Monthly Archives: August 2018

Happy 104th, Mrs. Hyacinth Azim

We would like to wish Mrs. Hyacinth Azim of Toronto, Canada (and formerly of Portuguese Quarters) a very happy 104 th birthday.  Mrs. Azim celebrated [...]

A brush with royalty – Lucinda Gopal

Before I became an academic, I worked as a nurse in London. In 1986, instead of taking my annual vacation, I decided to accept a [...]

Walter Kruger, village tailor of Rose Hall

My father, Walter Kruger, 94 years old, was the village tailor in Rose Hall.  He made all the suits  for JC Chandisingh. He worked two [...]

In praise of August – Charles Dickens

“There is no month in the whole year in which nature wears a more beautiful appearance than in the month of August. Spring has many [...]

Jamal (1949 – 2018)

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'un. It is with a heavy heart that I pass on to you the sad news of the passing of [...]

Roads damaged in Trinidad

Pic by Latiff Gonsalves - Guyana Gallery

Earth tremor hits Guyana

Members of Guyana Gallery are reporting that there was an earth tremor in Guyana at about 5:50pm local time today. It lasted about 3 minutes.   The [...]

Eid Mubarak

The sacrifice of Lillawattie I remember my grandmother telling my cousins and I this story. It served as a precursor to her warning us about going to neighbours [...]

Brickdam, Georgetown (1905)