Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from September, 2023
Non-profits in both islands have been advocating for the use of more environmentally friendly, reusable menstrual products as a way to directly combat period poverty amidst climate change events.
Rural areas in south Trinidad pin their experiences with flooding on climate change, but there are additional push factors
"Trinidad and Tobago is already experiencing the advertised impacts of climate changes, such as the sea level rise, the increased ambient temperature and extreme weather systems."
Horace Ové, Trinidad-born trailblazer of Black British cinema, leaves behind a rich legacy of films and photographs
"He worked outside of the system, showing generations of Black filmmakers that it could be done, and that their voices have power."
Decreasing yields are a result of increasingly tough growing conditions, with extremely dry weather in some growing seasons, and over-saturated soils in others, when there is extreme rainfall.
A conversation with Paula Lucie-Smith, founder of Trinidad & Tobago's Adult Literacy Tutors Association, on the occasion of International Literacy Day
'Literacy is invisible ... the stigma means that those who need help instead [perfect] the art of keeping their poor literacy hidden. So, we need an international day to [hear] about literacy.
A Black immigrant educator explores how overlooking the role of race and language in the Black immigrant experience affects people’s emotional well-being, making them targets for repulsion, exclusion, and eradication.