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Come better than that: Sex and the State

Three years ago, at a workshop on women’s health, a street-smart 23-year-old from along the East West Corridor asked me, “If a man — in my mouth, I could get pregnant?” It will shock many to know that while in popular discourse about sexuality, young people are stereotyped as sexually …

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Doh hot yuh head: Crime Watch featured in primary school textbooks

Trinidad and Tobago’s first Prime Minister Eric Williams said the country’s future lies in our children’s bookbags. If so, then pray. In the “Trinidad & Tobago Social Studies for Primary School: Standard 2” book, author Kevin Jeanville listed crime shows and letters to the editor among the country’s viable solutions …

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To beat or not to beat: Madea’s diplomatic lesson

Mr Live Wire contemplates life if parents followed UN conventions and nations preferred not to spare the rod. (Scene: Somewhere in Trinidad and Tobago.) After rising tensions between Big Momma and her offspring, who was recognised as a sovereign nation by the United Nations on her day of birth, Big …

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Arima primary school prepares to fail students

Arima Girls RC dismissed school at 1 pm this afternoon. School principal Elisa Russell-Caldon explained, in a note to parents, that the disruption in their children’s education was “to facilitate curriculum planning.” So, the staff at Arima Girls RC is apparently deciding what to do with its pupils one month …

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Seetahal catches Beetham bug

An eruption of fury from Beetham Gardens has again captivated and repulsed Trinidad and Tobago over the past week as the debate raged over lawlessness, police force, newspaper ethics and the nation’s attitude to its angry, poorer class. Thankfully, on this occasion no one threatened to shoot Beetham residents and …

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Principal suspended for slapping standard three boy

A Rio Claro primary school teacher has been suspended and may face criminal charges after slapping a standard three student. The student, according to the Trinidad Guardian report, was allegedly struck with such force that the principal’s hand printed out on his face. Medical officials, we cannot confirm, said the …

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Tim declares war on cybercriminals; the ones he doesn’t know

Education Minister Tim Goopeesingh declared yesterday’s leak of SEA results to be tantamount to a cybercrime and promised to put National Security Minister Jack Warner on the trail. Wired868 cannot confirm that Warner is already preparing the army and police service for a surprise raid on the alleged rogue employee …

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Education Minister prompts spontaneous RC retreat

Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh had a dilemma of 124 RC students without a school and a nearby government school short of 130 pupils and had an idea. The Roman Catholic board and parents treated Gopeesingh’s brainstorm—that the two batches of students and teachers could harmoniously co-exist—like one of the …

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