· May, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from May, 2006

Trinidad and Tobago: Blue devils in Dortmund

  16 May 2006

Stacy-Marie Ishmael of the Trinidad and Tobago World Cup Team Blog posts two photos of the winged rhino sculpture, decorated by Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace, that represents T&T in Dortmund, Germany, one of the host cities for the FIFA World Cup next month. The StudioFilmClub blog points out that the...

Trinidad and Tobago: Criminals’ rights?

  16 May 2006

The members of The Initiative Against Crime continue to explore the connections between Trinidad and Tobago's crime problem and mistreatment of prisoners. Kahaya is not surprised there was a prisoners’ riot at the San Fernando Magistrates Court yesterday, and Jahari Gamba asks, “Does the prison system change criminals or boost...

Trinidad and Tobago: Restorative justice

  15 May 2006

Kahaya at The Initiative Against Crime asks, “What are we doing to prevent Trinidad and Tobago from becoming a lawless nation?”, and proposes a solution: restorative justice, “a form of criminal justice that involves reparation to the victim, or affected members of the community by the offender”.

Trinidad: Hanuman murti

  13 May 2006

Hanuman murti, Trinidad. Photo by caribbeanfreephoto Located in Carapichaima, Trinidad, this 85-foot murti representing the Hindu deity Hanuman is reputed to be the largest of its kind outside of India. The murti stands on the grounds of the Dattatreya Yoga Centre and Mandir and attracts devotees offering gifts and performing...

Caribbean: New West Indies anthem

  11 May 2006

At the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup blog Stacy-Marie Ishmael parses some of the mixed reactions to the new West Indies anthem, which was sung for the first time at yesterday's Trinidad & Tobago v. Peru football match in Trinidad.

Trinidad & Tobago: Rights of the accused

  9 May 2006

Taran Rampersad weighs in on the controversy surrounding the posting on the internet of a photo of a minor accused of the murder of a six-year old boy in Trinidad. “This is an interesting chapter for Trinidad and Tobago as it finds it's way toward developed nation status, coming to...

Jamaica: Carnival innovations

  8 May 2006

Francis Wade details a few of the innovations in service and use of technology which have been introduced into Jamaica's Carnival. “The food at the Frenchmen Jamaican fetes is simply outstanding, and makes the evening well worth the money (which worked out to about US$70.) From the shrimp soup, to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Another take on the smelter issue

  5 May 2006

Valarauka mistrusts the information being put forward by opponents of smelter project in southern Trinidad. “My opinion, as an economist, is that there is, as always, a more dynamic solution to this issue than the naysayers suggest,” he writes. “That is, I think we can have our clean air, our...

Caribbean: Regional Telecom Penetrates French DOMs

  2 May 2006

“For 155 million dollars, Denis O'Brien's Digicel Group just acquired Bouygues Telecom Caribbean, the second wireless network in the French Caribbean DOMs i.e. about 160,000 subscribers and 80 employees,” says (FR) Internetrapide.com. Digicel is now present in 20 Caribbean countries, explains the blogger.

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