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titcheaton replied to the thread Medical Care on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
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
titcheaton replied on October 31, 2014 with:
Thank you flyboyWV I'm sorry too that politics has gotten in the way of people such as yourself helping. I appreciate your mail though and hope that one day they will see sense.
FlyboyWV replied on October 30, 2014 with:
The status of medical care in TT is roughly what it was in the US or Britain in the 1970's. It's not primitive, but it's certainly not cutting edge. It is competitive with the rest of the Caribbean. The Minister of Health has been trying to bring the status of Health care into the modern era, but the politics in TT has stymied him at every turn. I am one of the US docs who was recruited a year ago to move to TT and provide updated skills to the country. Also being recruited were docs from Pediatrics, Oncology, Neurosurgery, ER and Intensive care. After one full year of trying to get past the licensing politics of the existing medical community who does not want us there to compete with them...we have all given up and are not coming to the island. So, the Island medical community has thrown away its chance to get world-class docs from the US and Europe to go there for 3-5 years. Very sad. We only wanted to help. So, for kids with cancer or people with Neurological or Musculoskeletal or Critical illnesses...it is a long air trip to Miami.
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OhChuts replied to the thread Nursing student , with 1yr baby moving 2 TNT on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on October 31, 2014:
Klee216 initially posted:
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.
OhChuts replied on October 31, 2014 with:
TnT always needs people in the medical professions. Be aware though that if you work in the public hospitals you would be frustrated and the lack of what you would consider basic supplies here in the US. By all means try it, but don't burn your bridges.
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Msturge replied to the thread Moving to Tobago on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on October 29, 2014:
Kerrmar initially posted:
Hi, my partner has been offered a job opportunity in Tobago, can anyone tell us what's it's like? I have read lots about Trinidad but not much on Tobago. Look forward to receiving any information Thanks
Msturge replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Tobago is very small and there is not much there compared to other Caribbean islands, which is what a lot of us like about it- much less commercialized and quite the slow, island vibe for sure. Great scuba diving on the north coast. Kitesurfing on the southwest side (the tourist area) and the south side. Do you know where you would live on the island? I have an American friend who moved there last year so maybe she could help you out if you decide to move.
lenhoj replied on October 28, 2014 with:
Tobago is more of a tourist island with beautiful beaches, scenery, and people. There is a lot to explore there and it is relatively safe. For more varied cultural experiences you may go to Trinidad only 15 mins by air and about 2-3 hours by ferry. There is the jazz festival in April and other public events over the year. Many expats and Europeans have made the island their home so get to know people. Enjoy.
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ttfuture replied to the thread Homeschooling on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Caroer initially posted:
I was wondering if there is a homeschool expat group in Trinidad or Tobago. I plan to homeschool when we move to the area the next few months. Also, does anyone know of any tutors for high school?
ttfuture replied on October 24, 2014 with:
Maybe you could start here > https://www.facebook.com/groups/137902763059184/ also go to the trinimoms facebook page & post a query there. Good luck
janelle0514 replied on October 24, 2014 with:
Hello, I am hoping you are still active in the forum. My family and I are moving to Trinidad and I too am interested in homeschooling our 9 year son. Do you happen to have any resources you can share or referrals to good tutors? Take care
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lenhoj posted Desire to Volunteer in T&T on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on October 24, 2014:
I am a recently retired Trini after spending many, many years in the US. I am going home for about 4 months to help care for a relative and wonder about doing volunteer work. Is there a volunteer organization? I
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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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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 most recently with:
Absolutely, a Marks and Spencer's would be fantastic.
Chibs replied most recently 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 most recently 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 most recently 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 most recently 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 most recently 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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