Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2008
Caribbean Free Radio links to an article that challenges the “tribe-centric” analysis of the violence in Kenya to make a point about the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago.
Ramblings and Reason is “still trying to figure out the whole globalisaiton thing – what it means and whether it's an overall good or bad thing”.
Senator Barack Obama's astounding success in Iowa - the first of the caucuses that will ultimately result in the victorious nominee from each of the two main political parties going on to contest the 2008 US presidential election - has struck a chord with many Caribbean bloggers. Some think he's the perfect candidate for the next US president, others aren't so sure, but there's no doubt that the Senator for Illinois is giving the Caribbean blogosphere something to talk about...
Caribbean Beat Blog turns the spotlight on Jamaican-born Annmarie Morais’ first feature film.
“Where does the nostalgia for these houses come from? Perhaps it is that these remarkable houses are so representative of our diversity”: My Chutney Garden examines Trinidad and Tobago's architectural vernacular.
Jumbie's Watch is confused by Trinidad and Tobago's justice system.
As Nicholas Laughlin blogs about the books that have impressed him this year, Sharon Millar reviews one that's on his list, saying: “Having talked so much about the Diaspora in the last six months, it's ironic that a book written out of the Spanish Antilles is the one that would...
“I want the administrators and politicians to stop playing games with the public good…to remember that ‘minister’ is not a synonym for ‘Lord’ but for ‘servant’, and ‘representative’ means that you're not sitting in the House looking into your own interests”: Keith in Trinidad puts forward his wish list for...
What was potentially the Caribbean post that had the most impact in 2007? Janine Mendes-Franco gives a quick roundup of the big regional stories of the past year.
“I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions, but if there’s one goal I have for 2008 it’s to make peace with online video”: Caribbean Free Radio gets ready to roll camera.
Now is Wow uses a Rainforest Canopy adventure in St. Lucia as a metaphor for 2008: “A zippy exciting happy natural heightened trusting new year.”
Thebookmann marks noteworthy moments of the year in art in Trinidad and Tobago.
Antilles posts a list of the top Caribbean books of 2007, as decided by the editors of The Caribbean Review of Books.