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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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BPTT announces go-ahead for Angelin project, significant Savannah and Macadamia wells

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC today announced the sanction for the development of its Angelin offshore gas project. The project, according to a BPTT media statement, will feature the construction of a new platform—bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility—60 kilometres off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 …

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