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· August, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from August, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: More on Guardian vs. Blogger

  31 August 2009

KnowProSE.com weighs in on the battle between a Trinidad and Tobago blogger and a mainstream newspaper: “I don't necessarily agree with everything Richard writes or how he writes it – but I think that he has the right to express his opinion. When you threaten legal action in a case...

Trinidad & Tobago: Paper Vs. Blogger

  28 August 2009

A battle appears to be brewing between a Trinidad and Tobago blogger and a local newspaper: the latter says that it will “exercise all its available legal options” unless kid5rivers apologizes for this post, in which he airs his opinion that the paper has become “a media house that no...

Trinidad & Tobago: Barbadine Punch

  28 August 2009

“Here in Trinidad and Tobago we have two uses for the giant granadilla when making drinks; we use it for juices or, in today's case, in a punch”: Simply Trini Cooking shares a barbadine recipe that packs a punch!

Trinidad & Tobago: Productivity

  27 August 2009

“So we need to produce more corn curls, Crix and painted stones (aka GDP) per man per hour”: This Beach Called Life takes a tongue-in-cheek look at productivity in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Policy

  25 August 2009

From Trinidad and Tobago, gspott asks: “Where's the Gender Policy?”, noting that while they can't say what exactly the new version of the Policy contains, they can can “offer…a special preview of all the really scary stuff on homosexuality that’s caused the Policy to turn into such a national mess...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Inter-Island Ferry

  19 August 2009

From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni reports, along with Repeating Islands, that come this October, “an inter island ferry service based in Grenada will be officially launched”, adding: “Given our disgust with LIAT [a regional air carrier] it should be interesting to see the response.”

Caribbean: Athletics Kudos

  18 August 2009

On the heels of Usain Bolt's record-breaking time at the World Championships, Caribbean bloggers pay tribute to the outstanding performance of the female Jamaican track and field athletes, while Havana Times is pleased to report that “Cuba’s female triple jumpers gave the island its first two medals at the Berlin...

Barbados: Domestic Violence Charges

  14 August 2009

Caribbean bloggers are following the story of a Barbadian politician who has resigned under suspicion of spousal abuse charges. Living in Barbados comments: “The story is huge. Caribbean politicians do not resign for much. They certainly do not resign for things like wife/woman beating–a sport where the region could produce...

Trinidad & Tobago: Raisin in the Sun

  14 August 2009

Diligently studying the contents of his breakfast cereal, Trinidadian B.C.Pires notices some similarities between raisin bran and politicians: “It strikes me we could be talking about governments as easily as cereals here.”

Suriname: W.I. Identity

  13 August 2009

Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin discovers unexpected proof of Suriname's Caribbean connections – through “clothing and fashion as a badge of social identity.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Feeling Tight

  11 August 2009

“Tight belts. Tight thoughts. Tight minds that allow us no space to consider our humanity”: The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister tells the public that they can loosen their belts, but Attillah Springer says that “tight or loose is the same old khaki pants.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Above The Law?

  11 August 2009

As a stash of drugs and ammunition is found hidden in the ceiling of a police station in Trinidad, This Beach Called Life says: “What this raid does for public confidence in the Service is to destroy confidence even further because for every police gang uncovered Mr. Public feels there...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gay Pride

  10 August 2009

As 2009 gay pride season winds down, Trinidad and Tobago's gspottt clearly reiterates its goals: “It’s an issue of openness, acceptance and equality…it’s about having the right to be…no more, no less, just human.”

Trinidad & Tobago: The Cost of Propaganda

  7 August 2009

“The ultimate stakeholders, the public, must know how much it cost to make propaganda for a project which is ruinous to its health, economy and ecology”: In calling for public access to the accounts of the proposed Alutrint aluminium smelter plant, Trinidadian blogger Rhea Mungal republishes a letter advising against...

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