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· July, 2011

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from July, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: National Strike on the Horizon?

Caribbean Journal reports that Trinidad and Tobago may soon be facing a national strike.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Beauty of Imperfection

Attillah Springer shares some “things [she discovers] from eating a mango in the morning.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Poem for Amy

“I’ve never met Amy Winehouse. I’m not a musician. I’m not British or anything even remotely connected to her. I only discovered her music about three years ago and, honestly,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Emancipation

“Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries (mostly in the...

Caribbean: Commonwealth Stories for Online Time Capsule

The Royal Commonwealth Society is creating the world's largest online time capsule in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and wants regional/Commonwealth bloggers to share their...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is Business

Outlish takes a look at some Carnival entrepreneurs.

Barbados: Escargot, Anyone?

Barbados Free Press suggests that when it comes to the invasive Giant African Snail, if you can't beat ‘em, eat ‘em.

Caribbean: Carnival in Toronto

The Caribbean Camera posts a photo album of the 2011 Kiddies Carnival Toronto Parade, here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Photography in Media

Mark Lyndersay considers the future of photography in local mainstream media: “Why would a young photographer have shown up in a newsroom looking for work two decades ago? You either...

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Community

“Some people automatically assume that the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community is full of immorality, promiscuity, sin, parties, drug users, AIDS and STD carriers, and criminals”: Outlish investigates...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Colman Comission

Tattoo is following the Sir Anthony Colman Commission of Inquiry into the Clico/HCU collapse and notices that in many ways, history is repeating itself, adding: “As the wheels of time...

Trinidad & Tobago: Impressionistic Art

Woman of Color blogs about a new artist who paints impressionistic landscapes.

Trinidad & Tobago: FIFA Report

Globewriter posts what he believes to be FIFA's preliminary report on the Jack Warner and Bin Hamman controversy, which led to Warner's resignation as vice-president.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Fire Festival

Havana Times blogs about Santiago de Cuba's exciting Fire Festival, saying: “This year was the festival’s 31st edition and was dedicated to Trinidad and Tobago.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Smooth Operator

B.C. Pires thinks that “the People’s Partnership appears to be living in interesting times.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Tackling Transformation

“No one transforms for the greater good. No one transforms to save this place. All we have is Decepticons for leaders. And people who do not, cannot fly”: Attillah Springer...

Trinidad & Tobago: New Media; New Politics

Plain Talk says that “politics as usual” is irrelevant “in these times of new media, real time information and an empowered and politically active electorate.”

Trinidad & Tobago: The Need for Culture in Education

Attillah Springer applauds the work of her mother, saying: ” In light of recent developments – Movie Towne, Flugtag, Vybz Kartel – all of which I suppose have their purpose,...

Caribbean: West Indian Immigrants

The Caribbean Camera reports that of the 245,000 Caribbean immigrants to Canada, the largest populations [were] from Jamaica followed by Haiti and then Trinidad and Tobago.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Space for Art

Pleasure looks at the work of Trinidad and Tobago-born artist Karyn Olivier.

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