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· July, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from July, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Media Meekness

B.C. Pires recalls a radio show he used to host in the context of falling journalistic standards in Trinidad and Tobago: “From that thin end of the wedge we have...

Trinidad & Tobago, Curacao: Sweet Tooth

Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about traditional sweets from Curacao: “It was a reminder that even if names were different, and languages, the people and food of the Caribbean do...

Trinidad & Tobago: Emancipation Celebrations

“On August 1, 1985, Trinidad and Tobago became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery”: Repeating Islands highlights Emancipation Day...

Trinidad & Tobago: PM vs. the Media

As the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago declares that the media is against him, KnowProSE.com says: “My olive branch for the Prime Minister would be, ‘You fix the government,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Thoughts on Alleged Plot

Of the alleged plot to assassinate the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, This Beach Called Life says: “Strangely, no one has been arrested even though the Papa claims he knows...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mother Earth

“It’s not how many tractors you have or how much oil you drill or how many smelters you build. But the humanity and the humility of what you do with...

Trinidad & Tobago: Assassination Attempt?

The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister has revealed an alleged plot to assassinate him a few years ago, prompting diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch to call the claim “a serious piece...

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Rights

As Emancipation Day approaches, Trinidad and Tobago blog gspottt focuses on human rights, observing that “in the Anglophone Caribbean, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender often intersect...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-People?

“The Prime Minister is on record for saying that despite what the people think he will proceed with the [aluminium smelter]. Despite what people think. And the environmentalists, those crazy...

Trinidad and Tobago: Online Art Networks

Younger contemporary artists in Trinidad increasingly use online media like blogs and social networks like Facebook to exhibit and document their work and engage each other in critical conversation.

Trinidad & Tobago: Building Authenticity

Build an authentic community and “the worship thing will come”: Trinidad and Tobago's gspottt attends a talk “about faith and sexuality, pain and healing, abuse and inclusion by the Christian...

Trinidad & Tobago: Top Sites

KnowProSE.com takes a look at Trinidad and Tobago's most viewed websites, saying: “It's really interesting to see how the Internet use has changed…and will continue to change as internet penetration...

Trinidad & Tobago: Journalistic Integrity

Trinidad and Tobago blogger KnowProSE.com says that “no preconditions leads to better interviews…and that's where journalism sells out – and social media is beginning to.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Media Responsibility

Attillah Springer considers the role of the local media in light of a comment by the Prime Minister: “It’s a time-honoured tradition in Trinidad now for Prime Ministers to have...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Pictures

A few “random shots” of Trinidad and Tobago, courtesy This Beach Called Life.

Trinidad & Tobago: Stifling Democracy

In response to a move by the Trinidad and Tobago government to have the Director of Public Prosecutions consider laying charges against a group of citizens who protested outside the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Plantation Governance

“My thesis is that Caribbean governments today are run exactly like the plantations of old, the only difference being that there are fewer white people cracking whips; the overseers have...

Trinidad & Tobago: We Have A Problem

In anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, Trinidad-based blogger This Beach Called Life thinks that Port of Spain has a problem.

Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Approach

“The idea that we are in CARICOM and a one size fits all is not possible. What is suitable for Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica might not be necessarily so...

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Reporting

This Beach Called Life thinks that the “high murder rate has desensitized us from understanding the effects of murder and it has also made the job of a crime reporter...

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