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Message from Trinidad and Tobago – Alumnus Austin Trinidade

Austin During a California Trip Nov 2008Hi Strathmoreans

I attended Strathmore College of Arts and Sciences 1964-1965. At the time Mr (now Prof) David Sperling was the Principal and some of my teachers were Cedric D’Souza, Mr. Hogg, Mr. Roche and Silvano Borruso. I studied Biology Physics and Chemistry and took the London ‘A-Levels’.

My two years at the college were some of the best of my life and I remember them with great fondness. At the College I took up rugby and even represented the College at the game. I was on the editorial board of the school magazine. I think it was called Strathnews.

After Strathmore I went to Makerere University to study Medicine and qualified M.B., Ch.B in 1972. Due to the troubles in Uganda at the time I decided to leave East Africa and migrated to Trinidad and Tobago where I did my internship. In 1976 I went to the UK for five years where I did my postgrad training in ENT Surgery. I returned to Trinidad in 1982. Eventually I rose to head the ENT department and then was Chief of Staff of the San Fernando General Hospital for 12 years.

In 2007 I retired from public service but still continue my practice privately. I am married (for 40 years) and have two sons and a daughter; and one grandchild. My two sons are in the Medical field. The eldest is an ENT Surgeon like me and the younger a Radiographer. They both work in the UK.

I credit Strathmore with the good start it gave me in my life and wish all Alumni success in their futures

About Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country off the northern edge of South America, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. Usually considered part of the Caribbean, it shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west.

The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, with numerous smaller landforms. 

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