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· October, 2007

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from October, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?

Coffeewallah has some advice for Trinidad and Tobago politicians: “Here’s a novel idea guys, why don’t you assume we all have brains, focus on the issues and tell us exactly...

St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago: The True Caribbean

“Being born a West Indian means that I am less likely to succumb to the palm trees, blue sea, white sand, standard tourist pitch. The Caribbean islands are so much...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Search of Lessing

Jeremy Taylor can’t find copies of Doris Lessing’s work – in fact, “no one had even heard of her…what's going on here? Has the Nobel Prize become irrelevant, even to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Agenda?

Jumbie's Watch is not impressed by the Trinidad and Tobago opposition's latest maneuver, while thinks that the political parties “seem to be catering to the lowest common denominators –...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Song for Burma

The Bajan Reporter discovers a wonderful new song recorded by Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian David Rudder in support of the people of Burma.

Trinidad and Tobago: Youth and Politics

Ramblings and Reason refers to a controversial song called called Trinidad and Tobago Sucks to illustrate the sentiment of “a certain segment of the under-thirty population who have educated themselves...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politcal Debates

Notes from a small island is all for Trinidad and Tobago's political party leaders having a debate, “fielding specific questions about the real issues affecting the nation.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname: Preservation wonders about the cost of preservation – and how it applies “to other things that cannot be digitized and saved”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca for Womex

de cooler : soca news reports that the Trinidad-based rapso group 3 Canal will be performing at the World Music Exhibition in Spain.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Foreign Coach for Windies

Jamaican sports journalist Tony Becca thinks that the hiring of a foreign coach for the West Indies cricket team is “an insult”: West Indies Cricket Blog thinks “Becca has never...

Trinidad & Tobago: Music in Politics

“If religion is the opiate of the masses then music must be the amphetamine”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Shivonne Du Barry examines the phenomenon of political parties using local...

Trinidad & Tobago: Too Much Traffic shares his thoughts on traffic in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poli-tricks?

“Trinidad and Tobago politics is a lot like dentistry – the politicians constantly pull on our teeth,” says, while Francomenz is “so stunned” at the latest political ramblings, she...

Jamaica: Chat With a Trini

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp talks with Trinidad-born writer and blogger, Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursi.

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Blame

“I fear that on the morning of 6 November, we'll wake up and find that we're only just starting to realise what a mess we're in,” writes Nicholas Laughlin, as...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Legacies

Cultural Literacy features an excerpt of an interview with Dr. Eric Doumerc in which he talks about West Indian legacies that ought to be cherished.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana: Cricket Highs and Lows

West Indies Cricket Blog marks a high and a low in the world of cricket: the bestowing of “the major honour of the Order of Jamaica” on international cricket umpire...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indigenous Celebration

Now is Wow attends a celebration of indigenous people in Trinidad.

Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname: A Different Perspective

“Give me a quiet place to sit over a bustling metropolis any day,” says, as he recounts a visit to Suriname's Cola Kreek.

Trinidad & Tobago: Reviewing Naipaul

“I never thought I’d see the word ‘feeling’ appear in the title of a V.S. Naipaul book. Has Sir Vidia gone fluffy on us?” asks Andre Daniel Bagoo, as he...

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