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· December, 2005

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from December, 2005

Caribbean: R.I.P. Kerry Packer

Ryan Naraine and Richard Jobity remember Kerry Packer, the Australian media baron whose controversial World Series Cricket tournament was a key factor in the development of West Indies cricket. Packer,...

Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela: Why Trinis speak Spanish at Christmastime

English may be the official language of Trinidad, but at Christmastime the country sings in Spanish. De Cooler : Soca News announces the results of the National Parang Championships, the...

Caribbean: Ginger Beer and Sorrel

Both Cayman Time and Simian Scratchings let out the secret recipes of two of the English-speaking Caribbean's favorite Christmas drinks: ginger beer and sorrel.

Trinidad and Tobago: Wining

Some of us prepare for a vacation by poring over travel books, but not the South African tourist who wrote to Caribbean Beat magazine requesting information on “wining” (the gyrating...

Trinidad and Tobago, UK: Composer Dominique Le Gendre

Georgia Popplewell of Caribbean Free Radio sits down with Trinidad-born composer Dominique Le Gendre in her London home and offers several peeks of Le Gendre's forthcoming opera.

Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere

Barbados – Campfyah, writing from Caracas, fills us in on some of his Christmas activities and Barbados's participation in an international Christmas charity fair. – In a post which sparks...

The week in the Caribbean blogosphere

I'm starting to write this on Wednesday 7 December, as tomorrow I leave for London to attend the Global Voices '05 Summit, so apologies in advance for not including anything...

Trinidad and Tobago: Concepts of Race

Karen Walrond posts the email of a reader who attacks her multi-ethnic identity. The post inspires a small mountain of comments offering their support and analysis of race perceptions in...

The talk in the Caribbean blogosphere

I'm writing this post on December 1st, which is also World AIDS Day. There were 24,000 AIDS-related deaths in the Caribbean this year, and as Abeni of St. Vincent &...

Caribbean: “Why We Hate Homosexuals So Much”

Alien In The Caribbean digs deep to find the roots of homophobia in the Caribbean.

Trinidad and Tobago: 3canal

Caribbean Free Radio debuts the first 2006 single by musical group 3canal in podcast episode 37 while Sweet Trini reviews the 3canal album, “Jab, Jab, Say …”

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