Archived Issue August 2009

This State of Independence

Man Crab, the Peter Minshall king from his 1983 presentation, River, portended the dread aspects of the misuse of technology. The metallic costume, portrayed by Peter Samuel, arrived on the Carnival stage like a dread oracle, bearing a pristine white square of cloth that stunningly became drenched with scarlet, symbolic of the lifeblood that was being squeezed out of nature and humanity.

Forty-seven years after Independence, Trinidad and Tobago, locked in its bloody pincers, is gasping for air, and the national flag might well be more truly depicted by the Man Crab canopy.

“We are now living fully in the age of Man Crab,” says Minshall, as his grim prophecy has come to pass.

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UWI Calendar August 2009 - September 2009

UWI Alumni 7th Annual Independence Cruise
August 31st, 2009
Pier II, Chaguaramas

September 2nd-4th, 2009
UWI, St. Augustine Campus
Strategies to Cope with Global Uncertainty
September 4th, 2009
Kingston, Jamaica
An Enigma of Style
Saturday 12th September, 2009
Learning Resource Centre, UWI
Screenings for Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 09
September 24th-25th, 2009
UWI, St Augustine Campus

Also In This Issue

  This State of Independence: Poor mental health a major factor in society’s breakdown
  Editorial : The Wellness Factor
  Turtles, Tourism and Trust
  Reducing dependence with Edulink
  Caring seeds
  UWI produces 23 new dentists and 94 doctors
  CDA joins hands on Mega Farm projects
  Of Pigs, Birds and Men (Swine Flu)
  Death-denying acts: Can we afford the cost of prolonging a life that’s gone?
  Engineers serve communities
  Snake bites
  Fighting HIV with style
  Students help build homes
  Screenings for Film Festival
  Sweeping the Cacique Awards – High fives and sixes!