Just some of our beloved memorable Arima characters, with whom some of us grew up, and for whom we have a hidden admiration and a sincere respect. The memory of them lives on in our hearts. To the dearly departed – RIP. Those still alive – God bless you! They are part of us, our Arima.
Down Memory Lane !!!
Baboogee – Used to say ‘nice lovely ovens for sale’. Used to also perform and eat glass.
Big John – Longtime Arima bad john.
Born Free (Scaramouche) – He used to ride a bike bare back or shirt unbuttoned and sing ‘Born Free’.
Bun Belly – A football goalie.
Crazy Kenneth – He used to push a cart selling pallette. He lived in the Breakfast Shed that became the Community Centre where his brother Tom was the caretaker.
Estephan – Could climb a coconut tree in a flash.
Finny – He used to deliver the Evening News.
Honey – Always with a comb combing his beard.
Jango – Walking with his pack of stray dogs.
Mad John Sinatra – Riding his bike and singing ‘I did it my way’.
Mahal – He drove an invisible car all over the place.
Ma Henny – Never missed a wake. Always saying prayers for those dearly departed in our Arima Community.
Old Soldier – Best painter man in town drunk or sober.
Ole Moe – He sold coals.
Shakespeare – Always well attired. Ready and willing to give testimony in any case for a fee as a “professional witness”. Hence he was called “sight me and relate me”.
Sharky (Emmanuel Harewood) – He was always pushing a wheelbarrow. Sharky’s favourite drink was a Royal Extra Stout. He had the ability to stick his tongue down the bottle.
Tannis – Tall guy that used to fix bikes.
Tarangi – Big mouth Tarangi used to wear his jersey above his belly and laugh hard, lived Mausica Rd by the Textstyle and worked in the Borough Council.
Tom – Was the caretaker of the Breakfast Shed that became the Community Centre.
Tom Dooley – Tom Dooley from Windsor cinema, also called old motorbike.
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Zambat (Claudia Crawford)