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.
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.
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.
Charlton Alfonso arranges a special rendition of Lord Kitchener’s Rainorama from the last time Carnival had to be cancelled due to the Polio outbreak. Press play !!
One of the most important traditional characters in Trinbago Carnival is the Moko Jumbie and last Saturday, Sunday Market Network visited Jaiso Mokos at the Queen’s Park Savannah where they hold their weekly stilt walking lessons. We also spoke to one of the leaders, Malique Toppin who is very passionate about keeping the art form alive and was even able to give us a little background about the history of the Moko Jumbie in T&T!
The fighting ground, traditionally known as The Gayelle, serves as the battlefield for opposing warriors who would challenge each other until one fighter is defeated. As such, there is no other location as fitting for the battle that will take place. Today’s modern day Stick Fighters are Traditional Carnival and Capitalism/Elitism.
Migration between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago is not a recent phenomenon. We have seen the influence of this migration in certain aspects of our culture without having to name them. However, recently the discussion has shifted now labeling Venezuelan migrants as refugees and questions are raised as to the legal obligations of Trinidad and Tobago in aiding those who seek asylum. So what’s the answer?
Due to Trinidad and Tobago’s proximity to the crisis-stricken nation, we have experienced a significant amount of legal and illegal immigration of Venezuelans that are fleeing the exponentially deteriorating way of life in their native land. The mass migration of Venezuelans has now shown that they are one of the single largest population groups displaced from their home.
By Sanya Jarvis In light of recent events, and events that have long passed it…