A tweet in need | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2013 Much like its predecessors in print and broadcast media, the Internet has been derided for a host of apocalyptic shortcomings. But in between the Instagrammed lunches, public breakups and makeups, prosthelytising posts, and riveting rants, online social media have also proved useful for harnessing the very noblest of human traits. At times of great tragedy and … Continue reading A tweet in need | Caribbean Beat

Media Saturation? Economic slowdowns & the media in Trinidad & Tobago

In the last few years, changes in regulations have made it easier for entrepreneurs to launch their own TV/radio stations, newspapers and magazines, so there has been a proliferation of media channels in Trinidad and Tobago. And this is to say nothing of the increasing broadband penetration and the growth of the internet on the islands, and the number of companies operating news and entertainment-based … Continue reading Media Saturation? Economic slowdowns & the media in Trinidad & Tobago

How to download music like it’s 2001

This was a piece written for the Trinidad Express in mid-2001 All logged on and no music to download. Like many other internet addicts, music junkies and college students who’ve been spoiled by high speed internet access, downloading free music from Napster had become a staple in my existence. But then it all came crashing down. The music industry in the US sued Napster about … Continue reading How to download music like it’s 2001