Empowering Civil Society to Address Tobago’s Development Needs

A problem to be taken up for solution is that Tobagonian civil society - rather than operating as individual silos, fragmented and atomized, doing their own thing - needs to be activated and empowered as such. Working out how to empower the civil society with decision making power is a big challenge.

COPE Blog – Videos and Audio Visuals

The latest are presentations from the Barbados Museum Historical Society and the final part of the webinar series presented by The Elma Francois Institute for Research and Debate (EFIRD). Check them out and contribute to the discussion. The Caribbean Organisation for People’s Empowerment (COPE) blog features several important videos focussed on the campaigns, discussions, activities … Continue reading COPE Blog – Videos and Audio Visuals

MSJ: The problem with the Rio Treaty; and how gov’t, opposition and media got Venezuela imbroglio wrong

The following statement on the imbroglio involving Venezuela, the United States of America and Trinidad and Tobago was issued to Wired868 by David Abdulah, the political leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ): Photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley (left) and Venezuela President Nicholás Maduro during a meeting in Port of Spain on 23 … Continue reading MSJ: The problem with the Rio Treaty; and how gov’t, opposition and media got Venezuela imbroglio wrong

DEFEND YOUR HEALTH AGAINST THE EMPLOYER

Kathleen Davis (NWU Health and Safety Officer) As the lock down is gradually lifted in phases, more and more people will be travelling and businesses will be opening. The threat of Covid-19 remains and the public health authorities have published Guidelines for Businesses/Facilities/Institutions Reopening after lifting of Restrictions Post COVID-19. They have highlighted three key … Continue reading DEFEND YOUR HEALTH AGAINST THE EMPLOYER

The Right To a Socialised Education

By A.T. Freeman Even before the Covid 19 crisis the right to education at a high level - with first class standards, equipment, facilities and resources - had been compromised by neoliberalism and the disastrous effects of financial cutbacks and the austerity programme. Trinidad and Tobago(TT) has not been immune from the effects of this … Continue reading The Right To a Socialised Education