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· February, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival necessities & reenactments

Got your snake oil? Just in time for the official start of Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival on February 27, Attillah Springer makes a list of Carnival necessities. She also posts...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security...

The web make to blog on Carnival day…

… to paraphrase the late Lord Kitchener, calypsonian extraordinaire. It's Carnival Friday here in Trinidad and Tobago, which means that after weeks of mounting anticipation (the Carnival season really gets...

Caribbean: Cricket shrink

Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.

Caribbean: Music and copyright

Attorney and writer/blogger Nyashazasha publishes a well-researched article on copyright issues affecting the Caribbean music industry.

Trinidad & Tobago: Earth's magnetic field

Taran Rampersad speculates on the possible links between the earth's magnetic field and global warming.

Caribbean: Hurricane season

“My Caribbean and Florida bloggers, do you realise we are less than 16 weeks away from hurricane season”? asks Cayman Islands-based blogger Ri.

Trinidad & Tobago: Children's carnival

Photographer Stefan Falke posts photos the children's carnival in Trinidad, including a few of a band inspired by the Soca Warriors, the national football team.

Caribbean: Food stories

Iriepeople.com publishes a recipe for Escovitch Fish, while Can Cook Must, Cook hunts for a good roti in London and reviews a new Caribbean cookbook.

Trinidad & Tobago: Here comes the Son

Attillah Springer and Nicholas Laughlin are stage-side as the Peter Minshall-designed Carnival king, “Son of Saga Boy”, makes his second public appearance. caribbeanfreephoto has a Flickr photoset.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup Football News

The Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Blog summarizes last week's Soca Warriors-related news. The Soca Warriors are Trinidad & Tobago's national football team.

Trinidad & Tobago: The best bad man

Sweet Trini pays loving tribute to her grandfather Basil, “a bad man who we all agree was one of the best people we knew.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso and costumes

Francomenz writes about singer David Rudder, whom she calls “the Naipaul of calpyso”, and Nicholas Laughlin posts the second report on his efforts to help build Carnival costumes.

Trindad & Tobago: Port of Spain fire

Both Attillah Springer and Francomenz report on the fire which took place yesterday in the downtown area of Port of Spain, which Francomenz reminds us is “the capital’s second major...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hosay photos

Stefan Falke experiences the Muslim observance of Hosay (aka Ashura) in Trinidad for the first time — and takes some great photos.

Trinidad & Tobago: The sprinting senator

Steupz, Nicholas Laughlin and Caribbean Free Radio all note the appointment of former Olympic sprinter Ato Boldon as an opposition senator yesterday, but ironically, Steupz — whose handle signifies the...

Jamaica, Trinidad: Curry goat & oxtail

“What’s a Sunday dinner without a some Rice & Bean and Curry Goat?” asks Iriepeople.com in its brief rhapsody on the Jamaican dish, which includes a recipe. And on Saturdays...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hip-hop meets Carnival

Caribbean Free Radio posts a humorous tale about a rap video crew's attempts to shoot a music video during Carnival

Caribbean: Racism in cricket?

Trinidadian journalist Vaneisa Baksh joins the debate on racism in cricket going on at the Cricinfo – Wicket to Wicket blog with a susbstantial article which concludes that, while racism...

Cayman, Jamaica, T&T: Carnival visitors

Mad Bull is keeping a close eye on the Trinidad Carnival activities from Grand Cayman. Grenada-based Jamaican Yamfoot is going one better and actually traveling to Trinidad to partake in...

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