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· February, 2011

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2011

Caribbean: Bocas Announces Longlist

“The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature — which will be awarded for the first time this year — has announced its 2011 longlist of ten books”: Caribbean bloggers discuss.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Death Penalty

“Faced with a major problem with serious crime in Trinidad & Tobago, the current government is ( rather predictably) pushing for the reimplementation of the death penalty”: Globewriter is heartened...

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving by Sou Sou

“A sou sou is structured where one person will be in charge of collecting monies from a group of people. All the monies collected will be given to one person...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Mayor's Way?

“We have been planting the seeds of the very breakdown in society we decry and lamenting the crops for too long”: Plain Talk suggests that perhaps the Mayor of Port...

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Developments

Jumbie's Watch mulls over a few political developments, saying: “The more things change, the more they remain the same, not so?”

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: The Facts About Banton

Globewriter comments on the shocked reactions to the Banton verdict: “The fact is there is video of Buju Banton chatting with federal agents and tasting the cocaine…and he is now...

Trinidad & Tobago: What's After Carnival?

As controversy ensues over the behaviour of a “sore loser” at a Carnival music competition, Coffeewallah observes that the priorities of Trinbagonians may be skewed: “In two weeks this will...

Trinidad & Tobago: Learning from Nature

“It's not always necessary to have complete control in a garden. Sometimes it's necessary to stand back and let things evolve naturally”: My Chutney Garden lets nature take the lead.

Trinidad & Tobago: Child Found Dead

Guanaguanare and gspott are devastated over the murder of an eight year old boy.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: The Gay Agenda

Could prioritizing the gay agenda be diverting attention from more pressing issues? Iván's File Cabinet explores the possibilities, while gspottt says the Trinidad and Tobago government “has its priorities on...

St. Lucia, T&T, Cuba: Literary Festivals

“All indications are it promises to be a grand affair with an eclectic mix of creative offerings that are sure to appeal to literature fans from all over the world”:...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Arima” in Kiddies Carnival

“Arima — which means both ‘place of the beginning’ and ‘water’ — is an indigenous Amerindian place name for what is now a large town in eastern Trinidad”: Alice Yard...

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Sex Marriage

Lisa Allen-Agostini thinks “it’s great that we have begun to think about the question of same-sex marriage in Trinidad and Tobago…[but] we have a long way to go–legally as well...

Trinidad & Tobago: Songs of Our Youth

“There’s no soca like the soca of your youth”: Lisa Allen-Agostini says that's “the reason soca gets ‘worse’ every year. It’s not the music, darling. It’s you.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Road Deaths

“Trinidad is head and a lot of people are dead because of it”: B.C. Pires explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Literary Awards

“It’s shortlist time — for at least a couple of literary awards”: Antilles has the details.

Jamaica, Cuba, T&T: Egypt's Revolution

Regional bloggers rejoice over Egypt‘s “Revolution 2.0″

Trinidad & Tobago: “We are all Egyptian”

“We are all part of humanity, and thanks to social networking we can be part of events around the world”: Globewriter is glued to developments in Egypt, saying, “Right now...

Trinidad & Tobago: We're “a little less” without Keith Smith

Antilles posts touching farewells from colleagues, friends and readers to the journalistic giant, Keith Smith.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Of Beauty & Bottoms

Stunner is incredulous over the skin bleaching phenomenon, saying: “Black is beautiful”, while Lisa Allen-Agostini “can testify that it is not easy for a black woman to be without a...

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