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Angelo Bissessarsingh

Saturday, April 22, 2017
People erroneously assume that upon expiration of their five year indentureship contracts, coolie labourers from India (1845-1917) were automatically handed five acres of land in lieu of a return pass
Saturday, April 8, 2017
In the 1850s, Siparia was a sleepy little village lost in the high woods with a population of a few dozen people of mixed Amerindian and African descent.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Indentureship was not without its own abuse by the plantation owners who still had the consciousness of slave and master engrained in them.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Carnival in Trinidad has its origins in the pre-Lenten masquerade balls staged by French emigrants who began arriving in the island in 1783 under the Cedula of Population.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The tale of the La Diablesse originated on the island of Martinique more than three hundred years ago.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
The hotel soon became THE venue for high-class entertainment. The dances on Thursday and Saturday nights were proverbial and entrance fee was $1.20 per head.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
In the 1820s Carenage was a community of free coloured fishermen and small farmers which began to grow after Emancipation in 1834 with the settling of many ex-slaves in the district
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Monos Island is now best known as a holiday resort, but for the latter part of the 18th century and well into the 1920s it was an actual community with public officers, a chapel, and families who resi
Sunday, December 18, 2016
The Bonanza looks regal too, with its elegant wrought-iron façade, designed by the great architect and contractor, Mr George Brown, who was responsible for bringing the design elements of wrought iron
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Before the removal of the garrison in 1854, the Royal Gaol had been in downtown Scarborough, in a cramped stone building best suited for about 20 persons but accommodating 50, both male and female.

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