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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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THE MAN BEHIND KNOLLYS TUNNEL - SIR CLEMENT COURTENAY KNOLLYS, K.C.M.G. 1849-1905

THE MAN BEHIND KNOLLYS TUNNEL - SIR CLEMENT COURTENAY KNOLLYS, K.C.M.G. 1849-1905

  • 6/29/2021 1:48:00 AM
Image Courtesy: Besson, Gérard. The Angostura Historical Digest of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Cascade: Paria Publishing Company Limited, 2001. p. 305.       Hidden in the picturesque village of Tabaquite is “Knollys Tunnel” the largest man-made tunnel found in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Named after Sir Clement Courtenay Knollys, “Knollys Tunnel” was built in 1898  entirely out of concrete, and its purpose wa...
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WINER POSTCARD COLLECTION - THE LA BREA PITCH LAKE

WINER POSTCARD COLLECTION - THE LA BREA PITCH LAKE

  • 6/29/2021 1:02:00 AM
  The Winer Postcard Collection reveals a rich pictorial history of the La Brea Pitch Lake otherwise known as Brea Spanish Tar or the Pitch Pit. The images depict not only 19th century visitors to what some refer to as the eight (8th) wonder of the world, but the various aspects associated with the mining and exporting of the product.            The Pitch Lake is found in southwest Trinidad in the village of La Brea. A UNESCO, Trinida...
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QUEEN JANELLE COMMISSIONG STREET PORT OF SPAIN

QUEEN JANELLE COMMISSIONG STREET PORT OF SPAIN

  • 6/28/2021 10:33:00 AM
On September 22, 2017, thousands of Trinbagonians across the twin islands piled onto Queen Street, Port of Spain, to witness the formal renaming of the street to Queen Janelle Commissiong Street. In an atmosphere reminiscent of Carnival, nationals young and old including school children, came by the busloads. They lined the street, dancing, and chipping in the blazing sun, celebrating this occasion with 1977 Miss Universe, Janelle ‘Penny’ Commissiong. The parade started at th...
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SEWDASS SADHU SHIV MANDIR - TEMPLE IN THE SEA

SEWDASS SADHU SHIV MANDIR - TEMPLE IN THE SEA

  • 6/14/2021 6:45:00 AM
The “Temple in the Sea” is located just off the coast of the Gulf of Paria in Waterloo. The original structure was built by indentured labourer, and Hindu devotee, Sewdass Sadhu. Sadhu felt that Hindus in Waterloo needed a sacred place near the water to worship. A place that was reminiscent of the temples in India.         Sadhu was born on 1 January 1903 in India and came to Trinidad with his parents as indentured labourers. They lived at Brickfiel...
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SANTA ROSA FIRST PEOPLES COMMUNITY HERITAGE WEEK

SANTA ROSA FIRST PEOPLES COMMUNITY HERITAGE WEEK

  • 10/14/2020 6:20:00 AM
"Preserving a legacy, nurturing a future" Every year since its inception in 1990, the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community, formerly known as the Santa Rosa Carib Community, has hosted “Heritage Week”. This is usually held in the period leading up to the day of recognition October 14. During Heritage Week, the community opens its doors to other indigenous tribes scattered throughout the world, religious bodies, and the public. Sacred traditions such as the Smoke Ceremon...
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PRESERVING YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS

PRESERVING YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 5/8/2020 6:40:00 AM
The Heritage Library Division recognizes that the prevalence of smart phones with high quality cameras and affordably priced digital cameras has enabled ordinary persons to capture a wide variety of photographs in digital format.  In order to preserve this information for future generations, we will like to provide you with some useful tips to ensure that your digital photographs remain accessible in the future.   Photographs and their appeal Photographs have long been establi...
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