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· June, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from June, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Memory Lane

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch remembers the simple pleasures of growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, saying: “Times have changed.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Taking Issue

Trinidadian diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch takes issue with a government anti-crime advertisement.

Caribbean, USA: Tributes to the “King of Pop”

Despite the controversy which plagued him for the latter part of his eccentric life, the sudden and unexpected death of American-born entertainer Michael Jackson, dubbed "The King of Pop", has...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging about Crime

Jumbie's Watch blogs about Trinidad and Tobago's approach to crime, while KnowProSE.com writes a note to the country's media on their coverage of the crime situation and The Manicou Report...

Trinidad & Tobago: Police Station Murder

Trinidadian bloggers speak out about the country's latest killing – the shooting death of a woman while on the compound of a police station: This Beach Called Life: “No doubt...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Facebook Fiasco

Trinidadian blogger KnowProSE.com discovers that a “Jamaican politican could lose his post because of Facebook”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Turtle Watching

Rantings and Ramblings goes turtle watching in Trinidad.

Trinidad and Tobago: Fighting Words

From Trinidad and Tobago, Mauvais Langue calls the Prime Minister's choice of words “improper, inappropriate, and tasteless for the political arena.”

Trinidad & Tobago: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger Attillah Springer addresses the judge whose ruling caused construction on the proposed Alutrint aluminium smelter to come to a halt: “This victory is for denuded hills...

Trinidad & Tobago: H1N1

This Beach Called Life: “Swine Flu, A(H1N1), has now hit Trinidad and Tobago with the number of cases increasing daily causing facemaks to become as popular as condoms at Carnival.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Tecia's Body Found

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog and The Trini Outlaw report on the discovery of the body of a ten-year-old girl who had gone missing last week.

Trinidad & Tobago: Creative Prosperity

Repeating Islands highlights the wonderfully creative animation by Trinidadian artist Wendell Mc Shine, which he produced for a new music video.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter & Democracy

As a legal ruling causes construction on the proposed Alutrint aluminium smelter to come to a halt, This Beach Called Life comments: “This case is destined to go to the...

Bermuda, USA, UK: Fallout over Guantanamo

Bermudian bloggers still have not stopped talking about their government's agreement to have four detainees of Guantanamo Bay to resettle on the island. Most of their focus seems to be...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Outsiders

“We are all begging to be let in. For our voices to be heard. For our opinions to matter. And the father of the nation builds a big tall wall...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Naipaul's Defense

Repeating Islands features a defense of Trinidad-born V.S. Naipaul in which the author “makes a valid point about the separation of the writer’s shortcomings as a person from the texts...

Trinidad & Tobago: Up in Flames

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but who would want to flatter matches?”: From Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life explains.

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: Online Poetry

Antilles interviews Bahamian blogger Nicolette Bethel, the editor of the online poetry journal tongues of the ocean.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter Protest

Rights Action Group T&T republishes a letter to the editor regarding an “imbalanced” news report claiming that an injured baby died as a result of the smelter protests, while This...

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter Not Welcome

“The State wants the people of Trinidad to believe that only a handful of residents of La Brea do not want the smelter. This is not true”: Attillah Springer and...

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