Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from December, 2010
Repeating Islands links to a new Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of our Changing Environment, published by the United Nations Environment Programme, which “uses over 200 images to highlight the region’s diverse ecosystems.”
YardFlex.com reports on an earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago.
Outlish recommends 5 types of people to let go of in the coming year.
Afra Raymond reviews the critical events of the last year, saying: “The Code of Silence must be broken if we are to progress.”
Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...
Trinidad and Tobago bloggers are upset about their country's abstention on a UN vote regarding an amendment to a resolution “condemning extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions” which “restores a reference to sexual orientation in the list of groups of people particularly targeted in extrajudicial killings.”
Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?
How is Trinidad's capital city connected to John Lennon? aka_lol explains.
“I personally still think that fetes are too expensive…prices will certainly determine which ones I will make it to”: Trinidad Carnival Diary is making a fete list and checking it twice.
KnowTnT.com attempts to debunk some of the perceived inaccuracies “about the Charlotte Street riot involving street vendors.”
B.C. Pires learns from a Trinidad news report that the CEO at the helm of the CL Financial collapse is willing to come back to the country to “set things right”, saying: “You don’t know whether to laugh or slit your wrists.”
Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch says that for Trinidad and Tobago to see a dent in crime, “we must first change the attitude of the people, not arm them with guns.”
TriniGourmet.com says that “in Trinidad, Christmas is Parang”, while Dominica Weekly blogs about seasonal celebrations in the Nature Isle.
“At this point in time, the nation’s budget is running at a deficit for the third successive year and the Minister of Finance is tasked with developing new sources of revenue”: Afra Raymond thinks “it is time to return to the question of property tax.”
B.C. Pires comments on the FIFA Vice-President's explanation as to why England did not win their World Cup bid: “It would have been nice if there was a journalist amongst the crowd of sycophants…who could have asked Jack if there was any insult at all involved in having lunch with...
Trinidad Carnival Diary “think[s] it is time for The Savannah Stage 101, a series of tips and advice to those of you who may not have yet been introduced to the ‘Big Yard’.”
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2011 has officially been launched – and Trinidad Carnival Diary is thrilled that masqueraders will once again be getting a stage on which to “play themselves”.
The Caribbean Review of Books has some interesting reading this week.
“Less than twenty four hours after our Commissioner of Police marked the proverbial line in the sand that this is where violent crime ends, someone killed someone else in almost the very same spot and the dead man's blood washed the Commissioner's line away”: Plain Talk says the only way...
Plain Talk says that all these years later, the abuse and unsolved murder of a minor “is an indelible stain on our social conscience and will not be expunged without justice.”
Today is World AIDS Day; West Indian bloggers lend their voice to the cause, in the hope that they will help reduce HIV prejudice and curb the spread of the disease.