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General Discussion / The most important Election in T&T's History
« on: October 07, 2007, 02:35:08 PM »
People article has been going around the internet. Its well worth the time to read it. There is also a youtube clip...

Get Voting

Subject: Vote wisely on November 5th.

This was wrtitten by Michael J Williams - Well worth reading.

To my Fellow Citizens of Trinidad &Tobago

I am addressing this message to all persons who cherish T&Ts
democracy, of all political parties, or of none, and of all ages. I
appeal to you to put country first.

The forthcoming election is like none before. This is not merely a
contest to choose a government to govern our beloved country under our
present constitution.

Political leader Patrick Manning has declared his intention should he
win, to change the constitution of T&T, to become Executive President.
This threat cannot be taken lightly, because many of Manning's actions
betray a frightening dictatorial streak which citizens must reject, by
registering to vote, and more importantly, by voting on election day.

I submit the following for your consideration:

I came to know Mr Kenneth Valley in 1987 when we both served in the
senate. He was appointed a PNM senator by Manning in his party's
darkest hour, following the NAR 33-3 victory at the polls. Valley has
since been a loyal PNM front man, a deputy political leader, Chief
Whip and leader of government business in parliament, and a cabinet
minister highly respected by the business community which he serves.
That all constituency groups have nominated him and no one else, to
contest the next elections, is proof enough that the people of Diego
Martin Central want him as their representative. Yet Manning rejected
Valley, based on a flimsy poll of 240 persons in a constituency
exceeding 25,000 and seeks to replace the peoples' candidate with a
candidate of  his own.  Not only is Manning subverting the PNM
constitution by his secret poll, he overrides the wishes of the
people, and disregards Valley's performance as a minister.
Almost half the elected PNM representatives chosen by the people are
being removed to make way for Manning's nominees. The peoples'
representatives must choose their leader, but the roles are reversed,
and the leader is choosing the representatives for the people. This
surely is democracy turned on its head.
Manning rejected the offer of Mr Anthony Garcia, Fatima College
principal and a former TUTTA president, as a candidate for the
elections.  The far-fetched reason given – Garcia's son is married to
Christine Kangaloo, a minister in his cabinet. While thus indicating
his distaste for family connections in his administration, he
nevertheless appointed his wife a cabinet minister. These events
amongst others, demonstrate his preference for pliable individuals
around him. He feels threatened by persons of substance, who can think
Manning has built himself a $148 million palace but abandoned
President House to rot and ruin. President Max Richards meanwhile has
been made to make do in the "maid's quarters" behind the crumbling
President House.
When Uganda's head of state President Musevini visited recently,
protocol required that T&Ts head of state President Richards should
have welcomed him. But Manning jumped ahead of President Richards' and
pushed Richards aside.
Without any scruples, Manning subverts the constitution of T&T and the
PNM, and to pamper his ever burgeoning ego, he willy-nilly disregards
accepted protocol.
The Red House is revered by many as T&Ts historical seat of
government. All the debates of our colonial past, the voices of
Cipriani, Butler, Albert Gomes, the Sinanans and Capildeos, Raymond
Quevedo, Eric Williams - all echoed in its hallowed chamber. Our
independence was ushered in at the Red House in 1962; it witnessed the
lowering of the Union Jack, and the raising of T&Ts flag. It withstood
and survived the violent onslaught on our democracy in 1990, and so
much history dwells within those walls. When unveiling the plaque in
the parliamentary chamber recently to honour her late father, Erica
Williams urged that the Red House remain the seat of our parliament.
Yet without any consultation with the people, or even the parliament
staff, Manning seeks to eject parliament from the Red House to make it
his office, and even to squat cheek and jowl on the steps of the Red
House, encroaching on the sanctity of parliament, and compromising the
separation of legislature and executive.
Under Manning's draft constitution, a constitution with little input
from the people, the people, you and I, will have no voice in electing
the Executive President as in the United States. Instead, the PNM
executive controlled by Manning will choose the Executive President.
If he becomes Executive President, Manning will simply extend his
powers to include those now vested in President Max Richards, and
Richards will disappear. With his handpicked MPs he will have total
control of parliament. He will influence or control the appointment of
every state officer, including members of the judiciary. Many of
Manning's decisions have demonstrated bias, either political, cultural
or racial, and citizens like Marlene Coudray, Fareeza Mohommed and
Devant Maharaj have had to resort to our courts to redress injustices.
The Maha Sabha got their radio licence 5 years late, on the orders of
the Privy Council.

