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Stories about Trinidad & Tobago

29 July 2015

Battle of the Hashtags in Lead-up to Trinidad & Tobago's General Elections

The sparring match between Trinidad and Tobago's two main political parties on the eve of the country's general election has been duly hashtagged.

27 July 2015

How To Miss A Coup d'Etat

The Bridge

The July 27, 1990 attempted coup is Trinidad and Tobago's "Where were you when JFK was shot?" moment. But what if you weren't in the country at the time?

25 July 2015

Videos of Trinidad Jailbreak Show Prisoners Made Confident Exit from Downtown Prison

As somebody quipped on Facebook, it looked like "more of a jail release than a jailbreak".

Conspiracy Theories Abound in Aftermath of Trinidad Jailbreak

In the absence of an official version of events from the country's protective services, netizens have been sharing their own theories about yesterday's jailbreak in Trinidad's capital city.

24 July 2015

Trinidad's Capital Sent Into a Tailspin as Three Inmates Shoot Their Way Out of Prison

One escapee—awaiting trial in connection with a high-profile murder—and a police officer died in the ensuing frenzy. The other two prisoners are reportedly still at large.

20 July 2015

High-Profile Arrests Ahead of Elections Raise Tempers and Eyebrows in Trinidad and Tobago

There has been tremendous public pressure on Trinidad and Tobago's police force to solve a high-profile murder. After more than year, detectives finally produced a name.

17 July 2015

Enough With the ‘Us Versus Them Mentality'—We Are All Trinidadian

Lily Kwok posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding a placard that said, "I will not 'Go back to China'. I am Trinidadian" following a spate of anti-Chinese racism.

The Force Isn't Strong With Trinidad & Tobago's Newest Political Party

The Third Force Movement announced less than two weeks after its launch that it will not be contesting the country's general elections in September. Cue the Star Wars jokes.

16 July 2015

Politics Overshadows Trinidad & Tobago Footballers in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Trinidad and Tobago's national football squad secured a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals, but the country's politicians seem determined to spoil the celebration with politicking.

Trinidad & Tobago’s Chinese Community Is Dog-Tired of Racial Stereotyping

Video of dog being skinned (allegedly at a Chinese restaurant) goes viral. Health minister hastily comments. Local Chinese community hits back online to try to bring the minister to heel.

10 July 2015

Netizens See More Farce Than ‘Force’ in Trinidad & Tobago's New Political Party

The Third Force Movement unintentionally became the butt of online jokes when netizens used the Trinbagonian penchant for pronouncing "th" as "t" to rechristen the group "The Turd Force".

17 June 2015

Jack Warner's First Revelation Involves Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister, Marijuana and a Cover-Up

The ex-FIFA exec, who is wanted by US authorities, has made good on his promise to reveal damning evidence. It's only the "tip of the iceberg," he says.

15 June 2015

John Oliver 2, Jack Warner 0: Trinidad & Tobago Is #ROTFL

The comedy keeps on coming as funny man John Oliver challenges beleaguered ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner to a game of one-upmanship in "shit-talking videos".

13 June 2015

In Search of Integrity in Trinidad and Tobago

The country's Integrity Commission, a constitutional organ created to fight corruption, is a place of perennial scandal and intrigue.

12 June 2015

Ex-FIFA Exec Jack Warner Unintentionally Strikes ‘Comedic Gold’ With His Response to John Oliver

How many more inadvertently ROFL-inducing videos will Jack Warner release? This one's in reaction to John Oliver's roast of the ex-FIFA VP on Trinidad and Tobago television.

10 June 2015

John Oliver Survived His Trinidadian TV Debut, But Will Jack Warner Survive the FIFA Scandal?

The British comedian's barbs at Warner, who threatened last week to reveal an "avalanche" of secrets related to FIFA and Trinidad and Tobago's government, were less side-splittingly funny than usual.

9 June 2015

Wrongfully Detained at a Psych Ward, Trinidadian Cheryl Miller Gets Justice

"One of the greatest acts of bullying executed by members of the public service with the oversight of the line Minister."

6 June 2015

Why the US Indictments Against FIFA Must Be About Corruption

The Bridge

There has been much discussion about the United States' motivation behind the FIFA arrests - so is it a power grab or is it about doing the right thing?

2 June 2015

Could the Guyana Elections Experience Be a Lesson for the Caribbean?

"The Caribbean electoral systems need to be relooked at and be fixed immediately. They are failing the democratic nature of the region."

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