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COSMIC CREOLE : DENGOLAY STAR

Observing the stars is one of humankind’s oldest pastimes, as ancient legends about the constellations prove. And even in times of social distancing and COVID-19 self-isolation, the beauty and mystery of the night sky offer a sense of consolation. Social distancing has put stargazing parties on hold, but even if your vantage point is a window, you can still contemplate the wonders of the cosmos — and remember that beyond the twinkling clusters of stars, there are lots more objects deep in space, invisible to the naked eye.

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Trinidad-born doctor in frontline against COVID-19 in NY hospital
By Trinidad Guardian

Trinidad-born Dr Michael Pillai, 28, is one of the ‘heroes’ working on the frontline in a hospital in East Brooklyn, New York. Pillai, who is originally from Diego Martin, is an internal medicine resident and is in his second year of residency.

 

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‘Linguistics is in everything’ from astronomy to everyday life, says this linguist from Trinidad & Tobago

This is the second instalment of an interview with linguist Jo-Anne Ferreira, who won the Trinidad and Tobago segment of a worldwide competition aimed at finding a pair of names for an exoworld, hosted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in honour of its 100th anniversary.

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TRINIDAD ET TOBAGO VONT NOMMER UNE EXOPLANETE ET SON SOLEIL : "RAMAJAY" ET "DINGOLAY", MOTS CREOLES
Raphaël Confiant

  Depuis la découverte de la première exoplanète en 1995 leur nombre ne cesse de croître.

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Portuguese celebrate 185 years in TT

TODAY marks the 185th anniversary of the arrival of Portugese people in TT. The Stralhista sailed from Madeira with 28 passengers (25 males and three women) from Funchal, Machico, Santa Cruz, Calheta and Porto Santo, and arrived in Trinidad on December 7, 1834.

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Honouring creole culture in TT

GREATER effort is needed to preserve French creole culture in TT.

This was the prevailing sentiment as the Department for Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine hosted celebrations on Thursday to observe International Creole Day 2019.

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JOHN JACOB THOMAS PIONEER IN PATOIS
BY JO-ANNE S FERREIRA

Nineteenth-century Trinidadian teacher, linguist, writer and public intellectual, John Jacob Thomas, was famous for Froudacity (1889), his published rebuttal to a colonial racist rant.

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Dingolay, Ramajay, Soucouyant, La Diablesse? Public Voting Opens for T&T to name an Exoplanet and Star

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. November 1, 2019 – After a nationwide call for names – ten final entrants have been chosen for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) NameExoWorlds Trinidad and Tobago Competition. Dr Shirin Haque, Senior Lecturer in Astronomy at the UWI St. Augustine Campus and National Outreach Coordinator, IAU is encouraging the public to vote for which names they think Trinidad and Tobago’s official exoplanet and its host star should be called.

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LE CREOLE TRINIDADIEN REFUSE DE DISPARAITRE

   A Trinidad, le créole à base lexicale française, très proche des dialectes saint-lucien et martiniquais, était parlé par l'ensemble de la population au 19è siècle et c'est d'ailleurs un Trinidadien, John Jacob THOMAS qui, en 1869, publia la toute première grammaire créole au monde.

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TIMANMAY TRINIDAD KA PALE KREYOL

   Kréyol pres disparet nan péyi Latrinité (Trinidad) aloski an 19è siek-la, majorité popilasion-an sé sel lang yo té konnet palé. Sé adan yonndé ti koté kontel Paramin oben Maraval, ou ka jwenn yonndé viékò ka palé'y tou lé jou toujou.

   Kidonk kréyol-la an danjé mé érez-di-bonnè, ni jenn moun ki désidé goumen pou sa pa rivé ek yo ka viré apwann timanmay lang-la kon nou pé wè adan vidéo-a ki pli ba-a. Légliz katolik ka pòté anlo mannev adan travay prézèvasion-tala.

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CHANTE ADAN KREYOL TRINIDAD

      Nan 19è siek-la, tout moun Latrinité kivédi Trinidad té ka palé pres menm kréyol ki ta Sent-Lisi ek Matinik.

