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Criticism of Trinidad & Tobago's State Enterprise System Follows Fraud Allegation Against Oil Supplier

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:44:41 +0000

"The State enterprise system is the vehicle by which the unholy facilitations are carried out [...] It has been destructive of honesty, accountability and transparency."

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The Caribbean Comes Together After Hurricane Irma

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:28:12 +0000

"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".

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55 Years After Cutting Ties With Great Britain, Is Trinidad and Tobago Independent or “In Dependence”?

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 20:10:10 +0000

"We have almost all the models we need right here; we have most of the solutions that will move us up to a different level."

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Public Trust in Justice Takes Another Knock With Arrest of Former Trinidad & Tobago Attorney General

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:31:44 +0000

"We caution members of the public to reserve comment until after a court of law has pronounced."

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30km Protest ‘Swim’ from Tobago to Trinidad Turns Into ‘Another Post-Colonial Tale’

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:28:47 +0000

"Those Tobago transport woes are real. Maybe it's a PR stunt, but it's a bold move to draw necessary attention to travel challenges between Trinidad and Tobago."

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Social Media Goes Off the Deep End Over Politician's Planned 30km Protest Swim from Tobago to Trinidad

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 05:10:18 +0000

"The Coast Guard cannot provide any dedicated resources or give any assurances for a voluntary expedition of this nature at this time."

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Could Trinidad and Tobago’s Media Shake Up Usher in a Return to ‘Total Local’ Programming?

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 03:11:42 +0000

While the commitment to local content excites filmmakers and media producers, state media employees share concerns over job security, especially in a slow economy.

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Men’s Relay Team Gives Trinidad & Tobago an Early Independence Day Gift With Historic IAAF Win

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:24:50 +0000

Trinidad and Tobago's 2017 IAAF 4x400 relay team made history by winning the country's first ever gold in that event -- and mustered up some regional love into the bargain!

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2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner Trinidadian Ingrid Persaud Talks Writing

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:33:44 +0000

"When you are not writing, you should be reading. Writers are never off duty."

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‘My Freedom Is Mine’ — Caribbean Netizens Discuss Emancipation Day

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:27:23 +0000

"I choose to question myself every day and put down other people's loads that are no longer mine to carry. That is my freedom. What is yours?"

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Arrest Over a Facebook Rant Brings Trinidad & Tobago's Cybercrime Legislation Into Sharp Focus

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:24:44 +0000

"Overbroad content offences are always illegitimate, but are particularly dangerous online, where many people are still in the process of discovering their voice."

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Up-and-Coming Trinidadian Soca Singer Devon Matthews’ Journey Comes to an End

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:06:48 +0000

The 36-year-old, whose "star was on the rise", collapsed after performing at a Carnival band launch and was rushed to hospital, where he could not be revived.

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Is the Legalisation of Marijuana in Trinidad & Tobago an ‘Idea Whose Time Has Come'?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:28:02 +0000

"The only ones benefiting from keeping marijuana illegal are the drug gangs and they will be forced out of business by legitimate dealers..."

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CNN Show ‘Parts Unknown’ Holds Up a Mirror to Trinidad & Tobago’s Social Divisions

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:55:09 +0000

"Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind us that we have more in common than we think."

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Trinidad & Tobago's Secondary School Entrance Exam: Elitist, Divisive, Irrelevant?

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:15:52 +0000

"An education system that rewards a few at the expense of the rest. . . is not about education at all; it's about divide and conquer."

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