Welcome to TnTinGermany.com

This site was conceived during the historic campaign of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago's national football team, to their debut appearance at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Although the journey is now over we will continue to highlight ties between the two countries, not only in sport, but all other areas as well. Here you will find news and links pertaining to culture, carnival, music, business, travel and more.

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Germans beat T&T Defence Force 4-1

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:14:46 -0400

T&T Express reports:

Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force footballers lost their second match at the 5th Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday when they went down 4-1 to Germany.

The T&T soldiers had beaten Cameroon 2-1 in their tournament opener on Friday.

Defence Force had defender Rawle Fletcher sent off in the 47th minute after picking up a second yellow card.

Germany were 2-1 losers to Qatar in their opening match, but against the T&T Pro League champions the Germans got a quick start and were leading 3-0 at the half through a hat-trick from Andreas Gerdes-Wurpts (3', 21', 45').

Two minutes after Fletcher was ejected, Jerwyn Bathazar scored for Defence Force to make the score 3-1, before Lars Schafer got a final goal for the Germans a minutes into added-on time.

Also yesterday, Defence Force men's basketballers began the competition on a winning note when they beat Canada 68-53.

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Berlin Carnival, June 10-13

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:56:04 -0400

In 2010 hundred thousand of visitors celebrated the 15th Carnival of Cultures peacefully. We are looking forward to this year's Pentecost weekend when the event will take place 10th June – 13th June!

10th June – 13th June
Friday 4pm – midnight
Saturday/Sunday 11am – midnight
Monday 11am – 7pm

Sunday starts 12.30 pm, Hermannplatz and ends 9.30 pm, Yorckstraße


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Bielefeld Carnival This Weekend

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:22:10 -0400

The 15th annual Carnival in Bielefeld takes place Saturday, June 4, 2011.

15. Bielefelder Carnival der Kulturen am Samstag, den 4. Juni 2011


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Pfister in line to coach Warriors

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:16:36 -0400

According to Kicker Magazine Pfister will take the reins on April 4.

From T&T's Newsday:

GERMAN OTTO Pfister is set to be appointed as the new coach of the Trinidad and Tobago football team, according to a report on the football website Goal.com yesterday.

The report, quoting from the De Telegraaf newspaper from Germany, stated, “the 73-year-old has been tasked with leading the Soca Warriors to the World Cup in 2014.

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T&T athletes to train in Germany for ‘worlds’

Fri, 01 May 2009 13:27:14 -0400

TT athletes to train in Germany for ‘worlds’
T&T Newsday.

GERMAN Ambassador Dr Ernst Martens will host a reception tonight to mark the Caribbean Athletics Federations Seminar in preparation for the 12th World Championships in Athletics in Berlin 2009.

For athletes around the globe and their fans the 2009 Berlin World Championships in Athletics will be the highlight of the year. The whole world will be watching as the German capital plays host to the event from August 15 to 23, with its Olympic Stadium in the centre of attention as 2,000 athletes will be competing for titles and medals in 47 competitions.

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Steinway of steelpan makes debut

Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:09:40 -0400

Anne Hilton reports in T&T's Newsday:

WITHOUT DOUBT the talking point of the Cross Cultural Experience with the Carsten Daerr Trio and Michael Boothman and Friends, under the aegis of German Ambassador Dr Ernst Martens in the Simon Bolivar Auditorium, Venezuelan Embassy last Wednesday, was the debut of the Percussive Harmonic Instrument (PHI), the gleaming, black and white Steinway of Pan — or so the spanking new instrument appears to one who prefers classics to jazz.

The PHI (pronounced, so the website www.panadigm.com informs us, “Fie” — as in Fee Fie Fo Fum) was developed in the Steelpan Research Laboratory in UWI. The Cross Cultural Night was the new instrument’s first official outing. Readers who wish to know more about PHI can check out chapter and verse on the website.

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Cross Cultural Experience at the Simon Bolivar Auditorium

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:00:00 -0400

Following the successful cooperation of last year’s Kite Duo Franz Bauer and Dirk Strakhof from Germany with renowned local artists like Clive Zanda, Mikhail Salcedo, Donald Jnr. Noel and many others, the German Embassy is proud to be able to host another cross cultural experience in Port of Spain.

Trinidad will be the last stop of the successful German Carsten Daerr Trio on their tour through the Caribbean and Central America.

The Carsten Daerr Trio will perform at the Simon Bolivar Auditorium of the Venezuelan Embassy on 11 March, 2009 at 7 p.m., also featuring local Jazz icon Michael Boothman.

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Trini mas stirs up storm at Germany Carnival

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:52:23 -0500

From the Trinidad Guardian by Indra Dwarka-Koch:

Long worn Trinidad costumes made their revival at a famous and historical German Carnival Fancy Dress Ball last month, coinciding with T&T Carnival. These costumes may have been old for a Trini to wear for C2K9 but not so for Alexandra Carolin Koch and her friends. With much hard work new costumes were created and designed, old ones repaired. These costume pieces, were either collected on the streets or handed down from masquerades from award winning bands in earlier Trinidad Carnivals.

Alexandra and her fun-loving “posse” ventured into the cold and wintry February evening and attended the Prinzengarde Fancy Dress Ball in the city of Mainz, one of the strongholds of the German Carnival. The Mainzer Prinzengarde guild has a tradition of 125 years and they gave Mainz the fame of being an El Dorado for the big carnival ballroom dance with fancy dress. With this year’s event marking its 125th anniversary, the organisers went out their way to make 2009 a special one.

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Abraham, Steinweg clash in Newsday 30-lap grind

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:27:32 -0400

Abraham and Steinweg in 2007
From T&T Newsday:
Abraham, German clash in Newsday 30-lap grind
By Walter Alibey

THE NEWSDAY-sponsored Republic Day Cycle Classic and 5K Run and Walk will have an international flavour today.

It will also present an opportunity for local road champion Emile Abraham to renew rivalry with Stefan Steinweg of Germany in the feature 30-lap event.

This will get underway soon after the run and walk from 3 pm at King George V Park, St Clair.

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Scorpions Rock Port of Spain Tonight

Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:51:10 -0400

The venerable heavy metal act from Hanover, Germany, which has toured the world over for more than 30 years, will at last make it's first stop in the Caribbean region. The Scorpions perform in the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain this evening. Local metal act Orange Sky will open the show. More information available at Star Events, Ltd., promoters of the show.

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Henig Remembers Tobago - Wed, 17 Sep 2008 15:16:32 -0400
'Caribbean Summer' In Dortmund - Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:41:43 -0400
Predators Get Football Gear - Fri, 04 Jul 2008 18:58:45 -0400
Mama Ist Aus Kuba - Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:04:58 -0400
Jewelry Designer Monika Schenkel - Fri, 20 Jun 2008 14:15:45 -0400
Soca Twins Nominated Once Again - Sun, 08 Jun 2008 19:33:50 -0400
Soca Soars In Germany - Sat, 31 May 2008 23:27:49 -0400
12th Bielefelder Carnival, June 6 and 7 - Fri, 30 May 2008 14:49:52 -0400
Faluma Caribbean Music Store Back Online - Tue, 27 May 2008 14:09:44 -0400
Heitersheim Celebrates First Caribbean Night - Mon, 19 May 2008 18:08:14 -0400

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