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· January, 2007

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Festivals and all that jazz

Laura at the Caribbean Beat blog is interested to see what the impact of the three-year old — and inaptly named — Tobago Jazz Festival will be on the region's...

Trinidad & Tobago: A nation unravels

“How do you take back a country that at independence failed to take real responsibility for itself, whose fabric has been slowly unravelling ever since, and which now equates modernisation...

French Caribbean DOMs: Welcoming Vaval, King of Carnival

Mas a kle, a Guadeloupe mas bandUploaded by Akynou No sooner were the 2006 holidays over that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and Guianese were kicking off the prelude to “Vaval”, their affectionate...

Trinidad & Tobago: Police force irrelevance

Manicou hits out at the “irrelevance” of the Trinidad and Tobago police force, in light of their handling of the organiser of last week's proposed national shutdown.

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca podcast

The latest IZATRINI.com soca podcast features 2007 tracks by several Trinidadian artists and by Japanese soca sensation Minmi.

Trinidad & Tobago: Nationwide shut-down and media hype

Keith Francis questions the quality of some of the information being circulated by the media and others about the events surrounding yesterday's nationwide shut-down in Trinidad and Tobago, including the...

Trinidad & Tobago: National shutdown organiser arrested

Attillah Springer confesses to a sense of unease as the organiser of today's national shutdown in Trinidad and Tobago is charged under the country's anti-terrorism act.

Trinidad & Tobago: National shutdown

Taran Rampersad, Roslyn and Hassan Voyeau weigh in on the national shutdown which is supposed to be taking place in Trinidad and Tobago today. Taran has also posted a photo...

Haiti: Caribbean Soccer Cup Champion

Says Collectif Haiti de Provence (Fr): “The national soccer team won the Caribbean Cup by defeating Trinidad in the final 2-1. A deserved victory for the Haitians… In Port-au-Prince the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Will Elton John be safe?

Jessica is certain that the early January assault on a Dutch model during a photo shoot in rural Trinidad was “a homophobic attack by a group of ignorant ruff necks...

Trinidad & Tobago: School porn ring and cell phone cameras

Keith Francis on the recent discovery of a school porn ring in Trinidad involving videos recorded on cell phone cameras: “The fact is that despite our wilful efforts to ignore...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blog love

The IZATRINI.com blog reviews shortdrop.com, a web site for Trinidadian car enthusiasts, and TrinidGourmet.com interviews fellow food blogger Chenette.

Haiti: Reflecting on National Soccer

Reflecting on Haiti's recent defeat at the hands of the Trinidad & Tobago soccer/football team, Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Yes, formerly our regional rivals had names like Mexico....

Trinidad & Tobago: New smelter location, same story

Taran Rampersad drops by Otaheite Village in Trinidad, the site designated for the construction of an aluminium smelter after protests the community at the previously designated site brought a halt...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indira Gandhi in Trinidad

Caribbean Free Photo posts a photo of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in Delhi, India, and expresses delight at discovering that Trinidad occupies “quite a prominent place” in the museum's...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Is Chinese food ours?”

Trinifood wonders whether Caribbean territories could legitimately include certain Chinese dishes part of their national cuisines.

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something...

Trinidad & Tobago: Camera phones and bad taste

Adele weighs in on the Saddam Hussein execution video: “The camera phone shall continue to have a great deal to tell us about ourselves, our news and our reality. The...

Trinidad & Tobago: Return of the Silver Fox

Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Basdeo Panday has assumed leadership of the UNC, the country's main opposition party, once more. Keith Francis has this to say: “And so, according...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bernard Kerik

Keith Francis does some background research on Bernard Kerik, the former New York police commissioner who has been invited to Trinidad and Tobago by the country's opposition party to consult...

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