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Awards

The Awards Category is meant to acknowledge the good, the bad and the improved in Trinidad & Tobago.

Subcategories from this category: Redemption Awards, Sponge Cake Awards, Cobo Awards
Posted by on in Cobo Awards
Seems we can't take a step forward (extending route to Socadome) without taking at least one step backwards. Some body or bodies in their infinite wisdom have decided that all j'ouvert bands are to be directed downtown.  Without consultation it seems the new j'ouvert route published in today's Newsday page 21, states "Bands will proceed east along Tragarete Road, then south along St. Vincent St., east along South Quaty, north onto Broadway around the Cipriani Circle, then east along Independence Square North, north along Picccadilly Street, west onto park st, then north onto Charlotte street, eaton onto Oxford St, north onDundonald...
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Posted by on in Sponge Cake Awards
Amazing that many people are against this but from this perspective it seems a very sane and logical solution to the congestion at the savannah and on the streets of Woodbrook on carnival Monday and Tuesday. We've been following Brazil in their approaches to carnival for some time now (from ropes around bands to wee-wee trucks) and guess what: there are several different parade routes in their carnival in Bahia for decades already. Simple logistical solution to have a real viable alternative to the Savannah stage, while also expanding the physical space carnival occupies.   As for people wanting to cross...
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Posted by on in Cobo Awards
Had to interupt the carnival season to award one of our proud sons a much deserved Cobo Award.   Unless mis-reported in the Trinidad Express article "Homosexuality threatens the arts, fuels crime ..." Mr. Clarke is of the view that gangs are using homosexual acts to initiate new gang members who then take out their feelings of emasculation by using their guns as a symbol of their manhood—a sort of penis substitute I guess.   I don't know where Leroy is getting the data that supports this as a general statement, but he seems as certain about that as he is...
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Music from a house fete filled the neighborhood recently.   To my horror a most disgusting song came on, it's hateful lyrics blasted across to my house making me angry.  What is the song? Why the anger?  The song was  "Kicke Een she back door" by Burning Flames. The lyrics essentially say, if a woman does not let you in her house, use violence to break down her back door.  This is a horrible poorly disguised euphemism for a violent physical act against a woman who does not want to partake in a sexual act.   Really? Is this what our...
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Haven't awarded a Cobo award in a while, but after reading the article "Tool, fool, mule work for low wages" I had to award it to Billy Bratton the ex NYC police chief for not only making work be ALL about money, but also for insulting every person who chooses to give up high-pay to serve a greater good, or whose education places high paying jobs out of reach. Talk about fomenting needless unrest. An unbelievably insensitive and short-sighted remark. Word to Mr. Bratton Billy!   Dude!  Yes for some people it's all about money.  Those people choose careers in politics...
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