Tag Archives: Trinidad

Christmas – Calypso Soca Parang Mix from Trinidad – music

-  More  Kaiso – Parang for Christmas…

Listen- Enjoy! …. and pass it on….     

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Top 6 countries that grew rich by enslaving black people



 October 27, 2013  -  By Atlanta Black Star staff

The United States of America

Enslaved Blacks picking cotton

Their unpaid labor created the fabulous wealth that is traded here (below).

Slavery transformed America into an economic power. The exploitation of Black people for free labor made the South the richest and most politically powerful region in the country. British demand for American cotton made the southern stretch of the Mississippi River the Silicon Valley of its era, boasting the single largest concentration of the nation’s millionaires.

But slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street, such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers, made fortunes from investing in the slave trade, the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350-year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North.

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Air Travel: Guyana – A debacle of no mean proportions

A debacle of no mean proportions


The Diaspora is still Guyana’s most interesting location. These are the people who seem to be paying more interest in the country than even many of the people who reside within its borders. No longer must they rely on the letters and telephone conversations from their relatives and friends back home, they have access to information from numerous quarters.

These are the people who read the newspapers online, follow the various online news links and even listen to the internet radio out of the country. To hear some of them talk about issues, you believe that they actually live in Guyana and have access to the various sources of information.  Continue reading

750 Guyanese deported in 2012

750 Guyanese deported in 2012


The Police today said that 750 Guyanese were deported from various countries last year.

Delivering statistics on a variety of areas, the police said that during 2012, a total of 750 Guyanese nationals were deported from the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Trinidad, Barbados, French Guiana, Suriname, St. Maarten, Curacao, France, Antigua, Jamaica, Holland, Costa Rica, and Spain.           Continue reading

Guyana, Trinidad to partner on several large agriculture estates

Guyana, Trinidad to partner on several large agriculture estates

OCTOBER 3, 2012 | BY  |

Trinidad (CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it ‘is moving to establish” a food security facility with Guyana.

Finance Minister Larry Howai, delivering the TT$58.4 billion (One TT dollar = US$0.16 cents) budget on Monday, said that with agricultural land becoming less and less available in Trinidad and Tobago, the Kamla Persad Bissessar administration is now looking to its fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to deal with the situation.     Continue reading

The History of Indian Indentureship in the Caribbean

May is East Indian Indentureship month:

The following entry is from the St. Stanislaus College Blog which has a number of informative articles and videos on various subjects.  Their Blog address is here

The History of Indian Indentureship in the Caribbean

 May is Indian Arrival Month in Guyana, Trinidad, and Jamaica. This is a good opportunity to learn more about Indentureship fostered by the British in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries.  This Blog entry lists a number of interesting and in-depth articles as well as a book and several videos on this subject.

East Indian women cooking

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Graduation – a story by Ron Persaud


 A Short story by Ron Persaud …  (see bio at end)

 The tension became almost unbearable as Graduation Day arrived and no results had been posted on the bulletin board. All sorts of rumors were going around, even that the ceremony would be postponed. That would have been a big disappointment in many ways; not the least of which was that all the students were going to be gone by next afternoon. (Some Trinidadians were planning to leave immediately after the ceremony). Every student was wilted and weak with nervous anticipation of the worst; but promptly at five o’clock the band and choir from the Mausica Teachers’ Training College led the assembly of Dignitaries, Clergy, Faculty, Students and Invited Guests in a roof raising rendition of the Trinidad National Anthem. Continue reading



Gene Lawrence is one of the finest Caribbean musicians/entertainers.
His one-man show ranges through his unique interpretations of “ol’ time calypsos”, his own calypsoes and ballads.

His HISTORY OF PAN encapsulates the birth and growth of the steelband and the caypsoes that it spawned.

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The Golden Locket – music video

The Golden Locket – music video

A profound composition by Guyana-born Ingrid & John SLINGHOT DrePaul.

This is a beautiful song with a human interest storyline written and sung by one of Guyana’s talented entertainers. A great tune with excellent lyrics and philosophy.

Words and music by John (Slingshot) and Ingrid Drepaul, featuring Cherry “G” on saxophone.

Enjoy and pass on to your contacts…..

Click below or this shortlink  to play video:   http://wp.me/pO3ui-2fV

BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – AGM


BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations
Hi there,Please note that the BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations will be holding elections for its Board of Directors on this Tuesday, as follows:
BCOCCA Adjourned Annual General Meeting & Elections
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
New Westminster Public Library
716 6th Avenue
New Westminster, BCIf you are interested in the future of Caribbean associations in BC, consider this an invitation to attend and observe. The following positions are scheduled for election:

1. President
2. Vice President
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Director (2 Yrs)
6. Director (2 Yrs)
7. Director (1 Yr)
8. Director (1 Yr)
By attending and finding out more about how BCOCCA works, you support its understanding and growth within our Caribbean community.


BCOCCA is an umbrella organization designed to serve the collectives needs of its member Caribbean organizations, without impinging on their individual Constitution and Aims and Objectives. View BCOCCA’s constitution here.If you are a member of any of the following Caribbean cultural associations, you are a member of BCOCCA.
  • Antigua & Barbuda Cultural Association of BC
  • Barbados Cultural Association of BC
  • Grenadian Cultural Association of BC
  • Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC
  • Hearts, Hands, Minds for Haiti
  • Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of BC
  • St. Kitts/Nevis Cultural Association of BC
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Association of Greater Vancouver
  • Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC

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