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MATT will complete Guardian investigations next month

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago’s (MATT) executive committee has named the remaining members of its committee to investigate the media body’s role in an incident at the Trinidad Guardian which led to the resignation of three journalists. The investigative committee is chaired by veteran journalist Tony Fraser and now …

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Fraser heads MATT inquest into Guardian fiasco

Veteran journalist Tony Fraser has been mandated by the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) to investigate the media body’s role in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper fiasco that led to the resignation of three journalists. Fraser will head an independent committee to “review the circumstances which led to MATT giving …

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Sticks and stones please: why Carmona’s address failed

Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona gave a typically insightful and rousing address to Parliament last Friday, which the equally articulate and astute Clarence Rambharat described as “a well-deserved whipping” in his Trinidad Express column. Here are some highlights from Carmona’s speech: “The elected government of the day is not …

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Why we walked: The Guardian journalists speak out

The following is a joint press statement from former Trinidad Guardian public affairs editor Dr Sheila Rampersad and investigative reporters Denyse Renne and Anika Gumbs-Sandiford: When we staged a Wednesday July 10 walkout from the Trinidad Guardian newspaper, we were and remain clear on the issue: there was a significant …

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Responsible drivers needed: How many more must die?

The carnage left over from drinking and driving and/or reckless driving on Trinidad and Tobago’s roads has become a norm today.  No research has been done yet, according to the Arrive Alive President, to determine how much alcohol consumption contributes to tragic vehicular accidents.  However, it seems unmistakable that more …

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Techno-analysis: The truth about e-mails

Here’s a recent e-mail that shows how spammers try to subvert digital controls. In 1, the sender’s e-mail address is given an official sounding title, but the e-mail client reveals the actual sender, who is not e-mailing from an official LinkedIn account. This field, where users will normally put their real …

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Dynamic or desperate: The Opposition Leader responds

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley was responsible for raising arguably the biggest scandal ever to hit the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament. Or was it the biggest hoax? Accused of reckless behaviour, poor judgment and ordered to appear before the Privileges Committee, Rowley had everything on the line when he strode …

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Keep Calm and Change Yuh Password!

Three days ago Keith Rowley had my jaw on the floor. Three days later, it’s still there. But for entirely different reasons. By now you’ve heard about “EmailGate”, or as I like to call it: “Keep Calm and Change Yuh PassWord!” Opposition Leader Keith Rowley lead another No Confidence Motion …

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