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MATT condemns ‘Nicki Minaj’s celebrity gangsterism’ towards Guardian reporter

The following is a press statement from outgoing Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) president Dr Sheila Rampersad: Nikki Minaj’s celebrity gangsterism towards Guardian Media Ltd’s (GML) reporter, Sharlene Rampersad is textbook cyberbullying and intimidation of a free press in a young democracy.  While Ms Minaj may be justified …

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Thane: T&T heading to ‘national security predicament’; why PSC’s behaviour is untenable and dangerous

At a time when the country needs strong institutions to uphold the principles of our democracy, the deafening silence of the Police Service Commission is untenable and simply inimical to the public interest.  In the midst of what can quite easily escalate into a full-blown national security predicament, the PSC …

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T&T wants First World policing from Third World model: Griffith, data and decolonising the TTPS

“[…] It is well documented that the history of policing in Trinidad and Tobago has been characterised as bearing the undesirable feature of paramilitarism… Joan Mars, Guyanese sociologist and policing scholar, when commenting on policing during the colonial times argued that this model of policing was characterised by:  “An emphasis  …

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