· May, 2008

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from May, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Press Conference Gone Awry

  15 May 2008

“Anyone who saw today's Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago press conference…must now be clear of one thing…this country is in serious trouble”: Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival, and lifestyle is unimpressed with the behaviour of a Senator, while Jumbie's Watch adds: “Here is a man...

Caribbean: Samuels Banned

  14 May 2008

Both St. Vincent blogger Abeni and West Indies Cricket Blog link to reactions about the banning of West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels after he was found guilty of breaking rules designed to stop players betting on matches.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Lyrical Content

  14 May 2008

ttgapers.com reports that Jamaican dancehall artist Buju Banton “is pleading with fellow…entertainers to clean up their lyrics in order to stem the social decay that is not only present in Jamaica but most of the Caribbean countries where the music is very popular.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Disaster Preparedness

  14 May 2008

FIFA Vice President and Minister of Parliament Jack Warner was in China during the earthquake; KnowProSE.com hopes that the experience will be a motivating factor for him “to deal with the lack of preparedness in Trinidad and Tobago upon his return.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Principles of Business

  13 May 2008

As Trinidadian blogger Gillian Goddard faces “a frontal attack from an entrepreneur” intending to start a similar business, she stands firm in the belief that “environmental healing and social justice are two of the largest markers of a truly successful business.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Maxi-ing Out

  13 May 2008

“Like politics, maxi travel has a morality of its own”: Ramblings and Reason provides a few tips on surviving travel by “maxi-taxi” in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: For Shame

  12 May 2008

West Indies Cricket Blog reports that “Caribbean novelist George Lamming believes the delayed appointment of Sir Frank Worrell as West Indies captain was one of the most shameful acts in West Indies cricket history.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Remembering Mittelholzer

  12 May 2008

“Before VS Naipaul or Samuel Selvon or Derek Walcott, there was Mittelholzer, who is regarded as one of the first professional novelists from the English-speaking Caribbean”: Trinidadian blogger Andre Bagoo observes the 43rd anniversary of the death of “this seminal Caribbean author”.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Burden of Choice

  12 May 2008

“In asserting women's right to choose, I wonder if we have not also lost the idea of child-bearing as a sacred responsibility, and have learned to see it as a burden which can be cast aside by ‘choice'?”: Trinidad and Tobago blogger Jeremy Taylor examines the issue of abortion.

Trinidad & Tobago: Football Fever

  9 May 2008

“It is no secret that people are football crazy in Trinidad and Tobago,” writes Discover TnT Blog, adding that “the upcoming friendly match between Trinidad and Tobago and England is already stirring up debate.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Transparency Issues

  9 May 2008

KnowProSE.com refers to an article in the Trinidad Express to make the point that “in the continuation of an era where government is being accused more and more of corruption and overspending, it seems counterintuitive that a government that wishes to stay in power would remove public hearings.”

Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Victory or Defeat?

  8 May 2008

“I found myself watching Air Force One last night on TV, while waiting to see which of the US Democratic presidential candidates would give the most stupid victory speech”: Trinidad and Tobago blogger Jeremy Taylor bestows that dubious honour on Hillary, while One Tribe, Many Voices says: “Thanks to Barack...

Trinidad & Tobago: Student Action

  6 May 2008

As tuition fees go up at private tertiary institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, students at one school take action, prompting Ramblings and Reason to comment: “That such a routine exercise of civic responsibility is not the norm is scary. My enduring hope is that our university students will escape this...

Global: The price of food, the cost of despair

The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Business of Coffee

  2 May 2008

KnowProSE.com enjoyed most aspects of the Trade and Investment Conference in Trinidad and Tobago – except for the coffee: “Good coffee in the world means good business; it is the ink that flows through the hearts of business to the hands that sign the contracts. It is the PG universal...

Trinidad & Tobago: Life Lessons

“In our family, her ability to hang on to a penny is legend…we still tease her about that stuff but ironically, it is those very traits that with the spiraling inflation rate, we are now all falling back on”: Trinidadian blogger Coffeewallah writes a tribute to her grandmother.

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