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· January, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2006

The Caribbean Single Market

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of...

Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches

BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival

Nicholas Laughlin is finally embracing Carnival, the national festival of his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Free Radio, on the other hand, may just have seen a few too...

Trinidad & Tobago: The sacred and the profane

CaribPundit notes with delight that Trinidadian Carnival designer Peter Minshall is back after a two-year absence with a Carnival band called “The Sacred Heart”, reporting in the same post on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso exhibition

Richard Bolai discusses the travelling exhibition “Calypso Music, Photographs and Illustrations in Postwar America from 1945 to 1960″, now on in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Caribbean: McWatt wins literary prizes

The Caribbean Beat Blog announces that Guyanese writer Mark McWatt has taken both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book in the Canada/Caribbean region, and the prestigious Casa de...

Caribbean: Does “pre-Columbian” also mean Chinese?

JT at the Caribbean Beat Blog writes about the “ancient-looking map” which turned up last month, suggesting that a Chinese admiral may have visited the Caribbean before Columbus.

Caribbean: Musical collaborations

The Dancehall Blog notes some of the collaborations happening between artists from different Caribbean islands. Among those involved in inter-island projects are Kevin Lyttle of St. Vincent and the Grenadines,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidadianness

J9 takes a break from some Carnival-related work to think about what makes Trinidadians Trinidadian, while Caribbean Free Radio‘s 41st podcast investigates the truth of the song lyric “Trinidad and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dear Michelle Malkin

Taran Rampersad writes an open letter to conservative US pundit Michelle Malkin.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival critique

Caribbean Free Radio posts its 40th podcast, an interview with Trinidadian rapso ground 3canal in which the band's members are highly critical of some of the new trends in the...

Caribbean: Introducing Indigo Leaf magazine

Karen Walrond unveils her ambitious new venture, a Salon.com type web site called Indigo Leaf magazine featuring work by writers and artists previously unpublished in the US.

Trinidad & Tobago: Did Kitch steal from Lady Day?

Jonathan Ali is going through a Billie Holiday phase — which leads him to wonder whether the great calypsonian Lord Kitchener may be guilty of plagiarism.

Trinidad & Tobago: Chinese heritage

Christopher Yee Mon learns about his heritage from a newspaper article on the Chinese presence in Trinidad; and in an international business course he learns that anyone of Chinese descent...

Trinidad & Tobago, India: Hutch prize for Naipaul?

The Caribbean Beat Blog speculates on whether V. S. Naipaul may have Indian citizenship. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate, a long-time British subject, has been nominated for a Hutch Crossword Book...

Trinidad & Tobago: Ethnic profiling in the press

Indira takes issue with references to the ethnicity of a couple accused of murder in a headline in the Trinidad Express.

Trinidad & Tobago: Prime minister wannabes & music

Elspeth Duncan conducts the first interview in her “If I were prime minister” project, and concludes that she needs to make some adjustments to her questions and approach. Attillah Springer...

Trinidad & Tobago: Education blog

Caribbean Free Radio

Caribbean: A blogger's book awards

For the fourth year in a row, Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin publishes the “Nicholas Laughlin Book Awards” for Caribbean books — “i.e. books written by Caribbean authors, set in the Caribbean,...

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