trinidad? Specifically football, cricket or rugby. I know sport is big in Trinidad but I am interested in playing myself in or outside the expat community. Also, are there places where I can have a quiet few beers in a pub/bar on a Friday night without without issue. If I can find a couple of sports clubs and a local to drink at then I will be happy. Thanks for any responses.
Goughy replied on October 13, 2014 with:
Well i have been here 1 1/2 months and things seem to be going well. Keeping busy sports wise and trying to find the right bars.
bagpus replied on November 28, 2013 with:
Hi Lots of sports available for expats here. My husband used to play rugby sevens? Is that what you call it, sorry I am a girl. Lots of bars here too for you to safely sit and have a beer. PM me to let me know when you land or if you want any more info and I will put you in touch with my other half who I'm sure will be happy to show you around.
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FlyboyWV replied to the thread customs and clearing persona effects on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
ferguson initially posted:
i recently relocated to trinidad and to my dismay have been waiting forever for my things to be cleared from the ports. this is costing me way too much money. the authorities are so complacent about everything. why is this? what can i do to move to the top of the list?
FlyboyWV replied on October 07, 2014 with:
I got my 4 pallets of household goods within three days after it arrived at POS. It cost me $100 USD via a local shipping expediter that I was introduced to in downtown POS. They are businessmen. IF they make a profit, they will move quickly. This isn't the US or London. The rules are different, and they change depending upon if they like you or not.
Msturge replied on October 07, 2014 with:
There are agencies who do expedite, however it still took ages so not really sure if they helped or not with the timing side of it. Not sure what the name was of the company but maybe google it and see if anything comes up?
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Msturge replied to the thread Moving to trinidad on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
awilliamson initially posted:
Hi moving to Trinidad next year with my 13 year old son , my husband is moving out there this November. Feeling very anxious as do not know what to expect but have heard crime is very high . I have also got 2 dogs I need to bring as will be out there for several years. Can anyone give me some advise
Msturge replied most recently with:
The group is private but once you move here you can send me all of your info (mother's full name, child's name and age, what area you live in and her email address and I will forward to the girl who adds people to the group. I will try to answer some of your questions though in the meantime if you want to PM me with them?
jbroaders replied most recently with:
Is it possible to share the facebook group mentioned in the thread by msturge? My wife, 8 yr old boy and myself are in the process of agreeing to re-locate from Ireland - and I'm keen to see the conversations. I'm currently being terrified by the ridiculously high rental prices :) and apparent lack of kid friendly space. I don't want to live in a gated community - but obviously want to ensure my family are safe and well whilst I'm worked to the bone!
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Ledapq replied to the thread Dog Hotel on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Ledapq initially posted:
Hi! We will be traveling soon for a few days and I would like to know if anyone knows about dog hotels in Trinidad? I've only found Aaron's school but I've been sending emails for 1 week, asking for information, prices and availability and his only response so far has been "ok no problem". If we don't find a better place I guess we'll have to settle for that but would appreciate if someone has a better recommendation.
Ledapq replied most recently with:
Yes, I already made arrangements at North West. Thanks!
Msturge replied most recently with:
The TTSPCA and the vet on Mucarapo both have kennels... Northwest Vet on Mucarapo 622-3356
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lltvproducer posted HGTV SERIES, CARIBBEAN LIFE, is now casting! on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
ARE YOU CONSIDERING BUYING A HOME IN THE CARIBBEAN? ARE YOU LOOKING TO PURCHASE AN AFFORDABLE SLICE OF PARADISE? This new series will feature average people who fell in love with island living and realized that buying a home in the Caribbean was more affordable than they expected. We’re looking for families, couples or individuals from anywhere in the world who want to share their house-hunt journey. Are you seriously considering moving to a Trinidad & Tobago or a Caribbean Island and believe that now could be the time to make the move? If you and your family are ready to give up the hectic life of the mainland for the lush beaches, beautiful weather, and laidback living, then we want to hear from you! To apply, reach out to us at: with the following info: - Your full name, current location (city, state), email, contact number/s - The names of the other members of your household - What is your occupation? What are the occupations of everyone else in your family? - Please tell us where you are in your house-hunt: What island are you looking into? Have you looked at homes? Do you have a realtor? What is your timeline for the move? What is your budget? ETC. - What do you and your family LOVE about the island you’re choosing to move to? The more insight you can give us, the better we’re able to get to know you! Thank you for your time… We look forward to hearing from you. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a contest… or a lucky chance to move to the Caribbean for free. We are looking for people who are legitimately considering a purchase in the Caribbean and are willing to let us capture their house hunt on-camera.
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Laura199 replied to the thread Moving with babies on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Laura199 initially posted:
My husband has been offered a job in Trinidad and we are thinking of moving. We have a 2 and a half year old and a 3 month old. We have always wanted to live abroad and think that doing this when our kids are small is the best time. I'm very excited about the prospect of learning a new culture and experiencing something different, but nervous too. My two main concerns are the safety, especially with such young children, and (maybe stupidly) being able to get hold if fresh fruit and vegetables! I've read on certain blogs that's it's hard to do. With weaning a baby and feeding a child I really would like them to have fresh food in their diet. Has anyone got any advise for me? We're living in the UK, and have travelled a lot. In fact to the Caribbean a fair bit (Cayman Islands) as I used to have family there so have an idea what life on an island is like.
Laura199 replied most recently with:
Thank you for all the replies! Seems like I don't have too much to worry about. I don't have any problem with fresh food being local and perhaps not exactly what I can get in the uk. In fact I'd much prefer local produce. I just don't want tinned. And seems as though driving will be more of an issue than safety but at least I'm used to driving on the left. Thanks v much for the fb info. I'll definitely be in touch if we move to meet other mums for play dates.
gingerbaby replied most recently with:
If you stick to the few big food chains to get your fresh fruit and vegetables, they will be limited, and the imported fruits like grapes, apples, etc., are very expensive. The problem is that most expats live and stay in areas where there are no local markets. Get someone you can trust to take you where all the local farmers sell their fruits and vegetables in the big markets and you will get things that you cannot even get in the big groceries. But believe me Trinidad has lots of fruits and vegetables. Some will be different from N.A. and Europe, but there will be enough for you to live on. I am sure that your helper will teach you how to cook them. For a matter of fact I enjoy the tropical fruits better. Just make sure you take down a very good juicer so that you can do a lot of juicing. Have a chat with the locals who know where to find all that you will need.
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