Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2009
Trinidad & Tobago: Tragedy at Sea
Trinidadian diaspora blogger Further Thoughts is a relative of the two researchers whose bodies were recovered at sea after an incident this past weekend: “I am so thankful for the outpouring of support. I always felt that those simple words – ‘I’m sorry’, or ‘my condolences’ meant so little, were...
Trinidad & Tobago: Mapping Woodford Square
Free Paper designs a map of Port of Spain's Woodford Square – check out the flickr photoset here.
Trinidad & Tobago: Economic Position
Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Paolo's Blog says: “Remarkable is perhaps the only word I can summon after digesting the latest position from the government on the impact of the global economic slowdown.”
Trinidad & Tobago: The Summit
Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting The Fifth Summit of the Americas later this year, prompting This Beach Called Life to comment: “Citizens of The Island were excited as The Great Summits approached. Thought the economy of The Island was in a tailspin and pensioners were being shortchanged, no expense...
Trinidad & Tobago: The Face of Crime
“Now that Christmas is over and Carnival is coming up, every crook will do whatever it takes to get their fete money, money for their costume and money necessary to keep up with the Joneses”: Trin recounts an unsettling incident in a Trinidad neighbourhood.
Trinidad & Tobago: Boxer Laid to Rest
Izatrini and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog report on the funeral of the late boxing champion Jizelle Saandy, while Media Watch critiques the mainstream media coverage of the event.
Trinidad & Tobago: Bringing Sexy Back
Should blogs be sexy? Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life says: “Yes, but only if you want to get them noticed.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Wisdom of Children
Spending New Year's with friends and their children in “Babylondon” makes Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer realise that: “I have the power to create what version of the future I want to live in.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Boxer Dies in Car Crash
Trinidad and Tobago's 2009 road death toll has already started, with the loss of a young and high-profile female boxer, Giselle Salandy (also known as Jizelle Joseph). Just a few weeks shy of her twenty-second birthday, Salandy had a promising career ahead of her and bloggers Caribbean-wide are taking the time to pay her tribute...
Guyana: The Politics of Dual Citizenship
“How come no media house has raised the issue of dual citizenship…?” Guyana 360 says that “it's a debate taking place throughout the Caribbean” and thinks that the discussion should be at the forefront of Guyanese politics.
Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell to Friday
One of Trinidadian blogger Nicholas Laughlin‘s favourite columnists is fired from a mainstream newspaper, prompting him to comment: “It's sad and frankly embarrassing that the Express apparently thinks there is no place for a writer like B.C. Pires in our national conversation.”
Cuba: The Revolution, 50 Years After
January 1st 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Bloggers from across the region took note of the occasion, with the voices of the Cuban diaspora being some of the most outspoken.