Product Photography

Set the Scene for your Products

Many of our customers require photography for their various social media posts, websites, POP and advertising collaterals. Over the years, we have photographed thousands of products with our portable studio: from rum bottles to cement bags, from pencils to pralinés, from toilet paper to ketchup, to cute fluffy mascots that pranced around in our studio!

We also do portrait photography of boards of directors, managers, chefs, staff members, bartenders, and so on on location for the annual reports and magazines that we produce for our customers.

Angostura: Bottle and Cocktail Shots

Agostini’s: Product Shots

National Flour Mills: So much more than flour! (like baking powder and dog food …)

John Dickinson W.I. – Snuggle, DelaCare, Fox, Carlton’s Choice

Corporate and Shareholder Notices

A variety of stakeholder non-financial communications

We assist companies with designing vacancy announcements, abandoned property ads, retirement and appointment ads, congratulatory notices and many other types of non-financial communications.

Quarterly Financial Reports

Accurate and on time information for shareholders and unitholders

We produce quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports for publication in the press and for direct distribution to shareholders and unitholders.

Digital Publishing

Digital, Interactive, Hyperlinked Publications

Let’s make your publication fully digital with many options for interactivity: from clickable ads and sponsor logos, to links to websites, to navigation aids within the document. For all devices and platforms!

Download Digital AmCham Linkage Magazine (TECH)

Download Digital AmCham Linkage Magazine (HSSE)

Download Digital Annual Report for Energy Chamber

Download Digital Annual Report for DIC


John Dickinson West Indies – Snuggle & DelaCare

Advertising for Snuggle

“Snuggle” is John Dickinson’s flagship paper product brand: bathroom tissue, hand towels and napkins. We were entrusted to produce a host of advertising materials and packaging designs for this brand.

  • POP Displays
  • Radio Advertisements
  • Packaging Designs
  • Carrying Bags
  • Product Photography
  • Print Advertisements and Billboards
  • Social Media Posts
  • Desk Planners
  • Vehicle Wraps

Advertising for Stationery Products (Maped, Crayola, Natural, Stabilo etc.)

For John Dickinson’s various stationery brands, we provide catalogues, flyers, product photography, social media posts, and desk planners.

Advertising for DelaCare

DelaCare is John Dickinson’s brand for bathroom tissue dispensers, hand soap dispensers, and supplies. We created sales brochures, desk planners and social media posts for this brand.

Corporate Publishing

Connecting to Stakeholders

The corporate sector always has a necessity to produce books to connect to its stakeholders. These can range from self-help and how-to books, to books documenting stakeholder engagement, to books geared for particular stakeholder groups like school children. Here’s a selection of how Paria helped its customers!

Growing Healthy Kids
Byline Therese Mills

Biographies and Memoirs

We Produce Biographies, Memoirs and Family Histories

We assist families and individuals to produce autobiographies, memoirs, biographies, and family histories.

Byline Therese Mills
Five Years in World War II Esmond Farfan

Art Books

We Design Beautiful Art Books

We help artists and museums to produce beautiful coffee-table books about the finest that Trinidad and Tobago’s culture has to offer. These are self-publishing projects and were done with a great attention to detail at every step of production.

We are particularly proud that LeRoy Clarke was mentioned in US Vice President Elect Kamala Harris’s book “The Truths We Hold”, published in 2019. It showed us once again that Caribbean books, just like the incredible talent and skill of Caribbean artists, indeed travel the world.

LeRoy Clarke passed away on 27 July 2021 and we mourn his loss along with all who loved and admired him.

Voice of a Smouldering Coal LeRoy Clarke

Children’s Books

We assist our self-publishers with the design and production of children’s and youth books. You have an idea or a manuscript and would like to get it into book form? Get in touch and we’ll show you how!

My Caribbean Touch and Feel Book
Big Tummy Mummy
Growing Healthy Kids

Paria Books in Print

Here’s the list of Paria Publishing’s books currently in print, available in select bookstores in Trinidad and Tobago, and online via Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Enjoy!


