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· February, 2014

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2014

Trinidad & Tobago: Glitter Glee

  28 February 2014

I have been a hooved La Diablesse, a bolt of lighting, Thumbelina, Blight, and one of the Israelites leaving Egypt, among others. There was always some glitter involved. Glitter is to carnival as mud is to J’ouvert. creative commess explains her love of the sparkly stuff.

Empty Office Buildings in Trinidad's Capital

  19 February 2014

The huge potential supply of State-built, unfinished office buildings in our capital is the ‘Elephant in the Room‘. Afra Raymond confronts it in an effort to address “the viability of the long-term and large-scale investments which have been made in Port-of-Spain by private and public capital.”

Race as a Political Weapon in the Caribbean

  17 February 2014

Of all the offensive – and unintelligent – statements made in the politics of the post-independence Caribbean, an assertion, that Dr Keith Rowley, the leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, is ‘too black’ to be Prime Minister, has to rate as the worst. Bajan Reporter explains why such...

Drug Bust Holds Lessons for Caribbean Distribution Chains

  12 February 2014

Of the recent drug bust originating out of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados Underground says: The fundamentals are clear. Supply chain security in the Caribbean is weak, and known local and regional solutions need to be applied and strengthened.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Deeper Carnival

  11 February 2014

Mas is beauty and horror. Mas as a whole can’t and shouldn’t be a version of reality that edits out the blood and pain. Tillah Willah explains why she is so excited about the character she is portraying in this year's Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

Caribbean: Discrimination is Discrimination

  7 February 2014

Groundation Grenada has partnered with Trinidad-based artist Joshua Lu “to create a visual campaign to draw analogies between sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination and other forms of discrimination.” Check out the first few installations in the campaign, here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Put Bullying in its Place

  4 February 2014

Why not teach kids that bullies are real, that assholes exist, and the proper way to deal with them, i.e. IGNORE THEM. Rob them of their power. Or, and here’s an even better one: STAND UP FOR YOURSELF. Rants of a Redman recommends taking the bully by the horns.

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