Trinidad Syrians And Local "Whites" Caribbean / Tobago & Trinidad
I haven't seen nor interacted much with any member of our local white community for years. The last was a Spanish-french creole historian in the Venezuelan embassy. They seem to be strictly around the Westmoorings, Maraval area and I live in Arouca.
I notice though is that our immigration from Europe & is very static and largely confined to the past (British colonial period) There are lots of expatriates, true but on temporary work permits and working quietly in the society. There is a lack of fresh new faces that the public readily recognizes that brings the Trinidadian into a new relationship with Europeans. What I read about is the old "When the Ganteaumes spoke only to the DeVerteuils" kind of story which is based on colonization and the plantation society which people now reject and scorn (even in Europe) Why do we have to go abroad (unless you work in tourism / petro-chemical industry) to interact with lots of the younger generation of Europeans and whites in general who don't know about slavery. Our social order is based on a very dated concept and it needs to be redefined in the context of a modern Trinidad and Tobago and the wider world.
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