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Flora Thomas

I'm an aspiring writer and citizen of the world – definitely a believer in peace, friendship and the power of words.

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Latest posts by Flora Thomas

22 January 2015

Caribbean Perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo Free Speech vs. Intolerance Debate

Two Caribbean bloggers discuss religious fundamentalism in the context of the Charlie Hebdo attack and wonder if the tragedy can be used as an opportunity to change the idealogical narrative.

5 January 2015

Video Captures Trinidad & Tobago Police Officer Slapping Man in Wheelchair

"I don't know what law this man broke to earn him harsh treatment and hard slaps to his face but this is sad. He doesn't have a weapon, no drugs..."

16 December 2014

Does the Caribbean Have a Rape Culture?

Is Caribbean society doing everything it can to protect women from rape? Some activists have had enough with the region's passive acceptance of a rape culture.

20 October 2014

Barbados Muslims Reject ISIS, but Still Face Anti-Islam Bigotry Online

Many prominent Islamic scholars have condemned ISIS, but that unfortunately hasn't stopped some from conflating the militant group with the religion of Islam, like popular blog Barbados Free Press did.

4 June 2014

Can Trinidad & Tobago Rise Above Race-Based Politics?

As the Prime Minister remains mum about polarizing comments made by a religious and political leader, Trinidad and Tobago netizens wonder if the country will ever get beyond tribal politics.

23 May 2014

Why the Press Needs Protection in Trinidad & Tobago

An investigative journalist testifies that his life was threatened. One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger discusses how this troubling development challenges citizens' social contract with their democracy.

5 May 2014

Silence Will Not Solve Trinidad & Tobago's Crime Problem

Trinidad and Tobago is still reeling from news of prominent attorney Dana Seetahal's death, but one blogger thinks the time for impotent outrage has long gone.

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