Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from 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...
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.”
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,...
“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 post about it.
TriniGourmet.com shares what's on her menu to commemorate this year's anniversary of Indian Arrival.
Plain Talk says that when it comes to politics, “the name of the game is advantage.”
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...
Lifespan of a Chennette asks: “How do you like your Hops?”
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.
Anje Woodruffe writes at Outlish about how she was programmed to stereotype black men; CODE RED for Caribbean freedom! responds.
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.
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 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.
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.”
Through The Allen Prize for Young Writers, Lisa Allen-Agostini honours the memory of her beloved father.
“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.
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 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...
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.”
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.”
Charmaine Valere and Annie Paul both give a run-down of Trinidad and Tobago's first Bocas Literary Festival.