· September, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from September, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Spiraling Murder Rate

  29 September 2008

“The excuses ring hollower than ever, and no longer do we buy any of them…the Government has failed us! The Prime Minister would rather have this country citizens sink hundreds at a time into 6 feet holes of earth than admit failure”: Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Festival

  24 September 2008

“We need a film festival like America needs to not vote for McCain,” says Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer, but warns: “It shouldn’t just be about film as business. What about art for art’s sake? Money can’t be the only thing that motivates our capacity to create.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Reaching for the Sky?

  23 September 2008

“In Trinidad and Tobago, we have a sadly comical way of only seeing the outer trappings of first world grandeur and not the basic infrastructure and social foundation behind it”: Alien in the Caribbean maintains that skyscrapers alone are not a mark of true development.

Trinidad & Tobago: In God We Trust?

  19 September 2008

“Who are they trying to keep out? Is this what we've come to?”: Trinidadian blogger Coffeewallah is incredulous that a church has erected an electric fence around its premises.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Six Weeks

  19 September 2008

“It looks to me as if Obama peaked too early, and that America is reassessing him…of course a lot can happen in six weeks”: Notes from Port of Spain is afraid he might be staring down the barrel of the US electorate choosing McCain/Palin.

Trinidad & Tobago: Financial Armageddon?

  15 September 2008

Trinidadian blogger The Liming House is concerned about “events that have shaken Wall Street, the City of London and the global financial system to its very core”, adding: “You might think – if you live in the Caribbean, for instance – that what’s happening ‘out there’ might not affect you....

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Sexual Politics

  12 September 2008

“Her winning smile and girl next door looks serv(e) to convince me that she could possibly be the scariest woman to be seen in western politics since Margaret Thatcher. But what I don’t appreciate is the fact that the American media did what can only be interpreted as an honour...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Cricketer of the Year

  11 September 2008

Caribbean Beat Blog reports that “Guyanese batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has received the International Cricket Council ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award…the first West Indian to claim such a major prize from the ICC.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Sea Moss

  10 September 2008

“Men in Trinidad are not bashful to claim how much of an elixir and aphrodisiac the sea moss drink is. It is believed to be an excellent reviver and energizer or as we say in Trini ‘it good for de back'”: Simply Trini Cooking posts a recipe for this delectable...

Caribbean: Ike Strikes

  9 September 2008

The 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season is not letting up. Beleaguered Caribbean islands like Cuba and Haiti barely had time to recover from the ravages of Hurricanes Gustav and Hanna when Mother Nature struck once again, this time in the form of Ike. Tensions were high with bloggers Caribbean-wide.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Olympic Party

  9 September 2008

“September is the month for celebration as athletes from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica return home from the Beijing Olympics”: Caribbean Beat Blog wants to get the party started!

Trinidad & Tobago: Ole Time Wedding

  9 September 2008

Onika Henry at Discover T&T Blog attends the Tobago Heritage Festival and writes an interesting post on the re-enactment of the Tobago Ole Time Wedding. Photos make you feel as if you were there.

Trinidad & Tobago: Corn Soup

  8 September 2008

“Corn soup is real liming food in Trinidad; be it at a football game, Carnival, Panorama, a fete (all inclusive) or just a Friday evening lime with your friends, corn soup is a crowd favourite”: Simply Trini Cooking features a delicious recipe.

Trinidad & Tobago: Unstable Police Force?

  5 September 2008

As mainstream media in Trinidad and Tobago report on the arrest of a police officer in the shooting of a pastor, Coffeewallah is stunned by the poor quality of journalism: “The current Commissioner says…steps were being taken to ensure that the firearms did not go home with ‘unstable’ officers. What...