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· January, 2010

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: iThink, therefore iPad

  29 January 2010

“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 the name to something like iTouch-Big, iMoses or iAintKnow”: Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life has a lot to...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: On the Ground

  27 January 2010

“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 a fraction of that”: Caribbean Free Radio blogs from Port-au-Prince.

Haiti: Lessons Learned

  25 January 2010

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: Butter Bread

  22 January 2010

“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; and topped with razor wire: pass your butter bread over such a wall and it comes out the other side...

Trinidad & Tobago: Emergency SMS

  22 January 2010

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 get it up before a national disaster. Well, other than continued parliamentary disaster…”

Haiti: Packing List

  22 January 2010

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

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Supporting Citizen Media

  20 January 2010

“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 instead: I have no idea what to expect and am not sure my imagination can prepare me”: Global Voices’ Managing...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Emergency SMS

  19 January 2010

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 instead of afterward.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Blame the Alcohol

  17 January 2010

“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 day’s proceedings early, promising $6.3 million in aid to Haiti. Then…he hosted…a ‘media appreciation’ event…there was not a single press...

Caribbean: Helping Haiti

  14 January 2010

Bloggers around the Caribbean react to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Some appeal to the public to support relief efforts; others scrutinise how Caribbean governments and media have responded to the crisis facing the Haitian populace.

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