Guyana had Forbes Burnham. Zimbabwe has Robert Mugabe. Will Trinidad
and Tobago vote to preserve its democracy? I urge you all to put
country before party, put country before politics, put Trinidad &
Tobago first.

Michael J Williams

Maracas Valley


Warrior Nation, Canada will be holding an All Fours and Poker Tournament on Saturday, October 27th 2007 from 6:30 PM until...

Party Room at Forest Hills Lofts, 1001 Roselawn Ave., York, ON M6B 4M4 (major intersection is Eglinton Ave. and Marlee Ave.) [MAP]
Parking is available at the rear of the building.

    * All Fours Tournament participation - $25 (Food and Drink Included). Download rules (Adobe Acrobat required).
    * Poker-Caribbean Stud (loonies and toonies bets only)
    * Supporters/Limers cover (food & drink included) - $10

    * First placed team - $150
    * Most Hang Jack's - $30

Food: Meatballs, Chicken Wings, Doubles, Split Channa etc.

Drinks: Beer, Rum, Soft Drinks, Coolers etc.

Music: Soca, Reggae, Parang etc.

Please feel free to bring something (food or drinks) to help make the evening even more enjoyable.

Charitable Works:
We would like to take a moment to thank everyone that contributed to our Food Drive at the Family Day and Football Tournament. Again we on the Warrior Nation Canada Committee are asking attendee's to dig deep and help support our food drive in aid of underprivileged families in Trinidad and Tobago.This is our last chance before the Christmas holiday to collect all non-perishable food and have it distributed. The collected items will be shipped to Trinidad and Tobago for the holiday season where it will be distributed by the Soca Warriors Supporters Club via a reputable charitable organization. Note that all food items must be non- perishable ( e.g. canned and dried foods.) Again, please dig deep to help support this drive.

For additional information contact Dexter John at or Micheal at

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Vida Gueerra
« on: October 02, 2007, 04:15:31 PM »

General Discussion / Very very graphic...Hand injury
« on: October 02, 2007, 04:11:08 PM »
This dude have to be on some serious morphine not to be bawling like a bitch.
Please note the second warning this is very graphic
 :-\ :-\

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Trini pics and Scenery
« on: September 28, 2007, 10:14:53 AM »
I am asking my fellow forumites for some help. i am doing a lil Project here and i would like allyuh to post picutres here of famous.popular/recognizable trinidad and tobago landscapes,buildings,areas etc.
Any and all pictures will be appreciated.

 eg. twin towers, pidgeon pt, blanchecisee bridge, waterloo temple,maracus bay etc.
Thanks in advance

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Sanford and Son
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:33:54 AM »

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Folk songs
« on: September 13, 2007, 05:08:15 PM »
Ah looking for a cd/ mp3 of this and other folk songs

Mangoes, Mangoes, Mangoes

Verse 1:
Mango vere, Mango teen
Mango vere, Mango teen
Ah want a penny to buy mango vert mango teen
gimme ah penny to buy mango vert mango teen
Mango doudou sou se matin
savez-vous all for me
Mango dou dou sou se matin
Savez-vous all for me

Mangoes, Mangoes, Mangoes

Verse 2:
Mango vere, Mango rose,
Mango Vere, Mango rose..
Ah want a penny to buy mango vert mango rose
Gimme a penny to buy mango vert mango rose

 Please feel free to add more songs

anyone have d e full lyrics to Boy-kin all i remmeber is
 "Boy-kin a Boy-kin oh
wey meh brother boy -kin
gambling that cause de boy to go to the cemetry

and or mi boule(not sure of de spelling)

every evening at 6 o clock Madeleine passing by
the children tell the time on de clock when madline passing by
rain, sunshine, wet season or dry
to hear her plaintive cryyyyyyyyyyyyyy

mi bouleeeeeeeeeeeeee mi bouleeeeeeeeeeee
Get you nice boil corn
soft and sweet soft and sweet

