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Sheer Pandemonium

Locals in Trinidad and Tobago call it "the big lime"—Caribbean slang for a serious shindig. But the national semifinals of Panorama, an annual music festival...

Trinidad and Tobago: Captain, the Ship Is Sinking

Trinidadians traditionally express their political feelings in satirical calypso songs. Prime Minister A.N.R. Robinson won a landslide four years ago to the tune...

Trinidad And Tobago: Caribbean Mutiny

Despite their deceptive tranquillity, the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean have been stirring uneasily for at least two years in the face of rising...

Caribbean Carnival Season: Let's Party!

Fidel Castro has been trying to dissuade his fellow Cubans from throwing the celebration since 1960. In Haiti, the festival is so revered that Michel Martelly (a...

Doris Lessing's Road to the Nobel

Close watchers of the Nobel Prize for Literature look at the selection process as a kind of geopolitical checkers match, as the Swedish Academy plucks major...

Acquired Tastes

As melting pots go, you can't get much better blended than Trinidad and Tobago, where the Indian, Chinese, African and British origins of the population created...

It's Carnival, But This Isn't Rio

For the two days preceding Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago, the 100,000 people who have taken to the streets make it a point to forget quite a few things...

It's a Kick!

And it's the most wunderbar time of the year for soccer fans as the World Cup rolls on in Germany. The action isn't just on the field. The world's biggest...

Off To A Good Start

If it goes on like this, we're in for a treat of a month. The World Cup got under way last week with an opening ceremony in Munich that was — miraculously, as...

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