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· May, 2011

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from May, 2011

Caribbean: FIFA Foul

Regional bloggers congratulate the Bermudian and Bahamian football representatives – now being lauded as whistleblowers – who refused to accept bribes from FIFA; Globewriter republishes suspended vice-president Jack Warner's statement...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politricks?

Plain Talk, tongue firmly in cheek, gives a quick run-down of the political goings-on in Trinidad and Tobago, while Weblog Bahamas quips: “Politicians confuse me.”

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: FIFA Disciplinary Hearing

B.C. Pires says that the most recent corruption allegation against FIFA vice-president Jack Warner “looks for Jack like it did for Tony walking into that diner in the last episode...

Trinidad & Tobago: Oppression of Women

“Women’s oppression, he said, was a myth created by the Judeo-Christian West as a tool of capitalism. I nearly fall on the ground”: And then, Lisa Allen-Agostini writes a must-read...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day Food

TriniGourmet.com shares what's on her menu to commemorate this year's anniversary of Indian Arrival.

Trinidad & Tobago: Advantegous Politics

Plain Talk says that when it comes to politics, “the name of the game is advantage.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Gay Rights

gspottt thinks that “it’s impressive that the Ministry is interested in attitudes to homosexuality; and notable that the poll [about equal rights for homosexuals] was commissioned by the last government”,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hops Bread

Lifespan of a Chennette asks: “How do you like your Hops?”

Caribbean: Reflections on the Rapture

So the world was supposed to end this past Saturday - at least according to some religious sects. Caribbean bloggers write about how one man's delusion had an impact on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Race & Stereotyes

Anje Woodruffe writes at Outlish about how she was programmed to stereotype black men; CODE RED for Caribbean freedom! responds.

World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?

Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Dogs & the Bigger Picture

Globewriter posts an interview he did with the President of the T&T Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Against the backdrop of a recent spate of dog attacks,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Manning Suspended

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports that former Prime Minister Manning has been suspended from the House of Representatives, having been found guilty of contempt of Parliament.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Prince Among Wolves?

Plain Talk says that “political wolves are gathering” around the leader of the Congress of the People, noting that the party “needs at its helm a true champion divorced from...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Man Behind the Allen Prize

Through The Allen Prize for Young Writers, Lisa Allen-Agostini honours the memory of her beloved father.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?

“The PP government is establishing a ‘new normal’ insofar as ethics and acceptable standards of behaviour in public office are concerned”: Despite the mixed signals, Afra Raymond welcomes the new...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Firing of King

Bloggers are still reacting to the firing of the Minister of Planning, with aka_lol saying, tongue-in-cheek: “I think it is wise for any Government to promptly get rid of any...

Trinidad & Tobago: Planning Minister Sacked

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports on the firing of the Minister of Planning for, as B.C. Pires describes it, “taking part in a State decision from which she or...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Dogs

ban-d-wagonist and Plain Talk blog about urgent need for legislation on the heels of the latest incident in which a mother was mauled to death “by dangerous dogs improperly restrained.”

Trinidad & Tobago: R.I.P. Allyson

Bloggers pay their respects to the late television presenter Allyson Hennessy, with B.C. Pires saying: “There’s no up side to the passing of someone as committed to her Trinidad and...

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