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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Every day, Stella McKenzie looks out longingly to the road in front her house feeling she would see her son, Oren McKenzie, coming home. 

“When I see him, I will just hug him and tell him I love him. I will not argue with him,” she said, weeping. I just want him to come home.”

Thursday, May 12, 2016

After doctors told Abiola Thompson Abraham and her husband, Kerwin Thompson, their five-day-old baby had died, they spent about three hours kissing him and “bonding” with him in a room at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

Monday, May 9, 2016

A ray of hope has come to five children in Brickfield who have never been to school and could not read or write. The children, who live with their parents in a squatters’ settlement off Kali Temple Street in Brickfield, do not have birth certificates required for their acceptance into schools....

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kyle Mitchell was eight when his cousin, Christopher, took him to see his first leatherback turtle on Matura beach, a few miles from his home. It was love at first sight. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Every day Brenda Harry, 30, totes a hammock with her when she goes to her vegetable shed on the Clarke Rochard Road junction, Penal, a stone’s throw from Barrackpore. The hammock is for her eight-month old baby. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ingrid Applewhite and her son, Joshua, who were living in a public bathroom at the Pinto Road, Arima, recreation ground, now have their own simple, airy home in a serene, windy, wooded settlement off the Valencia Main Road.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Whenever Detta Buch looks out from her Four Roads home and sees the mountain ranges in Diego Martin on fire she feels an enormous sadness. For Kenya-born Buch, 75, of Dutch and English parentage, it looks like “Eden” on fire.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Single parent Samantha John, 28, was diagnosed with stage four cancer last year but summoned all her will and battled the dreaded disease because she did not want her six-year-old daughter, Shante, to be motherless. Today, John is completely healed.

Monday, April 18, 2016

When 18-year-old up-and-coming artist Celine Raean Sampson sits in front of her easel in the balcony of her Carenage home, looking out to the Gulf of Paria, it is more than a work of art she’s trying to create.

Monday, April 18, 2016

An ASJA (Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association) imam is warning the Isis threat in T&T is so real, “if somebody pats you on your shoulder it could be one of them.” 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Young Keion Dennis, 20, a certified chef, comes out early every morning and sets up two tables at the side of the gas station in Montrose, Chaguanas. He spreads a plastic tablecloth over them, rests two styrotex boxes filled with fried bakes and saltfish and pies he made himself on them and...

Monday, April 11, 2016

When asked what he wanted, the first thing 12-year old Joshua Applewhite asked for was paper and material to make a kite. Joshua and his mother, Ingrid Applewhite, had been living in a savannah at Pinto Road, Arima, since she lost her job and could not pay rent.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Gregory Aboud, president of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA), is one of hundreds of people from all over T&T offering a helping hand to Ingrid Applewhite and her son, Joshua.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ishmael Roger Mohammed often finds his way down to the Matura River and sits in the shade of the arching bamboo trees watching the crystal clear water gushing by. The wind whispering in the overhead  trees and birds’ song fill him with peace. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ingrid Applewhite, 30, and her son, Joshua, 12, have been living in the female washroom at the recreation ground at Pinto Road, Arima. Applewhite began living in the washroom behind the stands at the savannah four months ago after she lost her job at a restaurant and could no longer pay her rent...