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· August, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from August, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Waters

As flooding plagues parts of Trinidad and Tobago, Jeremy Taylor says: “It’s odd that a country with a TT$45 billion budget, and a desire to become a ‘developed nation’ by...

Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago: Reviving the Federation?

Vexed Bermoothes weighs in on the call by Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister for regional territories to move towards economic and political integration: “My advice to Bermuda: stay out of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Battle of the Insecticides

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life writes a humourous post about two well-known household insecticides: “Baygon came in a green and red can and was considered the...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Michelle Did Well

Trinidadian blogger Afrobella is a “great admirer of Michelle Obama” and thinks she nailed her speech at the Democratic National Convention, calling it “poignant and resonant”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Leatherback Hatchlings

Now is Wow Too posts video of Leatherback turtle hatchlings in Grande Riviere, Trinidad, as they make their first trip out to sea.

Barbados: To Sign or Not To Sign

“The buzz issue in the Caribbean media in recent weeks is whether the CARIFORUM members will sign-on to the CARIFORUM/EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)”: Barbados Underground examines a few of...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: People Power

“The pictures of the Jamaican track teams facilities haunt me. But what they prove, perhaps is that all the high tech this, that and the other can’t take the place...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Cuba: Olympic Medals

Caribbean Beat Blog congratulates Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on their gold and silver medals in the Men's 4 x 100 Relay, while Child of the Revolution thinks that “Fidel...

Blogger of the Week: Janine Mendes-Franco

Today's installment of the Blogger of the Week series is taking us to the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago, home to Global Voices regional editor for the Caribbean Janine...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Olympic Inspiration

The Caribbean Librarian is inspired by the Olympic performances of the Jamaican sprinters: “What have we learnt? When faced with innumerable problems (our economies, lack of infrastructure, lack of resources...

Jamaica: “Lightning” Strikes Twice at Beijing Olympics

Jamaica's Usain Bolt continued his phenomenal run at the Beijing Olympics with a record-breaking win in the men's 200m Wednesday and Caribbean bloggers are celebrating just as much as he...

Trinidad & Tobago: I Blog, Therefore I Am

“It seems blogging is an inevitable part of our evolution since one characteristic of being alive is to be noticed in as many ways possible”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Visa Teaser

Applying for a South African visa gets Caribbean Free Radio thinking about international travel and visa restrictions – and she is determined that “the country (she) plans on founding one...

Jamaica: Woman Power!

Jamaica has done it again! If there was any doubt after Usain Bolt's 100m Gold Medal that this Caribbean nation is a powerhouse of Track and Field, the female Jamaican...

Trinidad & Tobago: Regional Integration?

“Trinidad and Tobago would seek economic integration by 2011, and political integration by 2013, with any or all of the nine members of the Organisation of East Caribbean States”: Notes...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dengue Meggie?

Attillah Springer refers to a photo of the Minister of Health “looking for all intents and purposes like he’s giving the people of Trinidad and Tobago a great big meggie”,...

Caribbean: Lightning Bolt Strikes Beijing

This post is going to be as long as Jamaican Usain Bolt's sprint to 100m-dash Olympic glory was short and ever-so sweet - because Caribbean bloggers still have not come...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fruit Fiesta

Trinidadian blogger Lifespan of a Chennette turns the spotlight on some indigenous Caribbean fruit: “You never know when you might need this kind of information.”

Jamaica, Canada: Caribana

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine posts images from “the biggest street fête in North America”, Toronto's Caribana.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Stating the Facts

A freelance writer pens an Emancipation Day article for The Jamaica Observer that suggests “slavery was good for the black man”, prompting The Modest Goddess to point out “the staggering...

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