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

Books for the Financial Sector

Over the years, Paria Publishing has researched, written, designed and produced a number of history books for the Trinidad and Tobago financial sector, viz. Republic Bank, RBTT / RBC, Scotiabank, Citi and TECU Credit Union. Most recently, we have completed the history of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.

Alice Besson has co-authored with her husband Gérard A. Besson a number of historical accounts of institutions and corporations, namely Alstons/McEnearney (today ANSA McAl), Scotiabank, M. Hamel-Smith and Co. and the family history of the Harford and the Lewis families.

She co-authored the history of Cannings/HiLo (today Massy Stores) with Gillian Royes and that of TECU Credit Union with Mary Shand. She researched and wrote the first draft of the history of Neal & Massy, the Syrian Lebanese Women’s Association and the biography of architect Anthony Lewis.

Books solely researched and written by Besson are the history of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago—today RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, Republic Bank Limited’s second historical account, and the history of Laughlin & De Gannes. She also wrote the biographical section of masman Wayne Berkeley and designed his book on costume design.

With the exceptions of the three first drafts mentioned above, all books mentioned above were designed by her and produced by Paria Publishing, as were the historical accounts of Citibank, Naparima Girls’ High School, the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago, and the biographies of Anthony Sabga (ANSA McAl), written by Bridget Brereton and Raymond Ramcharitar, Sidney Knox (Neal & Massy), written by Robert Clarke, Dr. Rupert Indar (Southern Medical), written by Hamid Ghany, Abdou Joseph Sabga, written by Joseph Abdo and Natalya Sabga, and the autobiographies of Clinton Bernard (Chief Justice) and Therese Mills (Newsday).

At the launch of the historical publications by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago in 2019. Author Alice Besson is flanked by former Governors Dr. Euric Bobb, Ainsworth Harewood and Eward Williams.

Books for the Judicial Sector

For many years, Paria Publishing has assisted the Judicial Sector in Trinidad and Tobago with a number of their publications.

From coffee-table books to celebrate fifty years of the Appeal Court of the nation, to practitioners’ manuals like the CCPR, to illustrated and annotated Distinguished Lecture Series, to the Eminent Caribbean Jurists Series™, to detailed works on Labour Law—the literature and handbooks published by the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Court of Justice’s Academy for Law, and Justice Deborah Thomas-Felix of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago, are all vastly important, living documents.

We are particularly proud to be associated with these important works and institutions.

JEITT's Publications Deborah Thomas-Felix Publications