The Trinidad Express newspaper and its editor-in-chief Omatie Lyder pushed the boundaries of good taste this morning as the leading daily newspaper made the last will and testament of slain attorney, Dana Seetahal SC, its lead story. And, to be clear, Mr Live Wire means that Lyder pushed “Good Taste” …Read More »
Happy Independence: Live Wire awards the saints and sinners among us
Happy Independence Day! Wired868 wishes to extend warm greetings to Trinidad and Tobago on this blessed anniversary. Fifty-two years already?! If it is any consolation, you have the awkward drainage system of a toddler, the attention span of a seven-year-old and the political sophistication of a 12-year-old. Congratulations to the national …Read More »
Own Goals and Penalties: Did PP and PNM subvert Constitution on pensions?
Sometimes the beauty of a goal is in its build up, not the scoring. Last week, on June 14, Trinidad Express journalist Ria Taitt revealed that the Lower House (MPs) had just approved amendments to two bills, which would give themselves fat new pensions. The story took about 48 hours to really …Read More »
MATT slams Police Commissioner for “outrageous” Bassant statement
The suggestion by the Acting Commissioner of Police that inaccurate reporting by CCN’s Senior Investigative Journalist Mark Bassant may have caused a threat to be made on his life is the most outrageous statement to be made by the head of law enforcement in the country. MATT is shocked and …Read More »
MATT concerned by alleged Bassant death threat
The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago views with great concern alleged threats on the life of CCN’s Senior Investigative Reporter Mark Bassant. MATT wishes to remind the country that a free and fair press and one that is free from fear is crucial to the functioning of a democracy …Read More »
Carnival copyright and how it changed our mas
It shouldn’t be surprising, given the NCC’s failure to hold a public consultation on the copyright issues that arose in 2013, to find the whole ugly mess bubbling up again. Photographers who went to the NCC to seek accreditation for the 2014 edition of the event found no reductions in …Read More »
MATT “disappointed” with Defamation and Libel Act
The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) is disappointed that the amendments to the Defamation and Libel Act 2013 that excluded the repeal of Section 8 of the Act have been passed in the Senate. Section 8 of the Act, which states, “If any person maliciously publishes any defamatory …Read More »
Express exposes Latin lady assassins; but why are their code numbers all 201?
Every employee, no matter how valuable, has a sell-by date. For a surgeon, fading eyesight might mean it is time to plan your retirement party. An athlete might feel diminished appetite for training and an increased one for everything else. And how does a senior multimedia investigative journalist know when …Read More »