Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 107 (January/February 2011)
Rosemarie Kuru Jaggessar: queen for a day
I am an Indian, although my hair is very curly. Sometimes people tell me,”Rose, I think you mixed.” If so, it’s okay too:...
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 98 (July/August 2009)
Marguerite Gordon: lady of the manners
She would become the region’s Emily Post – the arbiter of all things proper. So when in 1961 Marguerite Gordon (then Le Wars) was asked...
Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Trinidad and Tobago
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 95 (January/February 2009)
The struggle for serenity
The door creaked closed. She slid forward and stared through the slit. Her three-year-old was performing a ritual: ready match, crack pipe...
Culture, Literature, People, Trinidad and Tobago
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 115 (May/June 2012)
Simona Taylor: Romance for Grown-Ups
In Simona Taylor’s 2011 romance Intimate Exposure, Shani – a recent divorcée and single mother – falls for Elliot, a do-gooder and...
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 110 (July/August 2011)
Annette Arjoon-Martins: “The grassroots people are the real heroes”
Growing up in the riverain community of Pomeroon was very instrumental in instilling my love for nature. I spent my formative years with my...
Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 113 (January/February 2012)
Fay-Ann Lyons: “Enjoy yourself and perform your heart out”
I grew up without my dad calypsonian SuperBlue being there, because of music. I do not for one day get upset at him for that. Basically it...
Culture, Lifestyle, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 109 (May/June 2011)
Helping Haiti hold on to its honour
The 200 rusted steps of the unfinished Bicentennial Monument in Port-au-Prince were meant to commemorate two centuries of independence. Now...
Culture, Food and Cuisine, People, Trinidad and Tobago
By Cedriann J Martin ● Issue 112 (November/December 2011)
The doubles life of George X
The milestones of Sandra Sammy’s adult life are marked with doubles. “When I got married, my husband introduced me to the business,”...