Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from March, 2010
Trinidad & Tobago: Drought – Stage 1
“A lot is happening each time a bushfire begins somewhere in Trinidad and Tobago, and it all leads to the dread spectre we hear of in other places – drought”: KnowTnT.com examines the different stages of drought.
Trinidad & Tobago: On Corruption
“On the day the Uff Report was submitted to a happy looking President, the Prime Minister suddenly realized the people needed more hospitals and Summits”: This Beach Called Life takes a tongue-in-cheek look at Trinidad and Tobago's political landscape.
Trinidad & Tobago: Shouter Baptist Liberation Day
“It seems hard to believe or to fully understand the idea that practicing a faith could be considered illegal here in T&T where we pride ourselves on religious tolerance and diversity, however for many decades that was exactly what the Shouter Baptist community endured”: TriniGourmet.com has some ideas for local...
Trinidad & Tobago: Food Prices
“The basket of items you bought in the grocery in Jan 2010 is just over three times the price of the same basket bought in Jan 2003…Is your salary today three times what you earned in Jan 2003? If not, then, at least for food, you're not winning”: KnowTnT.com looks...
Trinidad & Tobago: Water Crisis
Trinidadian Keith Francis weighs in on the global water crisis, saying: “There's no sense complaining about WASA or the Government or the fact that we're in this situation. The fact is that we are all in this situation together, so let's make the best of it. Together.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Money Done
“I yawned last night when the news on all local TV stations reported that the police, famous for being loyal to our incorruptible leader, raided UDeCOTT offices, Sunway International’s offices and the home of Calder Hart, possibly looking for remnants of The Treasury”: This Beach Called Life says that Trinidad...
Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname: Alice Bangi
A big bench for liming? Trinidad's Alice Yard gets its own piece of traditional Surinamese outdoor furniture.
Trinidad & Tobago: Disconnected?
Trinidad and Tobago diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch is afraid that the Prime Minister is “showing signs of ‘disconnect’”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Horning
From Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life blogs about “horning”.
Trinidad & Tobago: No to Co-Ed
“One of the latest national topics is the Ministry of Education's pilot project to convert twenty co-educational (or co-ed) secondary schools into same-sex (or single-sex) schools”: KnowTnT.com and Ken Sambury comment.
Trinidad & Tobago: Red Earth
MEP Caribbean Publishers has the scoop on Trinidad and Tobago's Red Earth Eco Arts Festival, which, in commemoration of World Environment Day, plans to focus the spotlight on the country's “fragile fresh water systems: rivers, streams, waterfalls, underground springs and mangroves.”
Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: The Law is an Ass
From Barbados, B.C. Pires comments on the political goings-on in Trinidad and Tobago, saying, “There is only a small difference between prosecution and persecution.”
Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Miss Tourist
Lifespan of a Chennette goes “touristing” in Guyana's capital city.
Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-Everything
KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall asks himself, “Are we Trinis more likely to be *against* something than *for* the opposite?”
Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: The Order of Things
Barbados-based B.C. Pires posts some observations about the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's statements “that a war is on between the PNM government and some elements of the construction sector”: “No matter which way you look at it, everyone in these small islands is firetrucked.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Untouchable?
Trinidadian bloggers discuss the Prime Minister's behaviour during a recent “walkabout”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Issues with the Academy
KnowTnT.com links to “a report entitled The Tragedy & The Hidden History of NAPA” and comments: “I'm hoping that the accusations are fully investigated and that, if they are true, that the powers that be are stung into changing their reprehensible treatment of our artists.
Trinidad & Tobago: Green Fund Gives Green Light
Trinidad and Tobago's environmental Green Fund is supporting two worthwhile projects – a reafforestation initiative and a plastic recycling drive. Greenlight Network has the details.
Trinidad & Tobago: New vs. Traditional Media
“Without newspapers, local blogs would be dead in the water. Try as I might to disagree, a poll of Trinidad and Tobago blogs reveals that this is fairly true”: KnowTnT.com examines the relationship between social and mainstream media.
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Water Shortage
Water issues continue to plague the Caribbean region.
Trinidad & Tobago: More on Hart
Trinidad and Tobago bloggers weigh in on the Calder Hart scandal.