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THE COCONUT INDUSTRY AND ITS USAGE ASPECTS - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

THE COCONUT INDUSTRY AND ITS USAGE ASPECTS - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

  • 7/23/2021 10:55:00 AM
Photo credit Heritage Library Division, Winer Collection   Authored by: Anna Richardson-Thomas   Coconut is known by different names, the Coco, Cocos nucifera, coconut palm and the Coconut tree.  Its fruit is also known as the coconut. In Trinidad, deliberate cultivation is said to have started in Mayaro by Phillipe Alphonse. Mr. Alphonse made a decision “every week-end” to “ride through Mayaro trace and plant coconuts” (Anthony 170). Today t...
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THE COCOA INDUSTRY - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COCOA (CACAO)

THE COCOA INDUSTRY - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COCOA (CACAO)

  • 7/23/2021 10:39:00 AM
Photo credit Heritage Library Division, Winer Collection Authored by: Anna Richardson-Thomas & Shaquille Rowley Cacao, often referred to as Cocoa, comes from the Cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). Cocoa crop is a seasonal crop. “The word cacao is used for the tree and the plants, and the word Cocoa for the dried beans and products of manufacture.” (Bekele 2). The first variety of cacao was planted in Trinidad by Spaniards in 1525 and was known as the Criollo. The cultivation ...
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LUTALO MAKOSSA MASIMBA - BROTHER RESISTANCE

LUTALO MAKOSSA MASIMBA - BROTHER RESISTANCE

  • 7/23/2021 10:34:00 AM
Lutalo Makossa Masimba, better known as Brother Resistance, was a pioneer of Rapso music. Born Roy Lewis in East Dry River, Port of Spain in 1954, Brother Resistance helped create Rapso, a style of poetry mixed with calypso. His songs Blow Away and Get Off The Radio are among some of the first songs recorded in the genre.   Rapso can trace its roots to the ancient African Griot tradition. This style of poetry came from the streets and incorporates Shango, Kaiso, Midnight Robber talk a...
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ARTHUR NAPOLEON RAYMOND ROBINSON - THE LEGACY OF A PIONEER AND VISIONARY LEADER

ARTHUR NAPOLEON RAYMOND ROBINSON - THE LEGACY OF A PIONEER AND VISIONARY LEADER

  • 7/6/2021 9:23:00 AM
On the 9th of April 2014, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago mourned the loss of former president and politician Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson who died at the age of eighty-seven (87).  Despite humble beginnings in Tobago, ANR Robinson impacted Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and the international community with his exceptional leadership and significant contributions to development and human rights.   After attending Castara Methodist School (Tobago), the 1939 Bowles scho...
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