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· April, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from April, 2008

Caribbean: Food Shortages

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Roped Off?

Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, Ramblings and Reason takes a look behind the velvet rope.

Trinidad & Tobago: You're Fired!

Babash, Trinidad & Tobago News Blog, Jumbie's Watch and The Extra Secret Blog of Basdeo Panday all blog about the firing of Trinidad and Tobago's Trade Minister.

Trinidad & Tobago: Sticker Shock “was pleasantly surprised to find that the Trinidad Guardian subscription is available on” – and then he saw the price: “I suppose Trinidad and Tobago media just doesn't...

St. Lucia: Oil and Food Prices

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Official Graffiti?

“On an abandoned wall in Port of Spain, a graffiti artist declares the right for public art”: Thebookmann explains.

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...

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: Rising Food Prices blogs about the reality of rising food prices in Trinidad and Tobago, while Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit connects the rising price of food to the level of poverty...

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Less Meat?

Trinidadian blogger Nicholas Laughlin implores us to eat less meat.

Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago: Lighting the Way

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...

Barbados: Rising Food Prices

Bajan Global Report takes a look at how rising food prices are affecting various Caribbean territories.

Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago: Césaire Passes On

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...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Archaeological Find

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...

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Debt of Gratitude

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...

Uruguay: 365 versions of La Cumparsita

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...

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

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Listen to the Music

Trinidadian blogger Now is Wow draws a musical sketch.

Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: West Indian Writers

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp highlights three new books from West Indian writers.

Trinidad & Tobago: Rags or Riches?

“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...

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

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...

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