Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption – Trinidad and Tobago


24 billion TT$ in Clico so far and no accountability

1.6 billion TT$ spent on Piarco Airport and 1 billion traced to offshore banks

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Machel Montano – The Fog – the Official Music Video


Dust di place
Dust di place
This one goin’ an’
Dust di place

This one goin’ an’ fog up de place

Dust di place
This one goin’ an’
Dust di place
This one goin’ an’
Dust di place

Leweee go ha

I’m winin’ up in de session aye
I’m gettin’ on like I neva
Jam a bumpa yet
But I’m in deep concentration oh
And every eye on me so
Iz now the stage done set

For the dust to rise whoa oh
Powder in your eye
Now we come to life whoa oh
We dustin’ dem from aside

Gyal dem peltin waist
Powder in your face
Foggin’ up the place

In the uptown session
Well we havin’ a nice time
From one fete to the next one
Well you know that is my style

And when I reach downtown
With this thunder now
Touchdown, I want to jump around
And all the gyal dem bound to
Go down, go down
Now everybody surround

That’s why I love powder
Everybody fete’n is powder
Everybody gettin’ it powder
Everybody catchin’ it powder
This is how we celebrate
And you cannot get away
Powder!

I losin’ all me complexion
I givin’ them performance
They never see that yet
And I’ze a man on a mission oh
The more they run from me well
The more crazy I get

So now the dust will rise, whoa powder in your eye
Now we come to life, whoa we dustin them from aside
Girl dem peltin waist
Powder in your face
Foggin’ up the place

In the uptown session
Well we havin’ a nice time
From one fete to the next one
Well you know that is my style

And when I reach downtown
With this thunder now
Touchdown, I want to jump around
And all the gyal dem bound to
Go down, go down
Now everybody surround

That’s why I love powder
Everybody fete’n is powder
Everybody gettin’ it powder
Everybody catchin’ it powder
This is how we celebrate
And you cannot get away
Powder!

This one goin’ an’ fog up de place
If you afraid then come out we face

This one goin’ an’ fog up de place
If you afraid then come out we face

This one goin’ an’ fog up de place
If you afraid then come out we face

This one goin’ an’ fog up de place
If you afraid then come out we face

We come out to play mas
And we do fraid powder
Say we come out to play mas
And we do fraid powder

Tell them that we come out to play mas
And we do fraid powder
Tell them that we come out to play mas
And we do fraid 
Everybody gettin’ it!

In the uptown session
Well we havin’ a nice time
From one fete to the next one
Well you know that is my style

And when I reach downtown
With this thunder now
Touchdown, I want to jump around
And all the gyal dem bound to
Go down, go down
Now everybody surround

That’s why I love powder
Everybody fete’n is powder
Everybody gettin’ it powder
Everybody catchin’ it powder
This is how we celebrate
And you cannot get away
Powder!

That’s why I love powder
Everybody fete’n is powder
Everybody gettin’ it powder
Everybody catchin’ it powder
This is how we celebrate
And you cannot get away
Powder!

Banana Shortage threatens Trinidad Carnival 2013


The almost-perfect foreign bananas

The almost-perfect foreign bananas

There is a shortage of bananas in the country and it couldn’t happen at a worse time than one week before Carnival when thousands of women use the banana as their weapon of choice in that epic and seasonal battle with their bikini costumes. One woman claimed the only bananas she was able to put her hands on in recent time were quite soft and local. Over the years she had come to expect the consistently firmer ones from the islands and that they stayed harder longer. Several women claim the foreign bananas were considerably straighter than the local ones and looked more appealing as they were nearly unblemished when removed from the box. However, the woman said that foreign bananas were all the same, and too much quality control can make life boring. With the local bananas, you never quite know what to expect and on the rare occasion you are pleasantly surprised,” she was quoted as saying.

Bruised and banged up local bananas - some are almost as crooked as local politicians

Bruised and banged up local bananas – some are almost as crooked as local politicians