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.
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.
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.
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.
Though the vast majority of them are high performing professional athletes, an Olympian- “Any athlete that qualifies for the Olympic Games” , is considered an amazing achievement whether one medals or not, as the games foster sportsmanship and individual growth amongst competitors.
“We ask you not for an invitation to your rallies and to sit at your tables, we ask you not to save us, but to back us up . . . . Or get the hell out of the way.”
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.