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Flow Down in Maraval: Plagued by Poor Service

By M. Ranut
May 31, 2016

FlowAt around 11.38 a.m. on 31st May, 2016, FLOW’s cable and internet services went down. I immediately tried to contact the company to ascertain the problem. However, all that I got was a recording from the technical department stating that a customer service representative would be with me shortly. After waiting for ten minutes I hung up.
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Carnival Copyright Concerns

We the people

By Suzanne Mills
February 17, 2013 –

CarnivalEveryone has the rights to Carnival except the people. Pan Trinbago cuts off our Panorama semi-finals; a newly formed, unknown copyright organisation warns revellers not to post pictures of themselves or their friends online; the NCBA and the government station wrangle over the streaming of the Parade of the Bands. It’s as if the copyright pendulum has swung completely in the opposite direction with copyright now intersecting with and infringing on people’s basic rights.
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Curbing Cyber Terrorism

By Raffique Shah
January 15, 2011

Raffique ShahNOBEL Laureate Paul Krugman (Economics, 2008) referred to it as the “Climate of Hate”. In his New York Times column last week, he pointed to “incitement” coming from politicians and media commentators on the far right in America that factored in the murderous carnage in Arizona. Democrat Representative Gabrielle Giffords and Judge John Roll were victims of a wild shooting spree by a mentally disturbed 22-year-old man, which claimed five lives.
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I spy, with my electronic eye…

By Raffique Shah
November 20, 2010

Raffique ShahAs I write this column, Government is before Parliament presenting the Interception of Communications bill, which it expects to pass in a marathon sitting. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she hoped to get support from the opposition PNM, which I feel certain she will.
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Are the Chinese racist?

By Tim Collard
November 2nd, 2009 –

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog

Lou Jing
Lou Jing
Yesterday The Observer reported an alarming row over a TV talent contest in Shanghai. One of the leading contestants, a 20-year-old girl named Lou Jing (pronounced Low not Loo), has attracted enormous opprobrium from all over the country. Some of the comments in the Chinese blogosphere are almost unbelievable. Sounds familiar, you might think. But the only allegation levelled at her is that she has dared to appear on television while being of mixed race, her father being a black African who was not married to her mother.
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Flow’s Internet ‘Service’ is Down Again

TTN Cable Subscriber
October 25, 2007

Flow Cable Trinidad and TobagoFlow’s Internet ‘service’ in the Maraval area where we have their “Internet lack of service” has been down for two days. After calling the Flow company, the person who eventually answered the telephone after several attempts said he had to send an email to their technical department because he could not get through to them on the phone. He said that someone may contact us tomorrow.
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TSTT Offers Lower Internet Rates with Higher Speeds

ComputersOn the heels of Flow cable announcing increased internet speeds for lower rates we have TSTT launching Blinkbroadband (

Currently, TSTT’s residential Dial-Up Unlimited package is $345.00 TT and the DSL 256k package is $460.00 TT, but with TSTT’s Blinkbroadband the residential rates are:

Speed / Cost in TT dollars

256k —— $79.00
512k ——- $149.00
1MB ——- $229.00
2MB ——- $349.00
Up to 10MB —— $699.00

Before you think this is such a great deal, in Denver people pay around $37.00 US for 7MB.

I also doubt TSTT’s customer service would improve any time soon.
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TSTT’s Internet ‘Service’ Down Again

InternetTSTT’s dial-up and high-speed internet service was down for several hours yesterday, October 01, 2007, into late last night. We are unable to ascertain if this disruption was island wide.

We called TSTT’s internet customer service number and the prerecorded message repeatedly said they were attending to other customers while we waited for over an hour and a half. We eventually hung up.

TSTT’s automated telephone response seems to be just a put-off under the guise of service.
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