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Ananda Ramkissoon
Interests: Trinidad,Computers
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Trinidad is a very unique place Megan... you should visit one day. You would be surprised to learn that we don't use the asphalt for road construction; most is exported. In Trinidad and Tobago we use a bituminous by product from oil production for road paving... what do you think about that?
"Bacchanalist" is one of the most popular songs from the Antilles Riddim that came out of the sound factory at Precision Productions. This complimentary video was recently released and is featured here as a promotion not only of the wonderful work of Precision and the slick vocals of Kerwin but also as a tribute to everyone who produced the video and participated in this venture. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Santiwah
Machel Montano performs Bob Marley's 'Waiting In Vain' @ BBC's Maida Vale studios for Trevor Nelson's Live Lounge. We have known, since Machel was a child, that he was destined for wonderful things in the music business. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at Santiwah
via www.guardian.co.tt Environment Minister Anthony Ramnarine stated that the illegal trade in wildlife was third globally to drugs and arms trafficking. It was also stated that the illegal trade was given a value that exceeded US $30 billion. This is... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 23, 2011 at Santiwah
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I found this really wonderful webpage with information about the early trams and trolleys that served Trinidad from around the 1840's. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 5, 2011 at Santiwah
Now this is an interesting development... what do you think about this? Do you think that this is a good development or would it mean more hardships ahead? Give us your feedback using the comment feature on this post. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Santiwah
We have always known that Trinidad Cocoa is special. It was unfortunate that the industry was neglected for so long. This should change with the new government in office (Peoples Partnership). Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 25, 2011 at Santiwah
Finally, we have some good news coming out of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago! The present administration running the country has put an end to the hunting and killing of Turtles in our beloved Trinidad and Tobago. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at Santiwah
If you see the instrument one would think that it was formed from the design of the traditional steelpan of Trinidad and Tobago. Indeed, the idea was born out of a study of the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. The World has taken note of the national instrument and have come up with another creation but this time it was not done by Trinidadians but creative people who saw the potential of the steelpan and took it to a different level of musical creativity. My first impression after listening to the instrument was that it sounded like someone tuning a traditional steelpan. However, if you go to YouTube you can find some really interesting 'playjng or drumming' with this relatively new instrument (hand-drum). Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Santiwah
I was reading the Trinidad Express newspaper this morning (Internet Edition) and saw an interesting article that I decided to Reblog. Why? Well, I was unaware that Tobago had over 230 species of birds. I was aware of the special nature of Tobago's rain forests but this caught me by surprise. I always thought about birds with respect to the Asa Wright Nature Center located of the Blanchieusse Road just a short drive from the town of Arima. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 26, 2011 at Santiwah
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I love ginger and ginger I will drink of eat anything that has ginger in it. Ginger drinks are a special delight and should be enjoyed by everyone.Now not all ginger drinks are created equal and one must be careful not to confuse them. I am not talking about ginger ale but good ole traditional West Indian Ginger beer! Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2011 at Santiwah
Tonight, I was listening to some of David Rudder's music and remembered that on the blog Trinizagada I have a really cool version of David's classic song "Calypso Music". I just love this version of Calypso Music and after listening so too will you! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Santiwah
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The Tamana Cave system is located in the Central Range of Trinidad. In order to get to the area most people travelling from the West and North Western areas of Trinidad head to the town of Sangre Grande (Big Blood) and south of the are to access the Tamana elevated region. This area (known as the Central Range) is considered the Central 'mountain' region of the island even though the highest elevation is just 1,009 feet. The area runs from the South West to the North East of the island. This area is different from the Northern Range of Mountains because the area was once a coral reef that was pushed up because of geological activity. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Santiwah
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The Aripo Caves are also known as the "Oil Bird Caves of Trinidad". The caves are nestled in the Northern Range and can be located in the village of Aripo. In this area one can locate the highest point in Trinidad known as El Cerro del Aripo. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Santiwah
Many moons ago (please don’t ask, smile) I was employed with the Ministry of Works in Arima. The main office was located in a small building opposite the Arima Municipal stadium (“The Velodrome”). My first assignment was on the Blanchieusse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Santiwah
Here is your opportunity to sit back and enjoy one of Trinidad and Tobago's 'sweeter than sugarcane" voices - Russel Leonce. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Santiwah
"According to some residents, the streets were so quiet one “can hear a pin drop.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Santiwah
I recently came across this video clip on YouTube and thought to myself... "Damn what a wonderful idea!" Our Calypsonians have told so many stories in their songs and to have a story book published for the children from a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Santiwah
Breaking News Out of Trinidad! Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar addressed the nation tonight and announced a limited state of emergency in the crime infested areas of the country. The State of Emergency goes into effect from 12:00 midnight tonight after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Santiwah
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"Oh gosh fuss ah love meh pan. Beat de pan boi". Hold on now we don't beat pan anymore ... We we play pan now and it takes some real talent to get really good at it! Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at Santiwah
There was a time when every Trinidadian had ah juking board! Hold on now this post should have been titled "juking board"... "Steups or Choops or even chut man". Our language is so colorful that sometimes it is even a pain to simply title a post. Well we will remain with the one that we originally started with for post number 91: "Blue Soap, Brown Soap, Sunlight Soap, Tide, Breeze and Cheer! Let's see what the juking board had to say about these slippery when wet clothes brighteners! Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Santiwah
I had some things to do this evening but I got caught up with the words Ramajay and Congosa and decided that they should become part of the "Yuh is ah Trini" series of posts. I can recall a professor coming into the office where I worked and expressed the opinion that the word Ramajay meant "the dance of a bird fluttering in the air". Immediately I thought of the humming bird but at the same time I knew from my experiences growing up in Trinidad that this is not my understanding of the word Ramajay. So for this post I will not deal with Congosa but focus on the word Ramajay and give you my experiences and understanding of the word and its use. At the same time I will also take a look at the way others use the word and hopefully we can come to a common understanding. If after reading this post you don't agree with my comments or take on this word then don't hesitate to leave a comment. I will post every comment so as to ensure that every voice is heard thereby leading to a better understanding of the word - so let's Ramajay! Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Santiwah
It was a stupid idea to dismantle Caroni Sugar limited... It was a stupid idea to accept the European lure to dismantle the sugar industry with a Euro subsidy while beet sugar production was boosted. It was a mistake of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Santiwah
That all she wrote my friends... Well not so fast, we still have "Champs in Concert" but until then we can nurse our aching feet and hangovers and give praise for a wonderful Carnival celebration. I have to thank the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Santiwah
Talk about upset... Karen Asche sang "Be Careful What Yuh Ask For" and "Uncle Jack" and upset the 'Calypso World' by taking home the coveted title of Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago! 1:29 AM New York Time Here are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Santiwah