…this brings into question the validity of this EU list since it differs from international standards. It also highlights that there is a lack of accountability and transparency in the methodology employed to create this blacklist.
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.
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.
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.
Our neighbouring islands have so much to offer. Each can boast of their unique flora and fauna, Festival and Culinary (gastronomic) Tourism. Geographically we are so close, yet, when it comes to traveling and the cost involved, we can feel so far. After speaking to many people in Trinidad and Tobago about their travels within the Caribbean, it’s no surprise that most have visited no more than two islands within the region.
In the context of COVID-19 where there has been income losses and increased food prices due to movement restrictions, there is the creation of local shortages and higher food prices, which makes ensuring food security now and in the future more important than ever.
This piece isn’t about dwelling on the negatives – but rather debunking the ‘airy fairy’ assumptions we have about the indentureship experience.
The current global climate crisis refers to the long term negative changes that are taking place around the world as a consequence of climate change and global warming. Changes that are resulting in the modification of global temperatures, weather, and sea levels among other key environmental indicators. The consequences of these changes present an urgent threat to humanity as we know it, threatening our air, water, and food resources.