Football stories

The red confetti has settled here in Trinidad and Tobago, after yesterday’s public holiday to celebrate the national football team’s qualification for the 2006 World Cup. But for the Caribbean…

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Welcome laughter

The story by Kellie Magnus about the Jamaica Pantomime in the current issue of Caribbean Beat makes me think I really must get across to Kingston and take in the…

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Emancipation miniatures

Jamaican artist Laura Facey’s monumental sculpture Redemption Song, commissioned for Emancipation Park in New Kingston, provoked widespread controversy when it was unveiled in 2003. But maybe public disapproval of the…

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Celebrating victory

Trinidad and Tobago turned into a huge party last night, after the national football team’s victory over Bahrain in the qualifying match that sends us to the World Cup. The…

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On the road to Germany

Sixteen years after the devastating match when we lost the chance to go to the 1990 World Cup, Trinidad and Tobago has beat Bahrain 1-0 to advance to the 2006…

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Football fever

Today’s the big day for Trinidad and Tobago football fans–specifically, the day T&T plays the final qualifying match against Bahrain for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. After drawing 1-1…

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(A belated) introduction

Dear readers, The Caribbean Beat blog has been up and running for some weeks now, on a sort of experimental basis, but so far we’ve been keeping a low profile…

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"I approach every canvas with a pompous piety"

The Swimmer, 1993 Derek Walcott’s watercolours are well known to his readers–they often decorate the dust jackets of his books. The first New York show of his paintings runs from…

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Cayman jazz

The Cayman Jazz Festival has announced the line-up for its 2005 edition, which runs from 1 to 3 December; see this Jamaica Observer story for details. Headlining the three-day festival…

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Also out today: the November Caribbean Review of Books

The newest issue of The Caribbean Review of Books, November 2005, is also released today–as always, you can read selected reviews at our website. Highlights of this issue: Edward Baugh’s…

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