· April, 2007

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from April, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Moko Jumbie Movie

  13 April 2007

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

  12 April 2007

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

  11 April 2007

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, Guyana: Roti Musings

  9 April 2007

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

  6 April 2007

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.”

Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago: WICB Job Vacancy

  5 April 2007

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: Smelter Fight Just Beginning

  3 April 2007

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...

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