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· July, 2007

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from July, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Mud Volcano

  31 July 2007

The newly-identified mud volcano off Trinidad's east coast is sparking interest in everyone from geologists to surfers. James O'Connor, a member of the latter group, asks: “Will this, or next hurricane season show us the most epic new surf spot in the Caribbean?”

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Bergman Passes On

  30 July 2007

“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, as does Jonathan at Trinidad's Studio Film Club blog.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica: On the Bookshelf

  28 July 2007

Instead of getting caught up in Potter-mania, Andre Bagoo has “fallen prey to the wonderful tone of White Teeth, a book I had avoided reading for years because of its bulk. Blake, my favorite poet, is also fashionable these days and I finished Jean Rhys’ gem A Voyage in the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Blue Mountain Hike

  28 July 2007

“Yes, this is my water bottle atop the trig marker on Blue Mountain Peak–for a few minutes last Sunday, it was the highest water bottle in Jamaica.” Nicholas Laughlin posts some photos of his hiking expedition.

Trinidad & Tobago: WICB and Digicel

  28 July 2007

West Indies Cricket Blog is “desperately trying to refrain from thinking the worst thoughts” about the West Indies Cricket Board‘s “hastily extended and now contentious” sponsorship contract with a mobile service provider.

Trinidad & Toabgo: Enough Already

  26 July 2007

“I’m already tired of this election and it hasn’t even started yet,” laments The Manicou Report, as he examines the recently-formed UNC Alliance along with the rest of Trinidad and Tobago's political landscape.

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Film Icons

  26 July 2007

“It took Spike Jones to push Horace Ové into second place in a new ranking of iconic Black directors.” As the Caribbean Beat Blog reviews the results of the 100 Black Screen Icons poll, it pays homage to some of the people who have contributed to Caribbean film.

Trinidad & Tobago: Impressions of Chavez

  25 July 2007

“We do not –many say– yet know the REAL Hugo. But I know what his latest stance on foreign criticism is and there is nothing ambivalent about it.” Young Trinidadian Andre Bagoo shares his views on the Venezuelan leader.

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Reviews

  24 July 2007

Studio Film Club longs for the days “when there were film reviews in the local newspapers. Proper film reviews, written by people who knew what they were writing about” – and links to a blog that fills the void.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Harry Potter Launch

  23 July 2007

“It’s only after he puts on the pair of round fake-Italian sunglasses with the slightly reflective lenses that I realise that the figure in the purple cape I’d seen earlier lurking sheepishly near the self-help section is meant to be Harry.” Caribbean Free Radio posts an entertaining piece on the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Globalising Soca

  20 July 2007

News of the upcoming release of Barbadian singer Alison Hinds’ new album has Caroline at Caribbean Beat Blog worried “about the way our music, our people, our artists are represented, misrepresented, or not represented at all in this new push to ‘globalise’ soca.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Helter Smelter

  19 July 2007

“The truth is that the Environmental Management Authority denied a Certificate of Environmental Clearance not only for the smelter but for the entire industrial estate in Chatham.” The Manicou Report has his say about the ongoing smelter plant controversy in Trinidad & Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Independent Achong?

  18 July 2007

The Manicou Report thinks it ludicrous that Dr. Fuad Khan is calling for Lawrence Achong to join him as an independent Minister of Parliament, following the latter's alleged use of obscene language against smelter plant protesters in Trinidad.

Caribbean: West Indies Cricket Board Elections

  17 July 2007

“You might think that the position is so blighted that no one wants it, or you may think it just odd that only one name apiece was tossed into the circle for the posts of president and vice-president of the West Indies Cricket Board.” Vaneisa Baksh at CaribbeanCricket.com weighs in...

Trinidad & Tobago: The G-Pan

  17 July 2007

IZATRINI.com is excited about the development of a new type of steel pan: “The G-pan includes a tenor pan which features 37 notes instead of 29 and three full octaves rather than the two and a half octaves of the tenor.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Saturday Cookup

  16 July 2007

“A typical Saturday doesn’t usually involve having lunch with a celebrity, roasting amazing Herdwick lamb and stabbing myself with an oyster knife. But yesterday was different.” Can Cook, Must Cook has an eventful weekend.

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