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· August, 2007

Stories about Ideas from August, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: 45 Years of Independence

31 August 2007

Nicholas Laughlin quotes BC Pires on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 45th anniversary of Independence, while IZATRINI.com compares the country's first Independence Day celebration with how the holiday is celebrated today.

Trinidad & Tobago: CCA7 Closes

31 August 2007

“Caribbean Contemporary Arts will close its doors on the day the country celebrates forty five years of independence,” writes Thebookmann, who thinks that the Trinidad and Tobago gallery's final “show” was a fitting one.

Guyana: A Few Things…

31 August 2007

From listing the things on her desk (“a pen with invisible feet”) to things she can do (“cheer up sooner rather than later”), Guyana-Gyal will put a smile on your face today.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Caribs

31 August 2007

The CAC Review finds “noteworthy” a news story about the indigenous Caribs in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the work of a government-appointed Amerindian Projects Committee.

Bahamas: The Power of Print

31 August 2007

“There's an email making the rounds entitled ‘Blacks Don't Read’. Being Black, I read it”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, blogs about the power of print.

Barbados: Answers for Britton's Hill

31 August 2007

Barbados Underground suggests that Barbados’ Chief Town Planner should provide some answers on the Britton's Hill tragedy: “It is not BU’s intention to engage in the blame game but we do subscribe to the notion that mistakes should be learned from and corrective steps adopted.”

Bahamas: End of the Monopoly?

31 August 2007

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com thinks that a Supreme Court action questioning the constitutionality of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s monopoly on the industry could be “great news” for consumers.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Study in Contradiction?

30 August 2007

“First world is not about having things, it is about how we value our musicians, artists, writers, actors as well as our businessmen. We talk about the arts et al, but do we appreciate their value?” asks Half Empty or Half Full as she contemplates the contradiction that is Trinidad...

Egypt: Inferiority Complex

29 August 2007

D.B. Shobrawy reflects on what he describes as the Egyptian inferiority complex in this post. “..many Egyptians have an inferiority complex in regards to their Egyptian identity. Somewhere in our history during colonialism Egyptians began to believe that European culture was superior to their own, more elegant and prestigious,” he...

Egypt: Is Mubarak Dead?

29 August 2007

“I got a call late tonight from a friend asking, “is Hosni Mubarak dead?” I dont quite know where he got his information from but supposedly there is a rumor that Hosni..AKA “the Great Dictator” was airlifted to a hospital in Germany and that his fate is unknown and presumed...

Anguilla: Sea Bath

29 August 2007

Bob Morris fondly remembers what Anguilla's “most famous citizen” taught him about the “unspeakable joy” of a good sea bath…

Trinidad & Tobago: On The Money

28 August 2007

Adele at Thebookmann ponders the value of money in Trinidad and Tobago – “a nation where currency is a paper that represents as much about emotion as consumption.”

Japan: Brain Inside Maker

28 August 2007

What Japan thinks introduced an online game called “brain inside maker”. By entering your name in the box, it will analyze what your brain is made of. Mari has translated the meanings of the characters.

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