Iwas born in Port-of Spain, General Hospital. I grew up in Snake Valley and TrouMacaque, Laventille. I attended Calvary Roman Catholic (which is now closed), then Diego Martin Junior Secondary (FirstJunior Secondary School in T&T). Subsequently, Barataria Junior Secondary opened and I was sent to that school because it was closer to home. It is so sad when I look back at attending Junior Secondary for half a day for so many years, while the more fortunate attended St. Mary’s, Fatima, CIC, and QRC for a whole day. After completing Junior Secondary, I got a late call to attend Tranquility Government Secondary, and to this day, I believe it was only because I had a French last name. At that time, I was one of a few from TrouMacaque or Snake Valley, Laventille who attended one of the so call prestigious Secondary Schools. Therefore, after hearing Cro-Cro common entrance song, I fully understood why more intelligent people from Laventille attended South EastSecondary School and I attended Tranquil.
Today, I look back at what happened and can only say that “Your background and circumstances may influence who you are, but you are responsible for who you become”.