General Discussion / The people of Trinidad and Tobago- race!!
« on: September 13, 2007, 09:25:10 AM »

 BY merle hodge

The very business of choosing between 'People' and 'Peoples' of Trinidad and Tobago for the title of this chapter is charged with emotive, cross-purpose argument. Even more than the term 'West Indian', the definition of a Trinidadian is far from cut and dried. Perhaps the epitome of a Trinidadian is the child in the third row class with a dark skin and crinkly plaits who looks at you out of decidedly Chinese eyes and announces herself as Jacqueline Maharaj. The strains which converge in her may be African, Indian, Chinese, French, Spanish. She speaks English -- will speak standard English on occasion -- but is most comfortable in a dialect of English which bears the imprint of French, Spanish, Hindi and African influences and is the common property of all her variegated classmates. And in this dialect children will formulate racial insults:

Coolie, coolie
Come for roti,
All the roti done.

Roti is an Indian food which today forms part of the normal diet of the entire population. It is eaten with great relish by everyone, as are the Indian barah, channa, polori and aloo-pie that all schoolchildren, of any racial description, spend their pennies on. Some of the most prosperous roti establishments are run by Trinidadians of African descent.

Nigger is a nation
Damn botheration
Give them a kick and
Send them in the station.

In this chant 'nigger' is as often as not replaced by 'coolie', with no detriment to the catchy rhythm. And we have an entire racial category of African-Indian mixture, a phenomenon substantial enough to merit a new word being found to cover it -- a person of mixed African and Indian parentage is called a Doogla.

Chinee Chinee
Never die
Flat nose
And chinky eye.

The Chinese, often a first-generation immigrant, from farthest afield, is the Grand Enigma. Of all the racial myths our children breathe in the air, the most fanciful are those which surround him. Inhuman longevity, diabolical eating habits -- if you miss your dog or cat, after a week you conclude with a shrug that Chin and family at the corner-shop stewed him down for their Sunday lunch. :rotfl: :rotfl:

When one lands in from the USA or from England, from a context of stark and simplistic white-versus-non-white racism, from a situation where the mere allusion to race is likely to offend people's delicacy, being fraught with hair-raising echoes of gas-chambers and lynching mobs, one is shocked and scandalized to find that frank references to racial characteristics are part and parcel of the normal vocabulary of altercation, on the playground as in the traffic-jam. Someone who offends you is not merely a fool. He is a damn coolie fool, or a damn stupid nigger, or a red ass, or a damn thieving Chinee.  :applause: :applause:

Recently a little Chinese boy in my class gave a joke to the rest of the class: an Indian and a Creole...were having an argument -- how to pronounce the word p-o-t-a-t-o-e-s. The Indian insisted the word was 'aloo' (the Hindi word for potato which has passed into our dialect); the Creole said the word was 'callaloo' (a staple African-Caribbean food). The arguing pair happened to pass a Chinese shop. 'Let we go in and drink a beer and ask the Chinese man.' So they went in and ordered beers and put it to the Chinese man. 'Long,' said the Chinese man, 'you long, and you long. P-o-t-a-t-o-e-s spell pollaloes.'  :rotfl: :rotfl:

The boy's father is a 'Chinee man' -- an immigrant from China. The boy is a 'Chinee boy', but he is a Trinidadian, therefore sharing in the ethos of the society into which he was born, qualified to make fun of the Chinese newcomer who never quite succeeds in mastering the communal language.

There is a certain level at which we are 'a people', there does exist a distinct common denominator of consciousness or culture. But an important aspect of this collective consciousness is our awareness of racial and cultural diversity, the awareness that our society is composed of several different peoples.

Racial, and by the same token cultural, Trinidad presents the Caribbean in microcosm. The other islands are more homogeneous in character, or at least strongly marked by a particular influence. Barbados is Little England, Martinique is unmistakably French, Haiti has preserved an essential Africanity and there are the Spanish islands. In Trinidad all these cultures are represented. There is the Britishness of Trinidad -- English is our official language, our legal system and constitution are British. There is the French Creole presence -- French patois is still a vigorous language in the country, a large number of our folk-songs are in patois, our English dialect is strongly flavoured by patois. African culture survives in many areas of our daily life -- in our music, our food, in our indigenous religions, Shango, Obeah, and Christian elements is effected. Spanish influences are abundant -- the language is still spoken in some parts of the island, many of our folk-songs are in Spanish; parang, our Christmas music, is Spanish. Our proximity to South America...makes for continuing Spanish influence.

