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Man of Red, White, Black & Grey

by denise kruffMy name is G Anthony Joseph and I made the movies BC Pires calls the two best cop movies ever made in Trinidad.

It means a lot to me that BC Pires really does think that my films, Men of Grey and Men of Grey II: Flight of the Ibis are the best two local cop movies. Even if he immediately goes on to point out that they’re the only two local cop movies ever made. MoG III is will be produced soon.

My wife Ria and I will be married 34 years on 25 April. And I still chase her around the house! You got to love Trini women. Our daughter Jamie is 25. Our son Justin, 29, is married to Jenna and our grandson Ayden is 22 months!


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Will Work for Food for Thought

My name is Juliet Solomon and I have lived and worked in Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, the Dominican Republic, New York, London, the Pacific Islands, Peru, Panama. I may be forgetting a few...

When I arrived in the Solomon Islands to lead an election mission, I was asked, "Do you change your name for every place you go to?"

I was brought up Down De Islands on Gasparee. When nobody actually lived there full time. Except us. That is what happens when you have an antisocial and somewhat eccentric father. I used to fake sick regularly and spend the day following Reilly the caretaker around as he brush-cut the grass and looked for snails. I had a little red toy piano my mother says I would bang on and sing "Fire fire in yuh wiya-wiya” for Reilly but he swore it was actually "Amazing Grace".

I have two kids, cunningly spaced nine years apart, so my daughter, 20, is kinda co-raising my son, 11. I refer all questions about appropriate YouTube channels, TikTok videos, etc. to her. My son, being raised by two loud, opinionated Caribbean women is a vocal feminist. Which is very puzzling for his latino classmates in Panama!


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Starr Trek Discover We

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Christopher K Starr and you mustn’t mistake me for an expatriate. I’m an immigrant.

These islands are now my homeland. I was already past 40 when I came. And I came to stay. For the last 20 years, I have lived in Obronikrom, my house up the Caura Valley.

Much as I love my late parents, they really dropped the onomastic ball on my given names. My father was Francis, his father was Francis and so on, back through the generations. As firstborn, I should have been Francis, but they tagged my little brother, Andrew Francis. So, when my boy came along, I made damn sure to name him Francis Andrew.

All but one of my ex-wives are still with us. I have had one white Canadian wife, one brown Philippine wife and one black Trinidadian wife. I guess that makes me an equal-opportunity heterosexual. I am presently between wives, if you see what I mean.

The second Mrs Starr & I produced SuperNova Yerakina Starr in 1987 and Francis Andrew Starr in 1990, [but no] grandchildren, to my great annoyance. Most of my old classmates have. It's not right. I would also like to have a hot flash. Just once. To see what it's like.

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Sonata from Panorama, for Clarinet

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Professor Roger Henry and my new clarinet sonata featuring Professors Yevgeny Dokshansky on clarinet and Hsiang Tu on piano will premiered last Monday on Virginia Tech’s platform, Music from the Caribbean.

I’m a San Fernando boy, born literally at home in Torrance Street, Mon Repos. My mother was an instructor of midwifery. I’m the youngest of four children and the only boy.

I’m gloriously single and live on my own but lockdown hasn’t been hard. I’m so much of a hermit, I just feel like I’m in my [natural] place. I’ve always been a little bit solitary. My father was always very much “in his head”. I grew up the same way. Find me in a corner, nose in a book. I distinctly remember hearing this sound getting louder and louder and finally realising it’s my mother’s voice, calling me.

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Reinventing the Wheel of Fortune

My name is Arthur Jospeh and I was on Wheel of Fortune.

I am a standup comic-slash-entertainer. Or entertainer-slash-standup comic. I’m doing what I like to do. Which is to make people happy.

I come from Main Road, Fanny Village, Point Fortin but I don’t tell Americans that. In America, everything is about image and public relation. Once you create a brand or image and you have public relation, you have everything. Even if you mess up. A Carnival cruise ship could be stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for a week but people will still cruise on Carnival. I love Fanny Village but it’s not an image. So I say I’m from Trinidad.

My mom and sisters are in Miami and New York and I have a brother and sister and nieces and nephews in Trinidad. But I, personally, don’t have a family because I’m not ready to settle down yet. The ups-and-downs of the entertainment industry, you can’t be toting a family with you! I couldn’t do even half the things I did! [It can get lonely] but that’s what nightclubs are for!

I know Point Fortin is famous for producing calypsonians but I could never become one. Because I can’t sing! I can dance, I can beat drums, I can do comedy. But I CANNOT sing!

I trained as a dancer under John Cupid in Point Fortin Cultural Workshop, Astor Johnson,Terrence Mohammed, Phillip Sergeant. All the big people. I trained at UWI under Eric Butler. Eugene Joseph.

I’m the typical Trinidadian: I was christened Anglican, grew up Catholic and then confirmed as a Methodist. And then ended up in the Baptist church. The Methodist church teaches you to study the Bible on your own, like a textbook. I read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

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Man of Red, White, Black & Grey

by denise kruffMy name is G Anthony Joseph and I made the movies BC Pires calls the two best cop movies ever made in Trinidad.

