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· February, 2012

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Battle with Media

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is My Time

“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...

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Priestly Poetry & A New Literature Partnership

Caribbean Book Blog interviews priest and poet Fr. Lambert St Rose, while Bocas Lit Fest announces “a new partnership that will work towards enhancing the Caribbean literary scene and help...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fashion over Festival?

Rishi Sankar explains why he will not play mas with one particular Carnival band ever again.

Trinidad & Tobago: Ash Wednesday

The TnT River blogs about Ash Wednesday traditions in Trinidad.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Damage

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Make Mas

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Fun!

Afrobella wishes everyone a fun Carnival!

Trinidad & Tobago: These Boots were made for Jumping

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...

Caribbean: We'll Always Love You, Whitney

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...

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

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Culture?

“What it has become and where it is going?”: The TnT River looks at the history – and the future – of Trinidad Carnival.

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogger Karen Walrond is All About Love

Love is so much more layered than the romantic love of Eros; what better gift for Valentine's Day than to talk about love with a Caribbean blogger whose entire mission...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Job Letter

Perhaps the best (or worst!) recommendation letter ever – diaspora blogger CunningLinguist shares.

Trinidad & Tobago: Implementation Key in DNA Bill

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,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Seeing Siparia

MEP Publishers visits Siparia, a vibrant community that has had a fascinating part to play in the island's history.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cocoyea Craftiness

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Children's Rights

West Indian Mother thinks that “it's high time we start acting in defense of our children and treat them with the respect that is the right of every human being....

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Must-Haves

Travel blogger Rishi Sankar lists nine items every man should have for Trinidad Carnival.

Trinidad & Tobago: Principal Charged with Child Cruelty

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...

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