Archived Issue April 2018

In 1988, the Caroni News Issue (No. 6) asked the public this question. “Did you know that Caroni now has 964 buffalypso animals, and plans to sell 45,000 kgs of beef in 1988? Did you know that the company has 987 hectares under beef pasture and development, and is planning to expand the herd to 2000 adult animals and to supply local fresh meat markets and that the company supplies breeding stock for the local and export markets?”

It was a boast of optimism – a far cry from what exists today – and there is something wrenching at the prospects facing an industry that once held so much promise. The majority of the herd, virtually running wild now at Mora Valley, are infected with Brucellosis, and are earmarked for slaughter. But as happens in these matters of life and death, there are those who oppose it.

A group comprising vets, historians and others are planning a symposium at The UWI in early June to discuss the plight of the Buffalypso. This Special Report by UWI TODAY Editor, Vaneisa Baksh looks at the past, the present and the future of the Buffalypso.

This solitary Buffalypso was photographed by Nandita Rastogi on March 17, 2018 at the State-owned Mora Valley Farm in Rio Claro. (Click Here for Full Story)

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UWI Calendar April - July 2018

Carmina Burana Today
Lord Kitchener Auditorium
National Academy of the Performing Arts
Port of Spain
Beyond the Game – Sports Law Workshop
9am; April 12
Century Ballroom, Queen’s Park Oval
Port of Spain
Make Chinese Dumplings
April 14
Bishop’s Anstey High School
Port of Spain
Notes of a Native Daughter
6pm; April 19
School of Education Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine
Healthcare Quality in T&T Symposium
8am to 4pm; April 21
University Inn and Conference Centre
UWI St. Augustine
Bridging Wor(l)ds
9am to 4pm; April 26
Centre for Language Learning Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine
Connecting the Dots: Work.Life.Balance.Ageing
April 26 to 27
Teaching and Learning Complex
UWI St. Augustine
Engineering the Future
9am to 11.30am
May 23
UWI St. Augustine
Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean Workshops
UWI St. Augustine
Rainforest to Reef
8am to 6pm; July 25 to 27
Teaching and Learning Complex
UWI St. Augustine

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Also In This Issue

  Message from the Principal: We can make our bed on agriculture
  TechAGRI EXPO 2018: A green glimpse of what could be
  Matta Season support from GORTT
  Crossing to the dark side: The bitter sweet life of chocolatiers
  Want to make chocolate?
  Cocoa-tea Fridays with Lyris
  The horns of a dilemma
  A grim inheritance
  The journey of the buffalypso
  The case for culling
  Which tastes better: Buffalypso or beef?
  The Buffalypso committee
  The circle of the web: A man of science, community and the arts
  A booster shot for antibiotics
  Kick-’em-Jenny becomes a model
  Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean
  Finally, our war stories
  Reflective, but not passive
  Cultural Insurance
  Christ in Trinidad
  Working, thinking art: Exhibition brings together artists across the spectrum