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· August, 2010

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from August, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Not Yet

On the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's anniversary of independence, Plain Talk says: “Forty eight years ago we may have left ‘Massa’, but we kept the shackles of our minds...

Trinidad & Tobago: Music Royalties

“Fight down, fight down, and more fight down. That seems to be the life of the local artiste”: Outlish Magazine shines the spotlight on “a recent decision taken by the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Ramadan Cake Recipe

“There’s a particular kind of joy attached to this month. Yes, it’s all about ibadah (worship) and the fasting and extra night prayers (Tarawih) can be a test, but there’s...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Redemption

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem by Trinidadian Jennifer Rahim.

Trinidad & Tobago: Educating the Ministry

“Somebody needs to go to the Ministry of Education…and screech loudly to the folks in there: ‘MoE, we have a problem!'”: explains, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime & Punishment

“I am listening to the current calls from all sections of society that a resumption of hangings is part of the answer to crime”: suggests that “it is time...

Trinidad & Tobago: CoP

Plain Talk weighs in on the controversy surrounding the appointment of a non-national to the position of Commissioner of Police.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Game

Underground Trini Artiste posts a video that has been all the rage on Facebook and YouTube, about “people who are stuck in a university for years and just can't leave...

Trinidad & Tobago: Unique Deal

Afra Raymond says that comparing the CL Financial bailout to the US situation is “nothing less than public mischief”: “The only resemblance to the US bailout is in name only....

Global: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd is The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. A series of events are organized around the world by various organisations to help...

Barbados: Paper Trail?

As a police raid in Trinidad and Tobago reveals alleged illegal activity at a deceased contractor's house, Barbados Free Press “want[s] to know…if the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau found any paperwork...

Trinidad & Tobago: Big River

My Chutney Garden visits Grande Riviere, “a small fishing village that is best known for attracting nesting leatherback turtles.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Fasting

As the end of the first week of Ramadan approaches, Lifespan of a Chennette shares a bit about those all-important meals.

Trinidad & Tobago: Toco Lighthouse

“No trip to Toco is complete without visiting the lighthouse that sits on the north eastern tip of Trinidad”: My Chutney Garden regales us with tales from her journey.

Trinidad & Tobago: 5.0

Repeating Islands links to a report about the earthquake that shook Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend.

Trinidad & Tobago: Red Mango

“Yuh want ah mango? Dance de shango”: Simply Trini Cooking recalls “a little piece of mouthwatering bliss from [her] childhood…sweet red mango.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Ramadan

Lifespan of a Chennette and Lily's Blog wish everyone Ramadan Mubarak!

Trinidad & Tobago: Pan Awards

Repeating Islands blogs about the steelband fraternity's upcoming awards function, in which “forty-five awards will be handed out to deserving individuals, steelbands, and organizations…”

Trinidad & Tobago: Rock On

B.C. Pires profiles Trinidadian rock guitarist Damon Homer.

Trinidad & Tobago: Fan Mail

Nicholas Laughlin discovers a fan letter written to his grandfather, who reportedly “did what is supposed to have been the first live radio commentary on a cricket match in the...

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