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Stories about Trinidad & Tobago

3 October 2014

“Democratize Development!” Say the Women of Trinidad's Highway Re-Route Movement

Global Voices Caribbean editor Janine Mendes-Franco reports from a protest against construction plans for a stretch of highway that represents growing public dissatisfaction over the government's lack of transparency.

30 September 2014

Gay Rights in Trinidad & Tobago Once Again Out of Reach as Prime Minister Backpedals

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has backed off of past promises to decriminalise homosexual acts, saying "it would not be prudent" to do so now.

28 September 2014

Second Hunger Strike Over Highway May Leave Trinidad & Tobago Fighting For Its Soul

Environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh takes up a second hunger strike to protest the construction of a section of highway, but the stakes are now much higher than a simple road.

26 September 2014

‘We Should All Care About Climate Change Because It Will Have a Direct Impact on the State of the World’

In the second part of Global Voices' interview with Jonathan Barcant, the co-founder of the non-profit group IAMovement talks about what a world that uses clean energy looks like.

25 September 2014

‘The Right Moment Has Come for People to Rise Up and Say No More’ to Fossil Fuels

Trinidad and Tobago was one Caribbean nation that took part in the global Climate Change Marches last Sunday. Global Voices talks to Jonathan Barcant, who helped organise the local event.

10 September 2014

Trinidad & Tobago's Parliament Passes Constitutional Reform, But Opponents Vow to Continue to Fight

"The Senate debates the Constitution Amendment Bill tomorrow and from tonight we’re going to be outside the Parliament keeping watch over what is left of our democracy."

27 August 2014

Former Prime Minister Feeds the Meme Machine With Rejection of Trinidad & Tobago's Highest Honour

Patrick Manning doesn't want the Order of Trinidad and Tobago from current Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who he accused of breaking proper award protocol and attacking him in the past.

22 August 2014

Why Protesters in Trinidad & Tobago Are Against the Proposed Constitutional Reform Bill

With general elections due next year, some suggest it is an attempt to boost the government's approval ratings before citizens go to the polls, while others see more sinister motives.

9 August 2014

What Gardening Has Taught Me About Civic Responsibility

The Bridge

Our Trinidad-based Caribbean editor has learned a lot of things in her garden. She shares eight seeds that germinated into her civic consciousness here.

8 August 2014

Some See a Political Ploy in Trinidad & Tobago's Proposed Constitutional Reform

Given labour strikes, corruption scandals, escalating crime and police state concerns, this sudden interest in reforming the country's constitution reads to some like an act of desperation.

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