"Over the next 100 days, let us stand with the millions of people across the world who are suffering the devastating impact of violence and conflict. Let us share ideas and plans for helping and supporting them in their time of dire need."
-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
In 1987 representatives from 24 countries met in Montreal and announced to the world that it was time to stop destroying the ozone layer. In so doing, these countries committed themselves, via the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, to rid the world of substances that threaten the ozone layer.
On December 19, 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed in 1987. The day was first celebrated on September 16, 1995.
See you Saturday!
Our usual farmer's market is open from 6am. Come for your weekly supply of fresh produce, have breakfast or lunch and support your local artisan.
Chocolate festivities begin at 8am, it's going to be a sweet time and a FULL Market. Please help us by carpooling with family and friends. Bring money to support local. Bring your reusable bags for market goodies and reusable bottles for beverages.
Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from Great Britain on August 31st, 1962. At midnight on 30th August, 1962, the Union Jack (British flag) was lowered and the Trinidad and Tobago flag was raised for the first time. Bells tolled and sirens rang out to herald the birth of the newly independent nation. This first Independence Day was marked by more than a week of festivities and events across the country from August 28 to September 05, 1962.
Several international dignitaries were present for this auspicious occasion including the Queen’s representative Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who read the message sent by Queen Elizabeth II, relinquishing her rule.
International Youth Day occurs annually on August 12th for the purpose of engaging the youth of the world in conversations with their local, national, and international leaders. From workshops to meetings, showcases and performances, communities are called upon to encourage interaction between current leaders and those who will lead in the future.
Indigenous Peoples: A decade for action and dignity.
We celebrate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples at the #GreenMarketSantaCruzTT this SUNDAY !
Satnarine Balkaransingh the author of Kunuwaton will be here.
In 1833 Thomas Buxton presented The Emancipation Bill in Parliament. The Act was passed and came into effect on 1 August 1834. On that day, thousands of slaves in the British West Indies became free men and women.
One hundred and fifty one years later, on 1 August 1985 the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared Emancipation Day a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
As in other parts of the world, Eid ul-fitr in Trindad and Tobago is marked with great sadness and jubilation. Sadness that the blessed month of Ramadan has ended, and great happiness that the fast has been completed and Inshallah (God willing) the fast would have been accepted.