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Whither for Leather

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Kelvin Roberts and I am the man at the counter of a leather repair shop.

I was born in Carenage but grew up in Port of Spain. Boy days in Gonzales, Belmont, was kind of rough. It’s a “hot spot” area. But, most of the days I had there were good, because of my dad.We’re still close. He’s retired now and he comes into the shop almost every day to visit. I had about five other guys in the area used to lime. Cool guys, who never got in trouble. I left Gonzales when I started to work at age 18.

My stepdaughter’s name is Celine Singh. My big son is Josiah Roberts, 11, my other son is Joshua Roberts, seven years. And I have a next daughter, Caithlyn Roberts, six.My wife is Rajpatie Rampharay – but we call her Ria. My wife is Indian, so I never even thought we would be together.

I met Ria when I had now started working at York Garments and I was having lunch on my own, because I was new. She asked if she could have lunch with me. I said, no problem. It was a big table. We started talking over lunch. Then we started walking up to the Main Road and it was a long stretch so we talked plenty. We’re four years married now but we’ve been together for 19, 20 years.

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The Salt (Nuts) of the Earth

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My name is the Honourable Prophet Andy and I am a nuts vendor on the road.

I’m from the Bobo Shanti order. Which I’m a man keep my Sabbath. Work six days, rest holy unto the Lord.

I’m from Laventille, born on top the Hill, which part I had all my boy days. But recently I’m living Maracas St Joseph.

Laventille people used to live as one. I coulda eat by you, you coulda eat by me. It was just a love. Until the Eighties, when the guns and the gangs start to come in. Before, you coulda go on the basketball court. People from Morvant, from all over, used to confederate and do things together. Laventille still nice. It’s just a certain bad seed does spoil the whole great bunch.

God is in my heart, God is in everybody heart. It’s just that some people let Satan take over.

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​Mind Your Own Family Business

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Derrick Lewis and I manage a family-owned household appliance store.

I’m from Diego. I’ve lived in Diego Martin from my early teens. But I was born in Nelson St, Port of Spain.

There are still good people in East Port of Spain. I oftentimes go back, to make sure the younger ones know where they come from. We don’t have many relationships there any more. But my family and I come from there and we’re good people and there are people like ourselves there still.






Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

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​Soy a bean & garden worker

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Joanna Greenidge-Ayers and I am a landscaper.

I was born in Santa Cruz and raised on a farm. In 2011, I got married to Sean Matthew Ayers and moved to Freeport. I met Sean when I was 17. We don’t have any kids as yet but I’d like them pretty soon. I wanted house, marriage, car, my own good job… and then child. Thank God, I’ve achieved it, thus far, in order at age 34.


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Whither for Leather

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Kelvin Roberts and I am the man at the counter of a leather repair shop.

I was born in Carenage but grew up in Port of Spain. Boy days in Gonzales, Belmont, was kind of rough. It’s a “hot spot” area. But, most of the days I had there were good, because of my dad.We’re still close. He’s retired now and he comes into the shop almost every day to visit. I had about five other guys in the area used to lime. Cool guys, who never got in trouble. I left Gonzales when I started to work at age 18.

My stepdaughter’s name is Celine Singh. My big son is Josiah Roberts, 11, my other son is Joshua Roberts, seven years. And I have a next daughter, Caithlyn Roberts, six.My wife is Rajpatie Rampharay – but we call her Ria. My wife is Indian, so I never even thought we would be together.

I met Ria when I had now started working at York Garments and I was having lunch on my own, because I was new. She asked if she could have lunch with me. I said, no problem. It was a big table. We started talking over lunch. Then we started walking up to the Main Road and it was a long stretch so we talked plenty. We’re four years married now but we’ve been together for 19, 20 years.

Read more

The Salt (Nuts) of the Earth

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is the Honourable Prophet Andy and I am a nuts vendor on the road.

I’m from the Bobo Shanti order. Which I’m a man keep my Sabbath. Work six days, rest holy unto the Lord.

I’m from Laventille, born on top the Hill, which part I had all my boy days. But recently I’m living Maracas St Joseph.

Laventille people used to live as one. I coulda eat by you, you coulda eat by me. It was just a love. Until the Eighties, when the guns and the gangs start to come in. Before, you coulda go on the basketball court. People from Morvant, from all over, used to confederate and do things together. Laventille still nice. It’s just a certain bad seed does spoil the whole great bunch.

God is in my heart, God is in everybody heart. It’s just that some people let Satan take over.

Read more

​Mind Your Own Family Business

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Derrick Lewis and I manage a family-owned household appliance store.

I’m from Diego. I’ve lived in Diego Martin from my early teens. But I was born in Nelson St, Port of Spain.

There are still good people in East Port of Spain. I oftentimes go back, to make sure the younger ones know where they come from. We don’t have many relationships there any more. But my family and I come from there and we’re good people and there are people like ourselves there still.






Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

Read more

​Soy a bean & garden worker

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Joanna Greenidge-Ayers and I am a landscaper.

I was born in Santa Cruz and raised on a farm. In 2011, I got married to Sean Matthew Ayers and moved to Freeport. I met Sean when I was 17. We don’t have any kids as yet but I’d like them pretty soon. I wanted house, marriage, car, my own good job… and then child. Thank God, I’ve achieved it, thus far, in order at age 34.


Read more

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