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Tobago Then and Now - Tobago is an island in the southern Caribbean chain and is part of the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago has experienced a great diversity in occupation from Amerindian to English, Dutch, Spanish, Courlanders, French and African. Each occupant has left his mark on the island...read more


 

 

 

The Changing Face of Port of Spain.- Our Capital city, Port of Spain began to take shape over two hundred years ago with the arrival of the last Spanish Governor, Don Jose Maria Chacon in 1784. At that time there were only three streets; Calle del Infante (later, Duncan Street), Calle del Principe (later, Nelson Street), and Calle de Mercado (later, George Street)...read more

 

 

 

Shamshu Deen- Genealogy in Trinidad and Tobago - Born in Preysal, Mr. Deen has contributed significantly to the area of genealogical research mainly in the East Indian Diaspora. Through his book, Solving East Indian Roots in Trinidad 1994) he undertook the task of answering the question, Where did we come from? According to Simon Lee (Freelance journalist, U.K.),"Deen's work provides the basis not only for others to trace their ancestry but also for sociological and cultural studies at the grassroots level." His studies at the University of the West Indies (B.A. History and Economics) and Manitoba (M.Ed. Special Education) helped to hone his research techniques. This as well as his ability to harvest the memories from the most reclusive minds make him the ideal expert on genealogy in Trinidad. In the article Genealogy in Trinidad and Tobago , he shares some of his experiences in the field...read more

 

 

Walton Look Lai- Chinese in Trinidad and Tobago - Walton Look Lai is a former lecturer in the Department of History, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. He has done extensive work on Chinese as well as East Indian migration to the West Indies. These are dealt with extensively in his two major works:

 

Indentured Labour, Caribbean Sugar: Chinese and Indian Migrants to the British West Indies  , 1838-1918 (1993)
The Chinese in the West Indies  , 1806-1995: A Documentary History,(1999)

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 Helena Leonce-Shared Memory: Trinidad and Tobago ’s East Indian Immigration Records - This paper was first presented at the 15th International Congress on Archives in 2004 in Vienna.  Six members of CARBICA, the Caribbean Branch of the International Council on Archives, presented papers on the theme “Shared Memory”.  They put forward a case for international collaboration among archivists to assist peoples of the Caribbean to access their heritage. This is the contribution of Helena Leonce, Government Archivist of Trinidad and Tobago...read more

 

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