Trinidad and Tobago – From Green to Brown


I once wrote a blog-post which said “crapo smoke we pipe” if we did not let the Mighty know how we feel.  Unfortunately, there is a petition  to Save Our Mangrove in Trinidad and Tobago and there are not many signatures attached. As I pointed out before, in Trinidad and Tobago “We just want to get home on evenings without traffic lights and peeling off tints“.  Ignorance is bliss in Trinidad and Tobago and bliss is not only in style but a big part of our identity.  But people may not be signing because they either don’t know about the petition or don’t care.

Is Essar and mangrove destruction the best way forward and is melting steel the best way for a small country to develop with only a few years of gas left ? Trinidad and Tobago was listed fifth in the world in per capita carbon dioxide emissions and that was before Alutrint and Essar.  This means we are burning gas like we are burning money in Toruba but still can’t find parking in Port of Spain or a stadium in South.  And the only way we can change a spare on the shoulder of the Beetham is at gunpoint.  Added to all this is the country’s Corruption Perception index has gotten worse and we are now perceived as being 35% more corrupt today than we were in 2002. We seem to be good banana material.

There are a number of websites and blogs dedicated to saving the Claxton Bay mangrove and the environment in Trinidad and Tobago:

Environmentally Friendly

Save our Mangrove Petition

The Mangrove Project

The Claxton Bay Mangrove Project

Pictures of the Claxton Bay Mangrove

Please visit and have your say.

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8 thoughts on “Trinidad and Tobago – From Green to Brown

  1. Bandi is joking of course. Everything is connected. As is everyone.

    Thanks for posting those links, akalol. Appreciate the roadsigns.

    “We seem to be good banana material.” Ha. Seem? I thought it was a done deal, down to the banana leaf screen-printed on the national flag.

  2. 🙂 The point Bandi is making is that is what most people say “i dont live there so it doesnt affect me”

    I am sure if you hold up a real National Flag you would see the banana watermark.

  3. apart from being what the ‘ordinary’ people say its what these industrialists think…

    its not a banana leaf… its a balisier and if you look real good you would also see the snake hiding in it…

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  5. Bandi, de snake ent hiding again, it out in de open. Look good, yuh go see it.

    As usual, informative post aka_lol. Thanks for the links.

  6. im doin a project on the mangroves and i want 2 know.
    What are the effects of moving the mangroves in claxton bay on fishing???
    plz comment

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