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· February, 2012

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Battle with Media

  29 February 2012

Afra Raymond outlines what he believes is a “sinister pattern” towards the media in Trinidad & Tobago, since the People's Partnership has been in government. According to Raymond, who elaborated on his views in an accompanying webcast, “…given the boundless nature of the new technology, we are going to see...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is My Time

  28 February 2012

“In an attempt to imitate art…culture in T&T seems to have perverted itself and in trying to become something else, may have succeeded all too well; the business model of Tribe and the other new ‘Rio’ styled bands seems to be built on encouraging excess for profit”: Plain Talk suggests...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Damage

  22 February 2012

Plain Talk suggests that Trinidad and Tobago Carnival “is no longer an expression of culture but an exercise in excess set to music…no longer something to be proud of but two days of decadence that undermines our society a little more each time.”

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Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Make Mas

  21 February 2012

Today is Carnival Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago and though most bloggers are taking part in the festivities, a few of them have managed to post atypical photos of their 2012 Carnival experience…

Trinidad & Tobago: These Boots were made for Jumping

  17 February 2012

Trinidadian bloggers go to town over a photograph of the Prime Minister at a Carnival fete sporting expensive brand-name shoes: B.C. Pires says: “She’s bound to get flak for such a vulgar display, even at the height of the vulgarity of one of the world’s most vulgar displays, the modern...

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Caribbean: We'll Always Love You, Whitney

  14 February 2012

Following the untimely death of singer Whitney Houston, a handful of Caribbean bloggers are talking about her talent, her music and her legacy. From Trinidad and Tobago, The Liming House posts a video of the singer performing “I Look to You” and says: Goodbye, Whitney. Because your voice, even when...

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Caribbean: It's V-Day; Can You Feel the Love?

  14 February 2012

Love is definitely on the minds and in the hearts of Caribbean bloggers today; here's a quick look at how many of them are honouring the feeling that makes the world - and apparently the blogosphere - go round…

Trinidad & Tobago: Implementation Key in DNA Bill

  10 February 2012

The TnT River says of the amended DNA Bill, which was recently passed “after a 14 hour sitting of the Senate”: “It is a positive step in the right direction, but this action definitely needs proper planning and stringent execution for continued success.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Cocoyea Craftiness

  9 February 2012

The cocoyea (pronounced Ko-ki-ye) is “the mid rib of the coconut leaf that is stripped with a knife” and has many uses, from bird-catching to kite-flying; in this post, Simply Trini Cooking explains how to make a broom out of it, which he calls “an integral part of our culture.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Principal Charged with Child Cruelty

  3 February 2012

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports that the school principal accused of “placing the head of two students in a toilet bowl at her school and flushing it” has been charged; Plain Talk comments on “the depravity required” to commit such an act: “Flush it to make a point, to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's the Love?

  2 February 2012

“In a digital age, where we can now connect over the internet, it’s appears that love has somehow lost it’s importance in our lives”: The TnT River suggests that “we have forgotten that we were brought into this world mainly through the connection of one personality to another.”

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