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Dear Editor: Have compassion on the Venezuelan children and families, extend registration

I am making an urgent humanitarian plea to the Ministry of National Security, to extend the registration time for children, pregnant women and parents of the Venezuelan migrant community. It is traumatic to separate children from their parents when they are detained or deported. Children deported back to Venezuela can …

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Stealth and craftiness at play! Dumas, Daly slam attack on FOIA and proposed pension spike

“Why is a Government which says it is committed to transparency proposing to make it more difficult for citizens to access information from official sources? “[…] [And] why, at a time of economic belt-tightening and obviously rising unemployment—whatever the official pronouncements on that issue—does the government consider it a good …

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Dear Editor: AG Al-Rawi is creating a wedge for persons using the FOIA

“What the AG seeks to accomplish is put a wedge between persons requesting information and the public body holding the relevant information, that wedge being himself. “He clearly strokes his own ego as the person who knows best whether the information comes under FOIA or not, thus usurping the role …

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Daly Bread: Bienvenidos reality and wriggle room; impact of Venezuela concessions 

There is considerable confusion about the status of fleeing Venezuelans crowding into Trinidad and Tobago with more confusion to come. Some have gained entry through legal points of entry, but many have breached the conditions of their permitted admission, such as by working without the appropriate permit or overstaying the …

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“A tree [can] fall on you resulting in instant death!” Day in the life of a lumberjack

“While cutting down the trees […], there is a possibility of a tree falling on you resulting in instant death. Another fear is hunters that use illegal pipe guns to shoot wild animals. Loggers can get shot, so we are always on the lookout for hunters.” Wired868 highlights the day-to-day …

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Murder she wrote: Mills and Crime; why blame for media coverage should be spread around

The insightful story by Suzanne Mills about her mother’s struggles is useful to highlight how the media wrestles with framing the large issues of life. It raises the issue of how we define who is a good editor. Is the metric the profitability of the media house, or is it …

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