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for NOVEMBER 28TH, 2014
9 Acres, 3 Roods and 36 Perches of freehold
land situate at Salazar Trace, off Southern
Main Road, Point Fortin.
The property is being sold "as is" without any responsi-
bility of the vendor to provide statutory approvals, sur-
veying data or warranty on its suitability for use for any
The property is being sold subject to any existing tenan-
cies, occupancy, or encroachments however created or
Bids must be received by 3.00 p.m on 2014 December 16th.
No late bids will be accepted
Unsuitable bids will not be acknowledged
The mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the highest or
any offer. The property will be sold subject to all rates,
taxes and other outgoings that may be due at the time of
An early-morning double rainbow lights up the
slate grey sky. Following it to its end, I arrive at
Turtle Beach. There, the multi-coloured double
arch spans the horizon, its stillness and luminosity
contrasting with the dark skies and unusually rough
A hotel guest wearing exercise gear walks along
the sand, headphones in ears. Her face looks peaceful.
I surmise that she s listening to relaxing music or
some kind of inspirational
More fishing boats than
usual lie together on the
beach. They have been
pulled up to shore owing
to rough-sea bulletins.
Their names, painted in
multi-colours, echo the
rainbow: Jah Knows.
Vagina. Who is Next.
Whatever. Casper. Par-
Whenever I see names
on boats, I wonder about
the story behind them. I
take a picture, greet a
nearby fisherman and ask:
"Who owns this boat?"
"He does be over in
Plymouth," he says,
adding casually: "Lots of
people does come and
take pictures of Vagina."
However, the owner of
Vagina is nowhere
Some days later, I con-
verse with Kester Jerry, a
diver and artist from Parlatuvier, who is working on
his boat, Parrotfish. He tells me that he has been
"on this side" for the past three weeks and is missing
Parlatuvier and its peaceful rural seaside atmosphere.
However, there is a reason for his being at Turtle
Beach. There he has access to a boat trailer, electricity,
and "most of the guys who help repair boats are up
here." His aim is to have his boat looking good.
As an artist, his specialty is calabash arts and
crafts---for example, calabash purses, lampshades
and jewelry, sometimes using semi-precious stones
With the help of his girlfriend/"captain," Verina
Earheart, whom I also meet, Kester runs Parrotfish
for diving and night fishing.
"Parrotfish used to be Danny Boy before," he tells
me, referring to the fact that he had purchased this
particular boat from someone else. He explains that
he renamed it Parrotfish because of
the significance that word holds for
him and his girlfriend/captain.
"Whenever we re together and she s
drifting or I m drifting, we would say
to each other, A parrotfish for your
His former boat, Make Way, which
was bigger than Parrotfish, had that
name when he purchased it and, even
though not his choice of appellation,
it still had meaning for him: "Get out
of the way. I m coming."
Some of the boat owners are not
around at the time, but Kester knows
snippets of some of the stories behind
the names. "Mainly people name their
boat for whatever," he says.
I ask him about the boat nearby,
which is actually called Whatever. It
was named by a fisherman who often
uses that phrase with the attitude of
brushing off something that he s not
going to take on: "Whatever ..."
The next afternoon, "Diver," the
owner of the boat named Vagina, is
there to do work on his vessel, which
he uses when he goes diving, mainly
for lobsters. I ask him what inspired
"I don t know if you will want to
put this," he says with humble respect,
Whatever floats your boat
"but I hold women in very high esteem. I had my
boat refurbished and, when it was done, it looked
so beautiful, I could think of no other name. The
vagina is the most beautiful-looking thing in the
The afternoon sun is sinking. Silhouetted fishermen
clamber all over their boats, painting, scraping, drilling.
Hotel guests stroll along the sand and lounge on
deck chairs. Four young men laugh loudly as massive
incoming waves tumble them to shore.
"I don't know if
you will want to
put this," he
"but I hold
women in very
high esteem. I
had my boat
and, when it
was done, it
could think of
no other name.
The vagina is
looking thing in
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