Posts tagged ‘legislation’

May 16, 2011

Interview with the President of the TTSPCA

Sita Kuravilla, President of the T&T Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on dangerous dogs, the law, animal cruelty and local attitudes to animals.  Aired on ieTV Channel 1, Trinidad on May 16, 2010.

March 3, 2011

The women of The Box on Gayelle TV discuss homosexuality


February 24, 2011

Interview with Colin Robinson of CAISO

One on One interview from ieTV with Colin Robinson of the Coalition Advocating for the Inclusion of Sexual Orientation. Colin speaks about the UN vote on extra-judicial killings and T&T’s actions, the possibility of amending national legislation, same sex marriage and a number of other issues. He is especially concerned that the discussion about same sex marriage is premature and that more basic legislation needs to be dealt with first.

February 23, 2011

Trinidad Express – Where does government stand on equality?


The Trinidad Express, which has been providing daily coverage of LGBT issues in T&T for the past week,has now devoted an entire editorial to equality. It should be noted that of the three national dailies it is the only one that has taken this issue on board and made it a priority.

“For failure to admit sexual orientation as a ground of discrimination, T&T has been lagging behind the rest of the progressive world which has long been taking this development in stride. Some clarification is due on where this government stands: whether with the scripture-quoting homophobia identified with big names in reggae culture, or with the enlightened consensus holding that all human beings should be treated equally. The clarification is especially necessary in light of the fact that gay rights appeared to be immediately opposed by a Government Senator-Minister invoking, not only religion, but not even his own religion.

Read the rest here.

Interesting that the great majority of comments thus far are positive.