Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from September, 2015
"All people are saying is that this is someone's intellectual property. When it was pointed out to you, all you had to do was apologise..."
Trinidad and Tobago has a history of fair elections, free from interference or violence. No wonder voters were amused by the outgoing government claiming the results are null and void.
After decades of voting out consecutive governments over corruption allegations, Trinidad and Tobago might finally have received the message that citizen involvement is what is needed to improve governance.
By midnight Trinidad and Tobago time, the country should know which political party will form its next government. As predicted, it has been a tight race — out of just over a million eligible voters, the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has thus far tallied over 400,000 votes. Many seats...
Trinidad and Tobago's ruling party may have exploited a loophole in the Representation of the People Act to continue campaigning via digital media on election day.
To paraphrase one Trinidad and Tobago voter, "Rain doesn't keep us from partying, it can't keep us from voting."
"Today is the day Trinidad and Tobago. The country is in your hands..."
"It’s a matter of some irony that despite this history of inhumane servitude...Jamaica would develop in the 21st century into a country that fetishizes brands and branding."
In the wake of Tropical Storm Erika, Dominica has a mammoth reconstruction task ahead, as it strives to reclaim its reputation as the "Nature Isle" of the Caribbean.