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Roume de St. Laurent – A Memoir

Gérard A. Besson

Historical Novel. Partly historical account, partly a fictional tale, Roume de St. Laurent … a Memoir takes the reader into the confidence of Marianne, or Soubise as she becomes, and allows glimpses at Philippe Rose Roume de St. Laurent’s life through her diaries. The memoir of his lover and later wife bursts with the excitement of two adventurers sailing through life together, criss-crossing the Atlantic as the winds of revolutionary change blew them, trying to hold on to each other, to a dream of the future, or just for dear life itself.
In this book, Besson continues his exploration of the French presence in the Caribbean in the 18th and early 19th century and of the formation of a Creole identity in these islands at a time when Atlas truly shrugged in terms of European history, a quest that he began with his previous books The Voice in the Govi, The Cult of the Will and From the Gates of Aksum.

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From the Gates of Aksum

Gérard A. Besson

Historical Novel. From the Gates of Aksum weaves Freemasonry and European religious and political intrigue into the tapestry of Caribbean and South American political history.
The book begins in late 18th century Port-d’Espagne, Trinidad, and is told by several narrators. The story spans centuries, from a time when a company of adventurers recovers a mysterious object of an antediluvian science from the secluded kingdom of Aksum in the Ethiopian highlands, on to the first anguished years of the 19th century.
In the riotous wake of the American, French and Haitian Revolutions, the collapse of the Spanish empire in the New World and the rise of the British empire, François de Gurvand, a French colonist, must transport the object from his ancestral home in France to a specific geographical position — the island of Trinidad. A Vatican secret society, the Holy Hermandad, the Emperor Napoleon, various factions of Freemasonry, and another ancient secret society all vie for possession of the object.
From the Gates of Aksum speaks of the role that the early Trinidadians played in that epoch-changing period when the dawning of the Age of Enlightenment altered the course of the history of the world. While the plot and most of the characters are fictitious, the reader familiar with West Indian, South American and European history will find old acquaintances who come to life in this book — such as Francisco de Miranda, Simón Bolívar, and a heroic band of Trinidadians remembered as the Immortal 45.

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The Voice in the Govi

Gérard A. Besson

Fictional Novella. A Magical Visit to the Realms of Imagination of Those Who Lived in the 19th Century Caribbean.
The Voice in the Govi whispers to the reader of generations of beautiful Caribbean women, scintillating the lines between life, death, and the in-between. Listen to its murmurs of adventurous voyages between islands, continents and worlds, to its sighs of love and passion, to its rumours of magic both evil and good. Hark! and your Gros Bon Ange will speak in tongues—in French, Patois or English—about a time when a beautiful new race of women was born in the plaçage of the Antilles, la femme de couleur, to whom male pa ka chanjé kon lapli (mistfortunes do not happen like rain). A time when the imagination of those who lived in these islands was inspired by folklore and religion, by petro and rada, by the ever-thinning veil between life and afterlife, when souls had to be brought back from beneath the waters, retirer d’en bas de l’eau.
The story told by Gerard Besson in the tradition of Caribbean Magical Realism follows several generations of Afro-French-Creole girls and women (and their men) throughout the 19th century, out from the times of slavery and across the Caribbean Sea, from Saint-Domingue to Trinidad. Devoted to the Orisha of Love, Erzulie, and possessed of intoxicating beauty and of innate goodness, these women inherit the powers of healing and of clairvoyance. Lifelong companions and lovers, La Sirène Rosa and Amélie Eugénie fight a battle against the main-gauche sorcerer’s tricks of the boy Naza and his evil-minded secret society of cochons sans poils, pigs without hair, whereby they have to bring back zombis from literally a fate worse than death, and ultimately fight a terrifying battle against a murderous soucouyant.
In his Antillean novella, Besson pulls his reader into a past that shimmers like a butterfly’s wing, blending together shades of magic and of history in one captivating tale that radiates the sights, sounds and scents of a time when times were changing in these islands below the wind.

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The Cult of the Will

Gérard A. Besson

Non-Fiction. This study deals with the complex issues of race, history and politics in Caribbean society. In its first part, “François Besson”, it examines the fortunes of a French creole family between the mid-18th and early 20th centuries, and describes their experiences against the backdrop of the social and political conflicts occasioned by the excesses of plantation slavery and the upheavals of the French revolution. It looks at Julien Fédon’s revolution of 1795 in Grenada, examines the nature of the relationship between master and slave, the children of these unions, and the deadly divisions that were at times engendered as a result of the custom of the plaçage (concubinage), causing ‘victors’ or ‘victims’ of “The Cult of the Will” to emerge; thus influencing at times the destiny of these islands.

