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· September, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from September, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago, Belize: Carifesta

Only the Belize booth holds any interest for Caribbean Free Radio, on a visit to the “village” of the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta. Carifesta takes place this week in Trinidad...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging the Arts

AS THE Anglophone Caribbean blogosphere grows, so does the number of specialist blogs devoted to specific subjects. For two decades now, Trinidad has been a major site for contemporary art...

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, BWEE

Barbados Free Press says farewell to BWIA — or Bwee, as it's familiarly called — as the Trinidad and Tobago airline prepares to wind up its operations and make way...

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: At Carifesta

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel posts her first report from the Carifesta XI arts festival in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dear Jack Warner…

Jeremy Taylor writes a letter to Trinidadian FIFA Vice President Jack Warner: “What a horrendous time they've been giving you in recent years, Jack. There was that hearing earlier this...

A newly launched web site called trinivote.com and bearing the tag line “Elections May Be Sprung Upon US…Do You Know Where Your Vote Is Going”, is a typically Trinidadian mixture...

Trinidad & Tobago: Snap election?

With the opposition party in a shambles and the newly formed Congress of the People still consolidating, will Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister call a snap election? Jeremy Taylor is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Private jet

The Manicou is indignant that Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister has been “previewing” a private jet, apparently with a view to purchasing. A government minister says the report is untrue...

Trinidad & Tobago: Alcoa vs. Chatham

Jeremy Taylor weighs in on the “ugly confrontation” taking place between the members of a community in south-western Trinidad and a big company attempting to construct an aluminium smelter in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Galvanize

The blog of the Galvanize project, “a platform for presenting new work by visual, performing, and literary artists, and for provoking critical discussion of art practice and reception in the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter protesters arrested

The Rights Action Group T&T blog, which promotes and documents the work of a group fighting against the construction of an aluminium smelter in south-western Trinidad, is reporting that two...

Caribbean, USA: West Indian Day Parade

Will, a Dutch student newly arrived at New York's Columbia University, takes in last Monday's West Indian Day Parade: “A giant Caribbean parade which takes place in Brooklyn on the...

Trinidad & Tobago: First Nation People

“It is my belief that our people should be included in all discussions pertaining to the environment and the well being of our country,” writes Cristo Adonis, shaman of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: A history of air travel

Karen Walrond offers a personal history of air travel, which has changed, she notes, “not just because of planes flying into skyscrapers. . . it's just that societal customs have...

Trinidad & Tobago: Costume hunt

Trinidadian blogger saucydiva, who's been making the rounds of the “mas’ camps” in Port of Spain in search of a Carnival costume, pays a visit to the headquarters of Pulse...

Caribbean: West Indian Day Parade

TrinidadJunction attends the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York on Labor Day: “every single island in the Caribbean is represented. Each island typically has their own truck...

Trinidad & Tobago: New party

The Manicou comes out in support of a new political party being formed by the estranged political leader of Trinidad and Tobago's opposition party.

Trinidad & Tobago: Youth, alcohol, cigarettes

The Manicou applauds a new Drug Abuse Prevention policy proposed by the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Education aimed at making all schools smoke and drug free, but wonders what...

Trinidad & Tobago: Independence

As Trinidad and Tobago observes the 44th anniversary of its independence on August 31, Jeremy Taylor wonders if “Independence as an event is becoming ancient history,” and whether Carifesta, the...

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