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Finally, a Cultural Melting Pot Too Hot for Religious Fundamentalism

Jessica Joseph | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

What protects American freedom is exactly the same thing that protects our freedom in sweet T&T-- a brilliantly worded secular constitution, keeping the cultural black hole that is absolutist, supremacist religious/political fundamentalism from swallowing up the rainbow.

The 'Lost' Gilligan Calypso

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Geoffrey Dunn

The U.S.-produced sitcom Gilligan's Island was one of the most popular programs in global television history -- but it has long been forgotten that the original theme song for the show was a calypso-styled composition sung by none other than "Sir Lancelot."

Five Things You Should Do in the Caribbean Before You Die

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

It'd be a real shame if all you brought back from the world's favorite warm-weather destination was a blistering sunburn, a wicked hangover and a cheap souvenir. Instead, choose one (or more) of these singularly Caribbean experiences and come home with memories that'll last a lifetime.

JetBlue Goes To Trinidad!

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- JetBlue plans to start a new nonstop flight service to Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood In...

Goodbye Twerking and Good Riddance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices
Jessica Joseph

I could not say a half-assed goodbye to this meme of gluteus maximus acrobatics which at its best is funny and at its worst, a dizzying cellulite assault on the eyes.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mexico Edges T&T To Reach Semi

Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports

By Zac Lee Rigg, Goal.com After peppering the Trinidad & Tobago goal for 84 minutes, Mexico finally found a breakthrough from Raul Jimenez, whose g...

PAN! The Universal Call of the African Drum

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jessica Joseph

The film tells the story of the notoriously ingenious, multicultural people of Trinidad and Tobago, who fought to hold on to their African drum and in the process created the steel-pan, the only new instrument to be invented in the 20th century.

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story Of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

Trinidad Carnival: 7 Things To Know Before You Go

Tara Donaldson | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Tara Donaldson

Wearing scanty costumes of feathers and sequins, masqueraders will soon be marching, wining and chippin across Port of Spain while music blares from speaker boxes and alcohol abounds. This is not for the faint of endurance. Here are some things to know before you go.

An Immigrant's Ambition and the Lessons Taught to their Children

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 01.21.2013 | Small Business
Ronnie Cameron

Having enough faith in yourself and your partner to invest all you have into something with no guarantees is the definition of bravery in my eyes.

Former FIFA VP As Prime Minister?

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, May 16, (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, an independent non-profit gro...

PHOTOS: Tobago Is Trinidad's Chilled Out Sister

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Goats and look-a-like short-coated brown sheep graze by the road.

Caribbean Holiday Travel-Do's & Don'ts for Female Travelers

Chie Davis | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

With reports of holiday travel finally sparking back to pre-recession life, I've compiled a list of Do's and Don'ts -- dedicated to my fellow solo female adventurers!

The West Indian Day Parade: An Island Woman's Perspective

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

I am stunned by the disparity in perception on the part of some New York City police officers and the reality of my experiences at the West Indian Day Parade.

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...