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· July, 2019

Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from July, 2019

Queer as quantum joy

"You deserve to be proud of yourself, you rare, riotous beauty. Go on, give yourself a huge, rafter-rattling cheer."

Guy Fawkes makes cameo appearance on hacked Trinidad and Tobago government websites

More than a dozen Trinidad and Tobago government web sites were defaced in what is likely the largest single hacking exploit the country has seen.

Trinidad & Tobago's history of government relations with gang leaders exposed

A local newspaper exposé shows how government contracts have contributed to the flourishing of gang culture in Trinidad and Tobago.

Former news anchor threatened for speaking out on crime in Trinidad and Tobago

Tired of the spiralling crime in her community, former national news anchor Coleen Holder continues to speak out, despite death threats against her.

Is Trinidad and Tobago ready for a liberal political party?

The Progressive Party is the latest addition to Trinidad and Tobago's 2020 elections race, but can they perform well against the solidly entrenched two-party system?

Could polygraph testing for Trinidad & Tobago police help create more public trust?

With an increasing crime rate, the idea is to help make officers more accountable and rekindle public faith in the police service.

A prolific theatre producer is one of the latest victims in Trinidad and Tobago's homicide spiral

Tributes are pouring in across social media channels following the death of this local theatrical icon.

Should Trinidad and Tobago repatriate the families of ISIS recruits?

Trinidad and Tobago is the highest per capita recruiting source for ISIS fighters in the Western hemisphere. The nation must now decide whether or not to repatriate their dependents.

Is a ‘Concordat’ stymieing education progress in Trinidad & Tobago?

"If indeed education is better in denominational schools then we must ensure that government schools are brought up to the best level."

Trinidad & Tobago set to decriminalise marijuana, joining other Caribbean islands

Trinidad and Tobago looks like it may soon join a handful of Caribbean nations that have decriminalised marijuana. 

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