Almost all the races present in the Caribbean are to be found in significant numbers in Trinidad, whereas there are islands from which certain of our peoples are practically absent. The Indian population of the Caribbean is almost entirely restricted to Trinidad and Guyana, although there is a sprinkling of Indians in other islands. The Chinese are a significant presence in our community, but less so in other parts of the Caribbean. There is even a handful of Caribs in Trinidad, when this, the indigenous has died out completely from most of the other islands.

A sampling of our place-names will help to illustrate the permanent impact which the various peoples have made upon the country. Although the Amerindians have all but died out here, the names they gave to their settlements remain.... The Amerindian names are many-syllabled and lovely to pronounce, and flavour the everyday vocabulary of all the people who have inherited this piece of Carib soil: Guayaguayare, Cunaripo, Chacachacare, Caroni, Naparima, Tunapuna, Carapichaima, Mucurapo.... The Spanish name 'Trinidad" (Trinity) was given by Christopher Columbus; Spanish settlers named Santa Cruz, Rio Claro, Sangre Grande, El Socorro, San Fernando.... Some of our French place-names are Point-à-Pierre, Blanchisseuse, Champ Fleurs, Bonne Aventure, Grande Rivière.... Many an English town has its namesake on the island of Tobago, -- Scarborough, Plymouth, Roxborough, Pembroke -- but in Trinidad the English place-names are a minority scattered among the place-names given by the other peoples. African place-names, however, are even more rare: the African worked the land for centuries without owning a jot of it. Indian indentured labourers, on the other hand, were given grants of land as an inducement to stay. Fyzabad, Hindustan, Calcutta Settlement, Madras Settlement...are among the places named in tribute to India.

[paragraph omitted]

Racial rivalry and disaffection exist, despite the sentimental inaccuracies we publish about ourselves in the tourist brochures. History has cast the various races in certain roles, and this, along with the inevitable differences in attitudes, inclinations and ideals from one group to another, leads to racial stereotypying.

The labouring classes are African and Indian, but there is a certain mistrust between them. The African is alarmed at what he sees as phenomenal progress on the part of the Indian...who was imported to occupy the ignominious lowest rung of the society vacated by the African at Emancipation.

It is said that the experience of slavery-forced labour on the plantation bred in the African an aversion to working the land. The Indian has certainly remained closer to the land than he. Indians introduced rice to the Caribbean and continue to be responsible for its cultivation, and the sugar-cane belt is populated mainly by Indians. So to the rest of the population the 'coolie' belongs down in Caroni or Chaguanas, ankle-deep in rice-patch, or bundling cane, and seems threatening when he turns up elsewhere. Traditionally the African's ambition has been to move into white-collar jobs, the professions. Today the Public Service is still manned mainly by Africans. But more and more Indians have entered the professions and as many Indians as Africans are qualifying for scholarships to higher education....

[paragraph omitted]

The African meanwhile chastises himself for his lack of 'business sense', for his slackness in letting the 'coolie' creep up on him. No one subscribes to the caricaturization of the African as much as the African himself. He will tell you cheerfully that his people are no good at anything, that every other race will overtake them by their industriousness while they drink rum and dance, sing, play mas' and dress to kill.

[paragraph omitted]

Another cause of mistrust between Africans and Indians is the cultural tenacity of the Indian. The Indian arrived with his culture intact -- his gods, his name, his language. Despite creeping westernization, the core of his culture remains, an indissoluble factor in our midst. The total disruption of the African's culture left him pliable, given him a chameleon nature, made him a man without fixed values. So that the Indian who remains stubbornly Indian is an opaqueness with which he cannot cope, an unknown quantity he cannot reckon with.

The African often accuses the Indian of 'clannishness', which only means that to him the Indian is too inward-looking, too self-sufficient, in contrast to his own openness and receptivity. In fact the African, the ex-slave, has traditionally sought to escape from his racial classification, to belie his African origins and move 'up' into whiteness. It is only within the past decade that he has begun to perform a volte face, fairly erecting his africanity into a religion.

