Special Events

Port of Spain Bioblitz and Nature Fair 2016

Port of Spain Bioblitz and Nature Fair 2016

December 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

From Friday 4th to Sunday 6th November, 2016, the Royal Botanic Gardens was the base camp for the highly informative fifth annual “Port of Spain BioBlitz and Nature Fair”. Hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists Club (TTFNC) and the University of the West Indies Zoology Museum, the occasion included over twenty organizations, NGO and charities.

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Send-Offs

Earl Crosby’s Send-off

Earl Crosby’s Send-off

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.

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Steelpan

Memorial Service for Asami Nagakiya

Memorial Service for Asami Nagakiya

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.

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Calypso & Soca

Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night 2016

Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night 2016

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.

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Dance

La Danse Caraibe, ‘Crocodile Tears’

La Danse Caraibe, ‘Crocodile Tears’

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment 

La Danse Caraibe, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s well-known dance schools at #32 Luis Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, presented their bi-annual dance production titled “Crocodile Tears” on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November, 2014, at Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s, Port of Spain.

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Chinese

Launch of Chinese Photographic Exhibition at Piarco International Airport

Launch of Chinese Photographic Exhibition at Piarco International Airport

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…

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Photo Albums

Port of Spain Bioblitz and Nature Fair 2016

Port of Spain Bioblitz and Nature Fair 2016

From Friday 4th to Sunday 6th November, 2016, the Royal Botanic Gardens was the base camp for the highly informative fifth annual “Port of Spain BioBlitz and Nature Fair”. Hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists Club (TTFNC) and the University of the West Indies Zoology Museum, the occasion included over twenty organizations, NGO and charities.

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Earl Crosby’s Send-off

Earl Crosby’s Send-off

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.

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The Life and Times of Donald “Junior” Noel

The Life and Times of Donald “Junior” Noel

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.

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Posse 67 Clean-up at St. Dominic’s Ground

Posse 67 Clean-up at St. Dominic’s Ground

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.

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Posse 67 at The St Andrew’s Home for the Aged in Belmont

Posse 67 at The St Andrew’s Home for the Aged in Belmont

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.

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Nrityanjali Theatre Institute for the Arts and Culture, presents “Shakuntalam”

Nrityanjali Theatre Institute for the Arts and Culture, presents “Shakuntalam”

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.

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Party 67 2016 hosted by Mr. Rowland Hopley

Party 67 2016 hosted by Mr. Rowland Hopley

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.

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Soca on the Seas 2016

Soca on the Seas 2016

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…

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Kaisorama 2016 – Extempo & Categories Finals

Kaisorama 2016 – Extempo & Categories Finals

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.

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TUCO, First Citizens Junior Calypso Monarch 2016

TUCO, First Citizens Junior Calypso Monarch 2016

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.

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Culture

Earl Crosby’s Send-off

Earl Crosby’s Send-off

Entering the St. Theresa’s R.C. Church compound, the Sons of Earl Crosby lead...


The Life and Times of Donald “Junior” Noel

The Life and Times of Donald “Junior” Noel

Donald ‘Junior’ Noel  Donald “Junior” Noel, percussionist and...


Memorial Service for Asami Nagakiya

Memorial Service for Asami Nagakiya

RIGHT: Asami Nagakiya and friends  Asami Nagakiya, a thirty-year-old professional...


Desperadoes 2016 Victory Celebration: ”Nobody Badder Than We”

Desperadoes 2016 Victory Celebration: ”Nobody Badder Than We”

Fans and members of Despers gather on Picadilly Street for the band’s victory...


Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night 2016

Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night 2016

Kenson “Ninja” Neptune performs “Ah Sorry”  On Saturday 16th...


Roots at Forty

Roots at Forty

Patrons gather under the trees at Hotel Normandie for the Roots at Forty event  On...


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Special Events

Port of Spain Bioblitz and Nature Fair 2016

Port of Spain Bioblitz and Nature Fair 2016

(3rd from left)…His Excellency Anthony Carmona during a brief tour at the base...


Police Men Can Cook Competition 2015

Police Men Can Cook Competition 2015

(R) Police Constable Jade Glasgow and fellow officials of the event  On Saturday...


Tubal Uriah Butler: Nelson Island Experience

Tubal Uriah Butler: Nelson Island Experience

Professor Winston Suite on the Nelson Island Experience Activist Clive Nunez on the...


Posse 67 Children’s Day 2015

Posse 67 Children’s Day 2015

A group shot in the Hilton Hotel car park, Lady Young Road, Port of Spain  On...


Palo’s Crew 2015 Mother’s Day Lime

Palo’s Crew 2015 Mother’s Day Lime

Mothers from the Mango Rose community  Once again, the hard-working members...


“Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Press Conference

“Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Press Conference

On Wednesday 15th April, 2015, the Chinese Embassy to Trinidad and Tobago, the Confucius...


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