|What's It Like to Be a Teen in Trinidad?
WHY, I WONDERED, had they left all those garbage cans outside the hotel room? It was a nice hotel clean and bright - and its well cared for lawn skirted a palmfringed beach, with sparkling blue water and clean white sand. It was a beautiful setting - almost a tropical island paradise. So why, I wondered, had they left those garbage cans outside the room? I asked one of the hotel employees. He smiled broadly and told me: " You'll see. Later." Comments like this are typical of the friendly, unhurried approach to life of the people of Trinidad. Trinidad is one of the largest of the scores of islands in the West Indies, one of the most varied and interesting regions of the world. Each of the islands - Barbados, Jamaica. Montserrat and St. Lucia, to name just a few - are worth a visit. But we will concentrate on Trinidad this month.
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