It is too easy to dismiss the African movement in Trinidad as merely another fad imported from America. Of course there is some posturing and fad-following, but basically the new glorification of blackness, the wearing of African fabrics and of clothes inspired (at an obvious distance) by traditional African styles, the displays of African hair that would have been considered obscene ten years ago -- all of these manifestations illustrate the ex-slave's thirst for the restoration of his manhood, for an authentic manhood, defined by himself and not by the criteria of his masters.

[paragraphs omitted]

Fortunately the political creed which accompanies the African movement insists on a reconciliation of the two major races of Trinidad, invoking their common dispossessedness, so that it does not itself contain the threat of African-Indian confrontation, as might have been feared. Instead it proposes...their welding into a common front against a common oppressor who is still identified as white or fair-skinned.

Why is this, ask Europeans, when the country is now run by black people? But a light skin remains a passport to privilege. It is an unwritten requirement for positions of greatest responsibility in big business, and for other areas of employment which carry a certain social status. Bank clerks, secretaries or receptionists in large firms, or clerks in the more prestigious department stores are usually the descendants of the mulatto who since slavery was considered closer to human than the pure African.

In the crudest terms, ownership is still white (expatriate or native-born), and dispossession still black, despite those blacks who may have strayed up into the fairer income brackets.

If the tourist brochure's idyll of diverse peoples living in harmony is to begin to be a complete reality, there are two important currents of racial disharmony to be dealt with. One is lateral: the African-Indian tension, a double current; and the other runs vertically, from top to bottom. Given the economic strength of the white minority it seems absurd to speak of this vertical tension in terms of black 'racism' against whites; like feeling sorry for the elephant who complains of some ants in his path looking up at him with resentment.

[paragraphs omitted]

African-Indian disharmony is potentially more worrying. Continued prejudice between these two groups would be more devastating to the society.

Here again economics enter into the problem. It is extremely dangerous for a multiracial society to entrust its progress so emphatically to the principle of competition, for it means that all the other factors which contribute to racism -- factors which appear to be instinctive and are hard to pin down -- find a ramping-ground in such competition. Africans and Indians are at loggerheads not merely because they differ somewhat in appearance and customs but because they think in terms of the one stealing a march on the other to get a bigger share of the cake. Economic competition gets mixed up with race, and becomes racial rivalry.

One obvious weapon against racial prejudice at the primitive or emotional level is education. But for the time being in Trinidad and Tobago African and Indian citizens come up through the school system with their myths about each other intact.

There are those who see our salvation in a consciously implemented levelling-out of the races in cultural terms. But this, precisely, is one of the causes of tension. Each group periodically accuses the other of wanting to impose its character, of wanting to swamp the other's individuality. Africans often complain of the quota of radio time given to Indian music...and shiver to think of what would happen if an Indian political party came to power...for then 'they' would surely go the whole hog and make this a 'Coolie country'. An Indian rebuke, usually aimed at a member of the younger Indian generation, is 'You getting too much like nigger!'

Cultural pooling, voluntary and unforced, rather than cultural levelling out is what is to be desired. And already, almost imperceptibly, Africans and Indians have begun to adopt what they will of each other's culture. They participate freely in each other's festivals and cultural manifestations. Indians invite their African neighbours to share in the feasting of Divali and Eid (respectively a Hindu and Muslim religious festival, each a public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.) The dialect spoken by all Trinidadians was fashioned originally by the African slaves and their descendants. Indians have begun to beat steelband and compose calypsoes (both originally African developments), as Africans now beat drums in Indian festivals of Phagwa and Hosay, and Africans have taken to mastering Indian dances.

