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· October, 2010

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from October, 2010

Caribbean: Hurricane Tomas

Trinidad and Tobago, the twin island republic that seemed to be directly in Tomas‘ path on Friday, was spared its effects, but as the storm veered north, islands that had...

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Community Speaks Out

Globewriter's Weblog says: “We have had this Ex-Gay minister here for a week and apparently the LGBT community has reached a boiling point…”; gspottt confirms that the community has had...

Trinidad & Tobago: Approaching Storm

aka_lol says that an approaching tropical storm “doesn’t look good for a population that had to put up with extremely bad weather for the rainy season and continues to weather...

Caribbean: Perception of Corruption

Repeating Islands re-posts the results of Transparency International's latest Corruption Perception Index, and reports that Caribbean nations have not fared so well.

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali

Repeating Islands notes that “it is once again time for the largest Hindu festival in Trinidad & Tobago, Divali or the Festival of Lights.”

Trinidad & Tobago: On Homophobia

Outlish suggests that homophobia “prevents us from maturing as a society, and taking responsibility for our actions, or the lack thereof”, while gspott urges readers to resist “the war on...

Trinidad & Tobago : Fix the Floods

The Undisputed Truth thinks it “laughable” that taxpayers’ money has been spent on things like summits “when we have such stupid problems, i.e. 20-30 mins of rain and the entire...

Trinidad & Tobago: CLICO Policyholders

Bloggers continue to comment on the CLICO bailout…aka_lol thinks that the policyholders are “trying to flex its hot-air inflated muscle[s] to bully the rest of the citizens of the country...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Anansi Antics”

“Is not policyholders we bailing-out, is the richest, smartest characters in the country”: Afra Raymond is tired of the “Anansi antics” when it comes to the CLICO bailout and says...

Trinidad & Tobago: Odd Choice of Decor

“JUST ABOUT when you thought there was little more that could be said about the million-dollar Port-of-Spain National Academy for the Performing Arts, the building’s unusual decor this week raised...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tragic Accident

A recent accident in which a car ran over two police officers, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition, prompts bloggers to comment. Jumbie's Watch says: “Until such...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Honour of Rhea

“I am thankful for Rhea holding on to this jackass called activism. I am thankful because she was one of those relentlessly amazing Trinidad women who hold on despite the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Battling Corruption

In addition to “crying out for stronger campaign finance regulations as a key solution to our disturbing legacy of political corruption”, KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall proposes “two other more urgently required...

Trinidad & Tobago: Code of Silence

Afra Raymond says: “The Code of Silence is deep and powerful in the case of the CL Financial bailout.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Contract Questions

Know TnT.com‘s Edmund Gall has a few questions for the Minister of Works and Transport regarding a multi-million dollar contract being awarded at the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Honesty

Plain Talk “would like to suggest to the current Administration that they return to the Parliament and use the forum of a revised Budget to level with the people on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Talking to Mc Farlane

Trinidad Carnival Diary publishes a two-part interview with mas designer Brian Mc Farlane, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Eighth Wonder

“Does the Wonders of the World list go past seven? If so the Pitch Lake would definitely be included”: MEP Caribbean Publishers visits La Brea.

Trinidad & Tobago: Thoughts on CLICO

Plain Talk puts in his two cents’ worth on “the CLICO fiasco”, saying: “The Government needs to use its legal machinery to start prosecuting the guilty and stop the talk....

Trinidad & Tobago: Easy & Lazy?

Do Trinbagonians take the easy way out? KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall cites three instances in which he thinks “it's a case of doing what's easy and wrong rather than doing what's...

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