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Trinidad & Tobago: Eyes Wide Shut

Although Slacker says that Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an intrinsic part of him, he cannot, in all good conscience, participate in the national festival: “Not when the murder toll as at yesterday stood at 84…a rate of 1.75 a day; not when press freedom and freedom of expression is under threat by our democratically elected governments; not when the very tenets on which our country was established have become irrelevant.”

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