Trinidad Updates

Updates to the 2012 Edition

July 2016

The moorings in Chaguaramas have been taken over by Avi Tardieu – phone 477-7426. The prices are still very reasonable and he is working on upgrading them.

October 2014

There is big change in the way incoming FedEX packages to yachts are handled in Trinidad. FedEX packages can only be collected from the courier’s storeroom in Piarco by the owner. There is a charge of $2 US a day after 48 hours between arrival and collection. It is possible without the owner to have them moved with a customs guard to Chaguaramas, which costs $250 US. I am told DHL and UPS packages still get delivered to Chagaramas, but I would advise confirming this with the carriers.

Legally, only the owner may collect packages. However, there is some wiggle room: A senior officer said that she will allow senior, bona-fide representatives of boatyards to collect the packages on behalf of the boat owner but she will not allow mass importation of items as some companies have been doing.

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Chickungunya is a mosquito-born viral disease that spread to the Caribbean from Africa in 2014. The responsible mosquitos bite mostly at dusk, dawn, and during the day. It is rarely deadly but never plesant.

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