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· October, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from October, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Building Walls

As the government of Trinidad and Tobago begins construction on a wall they say is part of a beautification project, but which many view as a tactic for hiding the...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Eye on the Prize

“Let’s compare politics with sports. You’re in the home stretch. A smart athlete – a well-trained one – would keep his eyes on the prize and concentrate on running his...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress

Maximilian Forte, writing at Review of the Indigenous Caribbean Center, posts a video of Trinidadian calypsonian King Austin's song Progress, which he calls “a critique of the ideology and practice...

Trinidad & Tobago: Book of the Week

Caribbean lit-blog Antilles picks as its “Book of the Week” Ian McDonald's Selected Poems, which it describes as “a long-overdue survey of the career of one of the Caribbean's most...

Trinidad & Tobago: Not Adding Up

“Last month the record 2008-9 budget of nearly TT$50 billion was based on an assumed oil price of $75 a barrel. At the time, the price was well above that....

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali

Both Haveworld and Trinidad Carnival Diary wish their fellow Trinbagonians a Happy Divali!

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Watch

“Like any other country, we have a well-laid out and codified set of laws for the populace to follow. Of what good is our law however, when particularly in relation...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Crisis?

“Perhaps, finally, the scales may be tipping in the masquerader's favour”: Discover T&T Blog examines the potential impact of the global financial crisis on Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Artistic Obama

“I observed the poster designed by Obay, Shepard Fairley about a year ago…but I did not make that much of it. I assumed that it was just a few illustrators...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: The World's Vote

“Would the world prefer to deal with McCain or Obama? The world, if you listen, is saying Obama. These are the nations and peoples that the United States trades with,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Higher Standards

“When a few stupid women lower their standards, we all suffer…It’s time we learn from our animal friends and reclaim the power nature entrusted to us. Like the Alpha female...

Trinidad & Tobago: Steelpan Goes Wii

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is tickled that Instrument #29 on Wii Music is none other than the steelpan!

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Bad Publicity

As news surfaces of another tourist attack in Tobago, Bajan Global Report says: “Whether minor or major, we just can’t afford the publicity on tourist attacks. As guests in our...

Caribbean: Omar Rains Down

The Caribbean is officially in the midst of its wet season, but many regional territories are battling more than their fair share of sogginess, thanks to the torrential rains that...

Trinidad & Tobago: Warriors Win

ttgapers.com and Discover TnT Blog report that the national football team's 2-1 win over the US “firmly puts us in second place in the Group A table…and takes us one...

Trinidad & Tobago: RIP Email

Trinidadian blogger Taran Rampersad‘s email address finally kicks the bucket.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: “Bushisms”

“Regardless of what people think of Bush he will be remembered for the war in Iraq and standing next to Tony Blair. But mostly he will be remembered for his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Down in the Valley

“The warnings are there, too many to ignore…people better start waking up. Better rebuild their community parlours and their sou sous and their gayaps. In the panic of markets and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Orchid-Mania

From Trinidad & Tobago, My Chutney Garden takes us into “the strange and wonderful world of orchids.”

Haiti, Jamaica, T&T: Thoughts on Haiti

Haiti Innovation wonders what's next for the hurricane-ravaged town of Gonaives, while Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp focuses on a new book about Haiti.

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