Archive | January, 2005

When life, and not just carnival, is a gas

Tourists in the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago will gyrate boldly to the endless soca and calypso melodies hammered out by steel-bands at next month’s carnival. But inhabitants of the former British colony will be grooving to a new rhythm, as the Caribbean country’s economy pulsates in tune with an energy boom. Read the […]

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Kidnappers steal isles' peace

For as long as pastel rum drinks and hedonistic pre-Lenten celebrations have been in fashion, fun-seekers have flocked to this tropical duet of lush islands to sunbathe, sway to calypso and savor the exotic flavors of its multicultural cuisine. But an ugly ill threatens the perpetual party atmosphere: Read the rest of the story at […]

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Lose yourself at Trinidad's Carnival

There’s something magical about carnival that makes Trinidadians forget their troubles, cast inhibition to the trade winds and lose themselves in the euphoria of celebration. Read the whole story at CNN.com – Lose yourself at Trinidad’s Carnival – Jan 19, 2005

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Kidnappings in Trinidad blamed on gang, copycats

Trinidad and Tobago ranks No. 2 in the world for kidnappings, and a radical Muslim gang is reputedly behind some of them. Read the Miami Herald article here… Herald.com | 01/10/2005 | Kidnappings in Trinidad blamed on gang, copycats

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