This stealthy interlocking of our cultures, this consummation of our personalities, is very promising. It is wrong to demand that the Indian make a deliberate effort to abandon his character in the interests of racial reconciliation; neither is the African's new racial consciousness to be seen as a threat to racial harmony. Just as a truly civilized individual is one who has achieved the balance involved in being true to himself with no detriment to the interests of his neighbour, so as a society we shall have attained to a rare degree of civilization when the rich diversity of our racial and cultural characteristics implies no conflict with the fact of our being people


General Discussion / Warriornation and toolbar
« on: August 28, 2007, 08:18:21 PM »
Fellas de new wn and toolbar real decent. one click and u on wn even de socawarriors home page. check it allyuh left...or on warriornation. And bless up izatrini for organsing it.
true supporter  :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

General Discussion / Food drive Thanks
« on: August 27, 2007, 05:43:58 PM »
I would just like to officially thank all the members who supported the effort and donated food to the drive. This includes members who were able to turn out and especially those who weren't able to make it and still sent items. Thanks again. For those who weren't able to donate anything yet  ;D You guys will have at least 2 more opportunities as we have some limes in the works before the end of the yr. Those who donated already feel free to bring some items later on.
again thanks everyone for the support not only to the fooddrive but the day on a whole.

PS a more comprehensive report to be posted soon

General Discussion / TRINIS HAVE MONEY OUI $35000 FUH ALCO
« on: August 24, 2007, 07:27:16 AM »
Aleong spends $35,000 for Johnnie Walker Blue it 24-hour security
Keino Swamber South Bureau

At $35,000 it has strong claims to the most expensive bottle of whisky in the country.

That's the amount Basil Aleong, executive chairman of Paria Suites Hotel, La Romaine, forked out for a Johnnie Walker Blue Limited Edition Baccarat Decanter .

Only 4,000 bottles of the special version whisky were produced for distribution worldwide and Aleong is the owner of the only one sent to Trinidad.

The cask strength Johnnie Walker Blue Label commemorates the 200th birthday of the man himself, and comes packaged in a square Baccarat handblown crystal decanter which is encased in a velvet-lined blue leather case. It is the most expensive Johnnie Walker product.

The decanter was handed over to Aleong on Wednesday by local distributors A.S. Bryden and Sons (Trinidad) Limited at a function at Southern Edge, Paria Suites, La Romaine.

Bryden's marketing manager (Spirits and Wines Division) Joseph Robinson said yesterday that Aleong was given the first option to purchase because he was "one of our very loyal customers" and "a very loyal Johnnie Walker consumer".

Aleong told the Express that he saw it as an opportunity to generate some interest at the hotel.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Rain Showers- Classic Kalonji
« on: August 12, 2007, 10:42:47 PM »
I eh know bout alllyuh but i overs sizzla new stuff aftre pump up her pum pum, if he have new good stuff like this i eh knwo bout it cause ah bitter!!

Rain Showers

lyrics so sing along

rain shower on a judgment day
the deal lovers what they never say
get yourself covered or be put away
life style of those

unfortunately there is no purity in dutty livity
many take to tha evil so quickly
so do the good you can today yeah yeah
(so be the strong you can today )

the way they go about many take the note
knowing from the shout someone just drop out
be wise and trod on to ZION way

see a man face cyaah see him heart
who run di place who nuffy walk
earth free like grass but rass
mi just a find out seh bagga d nuffy cross
war start yah again a tell yuh such is life
it goes on till it flush and crush di devil weh nuh right
lane and avenues dem clamp dung tight
yow check dis out over wrongs dem uptight
notice i burn all dem church
it nuh mek nuh sense yuh come defend nuh turf
mi done a tell yuh seh ETHIOPIA dat a di first
mi burn JAMAICA a dat babylon a corrupt and curse


look out watch out listen di shout inna di street
SELASSIE I change di gunman and di thief
bun out di tears from out a di wheat
ghetto yutes hungry what happen dem have to eat
to how dem system set it choke di one dem weh weak
a nuh pretty ting caah babylon deh undaneath
no one fi trust caah di judgment a beat hey
neva sleep caah di enemies a creep


rpt intro


Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Tribe Band Launching.
« on: July 29, 2007, 07:36:59 PM »
Some photos.  from de magazine









and this is some liv epics taken by a patron...

