Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 20th 2014 Contents I am the executive assistant to
"the busiest man on Earth" and
one of the coolest bosses anyone
could ever dream of having. He
has a very high portfolio in many
businesses, in Trinidad and inter-
national, and he manages to perfect
them all with great speed. I keep
him organised and up-to-date on
whatever we are working on.
Smart phones are the greatest
inventions ever. When you can have
your boss on BBM and WhatsApp,
it s easy to work from anywhere.
The best part of my job is every
single day. And there is NO worst
The only thing that worries me
is when my daughter s dad is tak-
ing her back home. I worry about
accidents and all that crap, so I
don t sleep until I get a call saying
she is back safe at home.
I don t know of anywhere in the
world like Trinidad, that people
are free to do whatever.
A Trini is full of cultural flavour
you recognise anywhere in the
world just by the way they carry
themselves. We are a very friendly
and free-spirited people and I am
proud to be a Trini.
To me, Trinidad & Tobago
means Freedom, with a capital F.
We re still blessed, compared to
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My name is Christine Patrick and
I m the executive assistant to the
busiest man on Earth.
I got the name Chrissy Honey years
ago in Tobago. Whenever people,
being males, spoke to me, they would
always say "Chrissy, Honey." So my
friend was like, I would just call you
I have a beautiful little princess by
the name of Tia-Marie who is six
years old. People always ask if she s
named after the liqueur. I am not
married and don t ever intend to.
Unfortunately her dad and I don t speak
anymore. He takes great care of his
princess, though, and I get along great
with his entire family still. We are like
was my everything. I miss him every
day of my life. I come from a family
of six children and there s a 15-year
gap between my eldest sister and me.
So I was extremely close with my
daddy, was such a daddy s princess,
spoilt beyond rotten. He died two years
before Tia-Marie was born, but I def-
initely know in my heart he knows her
and looks over her.
I remember my mommy rushing
into my room saying, "Wake up! Your
father can t breathe!" My father had
a sudden, massive heart attack and
literally died gasping in my hands. I
was totally distraught. It was the most
shocking thing I have ever seen before
my eyes. No one is ever prepared for
their loved ones to depart and I was
totally not prepared for that, "like a
thief in the night." My entire family
was really messed up. I don t think I
can ever get over his death, up to now.
Tia-Marie came at a point when I
felt I had no care for this world after
my daddy left. I believe she was sent
to comfort me and give me a reason
to smile again. I don t want any more
kids. I just have this unexplainable
bond with Tia-Marie.
I love to cuddle up in bed and watch
a DVD. Probably with company of the
My family are "staunch" Roman
Catholics. I go to church whenever I
get a chance, but I definitely pray every
Every religion believes theirs is the
"one true way to God," but it s one God,
and people observe him differently. He
views us all as his children. It s what s
in your heart [that matters]. He doesn t
discriminate religion or race.
I love heights and the adrenaline
rush of aircraft. I have a few friends
who are pilots, and one of them rented
a two-seater one weekend and we flew
around. That made me fall in love even
more with flying. I want to get my pri-
vate and then my commercial pilot s
am the wrong person in the situation.
If not, that word isn t gonna come out
of my mouth. I cuss when I get really
angry but, most times, I substitute words
like "smurf" for the F-word.
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