· November, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from November, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Numb from CHOGM

  30 November 2009

This Beach Called Life features a press ad that was taken out by “a group who knows Trinidad and Tobago better than any foreign or local politician”, adding in a follow-up post: “The only thing that CHOGM did for citizens of this country was to send the fed up level...

Trinidad & Tobago: Why the Shutdown?

  26 November 2009

KnowTnT.com is unimpressed that tomorrow is being pegged as “a de facto holiday in Trinidad and Tobago due to CHOGM”, adding: “There's really no reason for everything to shut down for an entire day. Of course, it could simply be that the powers-that-be are dismissing the citizens of the nation...

Trinidad & Tobago: Waste of Time?

  25 November 2009

“Most citizens still think CHOGM is a few-hundred-million dollar joke and will not benefit citizens in any way”: Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life weighs in on the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Trinidad & Tobago: CHOGM

  24 November 2009

KnowTnT.com would like to know what the point of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting actually is: “I am forced to wonder if the CHOGM meeting isn't anything but a group of dinosaurs discussing the tar pits.”

Trinidad & Tobago: On Sex

  24 November 2009

As a prelude to World AIDS Day, Alien In The Caribbean is “doing a thorough three part exploration of sex and sexuality, particularly in the Caribbean.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Loss of Mind?

  23 November 2009

From the tobacco legislation to the carbon footprint post-CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, Coffeewallah asks: “Has everybody in this country lost their cotton picking minds?”

Trinidad & Tobago: On Stage?

  18 November 2009

“One can live in hope that a Carnival Stage is looming somewhere in the future right?”: Trinidad Carnival Diary is “a bit skeptical to believe…that work is expected to start on the National Carnival and Entertainment Centre in March.”

Trinidad & Tobago: “Axe the Tax”!

  13 November 2009

From Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life clears the air on “the not-so-new property tax that has angered homeowners into an angry fireball. Citizens, despite cursing and more cursing, were about to resign themselves to paying the much higher property tax when, out of nowhere, a flagpole appeared.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Art or Ego?

  13 November 2009

“One thing that seems to me to distinguish good governance from bad is an understanding that cities and countries are built on communities, not on buildings”: Club Soda and Salt comments on Trinidad and Tobago's “latest white elephant”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Executive Presidency?

  12 November 2009

B.C. Pires refers to an online article which implies that “the recent tete-a-tete between Massas Manning & Panday may result in the establishment, by a simple vote of the current sitting Parliament, of an executive presidency” in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Closer

  10 November 2009

Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner posts photos from a project called Closer, in which “passersby were asked to stand for a photo with a stranger, however close they were comfortable with, and to make eye contact.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Flagging

  8 November 2009

“Another monument to fiscal indiscipline by our government is installed in the name of national pride”: KnowTnT.com still can't get over the cost of the flag in the National Stadium.

Trinidad & Tobago: Mind Your Own Business

  8 November 2009

The Secret Blog of Patrick “Patos” Manning writes a post about the leak of an alleged sex tape of a Trinidad and Tobago-based celebrity: “The most disturbing aspect of the situation, however, is the manner in which I’m hearing this horrific breach of privacy took place. It gives me chills...

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