Nicholas Laughlin · October, 2006

Latest posts by Nicholas Laughlin from October, 2006

Trinidad and Tobago: Mobilised or immobilised?

  17 October 2006

Elspeth at Now Is Wow reflects: “Funny how a statement like ‘I'm mobilised’ (which sounds so positive, proactive and ready-to-go) when condensed into one word, becomes the exact opposite: Immobilised”. She writes about her frustration and anger at the news that an acquaintance has been murdered.

Barbados, Canada: Life's not fair

  17 October 2006

“Dog luck aint cat luck”, says Jdid at Doan Mind Me, quoting an old West Indian saying. In other words, different strokes for different folks. An encounter with a man “just smokin off some weed out in the open” in Toronto, ignored by the police, makes him wonder how some...

Guyana: Walk along the sea

  16 October 2006

Guyana-Gyal walks down to the sea — “just to see what I could see” — and has an encounter with Guyanese music star Eddie Grant that makes her ponder the true meaning of “development”.

Bermuda: Racism against white people?

  16 October 2006

Eva Hodgson, an executive of an organisation called Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB), announced recently that “White people are not targeted by racism”. Sean of responds: “Racism is not a white owned product”. The Limey agrees: “Statements like that are going to make it difficult for some white...

Trinidad and Tobago: Burning Rawan

  16 October 2006

Ramleela, a folk theatre version of the Ramayan performed by Trinidadian Hindus each year in the weeks before Divali, traditionally ends with the burning of the effigy of the villainous Rawan. Mani of The Manicou Report visits the final night of Ramleela in a nearby village, and is worried by...

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