Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Trinidad & Tobago

LargeUp Investigates: Bake and Shark

Words by Tishanna Williams—
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You don’t mess with a Trinibagonian’s belly. Food is all important here and we take it very seriously. But with the recent news headlines about diminishing shark populations and subsequent conservation efforts, could Trinis soon be forced to give up one of their favorite dishes? In order to get the real bake and shark story for you, LargeUp had to do some heavy research so we packed our sunblock, beach mats and a few Stags for the road and made our way to Maracas Beach to talk to some of the vendors behind this dish personally.

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Trini Cinema: Janine Fung’s “Paramin: The Odyssey of Hope”

Words by Marcha M. Johnson—

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As with other Caribbean islands, Trinidad’s history is a rich with diversity in population and traditions. Whatever the occasion, chances are there is a community in Trinidad that recognizes it and makes a spectacle of its observation. Nonetheless, to the disdain of many village elders, there has been rampant cultural erasure as communities struggle to preserve the history and heritage that has given birth to Trinidad’s international reputation and identity as a tourist destination.

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Toppa Top 10: International Soca Monarch Contenders


Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Sweet T&T: Trinidad & Tobago’s Ten Loveliest Ladies

Words by Jam Central, Marcha M. Johnson, Jesse Serwer and Tishanna Williams—
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Check It Deeply: What is Carnival Tabanca?

Words by Marcha M. Johnson—

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Tabanca. Some of you may have no idea what this refers to and others may be all too familiar with this phenomenon.

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Minister Montano: Machel’s “Ministry of Road” Campaign

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Throughout the month of February, LargeUp will be reporting on all things related to Trinidad Carnival ahead of the big event March 3 and 4. First up is Tishanna Williams’ breakdown of Machel Montano’s plans to establish a “Ministry of Road” for Carnival 2014.

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