Black Lives do Matter

As protests in the US continue against the killing of unarmed civilian George Floyd by police, Over the Hump explores some aspects of race relations in T&T and the nature of anti-black prejudice here.


Grow your own pharmacy

Many people are starting kitchen gardens during this time of virtual lockdown and Rambharat said, “I’ve been telling people, why don’t you grow your own pharmacy?”

Right back atcha

Band photo of Jointpop by Sam Sheppard. A review of Jointpop’s To Trinidad with Love (May, 2018), by Mark Lyndersay. There’s a persuasive sense of assuredness in the new Jointpop album that’s at once defiant and playful, the work of a band and composer confident in their game and their ability to play it. Let […]

Brydens/Diageo cocktail event

Don’t drink more, drink better

by Franka Philip Global drinks giant Diageo doesn’t want you to drink more, it wants you to drink better. The company which boasts a wide portfolio of popular spirits like Johnnie Walker, Ciroc and Smirnoff has embarked on a worldwide campaign centred around its Reserve portfolio – premium spirits Don Julio tequila, Tanqueray gin, Ron […]

Vaughnette Bigford

In Trinidad, jazz is an adjective

Above: Vaughnette Bigford performs at Jazz Artists on The Greens in 2017. Photo by Stuart Patrick, courtesy Production One Ltd.    On the weekend when Trinidad & Tobago’s most popular female jazz vocalist, Vaughnette Bigford hosts her first solo show in the capital Port-of-Spain, Franka and Ardene explore the ‘jazz economy’. Music analyst and concert […]