The second part of the book, “Eric Williams”, studies the manner in which an historian-turned-politician, tragically afflicted by “The Cult of the Will” and perhaps convinced that history is destiny, used, in Trinidad and Tobago, the politics of inherited guilt and inherited victimhood to create scapegoats in an attempt to assuage his “Inward Hunger”, while making clever use of ‘Black Nationalism’ that was becoming popular in the 1950s. Revisionist in its scope, this book undertakes to change our understanding of the past, so that we may create a more useful future. It examines the points in time when the historical narratives of the country changed, occasioned by a shift in moral values, bringing about a different interpretation of its history. It ponders the question whether the presidency of Barack Obama may mark the end of the Eric Williams narrative of victimhood, scapegoating and irresponsibility as expressed in its politics, and herald the start of a new, New World narrative endowed with empowerment and responsibility.

“Your thesis comes across as logical, though speculative at times, but put together with the deprivations he (Eric Williams) admittedly experienced at Oxford and at the Caribbean Commission, the victimhood narrative is plausible, and indeed has become disruptive of this country’s civility, democracy and ethnic harmony . . . You have created a serious challenge to orthodoxy. You have broken up quite a few myths, and in fact forcefully argued how the passion for psychic compensation and restoration by Williams has led to an intensely institutionalized culture of victimhood. A victimhood now challenged by Obama, a challenge which not only shifts the paradigm but holds better promise for spiritual growth and the shaping of a common humanity.”

(Professor Emeritus Ramesh Deosaran)

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Folklore & Legends of Trinidad and Tobago

Gérard A. Besson


Folklore stories that make your hair stand on end!

The folklore of Trinidad and Tobago has pan-Caribbean appeal, as it is shared in common with many former French territories in the region from Louisiana to Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica and St. Lucia.The beautifully illustrated book has been celebrated as a milestone publication in Trinidad and Tobago.

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The Book of Trinidad

Bridget Brereton and Gérard A. Besson

Non-Fiction. The Book of Trinidad, a perennial favourite with Trinidadians all over the world, is an eclectic mix of travelogues, recipes, newspaper reports, official records, the seminal work of historians and, perhaps more importantly, the oral traditions of the very old whose memories link back to the turn of the century. Fully illustrated with rare pictures from a wide range of sources, The Book of Trinidad has sold thousands of copies since its first publication in 1986.
The history of beautiful Trinidad is a relatively short but multi-faceted one in comparison to its neighbouring islands in the Caribbean. The Book of Trinidad travels through centuries of Trinidad’s life, exposing an experience in which the changing of seasons was the only constant in an otherwise timeless world.
The remarkable thing in the development of Trinidad has been the make-up of its population. Literally, people from all over the world found a home in the island by virtue of their Catholicism or other considerations. Truly antique strains, such as the Rada from West Africa and Maronite Christians from the Ottoman Empire, Brahmins from India, French aristocrats, Corsican revolutionaries, Portuguese converted to Protestanism from Madeira, Chinese peasants, liberated Africans, and Shiite Muslims who have continued to the present to celebrate Muharrum (Hosay) were all poured into the mould of British colonialism and stamped by the prejudices of the time. Writers Bridget Brereton and Gerard Besson bring together the people of Trinidad by commemorating the memory of shared experiences among this plethora of cultures in the development of our beloved country.
Brereton and Besson’s collaboration in The Book of Trinidad draws together the collective experience of the nation’s people to put together the colourful mosaic that is, in truth, our national patrimony.

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Tales of the Paria Main Road

Gérard A. Besson

Fiction. For Paria Publishing’s 35th anniversary and in honour of Gérard A. Besson being awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of the West Indies, we are presenting a limited second edition of his first published work, Tales of the Paria Main Road. First published in 1973, this whimsical book began Gérard’s journey into publishing, which lead to the formation of Paria Publishing Company Limited. Tales of the Paria Main Road is comprised of three short stories loosely based on the mis-adventures of Jerry and his friends as a young men in Trinidad during the 1960/70’s. It touches on the folklore of Trinidad and Tobago’s Afro French culture and introduces the reader to some of the characters who still inhabit to this day the forest of the Paria Main Road. Not all is folklore and tall tales, however. At the time, Trinidad, like much of the world, was changing and this was ever present in the growing social awareness of the “Black Power Movement” which played a big part of our nation’s growth, as seen through Besson’s eyes.

