Clockwise Grenada | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2014 Like many Eastern Caribbean islands, Grenada is small enough to explore on a day-trip, taking in many of the island’s most engaging sights, views, and attractions while following the hour hand of the clock, before the sun goes down. If you want maximum flexibility and are a confident driver — unfazed by bumpy roads and … Continue reading Clockwise Grenada | Caribbean Beat

Pragmatism vs idealism…or something

I am at odds. On the one hand are the succinct, sage but fatalistic words of Trini (West Indian? African diaspora? Universal?) sayings like: “Like who like you” “Bat in yuh crease” “Goat doh make sheep” And the blood-chilling end to the fable that lives in different incarnations in different parts of the world (the scorpion and frog in Aesop, the morrocoy and scorpion in … Continue reading Pragmatism vs idealism…or something

Ella Andall: spirit dancer

Written and published in CariVele Magazine for their special issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of Trinidad & Tobago’s independence  “I am not afraid to sacrifice for my fellow man Prepare me now to dance this dance, spirit hold my hand… I could make de grade, I could make de grade, I eh ‘fraid…!”             – Spirit Dancer Ella Andall first captured many people’s attention en route to the … Continue reading Ella Andall: spirit dancer

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

A happy independence…? My beloved T&T

  I don’t know what to feel. I love my country. Not just because I was born and raised here, or love the natural environment; the playfulness and creativity of our people (sometimes I wonder if we don’t actually have a higher than average talent quotient per capita, despite all); and the simple pleasure of going everywhere from a house lime to the grocery to … Continue reading A happy independence…? My beloved T&T

MEP partners with Piranha for full-scale recycling programme! :)

We’re fairly tree-huggy over at my day job at MEP Publishers. Over the last few years, we’ve slowly moved closer and closer to being as green a publishing company as one can be in Trinidad and Tobago. We donate as many working electronic items as we can to schools and nonprofits. We’ve recycled paper for several years with ACE Recycling (and used “draft” mode and … Continue reading MEP partners with Piranha for full-scale recycling programme! 🙂

Social Media Success Seminar this Saturday

That title wasn’t meant to be an alliteration, but it happened to work out that way! This Saturday 20th August, the Kimono Company is presenting a seminar on social media, called Social Media Success: A Seminar. Myself, Kayode James, Karel McIntosh, Simone Sant-Ghuran, and Douglas Ames will all be presenting on various aspects of social media. There are just two more days to register, as … Continue reading Social Media Success Seminar this Saturday

My Carnival 2011 soca picks

There’s a lot of good music out there this year, methinks. These are my favourites for 2K11. Would love to hear yours, since I’m sure there are any I haven’t heard, forgot, or should revisit! 🙂 So in alphabetical order, but categorised a la Soca Monarch…except for a list of things I’m ashamed to say are growing on me. *sigh* I’ve put asterisks by the ones … Continue reading My Carnival 2011 soca picks