Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from November, 2010
Afra Raymond tells of “amazing scenes” as the CLICO bailout debacle reaches the showdown stage.
“The only known Amerindian glyphs in Trinidad occur on a rock outcrop here”: wordtryst blogs about her favourite mountain.
aka_lol, tongue very much in cheek, posts a fictitious exchange between the former Prime Minister and the former executive chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of T&T, who was in charge of awarding billions of dollars in state contracts.
Lisa Allen-Agostini considers what 40 might look like.
“Our suggestion for one policy that could be implemented as part of our National crime plan is being implemented by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago!”: Trin discusses the new 3-strike law for gun control.
“ALL of us together changed the world a little bit for the better by our combined actions on Universal Children's Day 2010″: gspottt and Plain Talk attended the Justice for Children March this past weekend.
Blogger Afra Raymond was “one of the three people ‘let go’” from a state-owned media house; he examines the controversy and asks: “How committed are we to a conversation with people who hold different views?”
In the context of the wiretapping debacle, KnowTnT.com republishes the Law Association's comments on the Interception of Communications Bill.
KnowTnT.com argues that the fundamental issue surrounding the illegal wiretapping controversy is that “while we need electronic surveillance as a security option, it needs to be properly regulated because of its impact on individual privacy.”
Globewriter is “disgusted with the ill-informed piss poor states who supported the removal” of a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, adding: “The Caribbean has good reason to be ashamed…LGBT people should have a look at the list at the bottom of the...
Globewriter takes interest in a Jamaican mainstream media article, which calls for an end to discrimination against blacks and gays: “Even having the column published is astounding. I am not sure if it…is a sign that Jamaican society is becoming less bigoted or…simply…that the writer and the paper are fearlessly...
Artzpub interviews artist Christopher Cozier about his involvement in The Global Africa Project at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Alice Yard is taking part in The Global Africa Project, “documenting the physical and critical spaces of the Yard and its creative network” – watch the video, here.
Trin joins “in the national outrage and wait[s] for action” as more details come to light about illegal wiretapping of citizens by the former government.
gspottt reports that the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO) will be marching next week to “raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse in T&T; lobby for justice in several unresolved cases; and advocate for a modern and effective child welfare system.”
Bloggers discuss the firing of talk show host Fazeer Mohammed – KnowTnT.com: “If the first premise of a national media house is to promote government's agenda then it is their right to hire agents who will work towards this…”; Lisa Allen-Agostini counters: “If it is government policy to usurp the...
“The unstated assumption is that if someone has to stand the bounce…that someone must be the taxpayer. That could never be the correct position”: Afra Raymond wants the facts of the CL Financial collapse and bailout.
As news breaks that illegal interception of private conversations was taking place within Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Ministry, Barbados Underground wonders whether the same thing could be happening in Barbados and asks: “Who is guarding the guards?”
Plain Talk chronicles the experience of young Judah Lovell, a burn victim who has suffered through the local health care system and deserves “his over due happily ever after.”
“Fazeer Mohammed is a writer and broadcaster in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Last Saturday he was fired from the Caribbean New Media Group, a STATE-RUN media house in T&T”: The Undisputed Truth finds it curious that “his removal came right after a little confrontational interview with government Minister Dr. Suruj Rambachan.”
“We don’t care what Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz wants to say. There is no other way to look at the statement of their PM than plain out of order and highhanded”: Yardflex.com does not accept the inference that Jamaicans are to blame for instigating the boycott of T&T products.