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NACC: ‘Bro Resistance [did] pioneering work in rapso’; Weatherhead: ‘An indefatigable leader’

The following is a press statement on the passing of calypsonian and Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) president Lutalo Masimba—better known as Bro Resistance—by the National Action Cultural Committee (NACC): The National Action Cultural Committee (NACC) wishes to extend its condolences to the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) and to …

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Robinson-Regis: ‘None of them present said a word!’ Lee: ‘They want to turn Parliament into Balisier House!’

Leader of Government Business Camille Robinson-Regis: “[…] It was within the capacity of the Opposition to request that the prime minister stand down… None of them present said a word… Mr Rudranath Indarsingh, who for some time appeared to be texting, merely continued doing so…” Opposition Chief Whip David Lee: …

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US Embassy flies Pride flag, as ‘Biden-Harris Administration’ makes LGBTQI+ statement

“[…] The Biden-Harris Administration has encouraged all embassies and consulates to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the US flag, to demonstrate the United States’ leadership on LGBTQI+ human rights around the world…” The following is a press statement on LGBTQI+ Pride Month by the US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago: Today, …

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Griffith: TTPS will ‘exercise discretion’ to essential workers and emergency situations, despite ‘adjusted curfew hours’

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has asked his lawmen to ‘exercise discretion’ as the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) attempts to manage ‘adjusted curfew hours’ on the Indian Arrival Day and Corpus Christi holidays, which fall on Monday 31 May and Thursday 3 June respectively. Only essential workers are …

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Dear Editor: Why are groceries hiking their prices while people are losing their jobs?

I’m old enough to remember the global economic recession of the 1980s and Lord Relator’s hit calypso ‘Food Prices’—which highlighted the ridiculous prices. Trinbagonians, have you noticed that food and consumer prices have risen astronomically? The cost of living has spiralled dramatically since the onset of Covid-19 due mainly to the …

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