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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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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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