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Trinidad and Tobago social, political and news opinion pieces

Demming: Gov’t must act on sexual harrassment and gender-based violence

Womantra and 2Cents movement have both survived firestorms of social media criticism that they allegedly mishandled accusations of either sexual harassment, gender-based violence or sexual grooming perpetrated by persons in positions of leadership. Ironically, both organisations are engaged in much-needed work that can fundamentally change our cultural landscape, but they …

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Daly Bread: Taking a stand

Stung by the high voter turnout that was able to trump Trump, some Southern states of the USA—under the political control of Republicans—are taking steps to restrict the ease with which voters can vote before Election Day, as well as the use of absentee ballots and drop boxes into which …

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Camille: All mechanisms in Parliamentary Standing Orders remain intact, despite Opposition complaints

“[…] Let me also point out that even though because of the Covid-19 restrictions the speaking time has been reduced, we have not removed any of the mechanisms provided in the Parliamentary Standing Orders—whether it be Questions, Motions, Privileges and the Standing Orders themselves—that regulate the operation of the Parliament.  …

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