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Rudder, Merle among speakers at month-long online Black Consciousness Festival

“[…] Joining the conversations will be New Management – Paramin Blue Devils; members of the world-famous Brazilian Afro-Blocos Olodum and Ilê Aiye; calypso icon David Michael Rudder; award-winning multimedia journalist Dash Harris Machado; author, activist and scholar Merle Hodge; Pan-Africanist organizer Khafra Kambon; and US celebrity food entrepreneur Shannon Allen. …

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Dear editor: Gender-based violence is a ‘shadow pandemic’ in T&T; we need attitudinal change

“[…] Attitudinal and behavioural changes won’t happen by vaps. We have serious work to do. For example, we must address the need for values/conscience formation and citizenship programmes—at home, in our educational institutions, in our faith communities, in our workplaces etc…” The following is a press statement from the Catholic …

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Race, politics and coronavirus; President Weekes targets T&T’s biggest challenges on Independence Day

“[…] The lead-up to the [2020] election and its immediate aftermath saw political differences couched in vitriolic racist rants, complete with the most foul language. “[…] While some of these exchanges may have taken place at close quarters, social media provided a convenient and safe vehicle from which to launch …

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Dr Rowley and Cabinet to be sworn in tomorrow, PNM still challenging Padarath’s nomination form

Dr Keith Rowley and his new Cabinet will be sworn in from 4pm tomorrow, after Election and Boundaries Commission (EBC) chairman Mark Ramkerrysingh forwarded the 2020 General Election results to President Paula-Mae Weekes today. The People’s National Movement (PNM) were confirmed to have triumphed by 22 seats to 19, after challenges …

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EBC: UNC requests ‘have no legal bearing on the recount’ and ‘prolonging the process unnecessarily’

“[…] During the recount, there have been requests to inspect additional documents and requests for specimens of initials. These requests have no legal bearing on the recount. “The raising of matters not properly to be considered at a recount, together with non-adherence to the times set by Returning Officers for …

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