Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from July, 2006
Trinidad & Tobago: FTAA
With the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) practically a “dead duck”, Jeremy Taylor suggests that Trinidad & Tobago remove the sign at the airport proclaiming the country “the natural home of the FTAA secretariat”.
Global Food Blog Report #25
#1: From Malaysia, Tham Jiak on Tastes of YesterLife: If one's life can be determine by food preferences, I believe that I might be an Indian in my past life. As much as I love Chinese cuisines, I am strangely drawn towards Indian food, my five senses transfix on the...
Trinidad and Tobago: Hare Krishna
Rentaempress posts a charming vignette of life in multicultural Trinidad: an encounter with some Hare Krishna devotees. “Trinidad remains sweet and unbelievably bizarre.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Nature sounds
Editing two books about Trinidad written by naturalists, Jeremy Taylor realises how deaf he's become to the sounds of nature.
Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Caribeana Imperia
Caribbean Free Radio releases its 44th podcast, which comprises a series of interviews with the members of Trinidadian rapso band 3canal about the theatrical production “Caribeana Imperia”, which is now playing in Washington DC.
Israel, Lebanon, Palestine: The road to war
“To punish the people of Gaza and Lebanon because their governments haven't figured out how to control these outfits would be a bit like bombing the Vatican as retribution for the violence of the IRA,” writes Trinidad & Tobago blogger Jeremy Taylor, as he weighs in on the situation brewing...
Caribbean: Stanford 20/20
Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog notes the début of the Stanford 20/20 in Antigua, the “fastest and whackiest form of the game [of cricket] yet,” adding that “the purists will no doubt gnash their teeth, as they did when one-day matches were begun in 1963 and when Packer...
Caribbean: New HR aggregator and T&T labour shortage
Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle announces the arrival of “CaribHRNews, a Squidoo-hosted aggregator of the most recent internet-based news related to the Human Resources profession,” and takes note of an article in a Trinidad and Tobago newspaper reporting a labour shortage in that country.
Trinidad & Tobago: World's 2nd worse carbon polluter
Jeremy Taylor's worst fears are realised when he digs beneath the surface of the Trinidad & Tobago government's 20-20 Vision website, “where all the plans for making T&T a “fully developed country” by 2020 are laid out.”
Cuba, USA, UK: On Guantánamo, the democracy fund & nuclear power
More lively discussion between Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor and his American pal “Roger“, this time about Guantánamo, and Bush's $80 million fund to “boost democracy in Cuba”. And London-based “Kamla”, the recently arrived third blogger, confronts her feelings about nuclear power.
Trinidad & Tobago: Amerindian Soca Warriors
Referring to the seemingly Native American-style costumes worn by fans of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago's football team, Maximilian C. Forte provides evidence to support his claim that the costume tradition also has Amerindian roots.
Canada, Caribbean: West Indian restaurants
Barbadian blogger Jdid writes at length, and with great humour, about his experiences of West Indian restaurants in Toronto.
Trinidad & Tobago: Baptising a window
Trinidadian artist/activist Elspeth Duncan “baptises” one of her artworks in the ocean, with interesting results.
Martinique: First Caribbean Social Forum
Le Blog de [Moi] is pleased (Fr) to learn that the first Caribbean Social Forum is happening in Martinique this week (July 5-9) but does not think its timing was particularly smart what with the World Cup's final taking place this weekend as well as an annual cultural fair in...
Caribbean: New series of news blogs
Online newsmagazine Caribbean360.com announces a series of blogs by writers and columnists.
Trinidad & Tobago: Conversations about home
“Kamla”, a Trinidadian resident in London, joins the conversation taking place between Trinidad-based Jeremy Taylor and his US friend “Roger”
Trinidad & Tobago: Greenlight network
The Greenlight Network announces its next “simple, symbolic, creative event”, which takes place on the first Saturday in August and involves asking random people in the street to commit to caring for the environment by wearing a green band around their wrists.
The Global Voices Show #3
The third episode of the Global Voices Show is here! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: PodView (Podbazaar) (India) Viloria.com Pinoy Podcast (Philippines) Tango City Tour (Argentina) Beyond the Wall (Israel) Trinidad & Tobago Computer Society Podcast (Trinidad & Tobago) Arté Radio (“Foot au Sénégal”) (Senegal)...