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Did you know? 25+ cool facts about Trinidad & Tobago | Discover T&T

Originally written for and published on the Discover Trinidad & Tobago website in 2016 There are many people and things that have landed Trinidad and Tobago in the history books…or which are just plain cool! Here are just some. And if you know more that you think should be here, feel free to give us a shout! We always love to hear from our readers. Banwari Man … Continue reading Did you know? 25+ cool facts about Trinidad & Tobago | Discover T&T

Shark protections — a necessity in Trinidad & Tobago

I wanted to be a marine biologist for a spell as a child. I was particularly fascinated by the “big fish” – the fish and mammals that dominated the ecosystem. Sharks in particular fascinated me, being among the few species that had barely had need to evolve over millennia, so perfect was their design. It horrifies me a bit that among our local delicacies is … Continue reading Shark protections — a necessity in Trinidad & Tobago

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

Trinidad’s ‘Dangerous Dogs’ act and what it says about us

You know a country by how it treats its most vulnerable: its children, its seniors, its ‘differently abled’, its ‘minorities’, its natural environment – including its animals. Shame on us all, mostly for permitting so many governments and political parties to get it so, so wrong for so, so long. Shame. Shame. Shame. The Dangerous Dogs Act is a deeply flawed though well intentioned piece … Continue reading Trinidad’s ‘Dangerous Dogs’ act and what it says about us

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! 🙂

Trinidad fireworks… and their collateral damage

This is something someone on the Animal Welfare Network (AWN) Facebook Page  just posted, and part of what gets me so angry about Trinidadians’ excessively setting off fireworks (often illegally, since it’s against the law to do so within the municipal boundaries of cities like Port of Spain and San Fernando, which often include suburban areas like mine that people try to pass off as … Continue reading Trinidad fireworks… and their collateral damage

Saving the soul of the city | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2011 The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most impressive historical landmarks in Trinidad & Tobago’s capital of Port of Spain. With a foundation stone laid back in 1816, this magnificent Roman Catholic minor basilica was completed and consecrated in 1851. But after nearly 200 years, the cathedral, which was reconstructed after a 1966 … Continue reading Saving the soul of the city | Caribbean Beat