Sound the Alarm, there is a Global Chick Pea Shortage

This is not a drill, sound the alarm! Chick pea prices are due to rise as there is a global chick pea shortage. Local demand for Chick Peas aka Garbanzo beans or the phonetically palatable term “Channa” has risen exponentially given the growth of stand alone doubles operations in Trinidad and Tobago. Importantly for the … More Sound the Alarm, there is a Global Chick Pea Shortage

Calabash International Literary Festival 2016

The Calabash International Literary Festival 2016 is set in its usual venue, the aptly named Treasure Beach, a collective name for a string of five fishing bays to the south of Kingston Jamaica in the parish of St Elizabeth, where approximately 3,000 people call home.  It appears a much lesser number as you enter though.  … More Calabash International Literary Festival 2016

Line Up

There is a white mazda doubles van on Lady Hailes Avenue in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, just outside the Cross Crossing Shopping Centre. Soft and succulent doubles are made and fried on the spot by three women in deliciously pink aprons. Every morning I witness persons lining up for their morning fix of channa and … More Line Up