· May, 2009

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from May, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Waiting for Obama

KnowProSE.com, on hearing news that President Obama may come back to Trinidad and Tobago, asks: “Why? Personally, I'd like to see him come down more frequently if only to make the local politicians raise their ‘bottom-of-the-well’ state of play”; Coffeeeallah adds: “There are other interesting people out there you know.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Beautiful Boys

  5 May 2009

“I find myself tiptoeing around dying poui blossoms. They remind me too much of all that we have lost here. In the poui time that is also the killing time. Regardless of the season, regardless of new crime plan…we continue to gorge ourselves on the blood of our children”: Attillah...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Question of Integrity

  4 May 2009

“In light of all the corruption in Trinidad & Tobago, where we have fallen in the global corruption ratings steadily, this Commission is one of the last bastions of checks and balances provided to the people”: Jumbie's Watch takes issue with the confusion surrounding the appointment of the new Integrity...

Trinidad & Tobago: Empower OSHA

  4 May 2009

“The Government has pumped millions into the construction of skyscrapers and mega-projects all over Trinidad and Tobago, but it appears to have fallen short when it comes to properly funding OSHA (the Occupational Health and Safety Act)”: Tattoo says that the government's failure to act on construction workers’ deaths “risk[s]...

Trinidad & Tobago: Too Late?

  4 May 2009

“Trinidad and Tobago…remains so out of date that Microsoft no longer supports the tools that were used to create the majority of government websites”: KnowProSE.com says that the Prime Minister's pronouncement of ICT as the way forward for the region “is absolutely right. And I suppose we should be grateful...

Trinidad & Tobago: Exclusive Summit

  1 May 2009

The Voice of the Taino People Online says that a delegation of indigenous leaders that attended the Fifth Summit of the Americas was disappointed at their reception: “While Trinidad’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning publicly declared his desire for the Summit to achieve prosperity for the peoples of the Americas with...

Caribbean: Swine Flu Speculations

  1 May 2009

Regional bloggers on the Swine Flu outbreak: Repeating Islands speculates about possible Caribbean cases of the disease, while Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose and T&T's This Beach Called Life put a humourous spin on the situation.

Trinidad & Tobago: Geographical Prejudice

  1 May 2009

“With increasing vigor, I continue to find content being blocked from entering Trinidad and Tobago and other countries”: KnowProSE.com suggests: “What it is, from the outside, is geographic profiling or geographic censorship. And that comes from a geographic prejudice.”

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