Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from June, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: Short Term vs. Long Term
“In a world where everything happens faster, are we as a species focused more on short term success than long term success?” KnowProSE.com explores the question.
Trinidad & Tobago: Midnight Robber
“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: Poem for the West Indies
West Indies Cricket Blog posts a poem submitted by a West Indies Cricket fan.
Trinidad & Tobago: The Wind and The Temple
Multimedia artist Elspeth Duncan posts video of Trinidad's Temple on the Sea.
Trinidad & Tobago: What Makes Great Art?
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.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Books To Travel With
Nicholas over at Antilles is inspired by the UK Guardian‘s anecdotes from writers about books they've traveled with and comes up with his own interesting picks.
If Bloggers attended the Conference on the Caribbean…
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: The Power of Facebook
“It's been a long time since I've blogged, but I blame it on Facebook.” Karel Mc Intosh thinks that the power of the social networking website can be maximised for many other uses.
Trinidad & Tobago: Virtual Philanthropy
KnowProSE.com has some thoughts on philanthropy in virtual worlds.
Trinidad & Tobago: WICB Administrative Bungle
West Indies Cricket Blog links to cricket commentator Tony Cozier's report on “yet another appalling lack of administrative planning” by the West Indies Cricket Board.
Trinidad & Tobago: Happy Labour Day
The 5Rivers Kid acknowledges the celebration of Labour Day in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Picture-Perfect Promenade
Elspeth at Now is Wow snaps a few photos and tells interesting stories on her way to get the morning paper…
Trinidad & Tobago: Film Director gets CBE
“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
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
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: Indigenous People – Political Mileage?
The CAC Review can tell that it is election season in Trinidad and Tobago: “It is at times like these the indigenous people are often fondly called to mind…”
Trinidad & Tobago: Journalism 101
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.”
Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: West Indies Decline
West Indies Cricket Blog quotes Sir Gary Sobers and former England captain Mike Arthurton on the decline of West Indies cricket.
Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Film
“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
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
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...