Latest posts by Flora Thomas
23 January 2017
Inspired by Trump's Counsellor, Trinidad & Tobago Social Media Users Start Whipping Out ‘Alternative Facts’
"Ringling Brothers closed down in anticipation of the competition from the American government. #alternativefacts"
23 November 2016
"I am not saying either was right or wrong but excuse me if I DON'T take the word of the esteemed members of the T&T Police Service as gospel!!"
16 November 2016
#NotMyPrince Hashtag Uses Prince Harry's Upcoming Caribbean Visit to Resist ‘Colonisation of the Mind’
"Why is it necessary for the Crown to have any symbolic, ceremonial or constitutional role in the 21st century Caribbean?"
25 October 2016
"This has nothing to do with what happened before [...] or what led to his shooting. This has to do with what passes for police procedure in this place."
19 October 2016
"The fact that she’s decided to return to that relationship […] means she can be seduced by affection and scared of retribution, like all human beings."
6 October 2016
Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister Tells Citizens ‘You Better Begin to Be Weaned Off the Government’
Trinidad and Tobago citizens took grave offense at being told to wean themselves off government support—but could the prime minister's statements about "doing things differently" have been misinterpreted?
20 July 2016
As some in Trinidad and Tobago plead to "stop the killing", others wonder whether they should brace themselves for more violence after the murder of an alleged crime lord.
1 July 2016
30 January 2016
Are racial stereotypes so ingrained in Trinidad and Tobago that some think criminals can only be of one ethnic denomination? A dramatic robbery in Port of Spain proves that #CrimeHasNoEthnicity.
28 October 2015
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.
22 September 2015
From schoolboy raps to ministerial threats, women across the Caribbean continue to pay the price for speaking out, says the Code Red feminist blog.
24 July 2015
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.
1 February 2015
There has been almost nothing on Twitter and Facebook about the situation. It's almost as if people are thinking twice about exchanging views publicly.
27 January 2015
A popular journalist dies in a fire, but autopsy results confirm that she was murdered. Netizens want justice in what many assume to be a domestic violence case.
22 January 2015
Two Caribbean bloggers discuss religious fundamentalism in the context of the Charlie Hebdo attack and wonder if the tragedy can be used as an opportunity to change the idealogical narrative.
5 January 2015
"I don't know what law this man broke to earn him harsh treatment and hard slaps to his face but this is sad. He doesn't have a weapon, no drugs..."
16 December 2014
20 October 2014
Many prominent Islamic scholars have condemned ISIS, but that unfortunately hasn't stopped some from conflating the militant group with the religion of Islam, like popular blog Barbados Free Press did.