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· February, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Chinese “Pow”

“The Chinese community in the Caribbean is small, but…the region’s culture would be poorer without them”: Trinidadian blogger Can Cook, Must Cook examines the influence the Chinese have had on...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

“It is music that must be heard live to be appreciated, as much of it is literally felt in the body…”: Jamaican Francis Wade blogs about Panorama, Trinidad and Tobago's...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Jamaica: RIP Manno & Gibbs

Caribbean Beat Blog mourns the passing of two sons of the Caribbean soil – Haitian footballer Emmanuel “Manno” Sanon and Jamaican record producer, Joel “Joe” Gibbs.

Anguilla, Trinidad & Tobago: Procurement

“We live in a time when coping with corruption is high on the agenda of all countries. It is therefore important that we take the opportunity to discuss transparency and...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Regional FBI?

As the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago raises the question of a regional policing body, Barbadian blogger Notes From The Margin says: “When you look at the implications of...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua: T&T Wins 20/20 Cricket

Discover TnT Blog reports that “the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket team…last night captured the Stanford 20/20 Cricket Tournament in Antigua.”

Barbados: Carbon Footprint

Living in Barbados says that it's time for Caribbean countries to get serious about their energy consumption.

Blogger of the Week: Nicholas Laughlin

Today's Blogger of the Week is Nicholas Laughlin - an author, editor, art enthusiast, activist and "occasional" blogger, who has dreams bigger than life for his hometown in Port of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Assisting Guyana

“Perhaps…this can be the precursor to a properly organised Caribbean-based defence initiative which…moves us one step closer, even through tragedy, to a single pan-Caribbean nation”: Keith in Trinidad shares his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Music Festival

“It seems to defeat the purpose of competition when it seems no matter how hard you try…you could still end up tied with fellow competitors in the top three. Wither,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Preservation

“Even as we fret about the loss of our historic architecture, we are losing the architects of our history”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, The Liming House writes about the...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Moon Shadow

The Life and Times of Michmac and Caribbean Free Radio post photos of last night's lunar eclipse.

Trinidad & Tobago, Australia: de Boissiere Passes On

Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, Antilles acknowledges the passing of author and centenarian Ralph de Boissiere: “one of the chief figures in the Beacon group, a circle of young, talented,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Eclipse Tonight

Caribbean Beat Blog reminds stargazers in The Americas, Europe and Africa to look out for the total lunar eclipse tonight!

Trinidad & Tobago: Vision for Development?

“You turn old Port of Spain into a slum, you block off the city from the sea (you leave the sea in such a mess that no one would want...

Trinidad & Tobago: Protecting the Ocean

“Whether it's the Buccoo Reef, the Gulf of Paria, Mayaro, or Cap-de-Ville and Otaheite, there has long been concern about the delicate marine ecologies of Trinidad and Tobago's bodies of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving “Gingerbread House”

“There are so many things to be anxious or angry about in this country these days–crime, corruption, smelters, steel mills, dolphin-slaughter, traffic–that the fate of an old house may seem...

Trinidad & Tobago: Canboulay

Caribbean Beat Blog gives an account of Canboulay – “one of the foundational elements of Trinidad's modern carnival” – and is amazed to discover that “over 100 years later, with...

Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Airline Alliance?

Blogging from Barbados, Notes From The Margin says that the latest proposed merger of regional airlines sounds like something he's heard before.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Fired For Blogging?

Trinidadian blogger Further Thoughts has only one thing to say about the firing of a CNN producer who was allegedly sacked for blogging.

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