Daily Archives: July 11, 2014

Tobago – a wonderful place on earth

Great scenery…


If you are looking for calm and relaxed, for beaches without international hotel complexes, for friendly locals and no hustling – Tobago is the place!

In the main tourist places around Crown Point and Scarborough you’ll have plenty of bars, retaurants, bike rentals, hotels, hostels, boat tours, etc.. However, outside, you’ll find many quiet villages, palm tree framed beaches, waterfalls, lots of nature and numerous guest houses for every budget.

You can get here from Trinidad either by car ferry (2,5h) or by plane (25min flight time).
Since I’m on vacation and not in a hurry, I took the ferry and was lucky that the sea was rather calm. Some fellow passengers told me that it can be pretty rough, so that many would have to spend their time in the restrooms…

I wanted quiet and relaxing and chose the village of Castara as my base. I stayed at the

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Scout Report: 4 Caribbean starlets

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The Caribbean region is bursting with young, thrilling talent and it is important that these talents are projected to a wider audience. So here’s four players who have impressed over the course of the season…

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Caribbean mobile carriers have thrown up a VoIP blockade, but Viber has managed to run it

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A big battle is brewing in the Caribbean between mobile carriers and over-the-top communications services. Multi-national operator Digicel has condemned VoIP applications like Viber, Facetime and Tango as “parasitic” and has taken steps to block those apps’ traffic in several countries, including Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Suriname.

Other operators, like Jamaica’s Lime, have joined Digicel in the VoIP blockade, but it looks as if OTT apps are wending their way through the lines. Viber CEO Talmon Marco told the Jamaica Gleaner it has restored service to its customers in the Caribbean despite the carriers’ obstacles, and that Viber could overcome future technical barriers thrown in its way.

Ironically, the kerfuffle has only brought more users and more traffic to Viber’s OTT app. Digicel certainly isn’t the first carrier that’s tried to ban or restrict VoIP traffic from its network. TeliaSonera weighed charging customers additional fees for using VoIP services like…

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Vivian Esassen

Visually stunning in a new way…

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