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· March, 2011

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from March, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Education – Leaving Kids at Sea

  31 March 2011

“All children now go to secondary school. But it remains an unfortunate truth that the majority of those innocents who sat SEA Tuesday will not have the secondary schooling they deserve”: Lisa Allen-Agostini blogs about the state of education.

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Position on Gender Equity

  23 March 2011

Globewriter on the UN Joint Statement on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: “The English Caribbean (including T&T which continues to betray its alleged commitment to human rights) was notably absent except for Dominica. I can only surmise that the normally homophobic Dominica either had a coup or someone pushed the...

Caribbean: Caribe Wave 11, the first simulated tsunami alert

  22 March 2011

On Wednesday, March 23, the first full-scale simulated tsunami alert exercise will take place in 33 countries in the Caribbean to test the effectiveness of alert, monitoring and warning systems (Hashtag on Twitter: EXERCISE – NOT REAL #CW11) . Open Street Map France [Fr] and Crisis Camp Paris [Fr] will...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Bocas” Launches

  22 March 2011

“Literature doesn’t just mean fiction and poems — it’s also about ideas, questions, and debates, and using the tools of reading and writing to understand the world”: The Bocas Lit Fest announces its programme and list of participating authors for its inaugural event.

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: On Nuclear Power

  21 March 2011

Guyana-Gyal just doesn't get “the benefits of nuclear power”, while Coffeewallah says: “The nuclear crisis has huge long term implications for the future use of nuclear power world-wide.”

Trinidad & Tobago: What Mothers Do

  17 March 2011

“For each decision I had to puzzle through on my own, I give them the tools and advice to make the best choices they can. I want them to be independent and powerful women, but I don’t think they need to learn those skills the hard way, as I did”:...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pacific Tsunami Warning

  11 March 2011

“Just days after the morning of March 7 2011 when the costume, “Pacific Tsunami” won the 2011 King of Carnival title at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain…an 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northeastern Honshu Island…and a six-meter tsunami warning was issued”: Guanaguanare says it's a case of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Excess

  11 March 2011

Plain Talk thinks that this year's Carnival celebrations will be remembered “not for elevating as a nation and rising as a people, but for demonstrating what greed does to human nature in its most base and unattractive form…”

Trinidad & Tobago: The CL Collapse

  9 March 2011

In an attempt to make sense of the “financial fiasco” of the CL Financial collapse, Afra Raymond says: “Our House needs a serious cleaning and we need a new commitment to serious retrospection if we are to succeed in understanding this scandalous situation.”

Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

  4 March 2011

Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...

Trinidad and Tobago: advertising anthropology

  4 March 2011

“The culture of a country is not only found in the country’s song, dance and shark and bake but also in the full-page ads in the newspapers,” writes This Beach Called Life. “These ads sometimes show, in a subtle way, who are the real power brokers.” He shares some recent...

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