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· July, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from July, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Living the Truth

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramblings and Reason bursts with pride when her “friend David not only got on a stage and said that he is a gay man, he...

Trinidad & Tobago: Searching for Truth

“One man says we are living under a dictatorship. The other asks, ‘What are you talking about? This isn’t dictatorship. Pinochet, now that was a dictator.’ Sometimes it’s so easy...

Trinidad & Tobago: Backhoe Backup

Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, This Beach Called Life admits to a fascination with backhoes…

Trinidad & Tobago: What Next?

“What now then? Do we engage a Commission of Inquiry to look into the 1990 Insurrection? What we do next after all this time has to make sense…” Keith in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flambeaux

Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer takes a walk through the Croisee a few days after a known drug dealer is killed: “The flambeaux extend much further than you would expect. Love...

Trinidad & Tobago: Remembering 1990

Trinidad and Tobago marked the 18th anniversary of the attempted coup yesterday. Club Soda and Salt says: “Another July 27th, another anniversary of the worst day in our nation’s history...

Trinidad & Tobago: Question Time

“So as to avoid heartache, stress, stalking or late night non-returning of flaky text messages,” Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer has compiled a must-read questionnaire for potential dates.

Trinidad & Tobago: Practice Makes Perfect

“Life is a practice rushing at you, overwhelming you, tumbling you to your core. Who is throwing you your lifeline?” Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Attillah Springer asks some searching...

Trinidad & Tobago: Line Up

Trinidadian Andre Bagoo notices that he spends much of his life in a line: “This is the fate of a society dominated by industrial forces, forces that literally turn us...

Trinidad & Tobago: Now Hair This!

“I’m a twenty-something overachieving chick with dreadlocks and a predilection for wearing Converse to work”: Trinidadian blogger The Liming House says her hair “is about defying stereotypes.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Draft Constitution

Jumbie's Watch wonders “wither did it come from?”, referring to Trinidad and Tobago's new draft constitution.

Trinidad & Tobago: Polluted Olympics

Looking ahead to the Olympics next month, Trinidad's Life from a caffeine hyped point of view says pollution is a sobering reality of these Games. Seeing photos of pollution, she...

Trinidad & Tobago: Internet Connection

Trinidadian blogger Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 learns a few things about music, and discovers there's a lot she still doesn't know about her mother.

Trinidad & Tobago: Survival Strategy

Trinidadian blogger, The Coffee Wallah, isn't impressed by the G8 leaders’ tree-planting exercise, and says our approach to the environment reminds her of a Hollywood action movie. “Are we really...

Barbados: Trini Invasion

As Barbados gears up for its annual “Crop Over” carnival, Boyce Voice protests the inclusion of several Trinidadian performers as headliners in the festival's biggest event.

Trinidad & Tobago: Is This Love?

Trinidad blogger Why does the glass have to be half empty or half full? looks at family and love (the conditional type).

Trinidad & Tobago: Support for Mugabe

Ramblings and Reason comments on a roadside sign in Trinidad that salutes Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe.

Trinidad & Tobago: RIP Grace Dolsingh—The Fight Continues

Trinidad blogger Rights Action Group T&T bids farewell to a community activist, and asks in her memory that “the government reconsider its notion of development to include the needs of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fashion forward?

Afrobella comments on the highly publicised all-black issue of Italian Vogue, and wonders whether it's a “one-time-only bone” to placate the increasingly loud chorus of complaints from women of colour.

Trinidad & Tobago: Embarrassment of Riches

The US President's statement that Trinidad & Tobago no longer qualifies for preferential trade status causes Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 to consider all the ways in which the...

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