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· December, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from December, 2009

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Do the Math

Jumbie's Watch does the math on Trinidad and Tobago's murder rate: “While the CoP was bleating in public about the 3.65% murder solve rate (for last year), he neglected to...

Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Fave Islands

Lifespan of a Chennette gives a comprehensive virtual tour of the Spice Isle, Grenada.

Trinidad & Tobago: Partly Solved?

Jumbie's Watch is not impressed with the solve rate for murders in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamaica: Over Hills and Valleys

Trinidadian diaspora blogger Afrobella blogs about reggae superstar Buju Banton at his best and worst, prompting Jamaican Annie Paul to respond: “Just as you…have pointed out the good and bad...

Trinidad & Tobago: Facebook Assault

KnowTnT.com reports on “the first documented Facebook related assault” in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: 500

Trinidadian bloggers comment on the country's record murder rate – Jumbie's Watch: “The message is clear. We’re screwed.” B.C. Pires: “Not even when Mr Manning and Mr Panday achieve Trinidad's...

Barbados: Facilitating Crime

“Like any social secret the criminal persists because of the facilitators. So, our challenge should be to deal with the facilitators”: Living in Barbados examines “the crime of crime” in...

Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean: Sorrel

Learn about the one of the Caribbean's favourite Christmas drinks, here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Beginning of the End?

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch wonders about Trinidad and Tobago's political future.

Trinidad & Tobago: Preserving Lion House

Repeating Islands reports that “the Lion House in Chaguanas [Trinidad], the ancestral home of the Capildeo family (maternal relatives of writer V. S. Naipaul)” has been nominated for the upcoming...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tax Lover

This Beach Called Life writes a letter to the Trinidad and Tobago government concerning the proposed amendments to the Property Tax.

Trinidad & Tobago: Climate Responsibility

Blogging from Trinidad, Coffeewallah says of the climate change talks: “In Copenhagen world leaders debate over what they will and will not sign, but truthfully, it is all about commerce...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Packaging

Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life is livid that a brand of silicone is being sold in bottles best known for packaging a popular children's soft drink: “I have...

Trinidad & Tobago: Baby Face

Of a Danish study which suggests that “baby-faced people live longer”, B.C. Pires says: “Any Trini could have told the world that…it have a reason ogly people does look ogly:...

Trinidad & Tobago: Twitter's the Thing

“The man came across as feeling he was a celebrity, shouting for the whole stationery store to hear that he was ‘on Facebook and Twitter’. Better yet that the woman...

Jamaica: Buju Arrested

Regional bloggers react to news that dancehall star Buju Banton has been arrested on cocaine possession charges.

Caribbean: New Media & Celebrity Fascination

The fascination with celebrities has always been at a fever pitch, but in the current age of new media and consumer-generated content, it’s at an all-time high. While Caribbean bloggers...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Plastic Pollution

“Take a walk along any beach in Barbados – and you’ll see the plastic rubbish washed up on the shore”: Barbados Free Press asks whether the sale of plastic water...

Trinidad & Tobago: Under Pressure

“The visible signs of success in Trinidad and Tobago used to be having a big foreign-used car, a thin cell phone and a plane ticket to Miami, but the list...

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