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Robin Maharaj: Life after ...

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Robin Maharaj: Life after TTT

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Two weeks ago, Outlish contributor and behind-the-scenes coordinator, Anthony La Borde, penned a piece - "An Ode to Robin Maharaj: T&T's Best Weatherman" - about his appreciation for… Robin Maharaj (Click link to read it in full).
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As expected, readers joined in with their fond memories of Mr Maharaj, and there were disputes on our Facebook page about whether he really said, "They want rain; ah go gi dem rain in dey mudder ass", one night, when he thought the camera was off. Anyhoo, late Monday night, I settled down to check e-mail and screamed. Uncle Robin had emailed us to say that he was really flattered by Anthony's piece, and wanted to thank him personally.
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However, I really wanted to find out what Uncle Robin has been up to, as readers were asking, I wanted to know as well, and, besides, this is Robin Maharaj - media icon and all-round best weatherman of all time. How cool is it to be swapping e-mails with a local, media legend! So I asked him for an update - just a few sentences since I didn't want to be a bother - and told him I hoped he didn't think we were minding his business. This was his reply:
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Robin Maharaj P.S.: In another e-mail, he added, "Your (Outlish's) work is excellent. I hope it gets the support of folks". Isn't he just the best?
Two weeks ago, Outlish contributor and behind-the-scenes coordinator, Anthony La Borde, penned a piece - "An Ode to Robin Maharaj: T&T's Best Weatherman" - about his appreciation for… Robin Maharaj (Click link to read it in full).
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As expected, readers joined in with their fond memories of Mr Maharaj, and there were disputes on our Facebook page about whether he really said, "They want rain; ah go gi dem rain in dey mudder ass", one night, when he thought the camera was off.
Anyhoo, late Monday night, I settled down to check e-mail and screamed. Uncle Robin had emailed us to say that he was really flattered by Anthony's piece, and wanted to thank him personally.
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However, I really wanted to find out what Uncle Robin has been up to, as readers were asking, I wanted to know as well, and, besides, this is Robin Maharaj - media icon and all-round best weatherman of all time. How cool is it to be swapping e-mails with a local, media legend!
So I asked him for an update - just a few sentences since I didn't want to be a bother - and told him I hoped he didn't think we were minding his business.
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Robin Maharaj
P.S.: In another e-mail, he added, "Your (Outlish's) work is excellent. I hope it gets the support of folks".
Isn't he just the best?
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An Ode to Robin Maharaj: T&T's Best Weatherman


An Ode to Robin Maharaj: ...

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An Ode to Robin Maharaj: T&T's Best Weatherman

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There are the boring weathermen, the ones who just try too hard, and then there's Robin Maharaj. Growing up, watching him on our TV screens in our small corner of the world, we realised... Robin was no ordinary weatherman. He was the greatest weatherman! Even weathermen on CNN or BBC can't compete with Robin (too bad there aren't any YouTube videos available for me to prove my point to those of you youngsters who never saw him in action). He was singlehandedly responsible for many people from my generation tuning in for news. Ent? Click like, if you used to sit down to watch news with yuh mommy and daddy just to see Robin turn to the satellite picture and show you how "the ridges of high pressure" were affecting the Windward and Leeward islands. Funny as it sounds, Robin wasn't just entertainment for me. Back in my secondary school days, I was a little bit unsure of what I wanted to do, so I decided to do a mix and match of the subjects I liked and Robin caused geography to be in that mix.
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Robin can't have viewership and correct forecasts too!
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Robin is an icon, an institution. Allyuh remember he used to rock a blue or a grey shirt-jack right through? I think my pops told me once that that was a big style. My belly lock when I hear that, fuss I laugh! Which weatherman now you know, showing you how to dress, while delivering the forecast? Robin belongs to the era of TTT, and striped TV backgrounds and a strong beep that let you know that the station had signed off, and it was time to head to bed. Robin was so big that he was awarded the Trinidad & Tobago Silver Medal of Merit in 2000 by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for his "Sterling Contribution to the Science of Meteorology", and "For excellence in Weather Broadcasting" for 1972 to 1999.
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There are the boring weathermen, the ones who just try too hard, and then there's Robin Maharaj.
Growing up, watching him on our TV screens in our small corner of the world, we realised... Robin was no ordinary weatherman. He was the greatest weatherman! Even weathermen on CNN or BBC can't compete with Robin (too bad there aren't any YouTube videos available for me to prove my point to those of you youngsters who never saw him in action).
He was singlehandedly responsible for many people from my generation tuning in for news. Ent? Click like, if you used to sit down to watch news with yuh mommy and daddy just to see Robin turn to the satellite picture and show you how "the ridges of high pressure" were affecting the Windward and Leeward islands.
Funny as it sounds, Robin wasn't just entertainment for me. Back in my secondary school days, I was a little bit unsure of what I wanted to do, so I decided to do a mix and match of the subjects I liked and Robin caused geography to be in that mix.
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Robin can't have viewership and correct forecasts too!
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Robin is an icon, an institution. Allyuh remember he used to rock a blue or a grey shirt-jack right through? I think my pops told me once that that was a big style. My belly lock when I hear that, fuss I laugh! Which weatherman now you know, showing you how to dress, while delivering the forecast?
Robin belongs to the era of TTT, and striped TV backgrounds and a strong beep that let you know that the station had signed off, and it was time to head to bed. Robin was so big that he was awarded the Trinidad & Tobago Silver Medal of Merit in 2000 by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for his "Sterling Contribution to the Science of Meteorology", and "For excellence in Weather Broadcasting" for 1972 to 1999.
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It is a pleasure to read the article about Robin Maharaj, Meteorologist, who apparently is well remembered by a few folks from TnT.
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Robin was a professional meteorologist who aimed at the highest levels of performance and operations, the experience at TTT from 1972 to 1999, being only one aspect of his profession. Long story short, he was recruited by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1999, to work in Public Affairs (PR duites, TV Weather Broadcasting, weather forecasting etc. being among his job specifications). He lived in Geneva, Switzerland to work at WMO HQ, and retired in 2005 to Minnesota, USA. He kept active in the sciences and Robin is in good health, pursuing a daily fitness regime.
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I too remember Robin fondly as do many of my friends. Thanks Anthony for taking me down memory lane to Robin's lively weather forecasts.
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Robin was definitely an icon. Always wondered whatever happened to him and if he was still in Switzerland. Thanks.
http://livefromthehoneypot.wordpress.com/ Nichola
I did CXC Physics because of MacGuyver and CXC Geography because of Robin Maharaj!

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