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Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down – Nil Illegitimi Carborundum

Ronald Harford’s Recollections of his Life as a Caribbean Banker

Memoir.  “Nil Illegitimi Carborundum – Don’t let the bastards grind you down!” Guided by this motto (and a couple of others), Ronald Harford embarked at the age of 17 to become a banker in Trinidad and Tobago. His career at first Barclays Bank and then Republic Bank was to span more than five decades, and lead him to become the managing director and chairman of Republic Bank. In this memoir he remembers some of the people he met along the way and the often hilarious moments that they experienced together. He also gives ample space to his family, friends, colleagues and business partners to share what they warned him would be “finally the truth about Ron”!
Mr. Harford’s career at Republic Bank, formerly Barclays Bank D.C.O., spanned 56 years from 1963–2019. During his tenure, beginning with post boy, he served in many different positions and under his supervision many of the present-day features of the financial system, such as credit cards and the Linx machine, were introduced to Trinidad and Tobago. He also spearheaded Republic Bank’s expansion into the wider Caribbean and even into Ghana, Africa, through the acquisition of other banks in various countries.
“Nil Illegitimi Carborundum” is his Memoir, told in the first person, in which he describes the highs and lows of his life in an approachable, easy-to-read language, often using the vernacular. It is a colourful book of an interesting life, and features many photographs of his personal collection.

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The Rada Community in Trinidad

Andrew Carr

Non-Fiction. Trinidadian Anthropologist Andrew Carr had a deep and abiding love for “Ole Time” Trinidad. In this scholarly study, written in the early 1950s and first published in 1955, he traces the cultural beliefs, traditions and practices of the Rada, a group of African settlers from Dahomey (now Benin), in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad, in the 19th and early 20th century. Carr describes the founding of the Rada Compound in the 1870s and how he experienced it in the 1950s, with the attendant changes in the religious practices and ceremonies, the musical and dance expressions, the sacrifices to the particular pantheon of the inhabitants, their food and their memories. “The existence, up until recently, of the Belmont Rada Community has helped in no small way to mould the personality of that very parituclar part of our capital city,” writes Publisher Gérard A. Besson in his Note to the first edition in 1989.

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Trinidad’s Doctors’ Office

Vincent Totthill

Non-Fiction. Picture this: San Fernando, Trinidad, 1920. Longing for the tropics, the young medicus Dr. Vincent Tothill signs up with the Colonial Service and comes to southern Trinidad, where he first works in the oilfields, then in the sugar factory, and eventually sets up private practice in San Fernando. With Scottish wit and a subtle feel for the local parlance, this young man describes the people he meets and the events that mark the highlights of his sojourn in Trinidad, and while he obviously fell in love with the people of the island, he does not spare criticism of the Medical Service of the colony. And while he will make you laugh out loud with his sometimes picaresque adventures, his diary is also a valuable anthropological and historical document, describing the language and customs of Trinidadians in that period.
This book was first published by Blackie & Sons in Scotland and is lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, some taken by Dr. Tothill himself, and others added from Paria Publishing’s extensive archives.

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Thelma Seheult

Non-Fiction. Volume One of the McDonalds’ Family Memoir from the Yseult Bridges of the 1920s.

Thelma Seheult’s personal story, written simply, captures a moment in time that no longer exists. Like Yseult Bridges in her classic Victorian memoir “Child of the Tropics”, Thelma, a generation later, describes with great charm and warmth her life in 20th century Trinidad: the houses she lived in, the family members and servants in whose midst she was raised, the small and the large adventures of growing up in the tropics, falling in love, raising a family. A unique and nostalgic account of a vanished world in which life was lived at a slower pace, and in which not all was rosy, as Thelma often points out with a critical eye, but in which being “Beloved” was the most important aspect of all relationships.

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Archie McDonald

Non-Fiction. Volume Two of the McDonalds’ Family Memoir.

In this companion volume to “Beloved”, Thelma Seheult’s memoir, we now meet her husband Archie. From the origins of the McDonald clan in the misty heights of Scotland, to roaming the hills of Northern Trinidad on horseback to examine cocoa plantations for witches broom, to the matter of how to win Thelma’s heart and hand: Archie’s memoir gives us a glimpse into the life and love of a young man in Trinidad and Antigua in the early decades of the 20th century.

