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Dance for Krishna, Krishna Dancer


Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Raveena Ramdeen and I dance in an ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple.

I come from Central side, Cunupia, Esmeralda. I’m not from a big family, just my mom, Susan Ramdeen, my dad, Rajesh Ramdeen and two siblings. I’m the middle child. I have an older brother, Govinda, and a sister nine years younger than me, Madhuri. I fight a lot with her. She’s follow me like a shadow. Everybody does tell me that she’s follow me only because she looks up to me. But we does still fight.

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​Work in Progress

My name is Kayla Sealey and I work in a roti shop in Tobago.

I’m from Canaan, Bon Accord.

Most people think either Bishop’s High School or Signal Hill is Tobago’s best school. I would say my school, Bishop’s is the best.

I wouldn’t say I came from a big or a small family; I’d say I came from an “in-between” family. I want a family of my own but I’m in upper sixth form now, so sometime later. Two children, for the most.

I’m doing Caribbean studies, literature, as in English, Spanish and sociology. I want to work for a while after form six so I could make up my mind about what I want to do at university. I’m not sure what I want to be yet.

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​Life After (Corporate) Death

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Sheena Thorpe and I am living proof that there is life in the corporate world after you’ve been sacked.

I’m a Southie, born and raised in San Fernando but I’ve lived in the West since I came back to Trinidad 20 years ago.I left Trinidad in 1986, when the oil went to US$9-a-barrel. I saw an opportunity to do what I wanted.So I studied art history at the Florida Institute of Technology.

I was married to an American Jew, Elliot Florin.It was really nice, actually.Jews are sort of rootsy.Brilliant, funny people.We met in New York.His father was Russian, his mother Austrian – and he married a Trini!

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​Stay Up, Jasane!

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Jasane Phillip and Brother Valentino [calypsonian Emrold Phillip] is my dad.

My name is pronounced, “Jah-san-knee”. But most people say, “Jah-sane” or “Jason”.My nickname is Figs but that story is not rated PG.

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Frames of Reference

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Anneliese Littrean and I think I’m a framing consultant.

I don’t know where the surname, “Littrean” comes from. Dad claims it’s French. And it sounds kind of French. My mom’s side is Montrichard and I know THAT is French.

I’m from St James, the City that Never Sleeps, but I live on a generally quiet street. VS Naipaul grew up not so far away. But I only found that out when he died and so many people went to visit the house. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read any of his books. I wasn’t much of a reader as a child but I read now so I might try out Miguel Street. I like more classics, like Pride & Prejudice. I love Jane Austen. I read one or two Dickens.

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Dance for Krishna, Krishna Dancer


Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Raveena Ramdeen and I dance in an ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple.

I come from Central side, Cunupia, Esmeralda. I’m not from a big family, just my mom, Susan Ramdeen, my dad, Rajesh Ramdeen and two siblings. I’m the middle child. I have an older brother, Govinda, and a sister nine years younger than me, Madhuri. I fight a lot with her. She’s follow me like a shadow. Everybody does tell me that she’s follow me only because she looks up to me. But we does still fight.

Read more

​Work in Progress

My name is Kayla Sealey and I work in a roti shop in Tobago.

I’m from Canaan, Bon Accord.

Most people think either Bishop’s High School or Signal Hill is Tobago’s best school. I would say my school, Bishop’s is the best.

I wouldn’t say I came from a big or a small family; I’d say I came from an “in-between” family. I want a family of my own but I’m in upper sixth form now, so sometime later. Two children, for the most.

I’m doing Caribbean studies, literature, as in English, Spanish and sociology. I want to work for a while after form six so I could make up my mind about what I want to do at university. I’m not sure what I want to be yet.

Read more

​Life After (Corporate) Death

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Sheena Thorpe and I am living proof that there is life in the corporate world after you’ve been sacked.

I’m a Southie, born and raised in San Fernando but I’ve lived in the West since I came back to Trinidad 20 years ago.I left Trinidad in 1986, when the oil went to US$9-a-barrel. I saw an opportunity to do what I wanted.So I studied art history at the Florida Institute of Technology.

I was married to an American Jew, Elliot Florin.It was really nice, actually.Jews are sort of rootsy.Brilliant, funny people.We met in New York.His father was Russian, his mother Austrian – and he married a Trini!

Read more

​Stay Up, Jasane!

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Jasane Phillip and Brother Valentino [calypsonian Emrold Phillip] is my dad.

My name is pronounced, “Jah-san-knee”. But most people say, “Jah-sane” or “Jason”.My nickname is Figs but that story is not rated PG.

Read more

Frames of Reference

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Anneliese Littrean and I think I’m a framing consultant.

I don’t know where the surname, “Littrean” comes from. Dad claims it’s French. And it sounds kind of French. My mom’s side is Montrichard and I know THAT is French.

I’m from St James, the City that Never Sleeps, but I live on a generally quiet street. VS Naipaul grew up not so far away. But I only found that out when he died and so many people went to visit the house. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read any of his books. I wasn’t much of a reader as a child but I read now so I might try out Miguel Street. I like more classics, like Pride & Prejudice. I love Jane Austen. I read one or two Dickens.

Read more

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