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· January, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Slump?

With just three short weeks until the big event, Discover TnT Blog and Trinidad Carnival Diary report that the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season has been slow.

Trinidad & Tobago: Construction Confusion

“Some of the things being revealed are proving to be so massively embarrassing, so massively corrupt that it boggles the mind”: Trinidadian diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch is following the Commission...

Trinidad & Tobago: New Grassroots Effort

“As tens of thousands come together in Belem, Brazil for the…World Social Forum, we send early word of a parallel volunteer, grassroots effort coming out of the Caribbean to extend...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pelham and Pan

From Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Free Radio publishes another podcast, this time focusing on “veteran producer and steel orchestra arranger, Pelham Goddard” as he discusses the evolution of steel pan...

Trinidad & Tobago: Big and Bad?

Following a statement from the Urban Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago‘s chief operating officer that implied that the company was answerable to no-one, Jumbie's Watch says: “When yuh big,...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Bye Bye Bush

Notes from Port of Spain has a few parting shots…um…thoughts on former President George W. Bush.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.K., Israel, Palestine: Objectivity?

In response to the BBC's decision not to broadcast an appeal for funds for Gaza, Notes from Port of Spain says: “Someone, somewhere, has been leaning heavily on this famously...

Trinidad & Tobago: Water Taxis

“For about 100 people at a time, the service makes incredible impact on their quality of life. And if that's not enough of a reason to offer the service, then...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Fourth Summit of the Peoples

Trinidad and Tobago sees the launch of a new blog about “the upcoming fourth Summit of the Peoples, the alternative to the fifth installment of the Summit of the Americas...

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: Start at Home

While Alien in the Caribbean [Trinidad & Tobago] encourages those with dysfunctional families to finally break free, Doing Theology from the Caribbean [Bahamas] suggests that peacemaking begins at home.

Caribbean: Obama's Day

Like the rest of the world, the eyes of the Caribbean were on Washington, DC yesterday, as Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United...

Trinidad & Tobago: Start the Bacchanal

“Who needs Carnival in this place where leaders could play mas with democracy?” Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer wonders if the masquerade will ever end.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Blogger Inauguration

For Trinidadian diaspora blogger Chookooloonks, a funny thing happened on the way to the inauguration – she was asked to host a Blogger Inauguration party! Check out the goings-on here.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Mr. President-Elect

From Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life publishes a one-of-a-kind, unofficial blog interview with President-Elect Obama.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tree Cutting, Belt Tightening

“The airport, which already looks like a sterile wasteland with all the grey paint and icky tiles, now bereft of the softening influence of vegetation. It looks like you've arrived...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Inferno?

“Somedays I feel that the effort to constantly be watching over my shoulder and worrying about the safety of friends and loved ones in this small country of just over...

Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: Farewell to the Duke

Spicewriter (from Grenada) and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog both pay their respects to The Mighty Duke, described as “one of Calypso’s greatest icons.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Commission of Inquiry

As the Commission of Inquiry into Udecott continues in Trinidad and Tobago, Paolo's Blog says: “The only real outcome that one can expect from this latest pappyshow is that lawyers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Clear the Way for Carnival

To get into gear for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Caribbean Free Radio posts the first in a series of podcasts with rapso group 3 Canal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Trees?

As trees surrounding Trinidad's Piarco International Airport are cut down for security purposes, Francomenz and Notes from Port of Spain put in their two cents.

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