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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

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.

4 May 2014

Trinidad and Tobago Stunned at Murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal

Attorney Dana Seetahal was gunned down in Trinidad and Tobago early this morning; police say her death may be linked to her involvement in a high-profile murder case.

22 January 2014

Major US Drug Bust Forces Trinidad & Tobago to Confront Parallel Economy

News that a cocaine shipment with a street value of US $100 million was intercepted in Virginia, has T&T netizens pondering whether the country is becoming a narco state.

21 February 2012

Haiti: Online Reaction to the Duvalier Decision

The investigative magistrate looking into human rights charges against Haiti's ousted dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, recently came to the decision that “the statute of limitations had run out” on...

22 March 2011

Haiti: Was Wyclef Shot or Cut by Glass?

Early on Sunday 20 March, 2011, while Haitians headed to the polls for the second round of a historic and controversial presidential election, a story about Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born...

17 March 2011

Haiti: Election Violence Escalates

Election-related violence in Haiti appears to be escalating. As Haitian presidential candidate and legal scholar Mirlande Manigat set out to begin a campaign rally in Mirebalais yesterday, her convoy was...

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