It means a lot to me that BC Pires really does think that my films, Men of Grey and Men of Grey II: Flight of the Ibis are the best two local cop movies. Even if he immediately goes on to point out that they’re the only two local cop movies ever made. MoG III is will be produced soon.

My wife Ria and I will be married 34 years on 25 April. And I still chase her around the house! You got to love Trini women. Our daughter Jamie is 25. Our son Justin, 29, is married to Jenna and our grandson Ayden is 22 months!


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Will Work for Food for Thought

My name is Juliet Solomon and I have lived and worked in Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, the Dominican Republic, New York, London, the Pacific Islands, Peru, Panama. I may be forgetting a few...

When I arrived in the Solomon Islands to lead an election mission, I was asked, "Do you change your name for every place you go to?"

I was brought up Down De Islands on Gasparee. When nobody actually lived there full time. Except us. That is what happens when you have an antisocial and somewhat eccentric father. I used to fake sick regularly and spend the day following Reilly the caretaker around as he brush-cut the grass and looked for snails. I had a little red toy piano my mother says I would bang on and sing "Fire fire in yuh wiya-wiya” for Reilly but he swore it was actually "Amazing Grace".

I have two kids, cunningly spaced nine years apart, so my daughter, 20, is kinda co-raising my son, 11. I refer all questions about appropriate YouTube channels, TikTok videos, etc. to her. My son, being raised by two loud, opinionated Caribbean women is a vocal feminist. Which is very puzzling for his latino classmates in Panama!


Read more

Starr Trek Discover We

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Christopher K Starr and you mustn’t mistake me for an expatriate. I’m an immigrant.

These islands are now my homeland. I was already past 40 when I came. And I came to stay. For the last 20 years, I have lived in Obronikrom, my house up the Caura Valley.

Much as I love my late parents, they really dropped the onomastic ball on my given names. My father was Francis, his father was Francis and so on, back through the generations. As firstborn, I should have been Francis, but they tagged my little brother, Andrew Francis. So, when my boy came along, I made damn sure to name him Francis Andrew.

All but one of my ex-wives are still with us. I have had one white Canadian wife, one brown Philippine wife and one black Trinidadian wife. I guess that makes me an equal-opportunity heterosexual. I am presently between wives, if you see what I mean.

The second Mrs Starr & I produced SuperNova Yerakina Starr in 1987 and Francis Andrew Starr in 1990, [but no] grandchildren, to my great annoyance. Most of my old classmates have. It's not right. I would also like to have a hot flash. Just once. To see what it's like.

Read more

Sonata from Panorama, for Clarinet

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Professor Roger Henry and my new clarinet sonata featuring Professors Yevgeny Dokshansky on clarinet and Hsiang Tu on piano will premiered last Monday on Virginia Tech’s platform, Music from the Caribbean.

I’m a San Fernando boy, born literally at home in Torrance Street, Mon Repos. My mother was an instructor of midwifery. I’m the youngest of four children and the only boy.

I’m gloriously single and live on my own but lockdown hasn’t been hard. I’m so much of a hermit, I just feel like I’m in my [natural] place. I’ve always been a little bit solitary. My father was always very much “in his head”. I grew up the same way. Find me in a corner, nose in a book. I distinctly remember hearing this sound getting louder and louder and finally realising it’s my mother’s voice, calling me.

Read more

Reinventing the Wheel of Fortune

My name is Arthur Jospeh and I was on Wheel of Fortune.

I am a standup comic-slash-entertainer. Or entertainer-slash-standup comic. I’m doing what I like to do. Which is to make people happy.

I come from Main Road, Fanny Village, Point Fortin but I don’t tell Americans that. In America, everything is about image and public relation. Once you create a brand or image and you have public relation, you have everything. Even if you mess up. A Carnival cruise ship could be stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for a week but people will still cruise on Carnival. I love Fanny Village but it’s not an image. So I say I’m from Trinidad.

My mom and sisters are in Miami and New York and I have a brother and sister and nieces and nephews in Trinidad. But I, personally, don’t have a family because I’m not ready to settle down yet. The ups-and-downs of the entertainment industry, you can’t be toting a family with you! I couldn’t do even half the things I did! [It can get lonely] but that’s what nightclubs are for!

I know Point Fortin is famous for producing calypsonians but I could never become one. Because I can’t sing! I can dance, I can beat drums, I can do comedy. But I CANNOT sing!

I trained as a dancer under John Cupid in Point Fortin Cultural Workshop, Astor Johnson,Terrence Mohammed, Phillip Sergeant. All the big people. I trained at UWI under Eric Butler. Eugene Joseph.

I’m the typical Trinidadian: I was christened Anglican, grew up Catholic and then confirmed as a Methodist. And then ended up in the Baptist church. The Methodist church teaches you to study the Bible on your own, like a textbook. I read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Read more

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