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· May, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from May, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day

Today is Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago and Coffeewallah reminisces on her former mother-in-law's legacy and the first time she taught her to wrap a sari: “It is...

Trinidad and Tobago: Shame

As an eight-year-old girl is found dead in a canefield in Trinidad, Coffeewallah says: “They're killing the children…casually, as though they are no more than sand through our fingers”, while...

Trinidad & Tobago: My City

Coffeewallah takes a walk along the streets of her city, Port of Spain.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Calabash Podcast

Caribbean Free Radio produces a podcast from Jamaica's Calabash International Literary Festival which includes perspectives on “Derek Walcott's unforgettable premiere reading of ‘The Mongoose'” and an interview with Jamaican writer...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Maslow & Art

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp sees a connection between Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the Caribbean artist.

Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Nostalgia

Haitian blogger kiskeácity links to an interview with Nicholas Laughlin, who is at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica talking about “Caribbean literature, imaginary roads, creoleness…”it all makes you...

Trinidad & Tobago: Got Mail? reports that the mail strike in Trinidad and Tobago is still on.

Trinidad & Tobago: Ah Have ah Tabanca

“You know if this was a relationship with a man, you wouldn’t still be here. You would never stick around and take this abuse. Stay for what? Because this is...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica: Chanderpaul's Heroics

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes cricket commentator Tony Cozier on Shivnarine Chanderpaul's “heroics” vs. Australia, adding: “The energy from Sabina Park was unbelievable. Really bummed I wasn’t there.”

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Music

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine gives a lesson in the roots of calypso music.

Jamaica: Literary Feud

Blogging from Jamaica's Calabash Literary Festival, Annie Paul talks about Derek Walcott's poem The Mongoose, “written specifically with V.S. Naipaul in mind”: “Down here at Treasure Beach we give thanks...

Jamaica, Caribbean: No gays in Golding's government

Bloggers around the Caribbean respond to Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding's assertion that there is no room in his Cabinet for homosexuals.

Trinidad & Tobago: Don't Touch My Buddy

Grounding recalls an effective campaign in response to “a surge in racism and racist attacks in France” and wonders: “What would it really be like for us to have a...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: A Beautiful Writer

Trinidad and Tobago-based litblog Antilles quotes Margaret Busby's obituary of the late Guyanese novelist Roy A.K. Heath.

Trinidad & Tobago: Culture of Bureaucracy

Trinidad and Tobago blogger is thinking about getting into aquaculture – if he can manage to get around the bureaucracy.

Trinidad & Tobago: Emergency 101

A fatal road accident along Trinidad's North Coast leads to comment: “Emergency medicine infrastructure and preventative measures are not a priority, it seems. It seems a victim of economic...

Trinidad & Tobago: Crash and Burn?

This Beach Called Life is worried about the direction Trinidad & Tobago is taking: “I am certain the economy will soon crash. I am basing my economic prediction, not on...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Telling Stories

As Trinidadian-born filmmaker Frances-Ann Solomon's A Winter Tale opens in local theatres, Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp quotes a particularly poignant review: “A storyteller is a shape-shifter who uses every tool,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Failed State?

Jumbie's Watch links to an article in the Trinidad Guardian which makes reference to the twin island republic as one of 96 countries “in danger of becoming a failed state”,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Masquerade

“There is so much to do in Trinidad and Tobago, not just to make it a “developed” nation…but to keep it civilised, to protect what is left of its humanist...

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