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    Happy Independence Day!



    August 31 is Independence Day, marking the anniversary of the end of colonial rule. Celebrations begin with a parade of the armed forces from the Queen’s Park Savannah to the St James barracks, and culminate with a grand fireworks display.


    Caroni Swamp on the western side of Trinidad is a highlight of every birding tour. Numerous water birds can be seen there, but the major attraction is the Scarlet Ibises that roost there. During nesting season fewer ibises are present, as most are in Venezuela, but some are always there.




    Forged from the Love of Liberty
    in the Fires of Hope and Prayer
    with boundless faith in our destiny
    We solemnly declare

    Side by Side we stand
    Islands of the blue Caribbean Sea
    This our native land
    we pledge our lives to thee

    Here every creed and race find an equal place
    And may God bless our nation

    Here every creed and race find an equal place

    And may God bless our nation.


    "Forged From the Love of Liberty" was originally composed to be the anthem of the West Indies Federation (consisting mainly of all British Caribbean colonies intended to achieve independence as one nation). The federation's capital was on Trinidad, and Trinidad was one of the primary colonies in the federation (having a large part of the population and wealth). Upon the dissolution of the federation in 1962, Trinidad and Tobago decided to use the anthem originally meant for the federation when it achieved full independence later that year.


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    Jeezz Its finally here!





    Happy Independence Day Trinidad & Tobago!








    Last edited by Brownsugar; August 31, 2006 at 12:20 AM.

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    Everyday while passing on the highway to go home I see this huge national flag that was put up the day before Independence day. I think its absolutely awe-inspiring because of the bold red and its sheer size!!! I think its 60x30 feet.
    We find comfort among those who agree with us- growth among those who don't.

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    Hi Juliet! Haven't seen you inna minute now! Hope all is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownsugar View Post
    Hi Juliet! Haven't seen you inna minute now! Hope all is good!
    Yeah girl, i'm still around- fighting the good fight!
    We find comfort among those who agree with us- growth among those who don't.

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    Good to see you Juliet...i though you forgot your password
    You know what?! Just live everyday as if it's your last.
    Why? Because one of these days, you're gonna be sooo right.

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    Not many people know this but I am 1/2 trini

    see a scene here from my living room


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    Quote Originally Posted by pogi_2nr View Post
    Not many people know this but I am 1/2 trini

    see a scene here from my living room


    I knew it!!!!!!!!!!!












    Seriously thou?!
    Mudda or fadda trini?

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    yup.. my mother is from Trinidad.

    *cough* pogi is the best of all worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogi_2nr View Post
    yup.. my mother is from Trinidad.

    *cough* pogi is the best of all worlds
    Nice,
    Yuh grew up it JA? Yuh mother still has her accent?
    Have yuh been to Trini?

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