Global Correspondent Report For Trinidad & Tabogo



Gillena Cox, TT


River *Lime a *Trini Lifestyle


Trinis love a good curried duck, and they agree, there is no better place to do this sort of cooking than at the river side.

There is now an established culture of curried duck competitions held, river side.

But; the rivers are also a place just to relax with friends and soak up the natural environment

And; it is also at the riverside, that some bid their final goodbyes, to friends and loved one in the ceremony of cremation.

A Trini River Saying:
           ...sit down on riverstone and talking de river bad...

River Factoid

The Caroni River is the largest river in Trinidad and Tobago, running for 40 km app.28 miles, from its origins in the Northern Range, on the island of Trinidad, through the northern lowlands of the Caroni Plains and enters the Gulf of Paria at the Caroni Swamp. The banks of the Caroni River is one of the sites for Hindu cremations.

River Superstition

Douens (Dwens) are the souls of children who have died before they were baptized. They are doomed to roam the earth forever. They are seen playing in forests and near rivers and the odd thing about them is that they have no faces and their feet are turned backwards.

River Quote

How could drops of water know themselves to be a river?
Yet the river flows on.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


River Haiku

quiet ripple...of the river
a kiskadee...flies off


gillena cox 2008

View of the Arima River from Mannette Ranch, Arima, Trinidad.









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