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· December, 2011

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from December, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago: a lesson about strength

When Passion.Fruit sets out to rescue a trapped pigeon, a random encounter with a passing grandmother teaches her a lesson about strength, patience, and wisdom. “She cooed and comforted —...

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

Trinidad and Tobago: making zines

Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner posts images from a zine workshop for young artists which he organised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and explains that the experience made him think “of all...

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Petition Against Offensive Ad

Globewriter is heartened that Project Runway winner, Anya Ayoung-Chee, has “[thrown]her weight against hate” by signing a petition “to demand the Trinidad Express apologize for running an offensive advert that,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Ad

Bloggers from Trinidad and Tobago voice their outrage at a newspaper ad that claims to educate people about homosexuality, calling it “a vile advertisement that can only be described as...

Trinidad & Tobago: Traffic Tips

“After crime the number one negative social issue that affects most of us on a daily basis is traffic”: Plain Talk has some suggestions for easing the congestion.

Trinidad & Tobago: The CARICOM-Cuba Summit

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports on the arrival of Cuban President Raul Castro, while KILKAYTAY comments on “the hurricane in the snocone cup over the shifted location of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Sorrel

“Sorrel, made from the sepals, of the sorrel flower is fruity and fragrant. I have fond memories of sitting at my aunt’s feet as a child, helping her to handpick...

Trinidad & Tobago: Plot Suspects Released

Jumbie's Watch and Guanaguanare comment on the release of 16 detainees in the alleged assassination plot against the Prime Minister.

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Christmas

Outlish offers some advice on what not to say if you're “liming” in Trinidad and Tobago for Christmas.

Ashura Commemorations Around the World

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a period of mourning for Shia Muslims. Events reach a climax on Ashura, the tenth day of the month. Ayesha Saldanha...

Caribbean: Thoughts on World AIDS Day

December 1, was World AIDS Day. Bloggers from the Caribbean have weighed in with their own thoughts about and support for the ongoing battle against HIV and AIDS.

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