Afra Raymond has a public meeting on affordable housing and questions whether the government is actually serious about proving affordable public housing based on the track record of high end and expensive construction projects over the last decade and a half.
This is the second in the Bussin’ Files series held at The Big Black Box on Wednesday 15th November 2017. In this episode we deal with the Hotel Facts research and its implications for the Sandals Tobago proposal.
I would like to thank The Big Black Box team for their support, without which we would have been unable to convene this seminar. I am especially thankful to Wendell Manwarren for being our host and MC. Video courtesy PixelPlay Media.
Allya, we back again. D pressure building and dese files lookin to buss open any time now. But allya know #DTingNOWStart. My colleagues and I just buss some files in our Hotel Facts Seminar, and kept a few of you at the edge of your seats. In this next rounds you might fall off—walk with some knee and elbow pads!
We’re back at the Big Black Box for the second installation of the Bussin’ Files series. In case you didn’t already know: We will be having a public talk about the government business—aka OUR business. I will be going in to more detail about what I found out from maccoin’ the people’s information and what all of this means for us moving forward in this current political and economic climate. I will also touch on what I believe should become our cultural default of recognising how the State business is our business and why we should mind it more.
And allya already know d bes’ part: Ah talkin’ fuh FREE! So, come join us at The Big Black Box on #33 Murray Street next Wednesday, 15th November, at 6:30 PM. Come take a drink, fall off d seat, and engage with me on the topics I have dedicated much of my time and energy to understanding.
This is the talk I did at the inaugural edition of the “Bussin’ Files” series at The Big Black Box in Port of Spain on Wednesday 11 October 2017. I discussed, the importance of information; our attitude to the truth; the deliberate concealment of facts; the Bernard and Uff Reports into construction sector misconduct; the CL Financial bailout; our false sense of superiority and some other matters. Video courtesy PixelPlay Media Limited.
Ah, yes! Look trouble now! You know we love a good bachanale in sweet, sweet T&T, and we love it even more so when the government is at the centre of the discussion. And allya know how I love to mind the government business. But the Govt doh have no business of their own: Their business is our business…The Govt is our staff…
Now, I want to bring that conversation to a space where I could buss some files on the slackness plaguing our government. I will be talking about the lack of transparency, the issues of accountability and public procurement, and the Code of Silence that dictates all of their actions. The public has been kept in the dark and I am trying to shine the light onto these weaknesses.
And hear d bes’ part: Ah talkin’ fuh FREE! So, come join us at The Big Black Box on Murray Street next Wednesday, 11th October, at 6:30 PM. Come take a drink, tickle yuh mind, and engage with me on the topics I have dedicated much of my time and energy to understanding.
Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Talk starts at 6:30 PM.