If you are looking for condoms and don’t want to go to a pharmacy, you can pick one up at your favourite watering hole, club, barber shop, hairdressing salon …or even boutique.
A campaign by Population Services International (PSI) and its Caribbean affiliate, Society for Family Health (SFH), is making condoms widely available and accessible to all sexually-active people in T&T.
[Source: Laura Dowrich-Phillips in the Guardian, April 13 2006]
Continue reading Roll It Gyal
I know, I know. Listening to too much Damian Marley. But the construction is apposite – we are becoming more like Jamaica, daily.
Case in point:
Trinidad and Tobago has become more homicidal than Jamaica-while murders are decreasing there, the murder rate here is steadily on the rise…In 2005 Jamaica’s murder rate went up by 28.43 per cent compared with 2004 while Trinidad and Tobago’s homicide rate went up by 32.64 per cent for the same period.”
[Trinidad Express, April 10 2006]
Crime isn’t even the most obvious though. ‘Trini’ is increasingly becoming ‘Trinidadianised patois.’ Nah mean?
Continue reading Welcome to Trinidad
Written for The Beaver, the newspaper of the Students’ Union of the London School of Economics
“The music is the message.”
Such were the words of Glen Da Costa, acclaimed saxophonist and one of the many talented musicians to have played with that mighty trio of Nesta Robert Marley, Peter Mackintosh and Neville Livingston. He is lounging on a tattered leather couch in a small, smoky dressing room backstage at the Shepherds Bush Empire.
Continue reading Lively Up Yourself (abridged version)