he law undoubtedly influences the use of Cannabis, thus, it is important to have a general understanding on how the law ‘accepts’ cannabis use. To help in this regard, this article will also consider cannabis laws in Jamaica and Canada as they seem to be popular when speaking of cannabis laws in the Western Hemisphere.
Corruption has traditionally been at the basis of economic crises, inequality, forced migration, and violence, among other things. People die as a result of corruption when poverty increases, or when the medications they are given are old or of poor quality due to corrupt health officials, or when a bribe allows a businessman to bypass certain procedures and standards.
In this piece we will explore ways that we can all change our language around mental health and mental illness within Trinidad & Tobago with hopes of destigmatizing the topic.
Inflation has now become a global issue which is threatening to further put pressure on household budgets. Naturally causing the poorest people to feel this pinch the most, especially in countries that are reliant on food imports like Trinidad and Tobago.
It’s a harsh reality to face and with the lack of information it’s not surprising what most members of the general public think. While it may just seem to be another case of ‘Who Feels it Knows It’ the introduction of up-to-date statistics would play a great role in changing public perception which could then add pressure on governmental bodies to prioritize the right concerns on the political agenda.
The proposed ‘Taste of Carnival’ that was launched for citizens to enjoy and to bring some much-needed relief to those who depend on the sector for their livelihood, was a clear example of how we unfairly treat those who lack money and status. Leaving one to think about the oppression felt within Carnival, an oxymoron that does not contradict when you pay close attention to the events that occurred this year.
Shorter work weeks have lately been recommended as a way to sustain high employment in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak (Frey et al, 2020). The assumption is that, similar to an extended furlough system for industries heavily hit by the pandemic, this would avert layoffs and facilitate a longer-term shift to more desirable patterns of working hours.
Zoos have been an institution within human civilisation for as long as man has had an interest in wild animals. Starting off as simple displays of these creatures that one might have to journey into the dangerous wild to see, zoos have now evolved into multifaceted organizations that take on many responsibilities other than entertainment as the world and humans have progressed.
Essentially, our geographic location that’s nestled between South and North America coupled with our porous borders which have significantly impacted the type of crime that occurs and the frequency of such crimes. In this article, we will explore how our geographical location makes us a hotspot for illegal international activity and how that has trickled down into our society, creating an environment that no longer looks like a paradise.
This hand of cards we have been dealt is due to a myriad of ills that have been plaguing sport in Trinidad and Tobago for many years due to actions of various stakeholders that decide the fate we have in sports.