General Discussion / Africa here he comes!!
« on: July 28, 2007, 08:36:51 PM »
People...ah see we have a fello forumite...who seems liek he grieving, and suffering. So i say lets Put up and help him go where he will be happy. I see ricky done start with ah $5 contribution. i sure we could do better.
I pledge $5.29
come poeple lets help out.
Only onE direction Just COOL

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Ivory n Steel
« on: July 17, 2007, 09:13:56 PM »
Finally Ivory and steel featuring eddie bullen, demo cates and  david rudder.
pan jazz enjoy
an IZATRINI exclusive

Some sweet pan

Man with the hammer

Football / OUR VERY OWN # 8
« on: July 14, 2007, 04:47:57 PM »
Playing for City helps dream of pros [/b]


Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 00:00

Sports - Marcus Marshall's dream to play pro soccer started in Trinidad and Tobago and has brought him to Peterborough.

The 23-year-old Trinidad native scored a pair of goals to lift Peterborough Rayco City men's side to a 4-0 win over Homenetmen in OSL Central East Regional play at Eastgate Memorial Park last night. After playing college soccer in his homeland, Marshall came to Canada five years ago to pursue a pro soccer career. He was in his second year with the CPSL's Durham Storm when a detour was thrown into his path.

Financial troubles consumed the team and Marshall said he left when he stopped getting paid. He believed it was the end of his dream.

He currently lives in Toronto where he works as a soccer specialist rep for Nike. He says his soccer dream was reinvigorated when he met City head coach Matt Thomas at a soccer academy. Thomas convinced Marshall to try out in Peterborough and get himself back pursuing his dream.

"Coach Matt's style of coaching and what he's looking for inspired me," Marshall said, "because after the situation in Durham, I was really discouraged as far as professional soccer went. It really put me down a bit and put me off playing professionally or competitively again. I think coach Matt and coach Claude (Bolton) were really inspirational in reviving me."

Marshall expects to spend the entire season with City and hopes his play will attract some pro opportunities. He says Thomas and Bolton are trying to use connections in the soccer world to open some doors for him.

"I'm still young and I'm looking on to bigger and better things as far as soccer goes," he said.

Marshall says he doesn't mind the sacrifice of commuting to practices and games because he likes the City program.

"The setup in Peterborough, the management, the facilities, everything is so professional," he said. "It's really what I'm used to as a professional player."

Marshall, like the City team, had been in a bit of a slump in recent weeks so he was glad to break out with a couple of goals. It was City's first win in four league games, improving their record to three wins, four losses and one tie.

Marshall entered the game with three goals and although Homenetmen are tied for last with an 0-7 record, he said it boosted his confidence to score.

"I might have a good game and do everything coach Matt or coach Claude might want me to do but a striker's role, as I know it, is to score goals and create chances and I haven't done that in about four games now. It's definitely a big confidence booster for me," he said.

It was the first game he's felt 100 per cent after injuring his calf four games earlier.

"It's been kind of affecting my performances," he said. "I haven't been at full strength but I've been pushing it wanting to go out there and support my teammates in any way I can. I'm not making any excuses but that's definitely been a factor. The week off we got definitely helped. I was able to get some rest in and therapy."

Mark Van Beek and Matt Penello also scored for City. Keeper Navi Sidhu picked up his league leading third shutout.

City's next game is Friday in Toronto against Olympic Flame. Next home game is 8:30 p.m. July 27 against USC Karpaty

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Pan lovers in GTA
« on: June 18, 2007, 11:31:41 AM »

Afropan will present Ivory N Steel this Sunday at the Toronto Centre for the arts. Featuring Eddie Bullen, Demo Cates and David Michael Rudder. Tickets are 30, 35 and 40 dollars, which is already a great bargain for this show
 Groups of 10 or more can get a $10 discount each ticket.

High Mas

General Discussion / IZATRINI.COM
« on: June 09, 2007, 11:39:35 AM » Completes Web Site Refresh and Enhancements

 The distinctly Trini but thoroughly West Indian web site and the leading producer of Trini T-shirts and accessories has completed its web site refresh.

Miami, FL - June 11, 2007 -- IZATRINI,Inc (, the leading producer of unique Trini apparel and accessories has completed its web site enhancements to better serve the Trinidad and Tobago community as well as the West Indian community at large both in North America and around the world.

The web site has been expanded to accommodate West Indian music lovers around the globe. It features saucy Chutney Soca, vibrant Reggae Dancehall rhythms, sensational Soca beats and music videos in each category. Users can now listen to recent tracks and view, share and upload your own videos.

