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· November, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from November, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: New Carnival music selections

Caisoqueen reviews some of the new musical selections of the 2007 Carnival season.

Trinidad & Tobago: At a glance

Manicou offers another of his “Trinidad at a glance” lists, which highlight the country's current interests and preoccupations.

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Chance meeting in Second Life

Trinidad blogger Taran Rampersad is delighted to meet a Venezuelan in Second Life: “Perhaps this is the start of a bridge across a geographic divide. So far I've met people...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pastelles

Trinifood offers some historical background on pastelles, one of Trinidad and Tobago's favourite Christmas delicacies, and a recipe as well.

Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: Public transportation

Over at the Caribbean Beat weblog, Laura Dowrich shares some advice about public transportation in Trinidad and notes a few of the unique features of Grenada's buses.

Trinidad & Tobago: Musical credit where credit's due

Applauding Jamaican dancehall star Sean Paul's triumph at the American Music Awards, caroline.neisha at the Caribbean Beat weblog expresses hopes that Trinidadian artists will one day achieve similar success: “I...

Trinidad & Tobago, India, Pakistan: In praise of cricketers

Mani sings the praises of West Indies cricket superstar Brian Lara, in the wake of the lightning-fast 216 runs he scored in the recently concluded 2nd Test against Pakistan. India's...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival venue off limits

Saucydiva reprints an article on her blog announcing that the Queen's Park Savannah, one of the traditional venues for Trinidad's Carnival parade, will be off limits for next year's festival,...

Trinidad & Tobago: The extent of the race problem

Are the comparisons being made by former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition Basdeo Panday between the state of race relations situation in Trinidad and Tobago and that in...

Trinidad & Tobago: A new political order?

Jeremy Taylor wonders whether a multi-party system may be detrimental to the development of a small nation like Trinidad and Tobago — and suggests a framework for a restructured —...

Trinidad & Tobago: Member of parliament misbehaves

“We're in much deeper trouble than we previously thought,” writes Manicou, discussing the disdainful treatment meted out to people at a public meeting by Trinidad and Tobago member of parliament...

Trinidad & Tobago: Journalism outside the West

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor on the launch of Al-Jazeera's English channel: “Outside the west and beyond its influence, western assumptions implode. Different peoples have entirely different ways of seeing the...

Jamaica: “I am HIV”

It's widely acknowledged, in the Caribbean and elsewhere, that the fear of stigma and discrimination is a major factor preventing people with HIV/AIDS from seeking treatment or from admitting their...

Trinidad & Tobago: Children's Carnival band

Trinidadian blogger Strongy reports briefly on the progress of the designs for the children's Carnival band his group has been doing for 14 years, and posts some photos of costumes...

Trinidad & Tobago: Misplaced priorities

The Manicou decides that the priorities of the Trinidad and Tobago government are equally as misplaced as the people who “does be fighting other people for 10 days, but dem...

Trinidad & Tobago: Christmas cake

London-based Trinidadian journalist and foodie Franka Philip reports on the dry run for her annual Christmas cake.

Caribbean Women's Forum

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a Radio Kiskeya news article stating (Fr): “The 2d Caribbean Women's Forum ended the evening of November 10th in Fort-de-France, Martinique with the participation...

Trinidad & Tobago: Opposition leader complains to Indian VP

The Manicou is even more appalled than usual at the conduct of Trinidad and Tobago's leader of the Opposition, who took the opportunity to complain to the vice president of...

Trinidad & Tobago: jointpop in London

Jonathan Ali sits in Trinidad and thinks about jointpop, “the greatest rock band my island has ever produced,” about to start playing at their first gig of their UK tour:...

Trinidad & Tobago, Germany: Luise Kimme

Stefan Falke posts photos of the artworks and studio of Tobago-based German sculptor Luise Kimme.

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