The Rights of the Child, Race Matters and Political Media

Both the People’s National Movement and the United National Congress have posted photographs of children in the images of campaign engagements. Children in political media is not a problem in itself, some children in the media are children and relatives of candidates, children of prominent community political activists and also children whose parents explicitly authorised […]

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April Fool’s & The “Recalcitrant Minority” in Trinidad and Tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago, you would be shocked to know how much a very specific term “recalcitrant” especially when married to the word “minority” is part of the popular vocabulary. The phrase “recalcitrant minority” has a particular resonance in the “young, multiethnic, multicultural, newly-independent state” (Rohlehr 1997, 849). Rohlehr’s description of the society in 1997 […]

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