Calvert Sylvester Lewis’ Send-Off

Former Trinidad and Tobago cyclist Carlvert Sylvester Lewis, born in Trinidad on the 21st of February, 1935, passed away on 29th December, 2009, in New York City. His remains were returned to Trinidad and laid to rest at the Lapeyrouse Cemetery after a service at the Rosary Catholic Church. Services were held on the 8th of January, 2010. Also called Carlos or Skinos, Calvert was a top national cyclist who went on to serve in the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation while also coaching a number of young cyclists. In 1988, Carl migrated to New York to join his wife Olive and son Evey where he continued to coach young cyclists.

Mairoon Ali’s Send-Off: A Celebration of Life

Beautiful! That’s the most appropriate word that can be used to describe the celebration ceremony of the life of Mairoon Ali at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, yesterday. An almost packed auditorium of family and friends, who came out to pay tribute and bid a final farewell to a treasured woman, were treated to nothing short of the many colours of Ali.

Lydia Paul’s Send-Off

Teacher, community activist, social worker and PNM affiliate, Lydia Paul, was buried on December 14, 2009. This album contains scenes from the funeral service from St. David’s Anglican Church to the Cemetery in Plymouth, Tobago which was attended by relatives, friends and members of the People’s National Movement.

Remembering Tito Lara Reporters
March 05, 2009

Hundreds of people turned up in Santa Cruz as family, friends and members of the Parang fraternity came out to pay tribute to Parang pioneer Tito Lara, founding member of the legendary Lara Brothers Parang group…

Remembering Kelvin ‘Mighty Duke’ Pope

Departed Calypso icon the Mighty Duke (Kelvin Pope) got a true Kaiso send off in his home town of Point Fortin on Thursday 22nd January, 2009, at Coronation Park. Duke’s family, including his wife Rebecca and his children Wendell, Makeda, Kurt and Ossasie, friends as well as many members of the Calypso fraternity, were on hand to celebrate the life and times of the Mighty Duke.

Remembering Jizelle Salandy

Born Joenette Giselle Ifi Toby on January 25, 1987, in Siparia south Trinidad, Jizelle Salandy was the third and last child of Selwyn Toby and deceased Maureen Salandy-Toby. After the death of her mother, Jizelle Salandy was legally adopted by Curtis Joseph, changing her name to Jizelle Joseph. Her name was later (unofficially) changed for the third time back to Salandy. Jizelle Salandy’s boxing career started at the tender age of eleven and ended at the young age of twenty-one as the number one female light middleweight boxer of all time. She departed as an undefeated world-class female boxing champion.

Tribute to Lewicito ‘Cito’ Velasquez

Lewicito ‘Cito’ Velasquez, one of Trinidad’s most renowned Wire-bender/Masmen, passed away after suffering a stroke on 8th April, 2006, at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Champs Fleurs, Trinidad.

Cito, as he was commonly called, was born on 51 Frederick Street, Port of Spain, on 23 June, 1928. As a boy, growing up on Port of Spain’s St. Vincent Street, Cito learned to sculpt at his family’s doll factory. What he learned during the early period of his life, later served him well over the years in his profession.

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