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· January, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2008

Trinidad and Tobago: “Not playing mas”

Trinidad's Coffeewallah explains why she will not be participating in this year's Carnival masquerade.

Trinidad and Tobago: Water woes

If Trinidad and Tobago is so good at pumping oil out of the ground, OpenDepth asks, why are water mains so often dry?

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's The ‘Mas?

Thebookmann attends Trinidadian artist Ashraph's Carnival exhibition: “The Midnight Robber, the Fancy Sailor, Bats, Red Devils and Fancy Indians, Kings and Queens and to its current transitional state of feathers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

Thebookmann reports on the pervasive mood as Trinidad and Tobago steelbands move closer to the Panorama finals.

Trinidad & Tobago: On Not Eating Meat

“I am not the preachy sort of vegetarian,” declares Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin, as he links to an article that “summarises so succinctly the good reasons to stop eating meat–or at...

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Lusignan Massacre

“I've never felt so utterly hopeless about Guyana as I do today, and it weighs all the heavier in this prolonged season of hopelessness about my own country, my own...

Trinidad & Tobago: “La Fantasie” & Reality

“For most Trinidadians, giving the name ‘La Fantasie’ to a house is a bitter joke, rousing memories of the hundreds of millions spent to construct the new prime ministerial palace…it...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fancy Sailors

“Every year it seems, the few individuals who have kept the traditions of Old Mas alive are becoming less visible”: Thebookmann features Trinidad and Tobago Carnival's Fancy Sailors.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Bottom Line

“Trinidad is no longer the Land of the Hummingbird but the Land of the Cash Cow…in the new Trinidad Carnival, the only thing that need be considered is not the...

Barbados: Impact of CSME

While Bajan Free Press believes “the future of Barbados is inextricably linked to the future of the Caribbean region of which we are a part”, Barbados Underground says: “We will...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dame Lorraine

Thebookmann attends a traditional “Old ‘Mas” performance in Trinidad and Tobago and posts video of the well-loved Carnival character of the Dame Lorraine.

Trinidad & Tobago: Stolen Generation?

A schoolyard incident in Trinidad and Tobago makes Jumbie's Watch wonder: “How and when did society ‘tief’ our children, and their innocence? And how did we let them get away...

Trinidad & Tobago: World Social Forum

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramblings and Reason thinks World Social Forum “enables discussion of critical social issues that impact us”, but The Liming House is not convinced: “Yes, another...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Merry Monarch

Discover TnT Blog has the latest Soca Monarch updates from Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations.

Trinidad & Tobago: On The Wire

Irony pervades Caribbean Free Radio‘s second attempt to improve her wireless broadband service.

Trinidad & Tobago: ‘Mas in April?

“They should save their symposium-organising money and use it for something else, because the idea is just plain absurd”: Caribbean Free Radio responds to news that a group of “Carnival...

Trinidad & Tobago: Lara Hurt

West Indies Cricket Blog reports on Brian Lara's injury in the Carib Beer Series.

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime & Punishment

“Why do we allow such unworthy men to play with our lives?” Ramblings and Reason blogs about what she calls “the latest political red herring” in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Hosay

Thebookmann features traditional Hosay celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: King Cobo

Thebookmann highlights one of Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival characters whose role is “to upkeep the traditions of Carnival from the grip of commercialism.”

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