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Daly Bread: Our true potential in the creative industries; what gov’ts continue to miss in culture and tourism

In last Monday’s budget statement, there were glaring omissions common to the two brief statements relating to the creative industries and tourism respectively. The following is the sum total of what was said about the creative industries sector: “Carifesta XIV, hosted by Trinidad and Tobago, underscored the strides we have …

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Suicidal tendencies: T&T has third highest suicide rate in Caribbean; here’s how to address it

Every two days, someone dies by suicide in Trinidad and Tobago. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), T&T has the third-highest suicide rate regionally, behind Suriname and Guyana. These countries share high East Indian populations, who are most impacted by suicides. Speaking at a suicide prevention workshop before last …

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Youth programme battles mental illness through sports

“Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. There are multiple associations between poor mental health and chronic physical conditions … so we are hoping that S.I.M. would be able to offer a refuge, which is a safe space to rebuild oneself, for those in schools and others. “ The …

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