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· October, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from October, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Halloween

At Halloween, “not a tradition associated with the English-speaking Caribbean,” Trinidadians seem happy to mimic the styles coming out of North America, observes Laura at the Caribbean Beat weblog, but...

Trinidad & Tobago: Rock band offers free downloads

Christopher Yee Mon reports that Trinidadian rock band Tripped and Fallen is offering their latest album as a free download.

Trinidad, UK: Between two worlds

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor returns to the “quiet corner of the mudder country” (England) where he grew up: “There ought to be a name for this state of mind. (Perhaps...

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime comes home

Trinidadian blogger Jonathan Ali receives a stark reminder that the country's deep-seated crime problem affects everybody.

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter movement gains momentum

The movement protesting the establishment of an aluminium smelter in a community in south-western Trinidad gains momentum with the setting up of a protest camp in the north of the...

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: Review of “Londonistan”

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor reviews the book Londonistan by British journalist Melanie Phillips: “What causes intelligent people to slither across the political spectrum from left to right (and sometimes the...

Russia: The Second Blog War

(more buttons and userpics are here) The Russian-language blogosphere (commonly known as ZheZhe) is on fire: some users are shutting down their blogs, others are emigrating to the virtual Trinidad...

Trinidad & Tobago: The globalisation of Second Life

Trinidad blogger and Second Life player Taran Rampersad looks at Second Life in the context of the global economy: “Issues of Digital Divide are as much of a factor as...

Trinidad & Tobago: Folk wisdom

Christopher Yee Mon dishes out some Trinidadian folk wisdom gleaned from his Auntie Kim. An example: “To Cool You Down in the Sun (Heat Stroke?): Drink Maryshutyuhdoor. Maryshutyuhdoor is the...

Trinidad and Tobago: Mobilised or immobilised?

Elspeth at Now Is Wow reflects: “Funny how a statement like ‘I'm mobilised’ (which sounds so positive, proactive and ready-to-go) when condensed into one word, becomes the exact opposite: Immobilised”....

Guadeloupe, Trinidad: Young Rotarian Conference

Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Patrick Verdol, Livio Lison and Bella Mado are the 3 Guadeloupeans chosen by the seven Guadeloupean Rotary Clubs to participate in the 2006 RYLA of District...

Trinidad and Tobago: Burning Rawan

Ramleela, a folk theatre version of the Ramayan performed by Trinidadian Hindus each year in the weeks before Divali, traditionally ends with the burning of the effigy of the villainous...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poet Mervyn Taylor

Geoffrey Philp launches a new writers series called “In My Own Words” with Trinidadian poet Mervyn Taylor.

Trinidad & Tobago: Double-agent graphic designer?

Nicholas Laughlin is convinced that an advertisement for a meeting of Trinidad & Tobago's opposition party was designed by a double-agent from the ruling party. He supports his claim by...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Jack Straw

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor weighs in on the Jack Straw affair: “Jack starts to sweat. He tries hard to be liberal and tolerant, poor fellow. On the other hand, he...

Trinidad & Tobago: More long weekends

Hassan Voyeau has a proposal for Trinidad and Tobago: “All holidays should be changed to fall on the closest Monday or Friday thus always creating a long weekend thus maximising...

Trinidad & Tobago: Different strokes

“While the rest of us are lining up for visas, being groped by security guards, having our fingerprints taken and our eyeballs photographed (not to mention having our phone numbers,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mousepads for bandwidth

Taran Rampersad takes the mickey out of two quotes relating to technology from the budget speech read this week by Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister.

Trinidad & Tobago: The 2007 Budget

Saucydiva offers an assessment of the budget presented today by Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, with a special emphasis on its potential effects on the upcoming Carnival season.

Trinidad & Tobago: “Please stand. . . for something”

Click on the image to play video On the day of the reading of Trinidad and Tobago's 2007 budget — which, from the talk on the streets, could include all...

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