Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from April, 2010
Both KnowTnT.com and Trinidad diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch comment on “the resignation of High Court judge Herbert Volney and early retirement of Acting Senior Magistrate Ramraj Harripersad in order to run for political office in this year's General Election as potential UNC candidates.”
“Here in Trinidad our reservoirs are at record lows. This combined with severe, chronic, bush fires has meant that food prices have continued to inflate”: TriniGourmet.com blogs about the regional drought.
KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall thinks “it would be nice if a couple professional journalists in T&T could produce a weekly fact-check column for the duration of the elections.”
Tattoo couldn't care less about the domestic practices of the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's wife, saying that the talk on the election platforms has nothing to do with “any of the pressing issues that have been raised in the campaign thus far such as: governance, corruption and legal reform.”
Jumbie's Watch is “aghast at the audacity of the judiciary in Trinidad and Tobago.”
“No time for distractions, in this election season”: Afra Raymond continues his quest to learn the lessons of Trinidad and Tobago's UDeCOTT fiasco.
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog continues to report on the lead-up to the country's general elections on May 24, saying: “History was created at Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad when before a mammoth cheering crowd, the nation’s Opposition parties signed a historic ‘Declaration of Political Unity’, last night.”
In honour of Earth Day, Guyana-Gyal wishes everyone “plastic-free…poo-free seas flinging up liquid diamonds”, while Survivein’ Trinidad adds: “A little will certainly go a long way if we all make a conscious effort to take better care of the environment.”
This Beach Called Life‘s inability to find a replacement pair of shoelaces in Trinidad causes him to blog about “the level of contempt the selling class have for the buying class.”
“How dare you squander the resources by giving so much lip service and not doing much of anything…Shucks, did you think I was talking about the PNM/ UNC/COP?”: 5am at Mango Media Caribbean has a message for the voting population of Trinidad and Tobago.
Pleasure blog posts an interview with Trinidad-born writer Monique Roffey.
“Someone, please, show me a platform and make the platform for a political party the center of discussion. Let us discuss issues. Let us discuss the future”: KnowTnT.com wants something to vote for.
KnowTnT.com has some news for the Minister of Culture when it comes to the “design flaws” in the newly completed National Academy of the Performing Arts building: “If the builders have to make changes to the design…these are not covered by any warranty. They will have to be paid for...
The upcoming general election date has been announced, according to Trinidad and Tobago News Blog.
Barbados’ Gallimaufry and Repeating Islands refer to a piece by Maxine Williams, which deals with the “black island identity”.
“Thousands of GLBT voters will be participating in the upcoming general election”: Trinidad and Tobago's gspottt wants “a responsible government that is going to protect and take care of all its people, and not leave some behind, regardless of which party or coalition wins at the polls.”
KnowTnT.com links to the report of the Uff Commission of Enquiry into the Construction Sector, while Afra Raymond provides an overview of its findings.
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports that Calder Hart is back in the country, while other local bloggers use the opportunity to comment on corruption.
Barbados’ Allegiance wonders what Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Manning's political plan really is.
This Beach Called Life has some advice for the new CEO of Trinidad and Tobago's Water and Sewerage Authority.