· June, 2006

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from June, 2006

Haiti Rejoins CARICOM

  9 June 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an AFP article that announces (Fr)Haiti's official rejoining of Caricom. Haiti temporarily ceased being a member of the 15-country Caribbean body in 2004, after the fall of then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. CARICOM invited President Preval to attend the organization's next summit in July in...

Trindad & Tobago: Looking homeward

  7 June 2006

London-based Trinidadian blogger Seldo grapples with the idea of returning to Trinidad. In his lengthy and eloquent post he asks hard questions of himself and his homeland and contemplates the role a white, privileged, gay Caribbean man can play in shaping his country's destiny.

Trinidad & Tobago: Say no to jargon

  5 June 2006

“Down with jargon!” say three Trinidadian bloggers. Taran Rampersad and aka-lol rail against the use of the word “stakeholder”, while Caribbean Free Radio wishes people would stop “speaking to issues”. In the comment thread at CFR JT adds his two cents’: “And what about “interrogating”? Couldn’t that be left to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Miss T&T World Cup speaks

  5 June 2006

Stacy-Marie Ishmael at the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Blog interviews Trinidad & Tobago's entrant in the Miss World Cup competition, who says that “the best part of the experience for me was placing in the top 8. I was very surprised! The worst experience was being outside in the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Denominational schools

  1 June 2006

Club Soda and Salt asks Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Education for some data to support her assertion that “with the establishment of the religious schools over 75 per cent in the primary sector, we have been able to see in the school system emphasis on morals and values and...

We reach: Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad

  1 June 2006

On May 30 Trinidad and Tobago celebrated Indian Arrival Day, a holiday commemorating the first wave of migration to the islands from India, in 1845. The immigrants came as indentured labourers, bound for the sugar estates, replacements, as Dr. Roi Kwabena reminds us, for the newly-emancipated African slaves. The indentureship...