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· March, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from March, 2009

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: At the Summit

“It seems far-fetched to think that the summit’s news coverage would be dominated by the one country in the region that is absent from the event” – but The Cuban...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dinner Mints

This Beach Called Life thinks that dinner mints are part of Trinidad and Tobago's identity.

Jamaica, Suriname: Creative Connections

“This is why it's important for collaborations to take place in every sphere–in different parts of the Caribbean and elsewhere. For cultural criticism is partly detective work and you can't...

Trinidad & Tobago: Identifying the Problem

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life thinks that the biggest problem with UDECOTT “isn’t that the public thinks it is a corrupt organization…[it's] that the masses who...

Trinidad & Tobago: Shouter Baptist Liberation

triniscene.com pays tribute to the Shouter Baptists of Trinidad and Tobago, who today celebrate “the abolition of laws that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Naipaul Nominated

Repeating Islands Blog reports that “Trinidadian writer V. S. Naipaul is among the nominees for the Man Booker International Prize.”

Trinidad & Tobago: SEA of Fools?

“The children of Trinidad & Tobago are this morning sitting the dreaded SEA (Secondary Entrance Assessment) exam that replaced the even-more-dreaded 11-Plus”: Barbados-based B.C. Pires shares his thoughts.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pompoms

“I thought for a second I was hallucinating. Like I think I’m hallucinating when I hear some wild rumour that Papa Patos wants to invoke the Terrorism Act during the...

Trinidad & Tobago: A World of Orchids

From Trinidad and Tobago, My Chutney Garden says: “Orchid growing is not for the fainthearted.”

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Don't Worry, Be Happy

“When a really uptight person marries another who is way laidback, we who attend the wedding always make the optimistic assumption that the uptight person will learn to relax a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Meaningful Art

Trin (Surviving Life in Trinidad and Tobago) is of the opinion that “while Fay Anne and other Carnival artists deserve a prize for their contributions, that prize should not be...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Savannah

From Trinidad and Tobago, Haveworld takes a stroll around the Queen's Park Savannah – and he has the photos to prove it.

Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans

Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are...

Trinidad & Tobago: Phagwa Pics

Nicholas Laughlin's blog etc. posts a flickr photoset of Trinidad and Tobago's 2009 Phagwa celebrations.

Trinidad & Tobago: Lack of Clear Vision

“Trinidad is so small that we can’t find criminals. We can’t find missing children. We can’t find a functional government or a serious opposition”: Attillah Springer is convinced that we...

Global recession and its discontents

Today the world seems flat. From Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, the people of the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of a global economic recession. This...

Trinidad & Tobago: Taking the Cake

Let them eat cake! TriniGourmet.com posts five delicious recipes to tempt your tastebuds.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Summit Time

Barbados’ Cheese-on-bread! is excited that the Obamas “will be in the region to the attend the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad next month.”

Caribbean: Message for Rihanna

The Rihanna/Chris Brown headlines have been capturing the interest of bloggers Caribbean-wide recently, not only because Rihanna is Barbados-born and bred, but because the whole issue of domestic abuse hits...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Slumdogs

“To be part of a group of voluble Indians in the diaspora watching the Oscars while contributing to a live, running commentary the year Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars was...

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