Opinion: Oppression within Carnival 2022

The proposed ‘Taste of Carnival’ that was launched for citizens to enjoy and to bring some much-needed relief to those who depend on the sector for their livelihood, was a clear example of how we unfairly  treat those who lack money and status. Leaving one to think about the oppression felt within Carnival, an oxymoron that does not contradict when you pay close attention to the events that occurred this year.

How to travel in the Caribbean on a Budget

Our neighbouring islands have so much to offer. Each can boast of their unique flora and fauna, Festival and Culinary (gastronomic) Tourism. Geographically we are so close, yet, when it comes to traveling and the cost involved, we can feel so far. After speaking to many people in Trinidad and Tobago about their travels within the Caribbean, it’s no surprise that most have visited no more than two islands within the region.

The Importance of Climate Change: The Economic Cost of Caribbean Vulnerability

The current global climate crisis refers to the long term negative changes that are taking place around the world as a consequence of climate change and global warming. Changes that are resulting in the modification of global temperatures, weather, and sea levels among other key environmental indicators. The consequences of these changes present an urgent threat to humanity as we know it, threatening our air, water, and food resources. 

Preserving the Culture Part 1: The Moko Jumbie

One of the most important traditional characters in Trinbago Carnival is the Moko Jumbie and last Saturday, Sunday Market Network visited Jaiso Mokos at the Queen’s Park Savannah where they hold their weekly stilt walking lessons. We also spoke to one of the leaders, Malique Toppin who is very passionate about keeping the art form alive and was even able to give us a little background about the history of the Moko Jumbie in T&T!