Author: Cedriann J Martin

Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

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:...

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Culture, People, Jamaica

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...

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Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Trinidad and Tobago

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...

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Culture, Literature, People, Trinidad and Tobago

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...

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Culture, People, Guyana

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...

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Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

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...

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Culture, Lifestyle, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago

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...

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Culture, Food and Cuisine, People, Trinidad and Tobago

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,”...

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