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· August, 2007

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from August, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: 45 Years of Independence

  31 August 2007

Nicholas Laughlin quotes BC Pires on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 45th anniversary of Independence, while IZATRINI.com compares the country's first Independence Day celebration with how the holiday is celebrated today.

Trinidad & Tobago: CCA7 Closes

  31 August 2007

“Caribbean Contemporary Arts will close its doors on the day the country celebrates forty five years of independence,” writes Thebookmann, who thinks that the Trinidad and Tobago gallery's final “show” was a fitting one.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Caribs

  31 August 2007

The CAC Review finds “noteworthy” a news story about the indigenous Caribs in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the work of a government-appointed Amerindian Projects Committee.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Study in Contradiction?

  30 August 2007

“First world is not about having things, it is about how we value our musicians, artists, writers, actors as well as our businessmen. We talk about the arts et al, but do we appreciate their value?” asks Half Empty or Half Full as she contemplates the contradiction that is Trinidad...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: West Indian Writers

  27 August 2007

Antilles quotes Ian McDonald on the achievements of West Indian writers: “Long after the contradictions and difficulties of our post-colonial societies have been forgotten, the books produced by our writers will have found a permanent place among the valuable, enduring works of man.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Santa Rosa Festival

  27 August 2007

The CAC Review notes that Trinidad's Carib community yesterday celebrated the high mass of the annual Santa Rosa Festival, with a procession through the streets of Arima.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Case for Condoms

  24 August 2007

“The reality is that people are having sex, illicit or otherwise, with frightening proportions in our country being infected with HIV and other STIs.” Ramblings and Reason makes a case for educating youngsters about being sexually responsible.

Trinidad & Tobago: Costly Mistake

  24 August 2007

“For an event that is asking people to pay $100,000 per plate you would think that they would at least get the invitation right!” Now is Wow has a bone to pick with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting the Boot?

  23 August 2007

The Manicou Report refers to a newspaper story that suggests a government MP will not automatically be nominated to contest his seat in the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago general elections, following a controversial altercation with anti-smelter protesters.

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