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

SOS: Saving Tobago’s turtles | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2011 It’s 4 am. Weary volunteers from Save Our Sea Turtles (SOS Tobago) have been patrolling the beaches since 8 pm the night before, ensuring that the evening’s nesting turtles and their hatchlings go undisturbed by poachers, predators, or even fascinated onlookers. In another 90 minutes or so, the sun will rise over the Caribbean Sea – just in … Continue reading SOS: Saving Tobago’s turtles | Caribbean Beat