Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from March, 2022
‘Untimely’ death of soca singer Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart leaves Trinidad & Tobago in mourning
Having struggled with health issues and paid his dues in the soca music arena — he was told he was “too black,” “too fat” and “not marketable” — Blaxx's authenticity shone through.
Trinidad & Tobago celebrates double gold with two athletics victories
Javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott won gold in Atlanta, while sprinter Jereem Richards brought home gold in the Men's 400m event at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.
Recent libel judgement in Trinidad & Tobago deemed ‘a cautionary tale’
"The court must send a message that such reckless abuse of social media platforms must stop."
‘We're passing by': A conversation with Haitian contemporary artist Pascale Monnin
As part of a regional exchange for women artists, Monnin has been working on a series that deals with birth, rebirth, and how women's stories fit into that arc.
Opposite ends of a tragedy: The companies involved in Trinidad & Tobago's diving deaths speak out
The diving contractor initially said that state-owned Paria Fuel Trading had been “fully supportive” throughout the rescue process. Now, a new statement places the blame squarely at Paria's doorstep.
Diving tragedy plunges Trinidad & Tobago into mourning and prompts calls for accountability
"Trinidad and Tobago is facing a crisis of leadership at all levels. Unless there is a fundamental redesign of our systems, processes and procedures, tragedy will continue to befall us."
Trinidad and Tobago gets a transgender senator for a day, but a series of tweets turns congratulations into chaos
Jowelle De Souza became the first openly transgender woman in Trinidad and Tobago's parliament when she was appointed as a temporary senator, but ill-timed tweets soon overshadowed public support.
West Indies cricket's super spin bowler, Sonny Ramadhin, dies at 92
With his expert spin bowling, Ramdhin — along with fellow spinner Alf Valentine and the powerful batting of the legendary “three Ws” — helped achieve the West Indies’ first win against England.