Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from September, 2011
Trinidad & Tobago: Expenditure & Accountability
“Discussion is revolving around the country’s earnings from our energy resources and the likely size of the next year’s budget, expected to be delivered in early October”: Afra Raymond warns that “without proper control over expenditure, we will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Cuban Film at T&T Film Festival
B.C. Pires has a couple more must-see film picks at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
Trinidad & Tobago: Black Power Documentary
“You could put all of the scholarship produced by the University of the West Indies and all the newspaper and TV stories done about the 1970 uprising in Trinidad and Tobago on one side and, when you tossed the single DVD of ’70: Remembering a Revolution into the other pan,...
Trinidad & Tobago: Loving Delicious
TECHTT shares his thoughts on the new Delicious site.
Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Troy Davis’ Execution
Trinidadian bloggers share their thoughts on the Troy Davis execution, with Afrobella saying: “I’m not here to rehash the facts of the Troy Davis case or to analyze the details of the social media outcry or the last minute attempts to save his life. I just know I’m not the...
Trinidad & Tobago: 2011 Film Festival Launch
Regional bloggers are excited about some of the films that will be screened at the 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, which opens today.
Trinidad & Tobago: Non-Communicable Diseases
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar recently brought the issue of non-communicable diseases to the attention of the United Nations; aka_lol agrees: “It will be no point taking guns and drugs of the streets while letting killer foods roam the country like an honorary citizen with diplomatic immunity.”
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas 2012 Literature Prize
Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is excited about “the second OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, which will reward the best Caribbean book published this year with a US$10,000 prize.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Republic Day Fare
As Trinidad and Tobago prepares to celebrate Republic Day this weekend, TriniGourmet.com posts “a menu suggestion for your table!”
Trinidad & Tobago: Chicken Weed
Bloggers have a field day with news that 31 million dollars worth of marijuana was found in a container “that was supposed to contain only chicken parts.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Questions on the State of Emergency
Gerard Best has a few questions he'd like answered about the country's State of Emergency.
Trinidad & Tobago: New Curfew Areas
Gerard Best notes that five new curfew areas have been established in Trinidad and Tobago's ongoing State of Emergency.
Trinidad & Tobago: A Sleeping Giant?
aka_lol says of recent developments in Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency: “The plus side of extending the SOE and increasing the number of hot spots by eleven is that the criminal element will be even more dormant. But dormant means asleep and like all hibernating evil creatures, once awake...
Trinidad & Tobago: Looking Forward to Film Festival
MEP Caribbean Publishers is “really excited for the opening of this year's installment of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival”, which begins next week.
Trinidad & Tobago: Intellectual Property Guideline
Mark Lyndersay on yet another instance of copyright infringement: “If an image, or a video, or a story or any other intellectual property is still owned by its creator, whether or nor it's being actively exploited, the right to make use of that work remains with its creator until a...
Trinidad & Tobago: Hair & Now
Struck by a report in which a detained man's hair was shaved by soldiers, Attillah Springer says: “This shouldn’t be the story that gets you the most vexed out of the whole state of emergency farce…it's just hair. That is why Samson was destroyed when Delilah cut his. It’s just...
Trinidad & Tobago: Sylvia Hunt's Legacy
“Even as a young child I was attracted to her warm, charismatic persona and soothing voice. She had a way of making every dish seem undaunting, approachable, and effortless. Unfortunately no reruns of her shows appear, nor do any substantial photos or citations exist online. A shameful gap in our...
Trinidad & Tobago: Addiction Advice
“What every single one of us have found is that at some point…it stops being your decision. You lose control over it, and using becomes involuntary. Willpower has nothing to do with it at that point”: Plain Talk blogs about addiction and offers solid advice to families.
Trinidad & Tobago: Ramifications of “Granny Quila”
Of the controversial “Granny Quila” video, Mark Lyndersay says: “It’s clear that for many locals, Facebook and to a lesser extent other Internet based media such as blogs and Twitter have become a kind of virtual Woodford Square for airing opinions…Unfortunately, unlike a hotheaded argument in the square, posts and...
Trinidad & Tobago: True Freedom
Attillah Springer blogs about this year's (post-riot) Notting Hill Carnival and compares the experience with Trinidad and Tobago's current State of Emergency: “The State, whether British or ‘Trinbagonian,’ cannot control the desire for freedom. With fear or guns or cameras. The desire for freedom will win out ultimately.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Suspension of Human Rights?
Tattoo takes a look at the issue of human rights in the context of Trinidad and Tobago's extended State of Emergency.