Thursday, May 27, 2010

Three Women of Siparia

In a southern town on the island of Trinidad; in the twin state Republic of Trinidad and Tobago there resides in a catholic church, a statue of the Virgin Mary, she is called the black virgin and,acclaimed to her existence, is a supernatural origin, blessing, and benefits. La Divina Pastora, the Divine Shepherdess,is also embraced and venerated by the hindu community qua Sipari Mai in her festival; 'The Siparia Fete'. These two religious groups are most commonly associated with her, but persons of many other religions, including Muslims, Buddhists, and indigenous Waraoa Indians. The origin of the statue is unknown, but seems to have resided in the Siparia area since the 18th century. more... Then, there is Daisy Voisin; of whom many will agree is queen of Parang long after her demise. Alexandra "Daisy" Voisin (23 September 1924 – 7 August 1991) more...
AND NOW there is Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar; first ever, woman Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, whose constituency voted her, her seat to the parliament. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010; political leader of the United National Congress which leads the People's Partnership, a coalition formed for the May 24, 2010 general elections more...
Siparia in southern Trinidad, is, south of Penal and west of Fyzabad. Also called "The Sand City," it was originally a non-Mission Amerindian settlement. Siparia grew to be the administrative centre for County Saint Patrick, and later the Siparia Regional Corporation.

onset of the rains--
in time new crops
will be planted

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Blogger Marcel Peltier said...

Agriculture follows seasons, of course.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

different kinds of new beginnings --
and some more lessons learned about Trinidad & Tobago!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

takes a while, may it grow plentiful, thanks for the history bit...reminds me that once upon a time, Amazons lead, power struggle in any gender ;)

6:27 AM  
Blogger Ralf Bröker said...

Very interesting haigabun, Gillena!

Best wishes

8:20 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Full of promise.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I hope your first ever female prime minister is a successful leader

1:21 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation; to all of you

much love

8:04 AM  

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