      Dayè, sé nan péyi-tala, ki primié gramè kréyol paret anba plim misié John Jacob THOMAS man lanné 1869. Malérezman, lang-lan koumansé chalviré-tonbé nan koumansman 20è siek-la ek jòdijou, sé apenn si rété 3.000 moun ka palé'y toujou, soutou granmoun. Mé dépi yonndé lanné, ni yonndé lengwis Linivèsité West-Indies ki koumansé travay anlè'y ek andidan pep-la ni anlo jenn moun ki désidé goumen pou sa tjenbé kréyol la doubout.

     Kontel sé jenn manmay-tala adan vidéo-a ki pli ba-a...

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Trinidad French Creole
written by Gertrud Aub-Buscher

BACKGROUND

 

Trinidad is the larger of the two islands which make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Originally inhabited by Amerindians, chiefly Tainos, it was visited by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage in 1498 and colonized by Spain in the course of the following century. It remained a Spanish possession until 1797, when it was captured by a British expeditionary force under Sir Ralph Abercrombie, and was officially ceded to the British crown by the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. It remained a British colony until it became independent in 1962. Trinidad has hence never been French. Why then is a French-lexifier Creole among the languages spoken in the island?

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International Creole Month 2019 - Trinidad and Tobago Edition

Annou alé ansanm! Let’s move forward together!

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LE CREOLISTE LAWRENCE CARRINGTON HONORE PAR LA REPUBLIQUE DE TRININAD ET TOBAGO

   Peu de gens savent que la toute première grammaire d'un créole qui est jamais été écrite fut l'œuvre d'un instituteur trinidadien, John Jacob THOMAS, ouvrage intitulé "The theory and pratice of creole grammar" paru en 1869.

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Prof Lawrence D. Carrington, honoured by Trinidad and Tobago for his work on French Creole

The Chaconia Medal (Gold) may be awarded for long and meritorious service, tending to promote the national welfare or strengthen the community spirit in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. According to the Citation read on Republic Day, "Professor Lawrence Carrington, Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies, in the spheres of language and development.

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Biography: John Jacob Thomas
By Akins Vidale

The nature of the mind of the post Emancipation African, particularly the intellectual, is an issue which has been characterised by both conjecture and suppositions. Did this individual abandon all that was known before the middle passage and totally assimilate or did resistance continue even after the formalisation of institutions of subjugation? Selwyn Ryan writing on the period 1838 - 1919, thinks that 'generally, the aim of the coloured strata was to penetrate as far as possible into the white society. They disparaged their ancestral past and strove to eliminate or conceal all evidence of their negroid origin.' This 'penetration' is differently worded by CLR James; he surmises that 'they showed a remarkable capacity to adapt themselves to the demands of a new civilisation... he set out to do that, to master not only the language but to master the elementary necessity of filling the posts that an underdeveloped country required.' No matter what the position taken by scholars of the period they all have to agree that the progress made by the race in the Post Emancipation period was astounding. In fact the period is punctuated by individuals whose achievements earned them international acclaim. The most prominent of them, in the nineteenth century, may well have been the Trinidadian intellectual John Jacob Thomas.

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‘Creole grammar’ after 150 years

Exactly 150 years ago, in April 1869, John Jacob Thomas wrote the preface to his first book, The Theory and Practice of Creole Grammar, which was published in Port of Spain later that year. This remarkable book, by an equally remarkable man, deserves to be remembered.

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Trinidad face à la crise humanitaire alors que de plus en plus de Vénézuéliens cherchent refuge

Lorsque Reyna Cumberbatch est sortie d'un bateau pour se rendre sur une plage déserte de Trinité-et-Tobago, deux îles des Caraïbes, elle était nerveuse mais profondément soulagée.

De retour dans son pays d'origine, le Venezuela, Cumberbatch, 23 ans, était épuisée par l'hyperinflation, la criminalité de rue et la lutte quotidienne pour se nourrir dans un pays aux prises avec une pénurie alimentaire chronique. Elle dit que la dernière goutte a été l'annulation de ses cours de programmation informatique dans une école technique après que presque tous les professeurs ont émigré.

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T & T parmi les pays les plus développés des Caraïbes

La Trinité-et-Tobago est classée deuxième pays des Caraïbes par l'indice de développement humain établi par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement.

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UWI to benefit from over US $250 million in support as part of reparations for slavery

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday November 25, 2018 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow have to come to an agreement that will see the Caribbean institution benefit from £200 million (US $256 million) worth of reparations linked to slavery.