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· April, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from April, 2006

World: Farmer's Market International Parade

Melissa De Leon and Elena Hernandez are co-hosting the “The Farmer's Market International Parade” where participants from across the world post photos of their neighborhood markets, which will then be...

West Indian literature online

One of the crucial elements in the rapid development of the literature of the Anglophone Caribbean in the 1940s and 50s was a weekly radio programme called Caribbean Voices, broadcast...

Bermuda: Technology Education portal

The Limey links to the Bermuda Ministry of Education's Technology Education Learning Portal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Press statement on aluminum smelter

The Rights Action Group T&T blog pulls no punches in the press statement outlining the group's views on the aluminium smelter project proposed for south Trinidad: “What is at stake...

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup team slogan

Over at the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Blog, Stacy-Marie Ishmael reviews the slogans being put forward in support of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad & Tobago's national team.

Caribbean: Cricket captaincy gamble

West Indies star batsman Brian Lara is appointed team captain for a third time. Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog calls it “an interesting gamble, both for Lara and...

Caribbean: CSME provides chance for success

The Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) may not “grab us”, says Francis Wade, but it may be the best shot the region has at a successful future.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup football news

Stacy-Marie Ishmael responds to a FIFA news story expressing surprise that the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup team has a white member, with a reminder that it's important to “militate...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bob Dylan, calypso fan

Jonathan Ali links to an Observer article on Bob Dylan's efforts to become a deejay, noting the presence on Dylan's playlist of a song by Trinidad calypsonian Lord Beginner.

Trinidad & Tobago: Opposition Leader sentenced

Caribbean Free Radio links to a newsflash from a Trinidad & Tobago daily stating that Basdeo Panday, the country's Opposition Leader has been found guilty of “deliberately failing to disclose...

Caribbean: Bureaucracy kills & biofuel

Taran Rampersad is starting a “death and injury counter” in response to the region's lack of action in the area of disaster preparedness. “My theory is that all the bureaucracy...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: US Army Bases

A Flickr photoset prompts Mad Bull to satisfy his curiosity – whetted years ago in Lit. class — about the presence of US army bases in Trinidad and Jamaica.

Caribbean: Billionaires Investing in Local Telecoms

Last week Irish billionaire Dennis O'Brien announced his company Digicel was purchasing the Caribbean arm of Bouygues Telecom . This week Mexican billionnaire Carlos Slim announces he is purchasing three...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sounds of burning bush

Caribbean Free Radio posts a short audio clip of the sound of bamboo bursting and other bush fire-related noises.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter news

At the Rights Action Group T&T blog, set up to aggregate the dialogue around a controversial aluminium smelter project in southern Trinidad, an article on the non-attendance of a the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Best football fans?

Does Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup football team have the best fans? Stacy-Marie Ishmael thinks so.

Caribbean: The financial realities of the Cricket World Cup

The Caribbean Cricket Blog links to a Jamaica Observer article on one of the realities of the Caribbean's hosting of the Cricket World Cup next year: host countries are unlikely...

A Seamless Caribbean Network?

InternetRapide.com, a blog dedicated to telecommunications in the Caribbean says (FR) Digicel, a cell phone company owned by Irishman Denis O'Brien that covers 60% of the Jamaican market, celebrates its...

Trinidad & Tobago: Lloyd Best

Visual artist Chris Cozier acknowledges the role played in his personal and intellectual development by Trinidadian thinker Lloyd Best.

Caribbean: Towards a West Indian canon

At the Caribbean Beat Blog, Nicholas Laughlin solicits suggestions for inclusions in a West Indian literary canon.

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