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· May, 2014

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:...

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...

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...

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 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...

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....

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...

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