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Lazy Corridor People

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Nazim Mohammed and I have learned that people in the South are VASTLY more willing to work than people in the East-West Corridor.

I might get rushed by the whole of the East-West Corridor for saying that. But it’s still true.
I’ve been in business since I’m small. Primary school days, really.
I work seven days a week. I recognise it’s not a good thing but I’m a workaholic. I think it’s just a stage in life. I bury my mind in work. When I’m ready, I know how to get out of it.

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Postnatal Elation

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Nikisha Smith and I draw all my inspiration from my three-year-old daughter, Samora.


I’m called Nicky but most of my friends will call me Candy, ‘cause Candace is my middle name. Some of my past bosses called me, “Black Beauty” and that’s okay with me.

I would say I’m from the Deep South, ‘cause my mom is from Rio Claro and my dad is from Moruga. It’s hard to get deeper than that. I grew up in the Deep South, then lived with an aunt in Tunapuna.
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​Delusions of gangster

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Ricardo Moore and I wear a grille in my mouth - but not for the reason you think.


We moved plenty but I born and really grow in Curepe. Partly right now, we in Arima for the last, let we say, 15 years.

You read your little scriptures and they show you God tell Abraham to sacrifice he only son. Boy, if I in that position, God will have to vexed with me! God dealing in faith - but that is my child! Let we be real: no parent could vexed with you for that. Not even God!

I have a daughter, Hadassah Moore, mother is Leandra Valere. Is a daughter I have, not a boy who could try and fend for he-self. I have to protect my daughter. I telling you, honestly, [if necessary] I going and sit down in a jail and make 100 years for my daughter.

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What You Saying, Dog?

Photographs by Mark Lyndersay.

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Shane Sheppard and my dog Bailey goes everywhere with me.

I come from Maraval. We’re a big extended family, plenty cousins. But, at home, it’s just four of us. My sister, Savannah – Bailey started off as her dog but she’s now the family pet. And my dad, Scott, and my mum, Rachel.

I went to St Andrews and then I did form one at CIC [College of the Immaculate Conception]. I transferred to Fatima because, most of the time, the teachers wouldn’t come. At parents-teachers meetings, about four of the 12 subject teachers would come. Fatima boys were getting real homework all then. So I switched. But I still didn’t like school. Not at all.

I played U-16 football for Queen’s Park Cricket Club but not for Fatima. It was good but I didn’t really enjoy it.

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The Santa Cause

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Glen Davis and I’ve been playing Santa Claus for 55 years.

The Davises are from Belmont. And I did everything in Belmont.

I went to Belmont Intermediate from standard one to form five. I was never bright enough to get into St Mary’s. Because I couldn’t do “simplify” – and that was always the first question in every exam! Remember that? “Simplify the following”? There was NOTHING simple about “simplify”. I could never do it. The last exam I sat where I saw “simplify” was the first question, I just hand in the paper and went Strand 9.30 [early movie showing].


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Lazy Corridor People

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Nazim Mohammed and I have learned that people in the South are VASTLY more willing to work than people in the East-West Corridor.

I might get rushed by the whole of the East-West Corridor for saying that. But it’s still true.
I’ve been in business since I’m small. Primary school days, really.
I work seven days a week. I recognise it’s not a good thing but I’m a workaholic. I think it’s just a stage in life. I bury my mind in work. When I’m ready, I know how to get out of it.

Read more

Postnatal Elation

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Nikisha Smith and I draw all my inspiration from my three-year-old daughter, Samora.


I’m called Nicky but most of my friends will call me Candy, ‘cause Candace is my middle name. Some of my past bosses called me, “Black Beauty” and that’s okay with me.

I would say I’m from the Deep South, ‘cause my mom is from Rio Claro and my dad is from Moruga. It’s hard to get deeper than that. I grew up in the Deep South, then lived with an aunt in Tunapuna.
Read more

​Delusions of gangster

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Ricardo Moore and I wear a grille in my mouth - but not for the reason you think.


We moved plenty but I born and really grow in Curepe. Partly right now, we in Arima for the last, let we say, 15 years.

You read your little scriptures and they show you God tell Abraham to sacrifice he only son. Boy, if I in that position, God will have to vexed with me! God dealing in faith - but that is my child! Let we be real: no parent could vexed with you for that. Not even God!

I have a daughter, Hadassah Moore, mother is Leandra Valere. Is a daughter I have, not a boy who could try and fend for he-self. I have to protect my daughter. I telling you, honestly, [if necessary] I going and sit down in a jail and make 100 years for my daughter.

Read more

What You Saying, Dog?

Photographs by Mark Lyndersay.

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Shane Sheppard and my dog Bailey goes everywhere with me.

I come from Maraval. We’re a big extended family, plenty cousins. But, at home, it’s just four of us. My sister, Savannah – Bailey started off as her dog but she’s now the family pet. And my dad, Scott, and my mum, Rachel.

I went to St Andrews and then I did form one at CIC [College of the Immaculate Conception]. I transferred to Fatima because, most of the time, the teachers wouldn’t come. At parents-teachers meetings, about four of the 12 subject teachers would come. Fatima boys were getting real homework all then. So I switched. But I still didn’t like school. Not at all.

I played U-16 football for Queen’s Park Cricket Club but not for Fatima. It was good but I didn’t really enjoy it.

Read more

The Santa Cause

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Glen Davis and I’ve been playing Santa Claus for 55 years.

The Davises are from Belmont. And I did everything in Belmont.

I went to Belmont Intermediate from standard one to form five. I was never bright enough to get into St Mary’s. Because I couldn’t do “simplify” – and that was always the first question in every exam! Remember that? “Simplify the following”? There was NOTHING simple about “simplify”. I could never do it. The last exam I sat where I saw “simplify” was the first question, I just hand in the paper and went Strand 9.30 [early movie showing].


Read more

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