September 25, 2016 · Leave a Comment
Prominent businessman and cultural activist, Earl Crosby, passed away at the age of sixty-five on Wednesday 3rd August, 2016, after succumbing to pancreatic cancer. Crosby was warded at the Vitas House Hospice, St. James at the time of his passing.[ Read the rest of this entry → ]
May 17, 2016 · Leave a Comment
Asami Nagakiya, a thirty-year-old professional musician from Japan who had been coming to Trinidad for seven years to play the steelpan, was murdered during the 2016 Carnival celebrations. Her body was discovered on Ash Wednesday in the Queen’s Park Savannah near the Queen’s Royal College.[ Read the rest of this entry → ]
Calypso & Soca
February 28, 2016 · Leave a Comment
On Saturday 16th January 2016, the Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night was hosted at the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Trade Union (SWWTU) Hall on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. The tent, which is managed by veteran calypsonian Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osuna, was filled with enthusiastic lovers of the calypso art form.[ Read the rest of this entry → ]
November 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment
On Saturday 03rd October, 2015, the North West region, under the auspices of the Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Carlisle Huggins of the Western Division, hosted its first annual “Police Men Can Cook” competition aimed at building comradeship amongst fellow officers and strengthening police-community relations.[ Read the rest of this entry → ]
August 11, 2015 · Leave a Comment
The Chinese Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago held a photographic exhibition to commemorate forty-one years of diplomatic relations between China and Trinidad and Tobago on Friday 12th June, 2015, at the Piarco International Airport. This photographic exhibition consisted of images depicting the establishment of ties between China and Trinidad and Tobago including H. E. President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Trinidad and Tobago in 2013…[ Read the rest of this entry → ]
February 4, 2016 · Leave a Comment
On Saturday 9th January, 2016, loyal supporters of the band formerly known as Charlie’s Roots and the Rapso band 3Canal joined Soca music giant, Pelham Goddard and Roots, in celebrating their fortieth anniversary in the music business. This event, themed “Roots at Forty: Their Carnival Story”, was produced by JVMP (Junior, Vonrick, Malcolm, Pelham) Promotions in collaboration with Hotel Normandie. It was held Under the Trees at Hotel Normandie, St. Ann’s Port of Spain, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The artistes featured included David Michael Rudder, Roger George, 3Canal, Moricia Cagan and Nigel O’Connor.[ Read the rest of this entry → ]
Prominent businessman and cultural activist, Earl Crosby, passed away at the age of sixty-five on Wednesday 3rd August, 2016, after succumbing to pancreatic cancer. Crosby was warded at the Vitas House Hospice, St. James at the time of his passing.[Continue reading: Earl Crosby’s Send-off]
Donald “Junior” Noel, percussionist and master drummer of the Northwest Laventille Cultural Movement passed away recently on 28th November, 2015. Junior Noel, as he preferred to be called, was born on 6th August, 1960. From an early stage he showed an affinity for drumming and was a foundation member of several cultural groups.[Continue reading: The Life and Times of Donald “Junior” Noel]
On Sunday 17th July, 2016, members of Posse 67, a volunteer organization, spent half the day in a clean-up campaign at the St. Dominic’s Children’s Home in Belmont in honour of Nelson Mandela International Day.[Continue reading: Posse 67 Clean-up at St. Dominic’s Ground]
On Saturday 16th July, 2016, members of Posse 67 visited The St. Andrew’s Home for the Aged in Belmont to spend a casual evening of entertainment with some of its residents. In the spirit of giving back to those whose works and struggles helped pave the way for younger generations, Posse 67 contributed their time to socialise with the elderly.[Continue reading: Posse 67 at The St Andrew’s Home for the Aged in Belmont]
On Tuesday 19th July, 2016, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Co-Operation, High Commission of India and the Nrityanjali Theatre presented an Indian Classical Ballet titled “Shakuntalam”, a Sanskrit play written by Kalidasa. This dance drama is the story of love between Shakuntala and Dushayanta played by Alana Rajah and Kyle Robert Poliah.[Continue reading: Nrityanjali Theatre Institute for the Arts and Culture, presents “Shakuntalam”]
On Saturday 28th May, 2016, Posse 67 hosted their annual fund-raising cocktail party at One Woodbrook Place Towers, Port of Spain. This year’s event was held both in honour of Nelson Mandela 67 Minutes of Service and also to bid farewell to founder, Mr. Rowland Hopley’s term at the South African High Commission which ended on June 30, 2016.[Continue reading: Party 67 2016 hosted by Mr. Rowland Hopley]
On Monday 23rd May, 2016, Soca on the Seas was launched in the VIP lounge at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Soca on the Seas is a collaborated tourism initiative between the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts…[Continue reading: Soca on the Seas 2016]
On Thursday 04th February, 2016, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO), hosted their annual Kaisorama event at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. This year’s event was dedicated to honoring Paul “Trinidad Bill” Trotman for his numerous contributions.[Continue reading: Kaisorama 2016 – Extempo & Categories Finals]
On Monday 01st February, 2016, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO), in collaboration with First Citizens, hosted the National Junior Calypso Monarch Final at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. This year marked the fortieth anniversary of the competition which started in 1996.[Continue reading: TUCO, First Citizens Junior Calypso Monarch 2016]
On Saturday 23rd January, 2016, Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP) hosted their 13th annual Ladies Night Out Mega Concert at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. For this year’s concert, RGP featured two specially invited guest performers, namely Jamaican reggae artiste Jah Cure and Cuban-American balladist Jon Secada.[Continue reading: Ladies Night Out 2016]
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