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CIJN presents stories from our Caribbean region which impact our lives, as we uncover the truth and also recap events which highlight our challenges.
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Caribbean Pandemic: Ponzis & Pyramids
Even as Caribbean authorities wrestle with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators have been scrambling to formulate appropriate responses to an accompanying growth in unlawful pyramid and Ponzi schemes marketed as financial solutions to the impact of restrictive pandemic measures.  Listen to how this current epidemic of financial fraud is finding fertile ground in the region.
February 24, 2021
Venezuela – Where Life is Chaos
Venezuela’s General Election outcome of December 6th 2020 was as expected by many. It is evident that Venezuela’s future truly is uncertain. CIJN’s Investigative piece of November 3rd 2020 remains relevant and paints the bleak picture of the chaos inside a country that seems to be disintegrating CIJN Looks at Venezuela through the eyes of the people who live there and have endured years of corruption and economic hardship. When Asked to describe their quality of life, an overwhelming 82.5% of Venezuelans chose “Life is Chaos” with only 15% saying “Life is Normal” (15.2%)
December 15, 2020
ISIS Returnees
With the dismantling of ISIS, Trinidad and Tobago faces the issue of its nationals at camps in Syria. Their families want them to come home but what infrastructure must exist for their repatriation? Multiple perspectives on the issue are shared in this podcast.
August 03, 2020
Human Trafficking: Venezuelan Crisis
With the current demise of Venezuela, the desperation of its people to stay alive had increased. Many young women have been caught in the web of human trafficking and sex slavery.
July 31, 2020
The Muharram Riots
The Hosay Massacre also known as the Muharram Riots of 1884, is an almost lost chapter in the history of Trinidad and Tobago. We recap the history of this event.
July 31, 2020
Trinidad and Tobago is now faced with the issue of returnees. How will they deal with this? What about women and children
December 30, 2019
Countering Violent Extremism in a small island nation
In many countries across the globe, CVE programmes have developed to fight radicalization. There is the constant threat that other terrorist groups will take root and they will be more successful than their predecessors. This is a review of some of the CVE projects implemented in Trinidad and Tobago.
December 23, 2019
Cases of Radicalization
While Trinidad and Tobago holds the record as highest GDP for ISIS recruitment in the Western hemisphere, other Caribbean countries have not gone unscathed. In this episode, we review some of the faces of ISIS and other radical groups.
December 16, 2019
The Lure of ISIS – a T&T perspective
Over the past few years, experts and civil society have been able to identify the push and pull factors of ISIS.  We explore the lure of ISIS in this episode.
December 09, 2019
Islam in Trinidad and views on Radicalization
In this episode we speak with senior members of the Islamic community about their views on radicalization and what it is like to be Muslim in Trinidad and Tobago.
December 02, 2019
Poster Boy for ISIS – Shane Crawford
He became a poster boy for ISIS and influenced several others to join the caliphate. In this episode we tell Shane Crawford’s story.
December 02, 2019
The 1990 Coup in Trinidad & Tobago (T&T)
Radicalization first rear its head in Trinidad and Tobago when the first Islamic militant coup in the Western world was staged in 1990.  Years later, recruitment members for ISIS sprung out of this movement. We recap 1990.
December 02, 2019
Trailer - Terror in the Caribbean: Phantom or Fact?
The twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago is globally known for its steelpan, calypso and carnival. But it gained another accolade – the infamy of being the number one recruitment ground for ISIS in the Western Hemisphere based on per capita data. It is estimated that over 200 T&T nationals joined the caliphate. This series explores the issues that surround the radicalization phenomena, the facts and the Stories; as well as the strategies for countering violent extremism in a small island nation. This podcast series seeks to lift the veil on what has remained hidden till now and how T&T is dealing with the issue of returnees.
November 29, 2019