Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: Young and black in Babylondon
London-based Trinidadian Sinistra posts part two of her “Young and Black in Babylondon” series: ‘“So, what do you speak in the Caribbean? African?”’
Trinidad & Tobago: Writing and un-writing
Stefan Falke posts some atmospheric photos of a homeless gentleman in Trinidad who has been keeping a journal for 21 years, along with a lovely text: “His older journals got lost or stolen, he does not care too much because they are written and can’t be unwritten. . . ....
Trinidad & Tobago: Young and black
London-based Trinidadian Sinistra launches a series of posts about being “young and black” with a piece on being “Young and black in Babylondon”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Thank a policeman
In appreciation of the Trinidad and Tobago police force's service over the Carnival season, Keith Francis wishes to designate this week “Thank a Policeman Week”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Moko jumbies
Stefan Falke posts some spectacular photos of the moko jumbies–or stilt-walkers–of the Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Arts & Culture's presentation for this year's Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival competition results
Keith Francis posts the results — “as many as can be found” — of the 2007 Carnival competitions in Trinidad.
Trinidad & Tobago: Adventures in energy
The Liming House posts a part-allegory outlining Trinidad and Tobago's adventures in the energy trade.
Trinidad & Tobago: What happened to J'ouvert?
Mark Lyndersay wonders what happened to the J'ouvert (the early-morning festivities which traditionally kick off the Trinidad and Tobago carnival) he once knew.
Trinidad & Tobago: Dishonesty in advertising
Trinidad blogger Mani wonders how the people behind a new energy drink being subtly advertised as having the power to alleviate the effect of alcohol can sleep at night.
Trinidad & Tobago: Goat Racing
“Goats are traditionally kept for their milk and meat and renowned for their cussedness and indiscriminate palate, but not in the tiny Tobago village of Buccoo,” writes Robert Frische, in his report on goat racing in Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: New music download site
“You like the hot new soca music you hear on the radio but where can you purchase it before Carnival?” asks the Caribbean Beat blog. The answer is “downtown” — or used to be, before the soca music download site Trinihits.com came on the scene.
Trinidad & Tobago: Digg, Trinidad-style
Trinidad and Tobago has a new user driven social content website called Allyuh.com, which also maintains a blog.
Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama 2007
Caroline.neisha at the Caribbean Beat blog paints a picture in Trinidadian English of the semi-finals of the Panorama steel orchestra competition, which took place this past weekend under dramatically altered circumstances.
Trinidad & Tobago: Hosay
Q the Creator at Snaphappy posts photos of the Hosay (Ashura) observances in Trinidad, which is celebrated by the Shi'ite Muslim communities in the districts of St. James and Cedros.
Trinidad & Tobago: Bach on steelpan
W. Lotus posts a video of herself playing the Prelude of Bach's Partita III (BWV 1006) on the steelpan.
Trinidad & Tobago: Hang them? Then what?
Jeremy Taylor gets to the bottom of the idea being voiced by many in Trinidad and Tobago that capital punishment is a solution to the country's ills — and explains why it's not.
Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Fiesta memories
Laura at the Caribbean Beat blog reminisces about Calypso Fiesta, the semi-final event of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival's calypso competition.
Trinidad & Tobago: The Bible, à la carte
A 2007 calypso citing the book of Leviticus in support of its anti-gay message inspires Trinidad blogger Jessica to comment, with considerable light-heartedness, on both freedom of speech issues and the selective use of the Bible to bolster certain viewpoints.