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Matthew Hunte · November, 2012

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Latest posts by Matthew Hunte from November, 2012

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Trinidad & Tobago: Kublalsingh's Hunger Strike Continues; So Does the Debate

  29 November 2012

Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh's ongoing hunger strike to protest the proposed route of a highway in south-western Trinidad is raising questions of transparency, good governance and the approach to political debate. Some bloggers feel that the current administration is out of touch with the needs of the people and they are concerned about the way in which the government is dealing with dissident voices.

Jamaica: In Search of Reliable Partners

  29 November 2012

I sometimes pessimistically think of women working with men on gender equality as a high risk endeavor, akin to walking on the verge of a precipice or a high tension wire. Roots and Rights explores the complex issues surrounding male advocacy for gender equality.

Trinidad & Tobago: Alternate Highway Proposal

  26 November 2012

Environmental activist Wayne Kublalsingh, who is currently on a hunger strike, explains the alternate proposal for the Debe to Mon Desir section of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway in a new video.

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New Art Exhibit Draws Attention to the Disabled in Jamaica

  22 November 2012

The debut of Jamaican artist Astro Saulter's first exhibition was significant not only because it introduced a new artist to the local art scene, but also because it brought attention to the need for greater access to arts education, particularly by disabled persons.

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Jamaicans Debate Gay-Bashing Incident

  6 November 2012

The beating of a gay student at the University of Technology in Jamaica has continued to be a subject of discussion online. While the exact details of the incident are still not completely known, much of the discussion has centered around homophobia and the culture of violence in Jamaica.

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Protest in Trinidad & Tobago over Section 34 Scandal

  5 November 2012

On Friday, various sectors of the Trinidad and Tobago public participated in a protest march calling for the resignations of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Minister of National Security Jack Warner - part of the continuing fallout over the Section 34 debacle.

Jamaica: Creole and Jamaican Identity

  1 November 2012

Our educators don’t seem to understand that as long as we tell children that they ‘chat bad’ when they use their mother tongue, we are planting the seeds of low self-esteem.  And we will reap badness.  Or, perhaps, we do understand and that’s why we refuse to acknowledge Jamaican as...

Grenada: Government In Crisis

  1 November 2012

With more MPs opposed to the regime, than supporting it; with the ruling party divided down the middle; with the economy in free fall; with salaries late again – Prime Minister Thomas has lost the moral authority to govern. Hamlet Mark feels that Grenada's Prime Minister Tillman Thomas should either...

Trinidad & Tobago: Taking Steps To Combat White Collar Crime

  1 November 2012

This crisis is an important opportunity to decide if we want to do differently. Do we?  If not, crapaud smoke we pipe.  If we really want to do differently, we have to start thinking differently and stop the point-scoring games. Afra Raymond thinks that decisive action needs to be taken to combat...

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