Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from July, 2010
Repeating Islands has the lowdown on this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
“This village is stunning – the scenery, the variety of panoramic views, and even the crops on the steep hillside are mesmerising”: MEP Caribbean Publishers visits the village of Paramin, “one of the few communities where some of the older residents still speak French patois.”
The Caribbean Review of Books posts some interesting content from its archives.
TriniGourmet.com posts some ideas for a mouth-watering menu that honours the spirit of Emancipation Day.
Repeating Islands blogs about the release of two memoirs: by editor Diana Athill, who worked with V.S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys, and by Fidel Castro.
gspottt applauds new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for acknowledging that discrimination “includes, but is certainly not limited to, racial bias.”
KnowTnT.com republishes the results of the country's recently-held local government elections.
Ever wondered how to miss a coup? Caribbean Free Radio knows first-hand.
“For twenty years, successive governments ignored calls from citizens both prominent and ordinary for a formal probe”: On the anniversary of the 1990 attempted coup d'etat, The Caribbean Review of Books believes “it’s time to face the truth and its consequences.”
MEP Caribbean Publishers visits Argyle Waterfall in Tobago.
As the People's Partnership once more trumps the People's National Movement – this time in the local government elections – B.C. Pires quips: “How much licks can one party take?”
Artzpub. posts photos from an “over-sexy” street fashion show in Trinidad — part of the 2010 Erotic Art Week programme in Port of Spain — which was interrupted by the arrival of the police.
“The rich and various colours of our people are one of the things I like about this place. We are not homogenous”: Lisa Allen-Agostini is colour conscious.
Afra Raymond goes more in depth into his ideas “for a more effective and equitable national housing policy.”
Trinidadian artist and designer Richard Rawlins posts images of his “Bag Project”, turning discarded pairs of jeans into one-of-a-kind bags. Jeans are “the great unifier”, he writes.
Artist Chris Cozier shares thoughts from his notebook about his most recent work, commissioned for this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
“There is a need for subsidies…for better infrastructure for farmers, and for help with getting them to develop their markets. Farmers is folks too and if they aren’t feeling the love…is we to catch–and pay through the nose for their produce”: Lisa Allen-Agostini has a few suggestions “for encouraging people...
Find new literary reviews from The Caribbean Review of Books, here.
“The Carnival Band that makes the creates the most noise (read social chatter) gets the most attention”: Trinidad Carnival Diary says that using social media may translate into gaining an edge on the Carnival competition.
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog mourns the death of economist Dennis Pantin.
Iconic calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow celebrates his 75th birthday; Repeating Islands reports.