Matriarch Ma Morris

Family [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee] a collection of souls intimately connected by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Regrettably, requiems and nuptials inescapably bring our family together. The Flores, Jennings, and Morris families made the journey to 🇹🇹 for the funeral services for Matriarch Ma Morris on May 17, 2019.

Favor Films Portrait

Trini’s Livin’ In Xisle: Favor Films

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!

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Trini Phrase: Mother-Giver

Mother is a respectful form of address especially among rural folks in the Caribbean to an old woman, followed by her first or last name. Mother-giver is a derivation on the word mother.

Trinidad Lime

Trini Phrase: Lime

Lime (v), liming (noun)- is a Trinidadian word, which means to socialize. A “lime” is an event where you socialize. But the fact that there is a specific word for socializing, emphasizes how important this activity is, gives it a high priority, and makes people more prone to do it on a regular basis.

Santimanitay - Jesus On A Cross

Trini Phrase of the Week: Santimanitay

  • Sandimanitay, sans humanité, sandemanetay, santimanitay (n): A traditional Kalinda and Calypso challenge refrain. (French sans humanité ‘without mercy’).
    • None of the bands sang any properly composed songs, most of t the songs having a jingle of words uttered with lightning-like rapidity and ending with the monotonous sans humanité.