Weird Laws that Govern the Caribbean

Society needs laws. Laws help us shape the atmosphere that will benefit humanity in its progression. But what if the laws are downright, plain talk bad manners, dumb? Well, the Caribbean has quite a few to pass around, so here are weird laws that govern some Caribbean Islands.

Grenada

On the island of Grenada, it is a crime to walk the streets in your swimwear. You will be hit with a fine of $270 USD. So keep the Speedos and bikinis for the beach.

 

 

Trinidad and Tobago
Some dumb laws on the twin island republic includes, the act of “serious indecency” where an action, other than sexual intercourse (whether natural or unnatural aka dry humping), by a person involving the use of the genital organ for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire (No front wine basically). Yet, Carnival is celebrated, where arousal may be involved. Not so? Also, to have anal sex is a crime, and not just for the gay community. A heterosexual couple performing this act are basically breaking the law as well.
In addition, if you know someone who is thinking about suicide, they are contemplating committing a crime. Instead of helping a person who has been a victim of a failed suicide attempt, the state can charge the individual with criminal offences such as attempted murder.

Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica
Camouflage wear is quite a popular trend in fashion these days. However, for persons in the above-mentioned countries, it’s a no no. The ban of these garments was enacted in the 1980s to prevent gang members from impersonating soldiers.

Cuba
In Cuba, there are a lot of really dumb laws that are enforced on a daily basis. For instance, it is illegal for any restaurant, which is not state owned, to offer lobster on their menu. It is illegal for a man or woman to be seen in public, dressed in garments that are designed to be worn by the opposite sex. You cannot invite a foreigner to spend the night without a permit. The police or migratory authorities can fine the owner of a home if a foreigner is sleeping there without authorization. Purchasing 25 artificial fingernails from abroad violates a law. The Cuban Customs Law Resolution 206 specifically limits the number of artificial nails to 24 units.

St. Kitts

In St. Kitts, along with some other Caribbean Islands, cursing in public is illegal. So if you have to drop an f-bomb, be sure to say fish instead.

 

 

 

Belize
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Belize has implemented a law that requires anyone on a boat equipped for or engaged in the sport of fishing, to have a Sports Fishing License. The keyword being equipped. This means that everyone on the boat must have a Sports Fishing License, not just the fisherman on the boat, but everyone on the boat. Think about it, wives, children, nana, the tour guide or boat captain and deckhands, have to have a license. But here’s the kicker, if you are not in a boat (Wading), you don’t need a license to fish.

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Fishing©Jenny Mealing/Flickr

GT Network Plans To Expand The ‘School’s Workshop’ At Various Schools.

After a Successful workshop at El Socorro North Government Primary School and the production of the wonderful short film (The Bully), GT Network will expand the workshop to various schools across Trinidad and Tobago. A rep from GT Network stated that the Network have a list of other schools, both primary and Secondary which can benefit from the workshop.
The rep also stress on the continued relationship with El Socorro North Primary, starting back the workshop in 2018.
” As soon as the list is finalized we will make an official statement” says the rep.
Keep checking this site for more updates.

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‘The Bully’ Short Film Premiers This Tuesday!

The highly anticipated short film “The Bully”, by El Socorro North Government Primary School is set to premier this Tuesday on GT Network’s facebook and youtube pages as well as gtcaribbeannetwork.tv at 6:30pm.
“The Bully” was shown at El Socorro North Graduation and was very well received by teachers, parents and students.
It will also premier this Saturday on flow
Grenada :24
Barbados : 109
Turks and Caicos : 124
St Vincent and the Grenadines : 136
Curacao: 124
Trinidad and Tobago : 112
Digicel Play in T&T channel 15
E Plus Jamaica : Channel 391 or 403

First Week Of The GT Network’s Workshop Was A Success!

The first week of GT Network’s School’s Workshop was a great success. The students at El Socorro North Government Primary were treated with guest speakers like Nikki Crosby, Conrad parris, Chris smith, Sours Powers, Stacy Nurse, Renaldo and Jovander.

The feedback was indeed awesome with both teachers and students heavily involved. The teachers and standard five class of 30 students showed much appreciation to the workshop and will be looking forward the begin the production of their film.

The workshop continues for the next 2 weeks.

Nikki Crosby Is Confirm For ‘GT Network’s School’s Workshop’

Popular radio personality, comedian and actress, Nikki Crosby officially joins the special guests that will be part of ‘ GT Network’ School’s Workshop.’ The workshop that starts from May 9th till May 24th will feature guests like Chris Smith and Conrad Parris. The workshop will be at the El Socorro North Government Primary School.

GT Network is very honored to have Nikki Crosby on board.

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Conrad Parris Joins ‘GT Network’s School’s Workshop

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Another famous Trinbago actor has officially joined the GT Network’s School’s Workshop which starts from May 9th till May 24th at El Socorro North Government Primary School ( Trinidad).

Conrad Parris is an Actor, Voice Talent, and Television Presenter, known for Home Again (2012), Escape from Babylon (2013) and Sally’s Way (2015).

Conrad will be a guest speaker at the workshop helping the students in their film project. GT Network is very honored too have Conrad Parris on board.

Chris Smith Confirmed For ‘GT Network’s School’s Workshop’

Trinbago Actor and Voice Talent , Chris Smith is confirm for the upcoming ‘GT Network School’s Workshop.

About The Workshop

GT Caribbean Network launches ‘GT Network’s School’s Workshop’, where the creativity and talent of the young Caribbean Population will be developed and showcased. Representatives from the network will be visiting the school twice a week for half an hour (30 minutes) sessions, preferably in the morning period between 9:00 am and 10:00am. The end product of these sessions will result in a short film, music video, or play, being developed and broadcasted on our network.

Our vision at GT Caribbean Network is to be that platform for young individuals to use in order to build their brands, ideas and showcase their talents.

The Workshop will start at El Socorro North Government Primary School on May 9th and end on May 26th 2017.

About Chris Smith

Chris Smith is in LOVE with acting! He is a film and stage actor from Trinidad and

Tobago. His personal motto “Work hard. Play Hard” drives him to be a better

person and actor. His has been featured in the such films as ‘Bazodee’(2016), ‘The

Cutlass’(2016) and ‘This Love’ (2015).

He was last seen on stage in Raymond Choo Kong Productions’ ‘Death at a Funeral-
Trini Style’(2017). Chris has been performing in theatre houses across Trinidad

since 2010. He has performed in the comedies, dramas and musicals of popular

Trinidadian theatre companies like Raymond Choo Kong Productions, First

Instinct Productions and JCS Entertainment. Chris has also been featured in

television ad campaigns, most recently as ‘Bob-All’ in the popular ‘Mr. Express’

Campaign for the Trinidad Express Newspapers.

Chris also performs with the UWI Arts Chorale and also does work as a Graphic

Designer. He has a love and passion for performing. Chris sees every

performance as an opportunity to grow as an actor in theatre and film, and as a

person in real life.

Alex Blaque Is The Official Clothing Sponsor For GT News

GT Network are proud to announce that New York based clothing store, Alex Blaque, is the official clothing sponsor for GT News.

About Alex Blaque

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      Alex Blaque believe their customer are the Fashionista.  The girls who rock their styles are adventurous, inspirational and “badazz”.  A  Blaque Fashionista is always the best dressed girl in the room.  Her confidence is what truly shines, but her Alex Blaque outfit adds that extra “Shine. “

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Host for GT News, Neicy, will be provided with clothing from Alex Blaque. GT News airs every Saturday on the GT Network.

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