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Matthew Hunte · March, 2012

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Latest posts by Matthew Hunte from March, 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Divisive Politics

  27 March 2012

The Eternal Pantomime is critical of what she considers to be divisive politics on the part of the ruling government, which “has also sought to promulgate the good old colonial stand-by practice of divide and rule to ensure that it keeps its party base solidly behind it and in support of all...

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Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Question Relevance of “Congress of the People”

  27 March 2012

The Congress of the People began as a break-away party from the United National Congress, but the two entities came together to contest the 2010 parliamentary elections - and won. But with the recent defection of San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray to the UNC camp, two political bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago are questioning the continued viability of the Congress of the People as a separate entity.

Barbados: Media Ownership

  13 March 2012

Veteran Caribbean journalist Julius Gittens touches on issues of media ownership and calls for reflections on the adequacy of the existing structures and for ideas to spawn new ones…he is also sceptical of the notion that technology has reduced the need for conventional journalism: “Already in the Caribbean…so-called social media have made traditional...

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Trinidad & Tobago: Bagoo Raid Raises Question of Press Freedom

  13 March 2012

Just over a month ago, the offices of Newsday, one of Trinidad and Tobago's daily newspapers, were raided by the police. They were looking for information and sources related to an article written by journalist and blogger Andre Bagoo, whose home was also placed under surveillance and searched. While much of the online discussion was happening within the confines of Facebook, there was also a fair bit of blogger commentary on the issue.

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