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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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Dear Editor: Do Port-of-Spain-based media have inherent bias against Indian culture?

“[Joan] Rampersad’s ‘December’ section highlighted the relocation of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, a film featuring the Mighty Sparrow, the trial of soca artistes Machel Montano and Kernal Roberts, and the QED, Lydians and Marionettes Christmas concerts. Not a single Indian cultural event was mentioned.” The following Letter to the Editor, which charges …

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Newsday’s diplomatic gaffe

The Trinidad Newsday might consider itself the most brilliant publication in the nation’s history after several past and present employees including Chief Editor Therese Mills and founder Clevon Raphael were celebrated last week among the legends of Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence. This excellence was arguably missing today—and not for the …

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More peace officers, please

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs explained that the nine lawmen sent to Newsday and the home of journalist Andre Bagoo were “peace officers” who are “not sanctioned to go above or beyond the legal authorities vested in our Constitution.” Citizens are urged not to confuse them with regular policemen who apparently …

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Gafoor never lies… Honest

Suspended deputy chairman of the Integrity Commission, Gladys Gafoor, insisted yesterday that she never compromises her principles and integrity. When asked to comment on police raid at Newsday, Gafoor claimed she did not know reporter Andre Bagoo. Or the Newsday.

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