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Arriving at St. Helena

Arriving at St. Helena

On its journey from Calcutta to Trinidad which began 16th February 1845, the Fath Al Razack made its way to St. Helena, an island off the coast of southwest Africa. By the time the ship neared South Africa however, the weather took a turn for the worse, shifting from...

Islands of Quarantine – Part 3

Islands of Quarantine – Part 3

The Quarantine Islands - The Five Islands Six miles off the coast of Port of Spain lies a cluster of islands that were once dubbed "Quarantine Islands". Mythologically created by the stroke of a witch's wand, and with interference from an innumerate devil, these...

Islands of Quarantine – Part 2

Islands of Quarantine – Part 2

Isolation on Prison Island Carerra is notorious for its use as a prison island. For this fact, it is arguably the most legendary of the Western Isles. The island was used to lodge those deemed (by many of whom were themselves violators of human rights) to be the most...

Islands of Quarantine – Part 1

Islands of Quarantine – Part 1

  Five Islands from Carenage by Michel Jean Cazabon As Trinidad and Tobago deals with the effects of COVID-19, the population is compelled to familiarize itself with terms such as “social distancing”, “self-isolation” and “quarantine”. However, these...

A Young Man and a Movement

A Young Man and a Movement

A Look at Professor Emeritus Winston Suite Engrained in the Black Power Movement of Trinidad and Tobago are individuals who contributed and shaped this dynamic period in history. The Black Power Movement was an event which challenged the inequality and racial...

Trinidad and Tobago Shared Heritage

Trinidad and Tobago Shared Heritage

#18April #ICOMOS #SharedCultures #SharedHeritage #SharedResponsability #IcomosIDMS2020 On April 18th each year, the global community commemorates World Heritage Day / International Day for Monuments and Sites with various celebrations and activities organised by...

1970: Sites of Power and Contestation

1970: Sites of Power and Contestation

The Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago finds its origin within the various racially charged events and issues which permeated the Caribbean atmosphere in the 1960’s. There are various sites around Trinidad and Tobago which will remain permanently tied to the...

Women in the Black Power Movement.

Women in the Black Power Movement.

Written by Maya Doyle The Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago came to a head in February 1970 with the involvement of various organizations, activists groups and a march led by students that advocated for the rights of black people. The movement came as a...

Sankofa: Never Forget 1970

Sankofa: Never Forget 1970

50 years ago, on February 26th 1970, around 200 students from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus marched to Port of Spain, arriving at the Canadian High Commission and Royal Bank of Canada to protest the racism against Caribbean students at Sir...

The Queen’s Park Savannah

The Queen’s Park Savannah

Written by Maya Doyle The one locale that comes to mind when carnival season approaches is none other than the famous Queen’s Park Savannah. Famously known as the largest roundabout in the world, the Queen’s Park Savannah is one of the most iconic places in the twin...

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