by Lucy Gilliam
We have traded across the pond!
Three cheers! Hip hip hooray!
Yesterday we completed our olive oil deal here in Trinidad. Delivering our olive oil transported by sail to our slow food customers!
The tax rates for Trinidad are prohibitively expensive. At first we were told we were not welcome and that we must pay for what damage has been done in the past.
At one point we thought we were not going to be able to fulfil our orders for the slow food community.
We explained that we were trading olive oil by sail because we care about our environment and that we are exchanging goods fairly with local Trini’s.
Oh, and we’re making a film about it…
Would you, by any chance, mind being featured in the film?
Suddenly the atmosphere changed. Martina set about filming the unloading and the transactions with the customs officials.
All is well that ends well. We got there in the end.
Hopefully next time round it won’t be quite so tricky!
Now to get our homeward bound rum, chocolate and spice cargo….