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· January, 2014

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from January, 2014

Don't Stop the Party: Copyright Issues Threaten Trinidad Carnival Fete

The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago has threatened to shut down a popular Carnival fete, but organisers and patrons alike now have a voice through social media.

Landfill Smoke Continues To Hold Trinidad's Capital Hostage

For the fourth consecutive day, anyone venturing into Port of Spain has had to endure thick, toxic smoke drifting from the city's main landfill. Netizens are complaining on Twitter.

Circumstances Surrounding Aspiring Trinidadian Rapper's Death Still Murky

Talented rapper Titan Lee-Hai fell fifteen floors to his death from his dormitory building at NYU earlier this week. Online condolences from friends and fans have been pouring in.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smoke in the City

With multiple fires at Trinidad's main landfill, citizens who work and live in and around the capital have been trying to deal with the effects of the thick smog.

Why the Caribbean Should Pay Attention to the Net Neutrality Decision

ICT Pulse takes a look at the recent decision about net neutrality in the United States and the potential consequences for the Caribbean.

Critical Cybersecurity Issues for the Caribbean

ICT Pulse names the three cybersecurity resolutions it thinks Caribbean organisations should make this year.

Calypso, Race & Political Allegiance in Trinidad & Tobago

The 2014 Carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago is heating up, as a controversial calypso is banned from live performances at a venue whose owner often courted controversy himself.

Trinidad & Tobago: Evading Exercise

Diaspora blogger Afrobella lists “the dumbest excuses we make to avoid exercising.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Fighting?

Yes, the Government is on the crime busting trail again. But, as always, it depends on your definition of ‘crime.’ Wired868 tackles, tongue firmly in cheek, the government's pushing of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hair You Have It

As my hair started to emerge in all its mad curly glory I became overwhelmed by a sense of how completely we have been made to hate ourselves. Tillah Willah...

Trinidad & Tobago: Little Things Make a Difference

ban-d-wagonist posts a video that offers “simple suggestions on how ordinary citizens can create a better T&T.”

Major US Drug Bust Forces Trinidad & Tobago to Confront Parallel Economy

News that a cocaine shipment with a street value of US $100 million was intercepted in Virginia, has T&T netizens pondering whether the country is becoming a narco state.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Faces of Heroes

Samuel ‘Boy’ Walrond is the most remarkable artist in Trinidad and Tobago that you probably do not know exists. That he has never been nationally recognised for his ability, or…the...

Fireworks Set Off Online Protests in Trinidad and Tobago

After a particularly ear-splitting Christmas season, animal rights activists have begun an online campaign advocating for a permanent ban on what many deem to be illegal fireworks.

Where Soca Music Begins and Ends

The success of the carnival song, Differentology, by the Trinidadian artist Bunji Garlin has spurred public debate about what exactly constitutes soca music.

Tributes to Footballer Akeem Adams After Sudden Death

On Wired868, Lasana Liburd in Trinidad & Tobago, excoriates the officials who he felt did not do enough to assist the late footballer Akeem Adams while the young athlete was...

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