Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from April, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: Moko Jumbie Movie
Stefan Falke's Eye takes note of German filmmaker Harald Rumpf's documentary about the Moko Jumbies (stilt walkers) of the Dragon Kilimanjaro School of Arts & Culture in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: PM's Residence before Carnival Centre
Trinidad Carnival Diary is puzzled about the T&T government's construction priorities: “While the Prime Minister (or new Prime Minister given that General Elections is carded for later this year) will be sitting pretty in a brand, spanking, new “crib” we masqueraders will have to eat dust on the streets of...
Trinidad & Tobago: Lara Apologizes
The West Indies cricket team's loss to South Africa yesterday will likely leave them out of the World Cup finals – ttgapers.com reports on Captain Brian Lara's apology to the people of the Caribbean and highlights analysis by T&T Cricket Board President Deryck Murray and commentator Tony Cozier, among others.
Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Fruit
Posting from Trinidad, Thebookmann begins a new photographic series – this time, of succulent Caribbean fruit.
Trinidad & Tobago: Bird Photos
Posting from Trinidad, Caribbean Free Photo has a gorgeous Flickr photoset of birds.
Trinidad, Guyana: Roti Musings
Just in case you were confused about the different types of roti (a soft, flour-based nan that is a staple of Indo-Caribbean cooking) Lifespan of a Chennette clears things up.
Trinidad & Tobago: Good Friday Bobolees
The Good Friday tradition of beating bobolees (effigies of Judcas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Christ) has inspired a call by Rights Action Group T&T for the dedication of community bobolees to any of the traitors “who've sold out our country for thirty pieces of aluminum.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Panday in Full Political Flight
Stephen Kangal at Trinidad and Tobago News Blog thinks that Basdeo Panday is making a mockery of Parliament with his “current tantrums of wanting to serve his constituents of Couva North”.
Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago: WICB Job Vacancy
Wanted by the West Indies Cricket Board: Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. The West Indies Cricket Blog links to the job advertisement that seeks to ensure “West Indies teams are the best prepared teams so as to create a successful and winning culture.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Flowers
Thebookmann‘s Caribbean Flower Series is a heady combination of compelling photography and interesting tales on each flower's origins.
Trinidad & Tobago: Quotes of the Week
Jeremy Taylor catches announcers out on their pronunciations and scores two very amusing quotes of the week.
Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter Fight Just Beginning
Trinidad and Tobago's Environmental Management Authority announced yesterday that they have given Alutrint the go ahead for an aluminum smelter to be built in La Brea. “This in spite of two years of extensive comment, research and investigation which conclusively shows not only that aluminum smelting is not a financially...
Trinidad & Tobago: April Fool's?
Jonathan Ali is highly amused at what clearly must have been the Trinidad Guardian's April Fool's prank.