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Regrets by the Armful


Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Shaun Ghany and I’m not bashing anybody else’s preference or the tattoo community but I regret my tattoo.

I come from the East, between Trincity and Arima. A small family, two parents, me, my younger sister.

I went to Charis Works Christian Centre and Curepe Junior Sec but I wouldn’t really say school was something I liked. It feel like a prison to me. They was REAL strict. Especially my primary school. I completely finished school but it was more something I endured than enjoyed.

I used to be in retail, then I went to medical distribution, I worked on the oilfields for a while, contract work, went back into retail and started working along with my wife. It’s just me and her in our family now.


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Nothing Up His Sleeve

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Jonathan “Jay” Chee Young and I’ve stopped working as a tattoo artist.

I come from a big family, a very big family – allthough I’m actually an only child. My extended family goes beyond “big”; like, on my mother’s side, her grandfather had 43 children. I have cousins I’ve never met.

I come from the East, Arima, born and raised, when Arima was very nice and calm. We were in the city, not the countryside. I went to Centenary Government School. I finished at St Augustine Community College. School was something, if you see a future down the road and you want to get there, you endure it! It’s not something to be enjoyed, really. I still remember the morning of my Common Entrance was very intense.


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Delivering a Golden Child

Pictures courtesy Mark Lyndersay
Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Claire Adam and my first novel, Golden Child, is set in Trinidad.

I'm one of those people who look like they could come from anywhere. People all round the world come up to me with, "Hablas espanol?" And they're so disappointed when I tell them no.

I come from Antigua Drive, Federation Park. I lived in Trinidad until I was 18. I live in south-east London, [London Underground] Zone 3, England, now. I got there in 2000 and didn't plan on staying so long. In 2005, when we got the news London would host the 2012 Olympics, my very first thought was, "I'll be gone by then!" But it's 2019 and I'm coming up to the 20-year mark.

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​Dread Plastic Bag

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Akil Callender and I run an organisation that, through social media, educates the public on climate change and how they can reduce their ecological footprint.

I am a Port of Spain person. I grew up on Stone Street, next door to PowerGen. Never really had to look over my shoulder. It wasn’t country days, climbing trees, but it was nice.

I’m a Pentecostal Christian and a very strong believer. My stance on LGBT people is that everybody has to be judged by their creator at the end of their time. I am not their creator. Who am I to say how other people can or cannot live? Pentecostal doctrine is that LGBT people [are sinners] but it’s a human rights issue and I’m not a blind follower [that] everything they say, I’m going to believe.

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​Smells like Trini Spirit

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Josanne Look Yee and I have the nicest-smelling store in Town.

I am from Palmiste, San Fernando, a great place to grow up, serene and green. It’s safe now and, back then, it was even more safe. A Westmoorings of the South: yes, it’s posh but, more than that, it’s very beautiful with lots of parks and natural spaces and you can go walking. x

It was just my mom, my dad and me, growing up. I’m an only child but not a lonely child. It allowed me to develop a lot of independence. I think I found ways to occupy myself.

In a month or two, if all goes well, I’ll have my very first child, a girl and I’m very much looking forward to her. My boyfriend and I are having this baby as a couple. So far, my pregnancy has been such a beautiful experience, I can easily see myself going through it again. Of course, I haven’t done the hard part yet!

I love to visit Tobago. My boyfriend is from Tobago.

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Regrets by the Armful


Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Shaun Ghany and I’m not bashing anybody else’s preference or the tattoo community but I regret my tattoo.

I come from the East, between Trincity and Arima. A small family, two parents, me, my younger sister.

I went to Charis Works Christian Centre and Curepe Junior Sec but I wouldn’t really say school was something I liked. It feel like a prison to me. They was REAL strict. Especially my primary school. I completely finished school but it was more something I endured than enjoyed.

I used to be in retail, then I went to medical distribution, I worked on the oilfields for a while, contract work, went back into retail and started working along with my wife. It’s just me and her in our family now.


Read more

Nothing Up His Sleeve

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Jonathan “Jay” Chee Young and I’ve stopped working as a tattoo artist.

I come from a big family, a very big family – allthough I’m actually an only child. My extended family goes beyond “big”; like, on my mother’s side, her grandfather had 43 children. I have cousins I’ve never met.

I come from the East, Arima, born and raised, when Arima was very nice and calm. We were in the city, not the countryside. I went to Centenary Government School. I finished at St Augustine Community College. School was something, if you see a future down the road and you want to get there, you endure it! It’s not something to be enjoyed, really. I still remember the morning of my Common Entrance was very intense.


Read more

Delivering a Golden Child

Pictures courtesy Mark Lyndersay
Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Claire Adam and my first novel, Golden Child, is set in Trinidad.

I'm one of those people who look like they could come from anywhere. People all round the world come up to me with, "Hablas espanol?" And they're so disappointed when I tell them no.

I come from Antigua Drive, Federation Park. I lived in Trinidad until I was 18. I live in south-east London, [London Underground] Zone 3, England, now. I got there in 2000 and didn't plan on staying so long. In 2005, when we got the news London would host the 2012 Olympics, my very first thought was, "I'll be gone by then!" But it's 2019 and I'm coming up to the 20-year mark.

Read more

​Dread Plastic Bag

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Akil Callender and I run an organisation that, through social media, educates the public on climate change and how they can reduce their ecological footprint.

I am a Port of Spain person. I grew up on Stone Street, next door to PowerGen. Never really had to look over my shoulder. It wasn’t country days, climbing trees, but it was nice.

I’m a Pentecostal Christian and a very strong believer. My stance on LGBT people is that everybody has to be judged by their creator at the end of their time. I am not their creator. Who am I to say how other people can or cannot live? Pentecostal doctrine is that LGBT people [are sinners] but it’s a human rights issue and I’m not a blind follower [that] everything they say, I’m going to believe.

Read more

​Smells like Trini Spirit

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Josanne Look Yee and I have the nicest-smelling store in Town.

I am from Palmiste, San Fernando, a great place to grow up, serene and green. It’s safe now and, back then, it was even more safe. A Westmoorings of the South: yes, it’s posh but, more than that, it’s very beautiful with lots of parks and natural spaces and you can go walking. x

It was just my mom, my dad and me, growing up. I’m an only child but not a lonely child. It allowed me to develop a lot of independence. I think I found ways to occupy myself.

In a month or two, if all goes well, I’ll have my very first child, a girl and I’m very much looking forward to her. My boyfriend and I are having this baby as a couple. So far, my pregnancy has been such a beautiful experience, I can easily see myself going through it again. Of course, I haven’t done the hard part yet!

I love to visit Tobago. My boyfriend is from Tobago.

Read more

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