The Tobago Heritage Festival, first celebrated in 1987, is a living archive of Tobago cultural legacy. Initiated by noted anthropologist and native Tobagonian, Dr. J. D. Elder, who was at that time the Secretary of Culture in the Tobago House of assembly. It is an annual event, held from mid-July to early August, created to preserve the unique cultural traditions of the island. In the year of its inception there were three aims of this festival: 1. To develop an event in Tobago by which the island could be easily recognised locally, regionally and internationally.
8.1 VISION: The flourishing of each individual and community in Trinidad and Tobago physically, mentally emotionally, spiritually and socially. Going beyond; • hospitals and to include altering health beliefs, • disease and infirmity as criteria for wellness and focusing on the individuals positive functioning in life no matter the ailment, • government responsibility for the population health and to enhance individual personal conscientiousness. To build a health system that consists not only of institutions but a system that is a culture of good health. A culture that would change Trinidad and Tobago’s current economic and social potential into a reality. 8.2 GOAL: A population that leads long, healthy lives that is promoted by quality health care and fuelled by personal and community responsibility.
It is no secret that are there many issues in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) that need serious address, action and resolution. Some of these problems arise as a result of the inadequacies in the legal and the criminal justice system. The following are my observations as well as my ideas on how to overcome these inefficiencies in T&T’s society. Firstly, crime has maintained its position as the number one problem facing Trinidad and Tobago. Crime, whether it is violent or petty, has an extremely negative impact on every member of the society as well as the tourism industry.
Introduction The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is a national protective organization with over seven thousand officers . The Police Service operates as an arm of the Criminal Justice System. The officers are distributed among varying ranks and Special Reserve Police. The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is divided into various branches, units and squads which include; "Community Police, Police Complaints, Special Branch, Guard and Emergency Branch, Criminal Investigation Division and Criminal Records Office, Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit, Homicide, Fraud Squad, Court and Process, Police Band, Mounted and Canine Branch, Police Training College, E-999, Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, Transport and Telecom". The Trinidad and Tobago
Question: How does the Tobago Heritage Festival influence the culture of Tobago? The Tobago Heritage Festival, first celebrated in 1987, is a living archive of Tobago cultural legacy and was initiated by anthropologist and native Tobagonian, Dr. J. D. Elder, who was at that time the Secretary of Culture in the Tobago House of assembly. This heritage festival is an annual event, held from mid-July to early August, that was created to preserve the unique cultural traditions of the island. During its opening year, five villages participated: Bucco to the West, Charlottesville and Roxborough to the East, Moriah to the North and Les Coteaux located in Central Tobago and are still evident in their portrayals now. Each community highlights their own unique cultural elements such as folksongs, food, dance, myths, and drama.
The twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago has a legal system that is modeled after that of the Common Law System that originated in England. The term ‘legal system’ as a concept is difficult to define as it would involve focusing on the mechanisms used to enforce the law of a particular country as well as the unique features of each individual legal system model as compared to other legal system models . The 1797 loss of Trinidad by Spain to Britain ushered in a change in the socio-political structure of the island, due to the arrival of “lawyers…government officials” that would serve to instigate the replacement of the Spanish Civil Law System with that of English Common Law . This was merely the part of the colonization process which was intended to alter the social, economic and political framework of the country. The imposition of the Common Law Legal System in Trinidad and Tobago proved to define the legal framework of
FEASIBILITY OF HYDROELECTRICITY IN TRINDAD AND TOBAGO According to a study conducted by Glendon Glasgow, Information Officer - Institute of Marine Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago titled “Can we harness ocean energy” he stated “Water covers approximately three quarters of the earth’s surface. The World Energy Council estimates that the energy that can be harvested from the world’s ocean is twice the amount of electricity that the world now produces. Trinidad and Tobago is still heavily dependent on non-renewable resources such as oil and gas for the generation of electricity. The largest percentage of electricity generated from oil and gas in Trinidad over the past 38 years was 99.81% in 2003, while the lowest value was 96.47% in 1971. Although the use of energy generated by the ocean is increasing across the globe, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands of
In fact, for most indicators, Trinidad and Tobago outperformed other Latin American and Caribbean Countries. In aiming for first world status, however, it is only justified that comparisons be made with first world countries. Even without comparisons being made, the costs and time of regulatory processes are
In foreign countries luxuries like electricity, pipe-born chlorinated water, toilets, radios, proper shoes, clothes, health offices, full primary, secondary and tertiary education, basic health services and basic needs were a dream. The protest started in earnest around February tenth and erupted today in April Incidentally the entire Caribbean was under the threat of civil action via the Black Power Movement but in Trinidad and Tobago there was more violence by the agitated, disgruntled protestors and more fear from the frightened citizens. Trinidad was seen as the god-father of the Caribbean and whatever happened here affected the rest of the region and ended similarly. This mass action of the protestors which was birthed “In a computer lab at Sir George Williams University In Canada” by Trinbagonians students was further spurned by the resistance of Martin Luther, Che Guerra and Trinidad-born Stokeley Carmichael in the Black Power Movement in the USA where they were fighting for equality for Afro-Americans and the killing of local activist Brain Davis outside Woodford Square (also called the people’s parliament and the university of Woodford Square) was met by resistance from the police coming out of “A State of Emergency” announced by Prime Minister
Jamaica possesses a wealth of culture and heritage that is exceedingly unique, hard to imitate and is one of the most easily identifiable image in the world. Such a greatness should be used to increase visitors’ interest to the various attractions but unfortunately Jamaica has not capitalized on this fact. Since its establishment as a tourism hotspot, Jamaica is flaunted as one of the Caribbean region’s most beautiful and unique getaways. This reputation has been solidified through its many grand resorts and hotels that put an emphasis on the typical offerings of “sun, sea and sand” as mentioned by Janice Francis-Lindsay (2009) in her article comparing the cases of Japan and Jamaica regarding their cultural heritage potential. In the past,