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· April, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from April, 2008

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Caribbean: Food Shortages

  30 April 2008

“If music be the food of love, play on”, wrote Shakespeare, who could not possibly have anticipated the global food crisis the world is facing today. Rising food prices are a hot topic with bloggers the world over – and the Caribbean is no different. The “music” coming out of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sticker Shock

  24 April 2008

KnowPRosE.com “was pleasantly surprised to find that the Trinidad Guardian subscription is available on Amazon.com” – and then he saw the price: “I suppose Trinidad and Tobago media just doesn't want to compete at a global level…They need to figure out the Internet, which probably means that they should use...

St. Lucia: Oil and Food Prices

  24 April 2008

As oil prices hit US $120 per barrel, Looshan Ramblings says: “The…continued rise in oil prices will negate any efforts by Caricom governments to reduce food prices as we are so heavily dependent on imported food.”

U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts

As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that shook the foundation of the American Catholic church six years ago. The Pope addressed the issue in Washington D.C. on Thursday, speaking with victims of sexual abuses, which pleased some bloggers but for others was too little too late.

Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago: Lighting the Way

  21 April 2008

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is still processing the news of Aimé Césaire's death: “For if the goal of any life is freedom, then Aimé Césaire was a light”…while Caribbean Free Radio remembers a podcast she did with “Césaire intoning, in his impeccably enunciated French, against a musical background, the first...

Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago: Césaire Passes On

  18 April 2008

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp acknowledges the passing of Aimé Césaire, calling him “a poet honored throughout the French-speaking world and a crusader for West Indian rights”, while Caribbean Beat Blog says: “It is with heavy heart we say goodbye to this son of West Indian soil and thank him for...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Archaeological Find

  17 April 2008

Caribbean Beat Blog reveals that on the island of Cubagua, situated between Venezuela's northeastern shoreline and the resort island of Margarita, “researchers reportedly have found archaelogical traces of three distinct periods of human history in the Americas.”

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Debt of Gratitude

  17 April 2008

Signifyin’ Guyana profiles a Trinidad-born writer whose latest work book was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography: “I owe Arnold Rampersad a great big thank-you for making this West Indian woman feel a lot more comfortable about studying Literature in huge American undergraduate classrooms…”

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Uruguay: 365 versions of La Cumparsita

  17 April 2008

Three hundred and sixty five versions of one of the most famous tangoes in the world, La Cumparsita, will be played in Independence Plaza in Montevideo, which is the site where it was played for the first time 91 years ago. Café Montevideo [es] has more details.

Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Africa, Italy: Religion & Politics

  16 April 2008

Notes from Port of Spain weighs in on everything from the Pope's visit to the US: “It's not enough for the Pope to be ‘ashamed’ of his American paedophile priests…he also has to do something about them” to international politics: “It's a lesson to every crook in office or aspiring...

Trinidad & Tobago: Rags or Riches?

  15 April 2008

“It really sucks being average in this country. I would say middle class but that carries with it certain assumptions about owning property, having savings and enjoying a particular lifestyle – things that don’t necessarily hold for the middle economic rung in this country”: Ramblings and Reason explains.

Barbados, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: OECS Invite

  15 April 2008

Barbados Underground reports that St. Lucia's Prime Minister has invited Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to join the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and says: “We find the invitation to be interesting because the OECS is the only political union which has achieved some of level success in our region.”

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