Hello,hope is well with you tonight!(maybe this morning or afternoon when you read this!)Do you speak an Arawak based language?,like Garifuna? I dated a woman from Trinidad when I was still in my 20's and she had Indian(Asia"Hindu)blood,I have not looked into your history,I'm sorry...my parents are from Cuba,Camaguey,and I was there just before Castro came into power.Now,I am being trained as a Behique in "Caney Spiritual Indigenous Spiritual Circle",and as the Upstate Representative of that circle.I thank you for adding me as friend,and look forward to continued exchanges!Bo'Matum,
Hello Zeeska, where are you? Don't tell me you did like I just did recently...forget my login information. I was locked out, staring at the network and screaming to let me in. It was a desperate situation :D
I promised Rosanna some contact information as well, so I should email both of you using the mail feature of this network just in case cell phone numbers were not meant to be advertised. Otherwise, in more general terms, you can find the Carib Community Centre at 7a Paul Mitchell Street in Arima, behind the Santa Rosa cemetery on King St. In terms of where they might stand, the organised Carib Community tends to vote solidly with the PNM.
In terms of that token recognition issue, I am not sure one could say that matters have changed. In fact, there seems to be some deterioration--not only have promised lands failed to materialize, now ministers are acting like they forgot the promises that were made in public, recorded by the media, recorded by me as well on both audio and video. Then there was a suggestion of allowing Trinidadians to self-identify as Carib, indigenous, etc., on the next census, with some pressure from the UN...and not another word has been heard from the government. Perhaps the politicians think the society is easier to "manage" if they can sort people out as either African or Indian?