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· January, 2010

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2010

Haiti: Bloggers’ Reactions to Regional Interventions

For more than two weeks, the governance of Haiti after the earthquake has been seriously questioned by Haitian bloggers. They are now discussing the reactions in the neighboring countries and...

Trinidad & Tobago: iThink, therefore iPad

“When iHeard Apple called the device iPad, iImmediately thought of tampons and iAm a man. iThink Apple has unwittingly provided fodder for stand up comedians and may have to change...

Trinidad & Tobago: Giving Up the Post?

Despite the devastation taking place in other parts of the region, in Trinidad and Tobago it appears to be politics as usual. On the heels of news that party voting...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: On the Ground

“You try to get around as much as you can, but in the end you’ll see only a tiny fraction of the whole, and perhaps understand or read accurately only...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Again

“Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Anyone can play”: My Chutney Garden is gearing up for the national festival.

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Rate

Jumbie's Watch laments the worsening crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago.

Haiti: Lessons Learned

Carol and Tom in Haiti post a list of lessons learned in the aftermath of the earthquake, while Trinidadian blogger Tattoo writes about the dos and don'ts of disaster aid.

Trinidad & Tobago: Woman is Boss

Bloggers comment on Kamla Persad-Bissessar‘s winning of the leadership of Trinidad and Tobago's current opposition party.

Trinidad & Tobago: Butter Bread

“In one of Port of Spain’s wealthiest neighbourhoods…the older, tastefully-designed homes can no longer be admired because they cannot be perceived: their garden walls are now higher than their eaves;...

Trinidad & Tobago: Emergency SMS

Further to Taran Rampersad‘s call for Trinidad and Tobago to get an emergency SMS number, he finds out a local communications provider has plans to implement one: “Kudos if they...

Trinidad & Tobago: By George!

Aisha at MEP Caribbean Publishers puts two rival Trinidadian doubles vendors to the taste test.

Haiti: Packing List

An interesting packing list from Caribbean Free Radio about what she's taking to Haiti.

Caribbean: Ready for another earthquake?

As stories and images of devastation pour out of Haiti, bloggers elsewhere in the Caribbean wonder if the earthquake-prone region is ready for the next major tremor.

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Supporting Citizen Media

“Anything I can say about Haiti is going to sound like a platitude, so I’ll spare you those having to do with human misery and direct another one at myself...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Emergency SMS

Know TnT.com sees the value of emergency SMS: “It could save lives and improve the quality of life of people. And it would work best if it's set up beforehand...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Aid

Trinidad and Tobago's Pleasure blog posts a poem in honour of the Haitian earthquake victims.

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Blame the Alcohol

“As thousands in [Haiti] were trapped under rubble and were wailing for their lives, our politicians…decided to go ahead with the ceremonial opening of Parliament. Prime Minister Patrick Manning…left the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Come Better Than That

“Tell me we could do better than $1 million US. Tell me that we can do better than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie”: The Manicou Report is disappointed in Trinidad...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Making a List

Trying to make sense of the disaster in Haiti? Lists from Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Free Radio suggest a place to start.

Trinidad & Tobago: Remember the Tax?

“With Trinbagonians distracted with the upcoming Carnival, Beyonce and now Haiti, the new Property Tax seems all but forgotten”: KnowTnT.com posts a reminder.

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