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The Tobago Heritage Festival 2013

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Trinidad and Tobago is home to world-famous beaches such as well as the world-famous Carnival, but the dual-island nation also offers interesting choices in heritage tourism and a varied array of cultural events. [Also see previous posts Eco-Tourism in Tobago and its Underwater Carnival and The Tobago Culinary Festival 2013.] From goat races to the Emancipation Day Freedom Walk, the Tobago Heritage Festival offers activities for people of all ages, including food fairs, film screenings, theater productions, music concerts, public lectures, art exhibitions, contests, sports, games, parades, and more.

With more national holidays than almost any other country in the world highlighting the destination’s rich heritage, locals and visitors alike do not have to look very far a reason to celebrate. Colorful costumes, cultural festivities and culinary sensations are always found at island festivals, including the Tobago Heritage Festival, which began yesterday, running from July 12 through August 1…

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The Tobago Heritage Festival 2013

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Tobago-festival

Trinidad and Tobago is home to world-famous beaches such as well as the world-famous Carnival, but the dual-island nation also offers interesting choices in heritage tourism and a varied array of cultural events. [Also see previous posts Eco-Tourism in Tobago and its Underwater Carnival and The Tobago Culinary Festival 2013.] From goat races to the Emancipation Day Freedom Walk, the Tobago Heritage Festival offers activities for people of all ages, including food fairs, film screenings, theater productions, music concerts, public lectures, art exhibitions, contests, sports, games, parades, and more.

With more national holidays than almost any other country in the world highlighting the destination’s rich heritage, locals and visitors alike do not have to look very far a reason to celebrate. Colorful costumes, cultural festivities and culinary sensations are always found at island festivals, including the Tobago Heritage Festival, which began yesterday, running from July 12 through August 1…

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How food aid hurts developing economies

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This article by Mercedes White appeared in the Deseret News.

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti smashed buildings, killed thousands of people and decimated agriculture leaving 2.5 million Haitians with nothing to eat. But according aid workers, the disaster may also have fundamentally changed the way the developing world gets food.

“Decades of inexpensive imports — especially rice from the U.S. — punctuated with abundant aid in various crises have destroyed local agriculture and left [Haitians] unable to feed themselves,” reported the Huffington Post. “After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, local rice farmers were put out of business when markets were flooded with cheap American rice, sold to help fund the recovery effort,”

A recent article in The Economist outlines the scope of the problem in Haiti:

“More than half the population lives on the land, but still the country ships in half its food and 80 percent of…

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New Book and Launch: Mark King’s “Plastic”

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Barbadian photographer Mark King is launching his new book Plastic tonight (Sunday) July 14, 2013, from 2:00-4:00pm. With his publisher, MOSSLESS, he will be holding a book launch and signing event for at The Newsstand in Brooklyn, New York.

Plastic is a series of 20 nighttime portraits taken in Barbados from early 2011 – late 2012. The images were captured on high-speed black and white Fuji instant film then scanned, with colour added digitally. The colour palette was drawn from local shopping bags.

For full article, see http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2013/07/mark-king-launches-new-book-plastic-with-mossless-at-the-newsstand/

Photo above: “Ella” (2012) from the Plastic series, from http://www.uprising-art.com/en/portfolio/mark-king-ella-plastic-series/

For more on the author, see http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2011/07/mark-king/

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