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In the context of the number and scale of projects being undertaken via government to government arrangements, Afra Raymond explains why Trinidad and Tobago's current high-level State mission to China is “a critical issue to delve into.”
In anticipation of her J'ouvert experience at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Tillah Willah explores why the opening of the festival holds so many truths for her.
The huge potential supply of State-built, unfinished office buildings in our capital is the ‘Elephant in the Room‘.
Afra Raymond confronts it in an effort to address “the viability of the long-term and large-scale investments which have been made in Port-of-Spain by private and public capital.”
Of all the offensive – and unintelligent – statements made in the politics of the post-independence Caribbean, an assertion, that Dr Keith Rowley, the leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, is ‘too black’ to be Prime Minister, has to rate as the worst.
Bajan Reporter explains why such a notion “highlights the continuing insecurities in persons and groups in the Caribbean.”
“Feminist” kaiso and soca music – is there such a thing? creative commess thinks so and posts a playlist.
Of the recent drug bust originating out of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados Underground says:
The fundamentals are clear. Supply chain security in the Caribbean is weak, and known local and regional solutions need to be applied and strengthened.
Groundation Grenada has partnered with Trinidad-based artist Joshua Lu “to create a visual campaign to draw analogies between sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination and other forms of discrimination.” Check out the first few installations in the campaign, here.
ICT Pulse recommends 5 critical building blocks upon which organizations can develop an effective social media strategy.
Trinidadian diaspora blogger chookooloonks shares ten reasons why being over 40 rocks!
Why not teach kids that bullies are real, that assholes exist, and the proper way to deal with them, i.e. IGNORE THEM. Rob them of their power. Or, and here’s an even better one: STAND UP FOR YOURSELF.
Rants of a Redman recommends taking the bully by the horns.
ICT Pulse takes a look at the recent decision about net neutrality in the United States and the potential consequences for the Caribbean.
ICT Pulse names the three cybersecurity resolutions it thinks Caribbean organisations should make this year.
Diaspora blogger Afrobella lists “the dumbest excuses we make to avoid exercising.”
Yes, the Government is on the crime busting trail again. But, as always, it depends on your definition of ‘crime.’
Wired868 tackles, tongue firmly in cheek, the government's pushing of the Bail Amendment Bill, insinuating that in political speak, there are criminals and ‘criminals'.
As my hair started to emerge in all its mad curly glory I became overwhelmed by a sense of how completely we have been made to hate ourselves.
Tillah Willah says farewell to her dreadlocks and explains how “your hair can teach you a lot about your own complexities.”
ban-d-wagonist posts a video that offers “simple suggestions on how ordinary citizens can create a better T&T.”
Samuel ‘Boy’ Walrond is the most remarkable artist in Trinidad and Tobago that you probably do not know exists. That he has never been nationally recognised for his ability, or…the epic span of his life’s work, is an example of society’s failure to identify and honour its heroes.
Repeating Islands republishes an article on the sculptor, who has passed away at 95.
ICT Pulse shares 5 useful tips to help you get the most out of your computing devices.
Srananart's Blog celebrates Trinidadian artist Christopher Cozier's winning of the 2013 Prince Claus Award, which “honors individuals and organizations reflecting a progressive and contemporary approach to the themes of culture and development.”
Regional litbloggers will be glad to know that The Caribbean Review of Books is back in publication – online – with some help from Bocas Lit Fest.
In my opinion, the anti-Property Tax movement was an important measure of the extent to which our national discourse is now irrational and baseless.
Afra Raymond explains.
I was transfixed; in turns horrified, unbelieving, angry, and sad. Worse still, frustrated. Because the verdict of the film as to who was really responsible was inconclusive.
Norman Girvan reviews Bruce's Paddington's film “Forward Ever”, about the executions of former Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and members of his cabinet.