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Carmody Road

Robin McDonald

Non-Fiction. Volume Three of the McDonalds’ Family Memoir.

Growing Up in St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I.

This charming book is part three in a series of memoirs of the McDonald family of Trinidad, after “Beloved” and “Archie”.
Here, Thelma’s and Archie’s daughter Robin digs deep into her treasured childhood where she brings to vibrant life a loving family of many interests whose days were filled with fascinating encounters and experiences of a time gone-by enjoyed to the full with friends, neighbours and people you just met. One gets a lively glimpse of the joys and sadnesses, the tests and tribulations, trials and triumphs which in those days were so much more person-to-person lived than they are in this age of electronic relationships. Here she reconstructs the neighbourhood of St. Augustine during the 40s and 50s – creating a pictorial map as your guide. The book is also interspersed with some of her brother Ian’s vivid and heartfelt poems.
So join Robin in her re-discovery of a microcosm in time and place that has all but disappeared.

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Ian & Robin McDonald


West Indian poet Ian McDonald journeys down the generations of his family, describing with a loving and fascinated eye his ancestors, including warriors, poets, actors, doctors, merchants, sportsmen and civil servants, and concluding with his grand-parents and beloved parents.

“Delve a little deeper get to know the people more, what they did and tried to do, their dreams and desires and hurts and joys, how they lived and loved and worked and fought and played and died, their triumphs and tragedies: that is no foreign country of the heart and soul – that is home to all of us. What one inherits, and what one in turn passes on, is the stuff of life itself and always will be.”

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Western Isles of Trinidad

Anthony de Verteuil

Non-Fiction. Fr. Anthony de Verteuil, a well-known author about Trinidad’s history with a large number of titles published over several decades, wrote this charming and interesting book about “Down the Islands”. The small and tiny mountaintops that peep out of the ocean between Trinidad’s westernmost tip and Venezuela’s Paria peninsula have traditionally been the place for weekend homes of many of the country’s old families, and generations of children virtually grew up there, learning about the sea and about boats. But there is more to the history of the Western Isles: historical battles were fought between them, pirates hid their loot there in sheltered coves, and the largest centipedes ever beheld by mankind live in their undergrowth!


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Grenada in Wartime

Beverley Steele

Non-Fiction. With Grenada being a British colony at the time, many Grenadians went off to fight in the war, with relatives never knowing if they would ever see them again. The greatest tragedies during the war, however, happened close to home. On what turned out to be a baneful day – August 5th, 1944 – two boats left on an excursion from Grenada to St. Vincent. Only one, the Providence Mark arrived at its destination. The Island Queen disappeared with 67 passengers and crew and over 60 years later, there are still no answers to comfort those who lost relatives on that unlucky boat.

Steele’s Grenada in Wartime tells the collective story of what happened to the people of Grenada during World War II- their tragedies and remarkably resilient nature – in one steady breath. Steele acts as the voice of Grenada’s population as she records the experiences of Grenada during World War II – the sacrifices, the hardships, the strength, the compassion, the innovations, and the Grenadian strength of will to keep on going. Grenada in Wartime also documents an admirable response to national tragedy. No one can ignore the disasters and hard times in their history, but they can keep them close to their hearts while they continue to do what they have to do to keep the society moving forward.


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Gillie’s World

Gillian McDonald Howie


Short Stories from Trinidad and Antigua by Gillian McDonald Howie

“I have been writing memories of events in my life since I was a teenager and all these ‘stories’ are to be found jotted down in bits and pieces of my diaries throughout the years.
The stories, based on very young childhood memories, though not written out in any diary, are events that still stand out clearly in my mind. They formed a deep impression on me when they occurred.” (Gillian McDonald Howie)


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Grenada in Wartime

Beverley Steele

Non-Fiction. With Grenada being a British colony at the time, many Grenadians went off to fight in the war, with relatives never knowing if they would ever see them again. The greatest tragedies during the war, however, happened close to home. On what turned out to be a baneful day – August 5th, 1944 – two boats left on an excursion from Grenada to St. Vincent. Only one, the Providence Mark arrived at its destination. The Island Queen disappeared with 67 passengers and crew and over 60 years later, there are still no answers to comfort those who lost relatives on that unlucky boat.

