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Stories about Trinidad & Tobago

6 January 2016

The Finer Details of Trinidad & Tobago’s Whistleblower Bill Could Use Some Work

Trinidad and Tobago's Whistleblower Protection Bill was submitted to Parliament in November 2015. One anti-corruption blogger discusses the proposed legislation and urges netizens to get involved.

5 January 2016

Was Caribbean Cricketer Chris Gayle's Come-On Sexist or Silly?

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has landed himself in a firestorm of criticism after he hit on Australian sports reporter Melanie McLaughlin during a live television interview.

31 December 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Greets 2016 With Austerity

"The government spent the last four months doing diagnosis and triage. Tonight, the wound was bandaged and antibiotics applied."

26 December 2015

Christmas Around the World in 17 Photos

Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.

23 December 2015

On Politics, Big Contracts and Parties in Trinidad & Tobago

Government ministers are seen socialising with corruption accused. The president of a corruption watchdog organisation is forced to resign. Coincidence? One blogger calls foul and tries to connect the dots.

19 December 2015

Giving Hope to the Homeless by Changing Perceptions in Trinidad and Tobago

"People [...] look at me a certain way and whisper as they pass by. Some say hello, some just watch me and laugh. I know they judge me..."

Does ‘Free Entry’ Always Come at a Cost?: Trinidad & Tobago Talks Gender Discrimination After Nightclub Row

"Not all discrimination is created equal, and not all unequal treatment is necessarily discriminatory."

15 December 2015

Treatment of ‘Butch’ Woman at Trinidad Nightclub Feeds Discussion on Gender Identity

With gender suddenly in the mix, an otherwise familiar story of intolerance has become unexpectedly new ground for Trinbagonian netizens.

A Crash Course in Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 General Elections

From red herrings to hashtags, Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 general elections may have been many things, but boring wasn't one of them.

14 December 2015

2015 Was Boom Times for Corruption in the Caribbean, But Can It Last?

Judging from the alleged corruption that happened in the Caribbean this year, certain regional territories may not improve their ranking in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index -- or will they?

7 December 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Faces Economic Recession — But Who's to Blame?

"This recession did not creep up on us like the proverbial thief in the night. It was long in the making."

Trinidad and Tobago’s United National Congress Retains Its Party Leader, But at What Cost?

Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago's former prime minister, has won the battle for leadership of the country's opposition party—but some think the country loses, no matter who won.

2 December 2015

Welcome to Trinidad, Where You Can Spend a White Christmas (at Least in the Airport)

"I stood in my shoes stunned! And I wondered. Where am I?" Netizens give the winter wonderland decor at Trinidad's international airport a chilly reception.

Trinidad and Tobago Joins World in Marching for Climate Change Awareness

"Trinidad and Tobago is the second highest carbon emitter per capita in the world. We are here to show our decision makers that we want them to recognise our responsibility."

11 November 2015

Trinidad and Tobago’s Crime-Solving Facebook Users Are Back, and So Is the Controversy of Policing Domestic Violence

Back in action are the crime-solving citizens of the so-called 'Facebook Division' of the police. This time, they're after a man who beat his partner with a steel pipe.

28 October 2015

How Poor Service Turned Into Slut Shaming in Trinidad & Tobago

"The victim (and yes, she is a victim) is a grown woman who has every right to use her personal property in any legal way she saw fit."

Social Media Help Trinidad and Tobago Police Arrest Child Abuser

Trinidad and Tobago used its social media powers for good this past week, when Internet users circulated video of a child abuse incident that led to two arrests.

21 October 2015

Homophobia and Name-Calling Derail Trinidad & Tobago's Budget Debate

"I want to believe that both Government and Opposition will step their game up and fulfil their real roles as MPs. Otherwise we can simply hire 41 circus clowns..."

20 October 2015

Trinidad and Tobago's Oddly Overlooked—and Totally Legal—Fix for Marijuana

The Bridge

With marijuana cases clogging up the courts, cannabis legalisation advocates in Trinidad and Tobago are looking to an overlooked section of the law to help their push for decriminalisation.

9 October 2015

‘Doubles’ Price Increase Sends Trinidad & Tobago Foodies Into Tailspin

Sellers of doubles, the nation's most beloved breakfast food, caused outrage when they announced a one dollar price increase, despite the fact that the raw materials cost has remained the...

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