Trinidad & Tobago: The “Granny Quilla” Video

Railing against the current state of emergency, a teen posts a video on YouTube; the government interprets it as racist and containing threats against the Prime Minister - Jumbie's Watch agrees, but B.C. Pires says: “The video is OBVISOULSY [sic] an attempt at comedy…doesn’t work very well…but that doesn’t mean it’s not MEANT to be funny. And we’re going to arrest this little girl. O Trinidad! Why do you make column-writing so easy on the mind and so hard on the soul?”


  • Kelli Joseph

    Call it idleness but after viewing the video I decided to see 1) if “Granny Quilla” had a facebook account and 2) if she had been wise enough to make her profile private. Not surprisingly “Granny Quilla’s” profile and wall are both viewable to the general public. It is interesting to note the number of friends and supporters GQ has made in the digital world since the Kamla drama unfolded. Most of GQ’s new “friends” appear to be young with various monikers that appear meaningless to anyone over the age of sixteen. That GQ would have a public facebook profile and wall suggests that her parents have not learned any lessons from their daughter’s brush with the law and are clearly not monitoring her actions when she in on the computer. It would seem that the incident has raised GQ’s profile and indeed made her even more popular with the deomographic for whom her original video was directed. It is in respect of this that I would suggest that the Hon. Prime Minister was perhaps a bit premature in her decision to “forgive” GQ. Perhaps she should have charged her under cyber crimes so that other youths would be guided accordingly.

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