Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from June, 2011
“Once more, art confronts us with the intersection of ideas”: Pleasure reviews Richard Rawlins’ recent art exhibition, saying that the icons of “white elephants, dangling flies that become pianos, non-performing arts academies and lego politicians all suggest what we all know: the realm of politics is one big megee.”
Lisa Allen-Agostini says that Trinidad tourism “is so poorly developed it’s a shame. I was horrified and embarrassed half the time at the paltry quality of our tourism product.”
TECHTT has its eye on Google+, “a social networking platform [that] will compete with Facebook and Twitter for a piece of our online socialising.”
gspott says that the President's assention to the Data Protection Act is “of great significance to gay, lesbian and bisexual communities in Trinidad & Tobago” as it “provides heightened protections for ‘sensitive personal information’, which is defined to include one’s ‘sexual orientation or sexual life’.”
“Buju Banton was the one who helped us figure it out. He danced between social commentary and slackness. He transformed himself into a thoughtful prophet”: Attilah Springer says it's “a nightmare when you wake up to realise that the one to offer a place for escape is in prison too.”
Lisa Allen-Agostini is irritated by “a call for the dismantling of the Government initiative to give laptop computers to all incoming secondary school students” and explains why “our children…deserve to reap the benefits of progress.”
Afra Raymond posts a copy of “the CL Financial letter of 13th January 2009″, which he finally has in his possession after “three applications for this document under the Freedom of Information Act.”
From “soots” to Benedictine monasteries, Chookooloonks photoblogs about a lovely day spent during her time in Trinidad.
Jumbie's Watch and Plain Talk share their thoughts on Jack Warner's resignation from FIFA.
Father's Day, that worldwide celebration honouring dads and their important role in the family dynamic, is marked in the Caribbean on the third Sunday of June and regional bloggers posted en masse yesterday for the occasion. From the eloquent to the irreverent, here's what they had to say…
“I doh know bout alyuh, but I love to talk Trinidadian Creole English all de time”: Karel Mc Intosh suggests that “an educational approach to Creole must start by raising the level of awareness of what Creole languages are, how they came into being, who speaks them and what their...
Guanaguanare blogs about this year's Cruz de Mayo celebrations in Trinidad.
Triniberry provides “a snapshot of what the current mobile internet user base looks like right now in terms of device preference.”
When it comes to the lawsuit filed by the Central Bank against top CL Financial directors, Afra Raymond is “doubtful of the choice of targets in the apparent attempt to deal with this financial fiasco”, saying: “The early questions…are for me ‘Why this lawsuit?’ and ‘Why now?’.”
“Even the gentle souls here brush up against the face of violence. And some of us carry our scars outside but there are many more of us carrying our scars inside”: Attillah Springer is “even more acutely aware of how powerless we all are to confront the growing diseases of...
“There is no mention of local access to iTunes or the app store and no mention of trinidad or bmobile on the apple website”: TECHTT has the details on the iPhone 4 plan options, while Triniberry adds: “The Bmobile 4g My Hotspot plans for iPhone has been structured in a...
TECHTT is “happy to see that Trinidad will have a representative team at Imagine Cup 2011…a student technology competition organised by Microsoft.”
TECHTT confirms that “bmobile will be launching the iPhone 4 next week” and says that “one of the features that caught [his] attention was the retina display.”
“Of all the plagues in our society that require urgent attention, far and away the easiest one to deal with is the scourge of needless death due to drag racing and fast driving beyond the speed limit”: Plain Talk has a few suggestions for dealing with the problem.
Mod Blog 101 says that it's “exciting times for Trinidadian iOS users” as “mNAV…the people who brought to Trinidad the Official Maps for Garmin and other GPS devices…are working with NavFone to create an app for us to have maps on our iPhones.”
While Plain Talk applauds the action being taken against CL Financial directors “in the mismanagement of assets that led to the biggest bail out in this nation's history” he issues this caveat: “I hope that this is not just a show. If the purpose of this is not to recover...