Corruption Continues to Flourish in Trinidad and Tobago with the Help of Government


skeletonDear Kamla and Anand,

I am now more than a bit concerned that corruption from the Manning era is flourishing under your watch. Despite all your ranting about setting up an Anti-corruption Commission, I have heard nothing about this essential service.   I don’t know if such a Commission exist since a Google search shows that it was last mentioned early in 2011. I blogged about such a measure in January 2011, full of hope that finally a Government in power will do something about the corruption infestation that is still plaguing our land.

What has happened since this People’s Partnership was elected is that senior government ministers are now partying with the obviously-corrupt public officials and some suspected big drug men and money launders are courting and liming with the opposition. By now, despite rants form politicians on both sides, the population knows that Section 34 was no accident and it was one of the few things that the Government, Opposition and other higher powers agreed on for the good of the “better people” of our land. Our marketed-as-fearless Prime Minister said back in January 2011  “If it is that a man works for $1,000 but he is driving a million-dollar BMW, then where did that money come from?” What I want to add is “Where did some of the directors of various Ministries get money to build their $10,000,000 dollar second homes in Trinidad, and buy new Prados and BMWs.” These homes are places where some self-righteous Government Ministers party with dubious characters (public servants) who might well be sponsoring the Government.

Much of the population is feeling betrayed by the Government and Opposition as people are realizing the depth of corruption and money laundering in this country. Both political parties seem to have a hand in allowing these activities to flourish as these political parties and party officials benefit immensely from dirty money. These parties are unpatriotic and their main goal is to ride the backs of voters so that they can protect the Mr. Bigs of our country. What lies beneath our political parties stinks even more than what we see on the surface and what we see on the surface is rotten beyond belief.

A Betrayed Voter

akalol

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The Most Popular Trinidad and Tobago Websites – Almost no Local Porn


Here is the latest list of the most popular local websites accessed via local IP addresses, according to Alexa.  Alexa is a subsidiary of Amazon.com and their method of website ranking was very controversial in the past and probably is still so. Unfortunately Alexa doesn’t seem to track individual facebook.com pages which Trinis do visit for local content.

Some of the most popular sites Trinis visit are google.com, google.tt, facebook.com, youtube.com, amazon.com, yahoo.com, wikipedia.org, msn.com, live.com and trinituner.com. To my surprise, there was only one porn site (not local) listed in the top 20 that Trinidadians like to visit. Trinis seem to be focused on money, shopping, information and education and not so much on any one particular porn site. I couldn’t find any popular local websites about local cooking and diets or even how to use local fruits properly.

1.   TriniTuner.com

2.   Trinidad Express

3.   Trinidad Newsday

4.   Scotiabank

5.   Republic Bank

6.   Trinidad Guardian

7.   uwi.edu

8.   rbcnetbank.com

9.   firstcitizenstt.net

10.  Telecommunications Services of T&T Ltd.

11.  First Citizens Bank

12.  Myaeropost.com

13.  Caribbean Jobs

14.  Trinidad and Tobago Cars For Sale

15.  digiceltt.com

16.  TriniPorn

17.  Caribbean Airlines: The Warmth of the Islands

18.  Laparkan

19.  tntyp.com

20.  Entertaining The Soul Of A Trini

21.  Trinidad and Tobago Businesses

22.  Tobago Weddings

23.  Flow Trinidad

24.  educationtt.com

25.  rbttnetbank.com

26.  tv6tnt.tv

27.  nlcb.co.tt

28.  PriceSmart, Inc.

29.  trinidad-cars.com

30.  Trinidad & Tobago Government Portal

31.  thecaribbeanrealtor.com

32.  RBTT Bank

33.  Trinidad and Tobago News

34.  Digicel Group

35.  tntmirror.com

36.  Trinidad Classifieds

37.  dingolay.com

38.  trinitrolley.com

39.  news.gov.tt

40.  triniwheels.com

41.  trinijunglejuice.com

42.  Trinicompass

43.  lokjackgsb.edu.tt

44.  Scotiabank, Trinidad and Tobago

45.  Mayaro Beach

46.  trinidadnewsweekly.com

47.  ird.gov.tt

48.  Cariszone.com

49.  housing.gov.tt

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2010 in review – This Beach Called Life


The following was auto-generated by wordpress.com and the stats disagrees slightly from the Site Stats that I normally monitor but who is really counting. Naturally I modified the wording slightly:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 630,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 27 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 113 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 653 posts. There were 306 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 65mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 8th with 7,514 views. The most popular post that day was Life on Mars and Halle Berry.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, search.aol.com, search.conduit.com, and jumbieswatch.com (Thank You, jumbie).

Some visitors came searching, mostly for megan fox, scarlett johansson, miranda kerr, halle berry, and zoe saldana.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Life on Mars and Halle Berry January 2008
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2

Megan Fox Sex Symbol Revealed June 2009
12 comments

3

Victoria’s Secret – Models Exposed April 2009
13 comments

4

The Bikini in 2009 – Still Almost Naked July 2009
5 comments

5

Sexiest Women Alive, Really October 2009
2 comments

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