I took this picture of
Asami Nagakiya on Monday morning, during J’ourvert celebrations in the city. Little did I know that within 48 hours, we would be mourning her death at the hands of a criminal.
Photography is a unique experience. It allows you to be present, and absent at the same time. You are physically there, but you mind does wander- and wonder… about your subjects.
And I can remember thinking as took this photograph, ‘hey, she looks so peaceful.’ 2 seconds later I had moved on to another shot.
As sad as her passing was though, it pales in comparison to the anger I felt, reading the comments of Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee. And his so-called ‘apology.’ Not only is he wrong, this level of victim shaming from a high ranking public official should be criminal. At the very least it should cost him his job. Simply because, the circumstances of the young lady’s death are not known, and it was the worse time to discuss morality.And his point was invalid and ludicrous.
So, rapists and other cretin are justified if the woman was ‘dressed inappropriately’, or in the wrong place?
Shame on you Mayor. This is actually your view. You got caught and tried to justify it. You need to go.
I will be joining that protest tomorrow in front of your office. Do yourself a favor and call in sick.
Here is Blac Chyna in a sexy photo shoot in Los Angeles, wearing a bikini of the Trinidad Flag while being with her current boyfriend Rob Kardashian. Reports confirm that she will be coming to Trinidad with Amber Rose for this year’s Carnival as well as an upcoming event.
Olivia Trinidad Arias and George Harrison during the Dark Horse Tour, 1974, from the BRAVO archives.
“[George Harrison] was also just falling in love with Olivia, who later became his wife. He really spent a lot of time with her. We just didn’t tend to see him all that much.” - Robben Ford, Ultimate Classic Rock, 7 February 2013
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“[George] seemed so happy in those days, especially when he was with Olivia. I was surprised to see how affectionate he was with Olivia, holding hands, heads touching as they talked, snuggling up next to her at every opportunity. […] I liked Olivia […] But I was jealous of George’s attention to her. […] Olivia was his new love, and he was clearly head over heels, spending all his spare time with her and creating a little invisible wall that separated them from the rest of us.” - Chris O'Dell, Miss O'Dell: Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton [x]
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“I remember George [Harrison] couldn’t stop talking about her [Olivia Trinidad Arias] after he met her.” - Al Aronowitz, Column Sixty-Two, 1 August 2001 [x]
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“Olivia came into the picture at just the right time, a crazy, dark time. She is a strong person, and when he fell for her we all agreed that was a good thing. It wasn’t good for him to be on his own, and without her things would have got worse.” - Jim Keltner, Mojo, November 2014 [x]
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“I just went on a binge [after splitting up with Pattie], went on the road… all that sort of thing, until it got to the point where I had no voice and almost no body at times. Then I met Olivia and it all worked out fine. There’s a song on the new album, ‘Dark Sweet Lady’: ‘You came and helped me through/When I’d let go/You came from out the blue/Never have known what I’d done without you.’ That sums it up.” - George Harrison, Rolling Stone, 19 April 1979 [x]
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Q: “Was it love at first sight?”
Olivia Harrison: “Pretty much. We felt it in our hearts from before we met. Even on the phone, we seemed to have some understanding, like you do when you meet the right person. And he was a charmer, such a charmer!” - The Sun, 2009 [x]