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· March, 2011

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from March, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Education – Leaving Kids at Sea

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is Over

Trinidad Carnival Diary offers tips on how to “fill the void between now and another Carnival…”

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas Shortlist

“A Nobel laureate, a MacArthur ‘genius’ fellow, and a first-time author are finalists for the 2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature”: Caribbean Book Blog has the details.

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Stereotype?

Outlish looks at the impact of Chutney Soca music “on people's perception of Indo-Trinidadians.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Position on Gender Equity

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...

Caribbean: Caribe Wave 11, the first simulated tsunami alert

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Bocas” Launches

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Upsetting Issues

From the state of health care to advertising campaigns, Plain Talk posts a list of all the things that are upsetting him.

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Stars on Twitter

Outlish has a list of the Top 20 Soca Stars to follow on Twitter.

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: On Nuclear Power

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

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Meaning of Equality

Coffeewallah thinks that women “the latest trend in female performers, to debase themselves or perform lyrics that are denigrating to women” does nothing for gender equality.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pacific Tsunami Warning

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Excess

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: 2011 Carnival Winners

Bloggers report on the big winners of this year's Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Results

Results from the most talked-about Carnival competitions here and here, while Lisa Allen-Agostini weighs in on show-stealing at the hotly-contested Soca Monarch contest.

Trinidad & Tobago: The CL Collapse

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...

Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

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...

Trinidad and Tobago: Carnival traditions

With Trinidad's annual Carnival celebrations approaching, photographer Wendell Reyes posts images of some traditional masqueraders on the street.

Trinidad and Tobago: advertising anthropology

“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...

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