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82 INSPIRE FLYING LESSONS Volunteering to teach troubled youngsters in Trinidad’s youth detention facility, Debbie Jacob had no idea what to expect. The experience changed her life as much as her students’, she tells Erline Andrews. Now Jacob hopes her book Wishing for Wings will inspire others to reconsider young men lost in “the system”


84 DISCOVER MOSQUITO MAN Mosquitoes may be the most dangerous creatures in the world, responsible for millions of deaths each year. And Trinidadian scientist Dave Chadee is at the forefront of research into combating the tiny bloodsuckers. Nazma Muller learns more


86 ON THIS DAY THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Fifty years ago, the debut single by an unknown Jamaican singer became a surprise musical hit around the world, foretelling the success of reggae. James Ferguson remembers Millie Small and “My Boy Lollipop”


96 PARTING SHOT The dry season brings Port of Spain’s colourful poui trees into their glory


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