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Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.

It's Time For Trinidad Carnival 2012

Teri Johnson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Teri Johnson

With only one week to prepare for five fun-filled days in Trinidad, I reached out to every Trini I knew to get their tips on how to arrive "Carnival Ready." My goal for this experience was to play mas like a true Trini.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar: Trinidad Elects First Female Prime Minister

AP | TONY FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago has elected its first female prime minister in an early election, ousting an incumbent hurt by soa...

Weighing in on the question of Puerto Rico’s relationship with the USA

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Look, I wasn't born on the island of Puerto Rico, or on one of those little islands situated nearby (like Vieques for example); so one can say I have ...

Anger as Commonwealth slashes funding for Aids fight

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The leaders of Commonwealth countries meeting in Trinidad and Tobago were facing a scandal last night after it emerged that the organisation has withd...

West Indian Day Parade

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The parade has become a cultural touchstone for people from the Caribbean and many others. It reflects some of the deepest needs of people to feel collective joy.

The Faces of Detention and Deportation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One persistent question regarding individuals who are in detention and subject to deportation is, "What is the nature of their offenses?"

Trinidad Journal: Drummit2Summit Launches Sustainability First Initiative

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

Faced with the prospect of rapidly depleting natural resources globally, there are renewed calls to find alternate sources of energy an...

US Beats Honduras In World Cup Qualifier

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHICAGO — Carlos Bocanegra scored on a diving header off Landon Donovan's corner kick in the 68th minute, and the United States rallied to beat ...

Summit Postscript: What Did Trinidad and Tobago Get?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

As the government of Trinidad and Tobago and Summit organizers keep score and compile their report card, let's be sure that the correct indices are used when measuring success.

Summit Of The Americas: Obama Seeks New Relations; Chavez Seeks Mischief; Regional Leaders Seek Conviviality

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following his Thursday stop in Mexico, President Obama will head to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean for the 5th Summit of the Americas -- a meeti...

Note to Obama: Promote Carbon Cap and Trade Efforts at the Summit of the Americas

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This week, U.S. President Barack Obama will head to Trinidad and Tobago for the 5th Summit of the Americas. He will meet with leaders from Western Hem...

Will Obama Retreat on Democracy?

Ted Piccone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ted Piccone

Obama needs to lead by example by implementing human rights reforms at home and by reminding colleagues they share a responsibility to follow universal democratic standards.