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· June, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from June, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Weathering unpreparedness

Jeremy Taylor writes about the confusion that ensued in Trinidad on Wednesday over reports that a tropical wave was crossing the country. “Hardly anyone is prepared for serious wind or...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter lobby gets interesting offer

Attillah Springer at the Rights Action Group T&T blog discusses the interesting offer of pro bono legal assistance made by former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to the community of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Rewarding the Warriors

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog outlines the rewards heaped this past weekend upon the Soca Warriors, Trinidad & Tobago's football team, on their return from the World Cup....

Trinidad & Tobago: 48 hours after

“There's a sense of unfinished business around Trinidad and Tobago today,” says Jeremy Taylor, summing up the atmosphere in the country 48 hours after the Trinidad & Tobago team failed...

Trinidad & Tobago: Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland

“So God is a Paraguayan, it seems,” writes Jeremy Taylor in response to Paraguay's 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago this evening at the World Cup, and answering a question...

Trinidad & Tobago: Labour Day

Attillah Springer checks out the Labour Day festivities in Trinidad on June 20, and observes that “the labour leaders seem stuck in a 1930's groove, they speak with a microwaved...

Trinidad & Tobago: Rules for the dreadlocked

Dreadlocked Trinidadian blogger CunningLinguist draws up a series of guidelines to assist others who follow, or who are considering, the dreadlocked lifestyle. Two examples: “you are expected to be a...

Trinidad & Tobago: All about T&T

Jeremy Taylor publishes a Table of Contents with links to his very substantial series of articles on Trinidad & Tobago.

Caribbean: Boycott Pirates of the Caribbean

Indigenous issues blog The CAC Review calls for a boycott of the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, in a post which also recounts some of the...

Caribbean: BLP role in CSME

The Barbados Labour Party blog gives its political leader — and Prime Minister of Barbados — Owen Arthur a pat on the back for the role he has played in...

Haiti: Telecom Wars

Digicel billboard, Martinique. By blogger Greg at InternetRapide.com. Jamaica-based Caribbean telecom giant Digicel has a presence in over a dozen countries in the region. Digicel officially launched operations on the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Coming home

Club Soda and Salt responds to fellow Trinidadian blogger Seldo's post about returning home: “I’d like to raise a family there. I’d like to not have to deal with snow....

Trinidad & Tobago: A quick history

Jeremy Taylor has posted Part Five of his “A quick history of Trinidad and Tobago”, a multi-part capsule history of the twin-island state.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Canada: Watching the game

Canada-based Barbadian blogger Jdid recounts the experience of watching the Trinidad & Tobago v. England World Cup match in a store in Toronto where everybody is transformed for the occasion...

Trinidad & Tobago: The clash with England

“How dare a man be six foot seven and called Crouch?” writes Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog, in his entertaining account of Trinidad & Tobago's clash with England...

Trinidad & Tobago: Please stand. . .

Echoing the request traditionally given before the national anthem is played, Elspeth Duncan gives the latest video entry on her blog the title “Please Stand. . . . for something”....

Latest in French-Speaking Blogs of the Caribbean and Oceania

NEW CALEDONIA Annoella near Gadji, New Caledonia. By Sebastien Merion. A few months ago, we learned that Sebastien and Annoella of 5 minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie got married in Mauritius....

The Global Voices Show #2

Episode #2 of the Global Voices Show has landed! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: XiaoQiao (Singapore) Africa Files: The Pulse (Canada/South Africa) BahasaPod (Indonesia) Kazakhstan...

Trinidad and Tobago: Budget increase

Club Soda and Salt condemns the Trinidad and Tobago government's decision to increase the year's spending by TT$4 billion, including “$650 million … for continuing gasoline subsidies. These are meant...

Trinidad and Tobago: World Cup fever

“Up at the airport, the roundabout is festooned with flags and twenty-foot mascots playing steel pans and guitars. I followed a taxi into the car park, and it had I...

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