In June, we are beginning a new series titled Trini’s Livin’ In Xisle to highlight the narratives, experiences and achievements of Trinidadians and Tobagonians residing overseas. The purpose of this series is to showcase these Trinbagonians and share their enunciated stories with the world!
Trinidad Immigrants (Trini’s In Xisle)
In 2017, it is estimated 235,000 persons migrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the United States, with the majority of these new Trini’s Livin’ In Xisle were “likely to be employed in management, business, science, and arts occupations (37 percent).
[In addition,] immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago (27 percent) and Jamaica (24 percent) had the highest share of college graduates, while one-third (33 percent) of immigrants from the Dominican Republic did not graduate from high school.Source: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/caribbean-immigrants-united-states
Crix A Trini Livin’ In Xisle
Our second portrait is on a Trinidadian called Crix. Nikki Crix Morris migrated to the US at the age of 16 and currently resides in Maryland. She is currently married to a loving husband of Haitian descent. One of her “passion projects” is to construct a small dwelling in Mayaro with an alfresco shower stall. Another intention is to tour each island in the Caribbean. Islands visited: Antigua, St. Lucia, Tobago. Crix’s Instagram handle is @lilmissmorris. Here is her brief profile:
- Name: Nikki Crix Morris
- Migrated from Trinidad: 16 years old.
- Earliest memory of Trinidad: Going family trips to dig chip-chip.
- Misses most about Trinidad: Cultural activities and family!
- What are you most afraid of right now: Corruption.
- The happiest moment of your Life: Taking my husband to visit Trinidad for the first time.
- The saddest moment of your life: Going to my grandparents‘ house in Mayaro and realising they no longer are with us.
- Who is the most influential person in your life: Mom, aka Nols.
- Do you plan on returning to Trinidad to live and why: Not sure.
How to Enter?
Do you want to be featured in the Trini’s Livin’ In X-isle series? Participation only requires five (5) minutes of your time to complete the 10-question survey @ http://bit.ly/Trinis-In-X-Isle. Each week I will feature one Trini’s Livin’ In X-isle submission on TriniInXisle.
The Trini’s Livin’ In X-isle blog entry with the most engagements online will be awarded USD 50 inclusive of shipping towards purchasing merchandise on the eStore.
In conclusion, if you are interested in participating or know of other Trinidadians living abroad; share the survey http://bit.ly/Trinis-In-X-Isle link.