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 black militancy. On most of the islands, even the prosperous tourist meccas, unemployment rates are distressingly high. The targets of black resentment are usually the well-off white minorities. Last week, on the two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago (pop. 1,100,000), this resentment erupted into widespread violence.

Tension began rising sharply nine weeks ago, when ten Trinidadian students were fined $33,000 by a Canadian court for wrecking a...

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