Additional musical enhancements have been made that include the IZATRINI Podcast now available for download and will also feature music in all 3 West Indian genres. Live Trini Radio stations have also been compiled and made available for your enjoyment. The ever popular IZATRINI Radio toolbar has also been updated to include several popular radio stations in Trinidad & Tobago and throughout North America.

For Trini's both home and abroad that feel inclined to watch live Trini TV on the web either for relaxation or for vital news alerts, now features live TV feeds from Trinidad & Tobago television stations such as Gayelle, WIN TV and CNC 3 for your viewing pleasure.

"We at are pleased to have included other West Indian music genres on with many more enhancements in the near future. As a leading Trini website and Trini apparel maker has a responsibility to promote Trinidad & Tobago culture and talents."

Create your own custom Trini and West Indian apparel in the IZATRINI Stores online. You can also buy direct in Trinidad from the official Trinidad and Tobago distributor "D' Caribbean Culture Shack".

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General Discussion / Sick but true!!
« on: June 09, 2007, 06:54:45 AM »
This is a true story.
    My brother in law fiance's best fren sister, went to a club in Ottawa. She picked up this guy in  a bar and they ended up in his car getting on dutty. No actual sex pass but she give him a BLOW JOB.  Anyways next morning she wake up with ha rash all over she mouth and face. Stretching up to her ear on both sides. She called the clinic and was trying to describe this red rash she have. It was very deep red, and bumpy. They told her she had to come in cause they could recommend anythign over de fone, but she was feeling bad to go out in public wiht her face in dat state. she eventually went and they toook some blood smaples and  she was prescribed some antibitocs.

      Next morning when she get rash was black and festering. face began to look like it rottening. So she call dem and tell dem what ahppened, they were liek your not telling us the whole truth now what really happened. she told them and they said U NEED TO CALL DE FELLA IMEDIATELY. Obviously she didnt want to cause it was just ah one night stand thingy(although she getd e number). She asked if they knew what it was they said yes..and u need to call him immmediately. When she asked what it was they said(ITS AN INFECTION FROM A BACTERIA THAT ONLY GROWS ON ROTTING CORPSES)[/b].


General Discussion / Tobago turtles/humming brids
« on: June 01, 2007, 08:41:30 PM »
Leather back turtles

Land of the humming bird

over 400 species of birds in trini
 de plant the last bird feeding from is virvine  ;D

General Discussion / Poor Horsey
« on: May 31, 2007, 06:03:25 AM »
someone from trini please explain how this happen please...wah d e papers say?
how this happen

General Discussion / Happy Indian Arrival day
« on: May 30, 2007, 07:28:32 AM »
Happy indian arrival day to all meh fellow trinis who ahve east indian heritage. :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

General Discussion / DUTTY FAREWELL THREAD
« on: May 24, 2007, 01:47:41 PM »
aLLYUH LETS GATHER AND SYA GOOD BYE TO OUT fellow and esteemed forumite dutty. he wont be allowed on the forum much longer. Let me be the first to say it was nice and u made me laugh alot thnaks. your wit and humor will eb missed. i plead to the illumanti to be have some pity upon his brazen cyber soul

everyoen please feel free to post yuh farewells to dutty hre 
 i giv eu ah traditional trini send off here :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

« on: May 23, 2007, 08:59:13 AM »
 :rotfl: :rotfl:
If u in work please low down de

Football / WarriorNation Elections
« on: May 22, 2007, 02:40:57 PM »
I am sure that most members of Warrior Nation got their election notices by now. Who running and for what??
yes ha jus maccoign ah hadda know who ah voting for lemme hear allyuh speeches and platforms.
BTW not because i from pinto allyuh go pass ah roti and a red solo and ah free t-shirt and think i go vote for allyuh eh  ;D.
u hadda come better than dat. check meh in pm land.. :devil: :devil:

General Discussion / When last you??
« on: May 20, 2007, 11:43:39 AM »
When last you suck ah good starch or do do mango?
When last you wake up or fall alseep to rain falling ony u?h galvanize roof.
When last yuh eat ah good sada roti and tomato coker?
When last yuh see someone eye swell up cause they get a jep sting from pelting the nest?
When last yuh see ah woman walking around in she half a slip early in de morning?

 when last yuh.....

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