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· May, 2011

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from May, 2011

Caribbean: FIFA Foul

  31 May 2011

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 on the FIFA ruling and Plain Talk says that he is not as concerned with Jack Warner the FIFA rep...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politricks?

  27 May 2011

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

  26 May 2011

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 of the Sopranos; but…it seems more likely Jack will emerge from Sunday’s disciplinary hearing, not in a hail of bullets,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gay Rights

  24 May 2011

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”, but maintains that “it’s a matter of how you ask the question.” Photos and video of Trinidad and Tobago's first...

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Caribbean: Reflections on the Rapture

  23 May 2011

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 the region and put a humourous spin on surviving the end of the world.

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World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?

  18 May 2011

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 most powerful non-governmental bodies in the world has suddenly has started looking vulnerable.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Dogs & the Bigger Picture

  17 May 2011

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, they discuss the existing law as it pertains to dangerous dogs, as well as responsible pet ownership, animal welfare and...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Prince Among Wolves?

  16 May 2011

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 business as usual, energized and able, armed with vision for Party and country and set on fire with purpose.”

Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?

  16 May 2011

“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 direction.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Firing of King

  13 May 2011

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 Minister who can’t even manage to carry out an everyday piece of corruption effectively.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Planning Minister Sacked

  11 May 2011

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 a member of her family gained a benefit, contrary to the Integrity in Public Life Act but apparently well in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Dogs

  10 May 2011

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

  9 May 2011

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 Tobago and Caribbean family as she was; across the archipelago and Diaspora…she’ll me missed.”

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