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The Bridge of Hope Children’s Home at Sangre Chiquito has been attracting attention from people both nationally and internationally.
The 1972 trilogy Godfather; 1992 crime and drama thriller—Reservoir Dogs; 2015 biography drama—Narcos; 1991—Boys in the Hood; 2002 Shottas; and the 1997 American thriller Gang Related—What did all these movies have in common? They all exhibited how living an illegitimate lifestyle almost always result in an entangled web of bloody reward. But also they subliminally glorified the gang culture, killings, incarceration, at times even making them seem excusable—“good guy” characters are created out of the same ones shedding blood.
Errol "Bushi" Holder, 60, remembers playing cricket on Duncan Street in the 70s with Dr Alvin Hilaire, who grew up to become T&T's Central Bank Governor.
President of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association Gregory Aboud says notwithstanding current challenges with issues like wrecking, vagrancy, and crime business in the capital has come a long way over the years.
“I lived in St Barbs for five years and for those five years I was in direct contact with gang members, gang leaders, I walk out the road a body on the ground. The crime, the violence, it was high. At the time I saw youths around 11 to 12 years old running past me with firearms at those times and it really bothered me seeing that. I have children also,” says Cedric Hazelwood, founder of Laventille United Sports Club.
Having grown up in a pan yard in St James, it is no surprise that Len "Boogsie" Sharpe would turn out to be one of the best arrangers this country has ever seen.
I will love to see the beauty of Port-of-Spain come back and all live as a happy family for the benefit of Trinidad and Tobago.
On the walls of business places in Arima will soon have 'Wanted' posters showing the images and descriptions of people suspected of robberies, murders, shootings, fraud, etc.
Raj Jadoo, former president of the Arima Business Association and a man with more than 40 years of business experience, says as time changes the people and the country has changed.
Milk money has educated dairy farmer George Thompson's two children and built his humble home at Fiddler's Dream in Arima.
The Ideal Supply Store was established 75 years ago along Broadway in Arima. The store is a treasure trove for vintage items—from graters and iron heaters used by your grandmother before the advent of blenders and electric to enamel cups. You can also find a vintage toy train and bus covered in dust after being left for many years on a shelf at the store.
Arima—historically the third-largest town in T&T, following after Port-of-Spain and San Fernando—has been bumped into fourth place by Chaguanas which emerged as one of the fastest growing boroughs in the country in recent times.
Paul Colman Edwards: "I want the hospital to be completed and better infrastructure. Arima is a nice place and safe for walking around the savannah."
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