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Islamic Heritage in Trinidad and Tobago

Islamic Heritage in Trinidad and Tobago

Muslim migration to Trinidad came in two waves. The first was the enslaved Africans and the second was the Indentured Indians. The built Islamic heritage that we see today—the mosques or masjids, were built after the Indentured Indians came to Trinidad. During...

Celebrating Our First Peoples

Celebrating Our First Peoples

By Catherine Serrant On the 14th October every year Trinidad and Tobago commemorates the for the First Peoples Community. The Santa Rosa First Peoples Community is widely known but they are not the only First People community in Trinidad. There are other groups such...

Our Lady on the Hill

Our Lady on the Hill

By Leslie-Ann Paul   From the Hills of Laventille, Our Lady of Fatima has stood watch over the capital city and the communities within her radial view. Everyday braced by the sun when in the east, she returns the favour guiding its westerly sojourn. She is a...

Voices from 1990

Voices from 1990

Image Source: CCN Tv6 This year, 2020, is significant for many reasons. In the midst of a pandemic we have experienced renewed calls for reflecting on history, and how history is interpreted and expressed. This year has also been an important year for Trinidad and...

What happened to the Red House in 1990?

What happened to the Red House in 1990?

Image 1:TTDF Snipers on the roof of the Hall of Justice training their guns on the Red House during the attempted coup. (Source: The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian August 1990) July 27th, 1990 is a date which lives in infamy within the consciousness of our nation. On...

Contested Heritage in 2020

Contested Heritage in 2020

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey   Contested heritage refers to heritage where there are multiple and competing histories; often one history is selected over others. Across the...

Locales of the 1937 Labour Revolution

Locales of the 1937 Labour Revolution

Apex Oilfields In 1921, Uriah ”Buzz”  Butler landed in Port of Spain, attracted by the booming oil industry and the need for escape from the harsh conditions in Grenada as a result of the First World War. He had served in the British West India Regiment and was based...

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