March 1, 2006
The twin-island nation aims for the sky.Carjackings, kidnappings and armed robberies are on the rise in English-speaking Trinidad & Tobago, but so far the violence seems to be scaring away neither tourists nor foreign investors. Nor is the increasingly anti-American rhetoric coming from President Hugo Chávez in neighboring Venezuela only seven miles from Trinidad at its closest point. In fact, Chávez's populist politics makes Trinidad seem even more business-friendly by comparison.
"Murder and kidnappings are two areas of particular concern, but most of these crimes are gang violence and don't affect the general public in a direct way," says Lyndon Guiseppi, mana
In spite of lingering security concerns, the twin-island nation of Trinidad & Tobago is attracting fresh investment in a number of areas.