Steele’s Grenada in Wartime tells the collective story of what happened to the people of Grenada during World War II- their tragedies and remarkably resilient nature – in one steady breath. Steele acts as the voice of Grenada’s population as she records the experiences of Grenada during World War II – the sacrifices, the hardships, the strength, the compassion, the innovations, and the Grenadian strength of will to keep on going. Grenada in Wartime also documents an admirable response to national tragedy. No one can ignore the disasters and hard times in their history, but they can keep them close to their hearts while they continue to do what they have to do to keep the society moving forward.


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Longing to Belong

Mark Tierney, Filip Vandenbussche


Published on the occasion of the Centenary of the Mount St. Benedict Monastery in Trinidad and Tobago, “Longing to Belong” is the fascinating story of the founder of this, the first Benedictine Monastery in the Caribbean and Central America. It is a compelling and at times tragic story of a man, a human being, with all his virtues and imperfections. Peter De Caigny (Dom Mayeul De Caigny) was first and foremost an “unwavering general” in all the battles he fought for the Church and for the Benedictines. Born in Belgium in 1862, his relentless search for a place to belong brought him to several countries in Europe and to Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. He was always “Longing to Belong” somewhere else. His innate restlessness led to a constant questioning of his current position. His life was punctuated by a series of successes and accomplishments, often to see them taken away by, what some would suggest, his own making. Saddled with a headstrong personality and a lack of diplomacy, Peter De Caigny was nevertheless highly intelligent with an analytical mind. His brilliance as a scholar is attested by the publication of several books and an unpublished three-volume work on his life, which is the basis for this biography. This book, “Longing to Belong” is an attempt to understand and explain his ambition and passion as well as his actions which were often controversial and misunderstood. His extreme sensitivity led him to react strongly to anything and anyone who criticised his good intentions or attacked his honour. Peter sought the solitude of being in harmony with nature. His mind was in a constant state of flux between solitude and activity. He was a leader who took on challenges as they presented themselves, while his soul, his inner being, longed for solitude… Painstakingly researched, beautifully written, fully illustrated, this book is a treasure for everybody interested in Caribbean history, Catholic religious history, or just looking for inspiration in the successful lives of those who have gone before us …


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The Birth of the Kabir Panthi Movement in Trinidad

Colbert Nepaulsingh


This book documents, for the first time, that the role of the Kabir Panthi Movement in the development of Trinidad from the mid-nineteenth century onward should not be underestimated. Despite their small numbers, it is clear that the impact of the Kabir Panthis has been by no means small. Because they are persistent non-violent practitioners of “Truth” and the “Equality” of all human beings as one family, the Kabir Panthis were able to undermine intolerance not only among the Christians, Hindus, and Muslims around them but also among all denominations of Catholic and Protestant Christians, among all Hindu castes, and between the major Muslim sects, all the above without compromising their own Kabir Panthi beliefs. By quietly working against prejudice and intolerance, Kabir Panthis played a significant role in building the nation.


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Sailor Dance

John Stanley Donaldson – The Story

Memoir of John Donaldson by his daughter, Eleanor Stanley Donaldson

Non-Fiction, Biography.

“When I completed the reading of Eleanor Joye Donaldson’s Sailor Dance: John Stanley Donaldson – The Story, I certainly felt that she had written the primer for successful black and poor families in Trinidad and Tobago. Perhaps that was not her intent, but invariably biographies reveal the distances individuals travel and the obstacles they overcome.

The Donaldson name was already in Trinidad and Tobago’s history, placed there indelibly by three generations of Donaldson elders. And John Stanley Donaldson has made his own significant contribution to that history. Choosing the Foreign Service as a career, he became the Head of Mission (High Commissioner to Nigeria) at the relatively young age of 37. After his rapid ascent in the Foreign Service, he was drafted into political life and became a minister of government holding the portfolios of Foreign Affairs, National Security, and Labour. On completion of his public life he became a farmer and also practiced law.

This biography touches on the disciplines of history, politics, sociology, law, and economics. There is just enough of everything to titillate a reader’s interests in the subjects covered in depth elsewhere. Politics is a rough and tumble exercise and I know of few politicians who have escaped being tarred after successful tenures. John Stanley Donaldson had an outstanding career as a diplomat and held his own during his political career. Joye Donaldson responds to some of her father’s detractors making this volume a must read for political buffs. Congratulations must be offered to Eleanor Joye Donaldson who has cleared the path for other political family members to speak their piece.”

Basil A. Ince

Retired Professor of International Relations & former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago