Monday, July 6, 2015

Trending Topics In The Caribbean & TnT

Important Because We Read It


In case you did not read previous post, the Caribbean Blogger will be curating articles and reports from various publishers throughout the Caribbean, centering on Trinidad and Tobago.



Today we have a special invitation for you to join the Caribbean Journal, usually stuffed with very interesting, relevant and topical articles they traverse the islands in the Caribbean to share what is important to Caribbean people.  Take a look at a selection of articles from the...

The Caribbean Journal

A Major New Port in Haiti:  A major new port is now operational in Haiti.
Port Lafito, the brainchild of the GB Group, is the country’s first Panamax Port. It was inaugurated in a ceremony last Thursday. It is located about five minutes from Port-au-Prince International Airport.  Read More

This Top Cruise Line is Adding a Homeport in Havana:  A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship will homeport for the winter 2015-16 seaon to offer 16 Caribbean cruises  Read More

In CARICOM a  Push for Creativity: Private sector investment and entrepreneurship are key elements for sustainable growth and fighting unemployment in the Caribbean, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said this week at the opening of the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government. Read More

The Dailies

The Express

 HELP FOR BABIES OF RAPE  

Trinis climb world's highest mountains to raise funds Two brave Trinidadians have embarked on a mission to climb the world's highest peaks in a bid to build a home for pregnant teens and children in this country. The T&T mountain climbers are 29-year-old Safiyyah Ali and 30-year-old Henry Mungalsingh.

The Newsday:


RAIN WREAKS HAVOC

 HEAVY rainfall and strong winds resulted in major flooding in various parts of Central, South and East Trinidad, with the roofs of several houses partially blown off in several  Read more 


The Trinidad Guardian


Prisons officers uneasy over relocation of inmates

Just over 100 prisoners were relocated from the Golden Grove Remand Yard and at the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) in Arouca in an exercise that started at about 9 am on Saturday and lasted for about six hours, ending at 3 pm. It is believed that more prisoners are expected to be moved today. Read More
TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Ramesh, Abdulah launch Citizens Intervention / News day / Addressing a joint news conference at Royal Hotel, Royal Road, San Fernando yesterday, Abdulah said the meetings would be held under the banner, "Citizens Intervention", with the first meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday July 9 at the Plaisance Park Community Centre, Pointe-a-Pierre from 6pm. Read More


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Trending in Trinidad and Tobago

Important Because Trinis Are Looking At It

Get the stories that most Trinidad and Tobago are concerned about.  It is stories and news reports posted on social media; Twitter, Facebook and the local Dailies and Weeklies.  Whatever is important in Trinidad and Tobago you can follow it here.

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Trinidad Express:  I Am Mon $8M Man FORMER San Fernando Mayor Ian Atherly is the “mysterious man” who was approached to fight the San Fernando West seat for the People's Partnership. Read More

Newsday:  Jack Pays Up  FACED with bankruptcy proceedings being filed against him and a similar application to the courts for a levy, Independent Liberal Party leader Jack Warner yesterday delivered a cheque for a little over quarter of a million dollars to Chaguanas councillor Faaiq Mohammed -  Read More

 Guardian:  Man in Center of Enterprise Violence Flees.
The reign of terror in Central is being linked to one man who is well known to San Fernando police. The 31-year-old man has a long rap sheet in the South area but has never been charged for any crime in the Central Division  Read More


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TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: International Panorama Championships in August


n what is shaping up to be as fiery a battle as any post-war steelband clash, 12 foreign steelbands will challenge the world's best when they come against 12 local steel orchestras for the title of International Panorama Champions. This competition, which offers a lucrative prize of US$250,000 takes place at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain on August 9. Read More

Is There Racism In Trinidad & Tobago?

Racism Should Not Be Advertised But...

My hiatus is over, the last post was during the Carnival season.  Truth be told, this blog did not experience the traction as it did in previous carnivals.

I am always heartened by the daily stats that consistently logs over 200 visits a day without any new posts.  The automated traffic is a direct benefit of aging with Google. This blog has been alive since 2007, Google likes that.

 The reality is that it was a  comment I just approved on a post that revitalized my interest in this blog. Funny how little things ignite action.  This little thing, this racist comment on a post made me start posting agan.  It was a post made last January about Trinidad and Tobago upcoming elections   The post predicted the outcome of the next General Elections.  It was entitled Who Do You Think Will Win The Next Election. 

At first, I was just going to delete the nasty comment but then I said to myself; why not? Why not let everyone know that there are people like this out there.  Feeling like what is expressed in that comment should not be deleted, it should be shared.

It in no way represents the feeling of everyone in that race but it exemplifies how some people in our society think.  This is a two sided affair, both sides are guilty of having similar despicable views.  Some people just feel they have the right or anonymity to express these vile comments.

Look out for comments on what is happening in the next general elections and get opinions from a semi objective observer.

You can read the post and the comments here.

T&T Tobacco Companies Blantantly Ignore Tobacco Laws

Did You Know That Single Cigarette Should Only Be Sold In Wrappers Labeled: "SMOKING IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH" In...