Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from May, 2014
Trinidad & Tobago Media Association Slams Irresponsible Statement
A statement by the Commissioner of Police suggesting that “inaccurate reporting” may have led to death threats against a local journalist, has irked the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago: MATT hopes that the Acting Commissioner of Police was perhaps inarticulate in his characterisation of the threat because if his...
Why the Press Needs Protection in Trinidad & Tobago
An investigative journalist testifies that his life was threatened. One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger discusses how this troubling development challenges citizens' social contract with their democracy.
Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup Players Still Owed Money
You know it is business as usual when you see a dodgy salesman holding the purse strings. Wired868 holds no brief for the political party that will possibly form Trinidad and Tobago's next government, expressing displeasure with its choice of treasurer – the same man who currently heads the Trinidad...
Will Another Minister Be Sacked in Trinidad & Tobago?
A video has surfaced allegedly showing Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Sport rolling what many perceive to be a joint; Wired868 has a field day with the news.
Can Technology Transform Education in Trinidad & Tobago?
Trinidad and Tobago recently hosted Virtual Educa, an initiative designed to explore cutting-edge developments in education, technology and e-learning. A few netizens wonder if technology will actually help improve schooling.
Video on Murder and Corruption in Trinidad Goes Viral
Vice News produces a damning video about the level of corruption in Trinidad and Tobago, alleging that high-level players involved in international drug trafficking are driving the country's gang wars.
PHOTOS: Poui Season in Trinidad & Tobago
The jewels of Trinidad and Tobago's dry season, the pink and yellow Poui trees, are offering a last burst of splendour as the country looks forward to the rainy season.
Trinidad & Tobago: Accounting for TSTT
When one considers the far-reaching scope of the Inquiry; the size and role of TSTT and the…proposals for the State to relinquish a critical 2% of its share, it is clear that these matters are of the utmost, long-term public importance. Afra Raymond blogs about the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament's...
West Indies Cricket Gets a New Leader, But What About the Board?
The West Indies cricket team has a new captain, turning online attention not to the players so much as to the modus operandi of the West Indies Cricket Board.
Trinidad & Tobago: An Argument for Gay Rights
One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger, who is also a Director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, debates the issue of gay rights with a zealous religious group.
What the Caribbean Should Learn from Dana Seetahal
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog posts the latest developments in the Dana Seetahal murder investigation, while Barbados Underground says that “the news of how she died should be worrying to Caribbean citizens for many reasons.”
Caribbean Joins Fight to #BringBackOurGirls
If our own children were to go missing we would want the world to come to a standstill and help us find them. We…ask that…you consider why so often women’s bodies become the battlefields upon which wars are fought. This is not a problem that involves a small town in...
Trinidad & Tobago: Good vs. Evil
I had to tell the children that unlike the movies and TV shows Good does not always conquer Evil. However we must not let that stop us from fighting Evil. Continue to fight for Good. TriniMummy tries her best to make sense of attorney Dana Seetahal's death.
Silence Will Not Solve Trinidad & Tobago's Crime Problem
Trinidad and Tobago is still reeling from news of prominent attorney Dana Seetahal's death, but one blogger thinks the time for impotent outrage has long gone.
Trinidad and Tobago Stunned at Murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal
Attorney Dana Seetahal was gunned down in Trinidad and Tobago early this morning; police say her death may be linked to her involvement in a high-profile murder case.
Aftermath of an Oil Spill
In La Brea, Trinidad, a fishing community continues to feel the impact of an allegedly cleaned-up oil spill that occurred over four months ago.
Bocas Literary Festival Showcases Caribbean Literature
The 2014 NGC Bocas LitFest in Trinidad and Tobago has closed to rave reviews on social media about the "great things" the event is doing to promote Caribbean literature.
Caribbean: Commonwealth Short Story Shortlist Announced
The writers shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been announced. Repeating Islands shares the list.
Trinidad & Tobago: From One Government to Another
Our country cannot continue exporting our jobs, capital and skilled people in favour of unexamined and undisclosed foreign policies. Afra Raymond says that the current Government to Government arrangements are a direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago’s fundamental interests.