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Protests in Trinidad's Capital as Residents Face Off with Police

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:07:30 +0000

Police say they shot and killed a man in a shootout, protestors claim it was an extrajudicial killing, wider society has no sympathy, and no solutions are being put forward.

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Trinidad & Tobago Finally Gets Its ‘Steups’ Emoji

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:43:46 +0000

One Trinidadian Facebook user, tired of waiting for Facebook to get the memo about the need for a "steups" emoji, went and designed one herself.

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Exclusion and Judgement Won't Solve Crime in Trinidad & Tobago

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:30:57 +0000

"Individualism, selfishness and greed are not traits exclusive to our poster boys for crime. For many of us, unless there is transgression into our immediate space, we [aren't concerned]."

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Changing Trinidad & Tobago Carnival's Culture Starts With Consent

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:49:48 +0000

"Flirting is not a crime. Forcing your attention on someone is." Trinidad and Tobago Carnival may be experiencing "a progressive cultural shift”.

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This Week in the Caribbean: From ‘Shithole’ Comments to ‘Wining’ Laws

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:52:26 +0000

This week, Caribbean netizens rail against the US president's "shithole" comment, discuss violent crime in Jamaica and debate the new "wining" law that will impact Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

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Post-Earthquake Tsunami Scare in the Caribbean Region Highlights a Shaky Range of Preparedness

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:46:15 +0000

"I want to know, now what? How will these alerts be communicated to the citizenry that's not on Social Media? This is quite sobering I tell you."

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What's In a (Nick) Name? Ask the Caribbean!

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:42:31 +0000

"Acid". "Leech". "Totee Muff". Caribbean people love to rename things. Check out a few of their most spectacular sobriquets...

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Trinidadian Man Transforms Pothole Into a Hot Tub in Humorously Effective Protest

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:25:31 +0000

"So that's how to get things done in this country…you have to get on social media..."

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‘Offensive’ Soca Song Gets Boost After Ban From Carnival Contests in Trinidad & Tobago

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:10:19 +0000

"There is much that we have to talk about in Trinidad and Tobago as regards race, sex, class and even State-sponsored censorship..."

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If You Spent 2017 in the Caribbean, This Was The Kind of Year You Had

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:10:23 +0000

2017 was a bit like a rollercoaster for the Caribbean archipelago, complete with incredible highs and stomach-churning lows.

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Is Trinidad & Tobago ‘Vindicating’ Perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:58:14 +0000

"How to vindicate a murder: Give it a child. Call its dead mother a monster for being cold and selfish enough to ask Justice to restrain a man..."

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For Those Seeking Refuge in Trinidad and Tobago, State Support Is Lacking

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:04:31 +0000

The issue of migration is high on the global radar, but when it comes to the Caribbean region, stories of refugees and asylum-seekers have had less attention.

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Transgender Woman's Murder in Trinidad & Tobago Highlights Ostracism Faced by LGBTQ Community

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:42:55 +0000

"This wonderful human being, who cared so much for others, died for no reason .. other than perhaps, being different."

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Musicians Think There's #NoGreaterTime to Advocate for Change in Trinidad & Tobago

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:08:15 +0000

A new musical project delivers an inspirational message of unity to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, challenging them to collectively create "a more peaceful society".

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In Trinidad & Tobago, It's No ‘Small Thing’ How People Rallied After Flooding

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:09:35 +0000

While most people had "no words" to describe the damage caused by days of flooding, the deputy head of the country's disaster agency called the situation "a small thing".

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