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18 January 2017
17 January 2017
Trinidad & Tobago's First Female Murder for 2017 Is a Schoolgirl, Deepening Fears About Gender-Based Violence
"I don't know what worries me more, the unending spate of violent crime fed by an abysmal detection rate or the lack of ideas by law enforcement and government..."
13 January 2017
3 January 2017
Revelation Blows a Hole in Trinidad & Tobago President’s Explanation of Controversial Housing Allowance
"What the president did was remain in housing that was beneath his standards and put the money in his pocket."
30 December 2016
Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.
23 December 2016
20 December 2016
"The system of patriarchy continues to socialize men into a false belief that they have the right to control women. Consequently, gender-based violence [...] seems almost ‘normal.'"
16 December 2016
The organisers of Soaka 2017 may have thought they were being Internet-savvy by asking patrons to go through a five-step ticketing process, but it struck some as elitist and discriminatory.
For bloggers in the Caribbean, “2016” has nearly become an obscenity. Adjectives now used to describe this "annus horribilis" include "sucky", "terrible" and "the worst".
12 December 2016
"Many girls (and boys) find themselves in cycles of sexual abuse. It is a horrendous rite of passage for many young persons in Jamaica."
9 December 2016
"How do we fix this? Where do we start? Who has the expertise [...] to bring about the changes [...] required to get these criminals off our blood splattered streets?"
8 December 2016
"It is ridiculous my country still does not fully appreciate the need for disaster research and local research support."
7 December 2016
Trinidad and Tobago lies along a major earthquake fault line, so the tremor wasn't all that surprising -- but netizens still saw humour in the midst of an unnerving experience.
3 December 2016
"When [they] attacked the Yellow Pages for their representation of this aspect of our culture, they didn’t just attack a genre of music…they attacked an identity, a way of life."
2 December 2016
Caribbean Women Take Their Power Back by Sharing Stories of Sexual Abuse Via the #LifeinLeggings Hashtag
"#LifeinLeggings is the story of women AND girl children [...] A large number of the stories are of childhood events. [...] Measure the country's level of civilization against that."
30 November 2016
Trinidad and Tobago's longstanding commitments to universal education are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of society's marginalised.
27 November 2016
25 November 2016
Yet Another Report on Extrajudicial Killings Backs Up Jamaican Human Rights Defenders’ Calls for Police Reform
Amnesty International's new report explores the abuse of power by Jamaican police and the fraught, protracted path to justice for victims' families.
23 November 2016
"Volunteers make our communities safer; they stand up for human rights and lobby for positive change [...] Their collective efforts can make Jamaica a more vibrant, healthy country."
"I am not saying either was right or wrong but excuse me if I DON'T take the word of the esteemed members of the T&T Police Service as gospel!!"