· June, 2007

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from June, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Midnight Robber

  28 June 2007

“Ah does bade in acid and scrub meh teeth in the ashes of Caroni and grease meh foot beyond petroleum jelly…and when I laugh a roar more terrible than Ivan tumbling over Grenada to make politicians scamper like pot hounds in the gutter.” Thebookmann posts a speech from The Midnight...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Makes Great Art?

  26 June 2007

According to Thebookmann, the canvas doesn't always matter when it comes to the spirit of great art: “…What really matters is the passion and respect of a good deed from an individual from this small nation, Trinidad and Tobago.”

If Bloggers attended the Conference on the Caribbean…

  25 June 2007

This past week (June 18-21) leaders of CARICOM met with President George W. Bush and other top U.S. government officials in Washington as part of the Conference on the Caribbean. Official word from the U.S. Press Secretary is that: “The Conference on the Caribbean continues an important dialogue between the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Director gets CBE

  18 June 2007

“Horace Ové, the Trinidadian film director…becomes a CBE, or a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for ‘services to the film industry'”. The Caribbean Beat Blog recognizes his achievement.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Globalization

  18 June 2007

As Caribbean nations deal with the challenges of globalization, Barbados Underground is “not convinced that we are headed in the right direction. The sad reality is that globalization by its design will change the traditional way countries have to interact; national boundaries will become blurred.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Road Carnage

  13 June 2007

Now is Wow reprints a Letter to the Editor that she wrote out of concern about irresponsible driving practices on Trinidad and Tobago's roads, while Trinidad and Tobago News Blog agrees that the carnage on the streets is not normal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Journalism 101

  12 June 2007

This Beach Called Life writes tongue-in-cheek about why he wants to be a journalist: “Journalists are quite unique and have the power to save the world in one column, but only after editing.”

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Film

  11 June 2007

“Much of local and Caribbean cinema remains inaccessible to the majority of Caribbean people. Somehow they figure that we would rather see failed American sitcoms than our own people on screen.” A Caribbean film has left quite the impression on Eemanee.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: UK Travel Advisory

  8 June 2007

In response to the UK issuing a travel advisory about Trinidad and Tobago in the wake of the JFK terror plot, Bajan Reporter says: “I am not saying that anywhere is peaceful and idyllic, but to jump on a bandwagon because the American media have found a few fringe lunatics…is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Effective Lobbying

  7 June 2007

Jeremy Taylor uses the protests against the proposed Alcoa smelter plant to put forward a simple solution for enforcing change: “These problems are never going to be solved by individual voices crying in the wilderness. If we want to solve them, if we really want to know ‘what can we...