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Dear Editor: A Tale of Two Critics; why Bourdain’s T&T review was ultimately tasty

“[Anthony] Bourdain doesn’t concern himself about whether the food is too much for his ‘tummy’—as [Megan Ogilvie gripes—he explores and situates the cuisine within Trinidad’s history: doubles, roti, fish, kibbeh, pastelles, souse, callaloo, crab and dumplings… the delicious and unique list goes on.” The following Letter to the Editor was submitted …

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Ex-Defence Force chief: I know nothing about any death threats to Faris! AG’s integrity under question

In a Trinidad Guardian article published on 12 October 2016, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi claimed that his family received a threat assessment and instruction from the Defence Force after “umpteen death threats” since he assumed office. “The security agencies indicated that it was imperative that international protocols for training [when] …

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Dr Crowne: The problem with the Cybercrime Bill and why journalists are right to be afraid

“The ‘formal’ effect of the provision would seemingly not criminalise investigative journalism, whereas the ‘substantive’ and practical effect would in fact stifle investigative journalism and journalistic independence as a whole. Democratic discourse could be severely trammelled.” Senior lecturer (Mona) and barrister Dr Emir Crowne, BA, LLB, LLM, LLM, PhD, LEC, …

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Dear Editor: Judicial independence in T&T is under attack by a “select group of lawyers”

“Judicial independence essentially means that judges and other judicial officers are free to exercise the functions of their office without fear of reprisal, retribution or termination. The elements of such independence are security of tenure, financial security and administrative independence. “Each of these elements is essential to ensure that democracy …

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Mischievous and disturbingly misleading! Ex-TTDF Chief blasts report into Al-Rawi children’s use of firearms

“I am […] deeply concerned that the disturbingly misleading statements made in the TTDF response carry the potential to do serious harm to the character and reputation of Major General Maharaj… “The implications are further exacerbated when one observes that the only person named in the entire TTDF document is …

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Fire Baldeosingh immediately! Islamic Front responds to Guardian’s controversial hijab column

“Kevin Baldeosingh has crossed the line to suggest such, and enough is enough! We are calling for his immediate dismissal. “If this is not done Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) together with the entire Muslim Community of Trinidad and Tobago will have no reason but to believe Guardian Media Limited …

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