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.
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.
On Monday 29th June, 2015, the water taxi terminal on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, was filled with students from nine primary and secondary schools, eager to journey across to Nelson Island to attend the Tubal Uriah Butler: The Nelson Island Experience event.
On Saturday 18th July, 2015, Posse 67, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s recognized volunteer organizations hosted their Children’s Day event in Port of Spain. The day’s activities included a visit to the Emperor Valley Zoo on Zoo Road, Port of Spain, lunch at the Port of Spain Girl Guides Headquarters and a visit to the Hilton Hotel ending the days proceedings with a Nelson Mandela birthday celebration.
Once again, the hard-working members of the Palos Crew showed their dedication and commitment to community service. On Sunday 10th May, 2015, the crew hosted a Mother’s Day community event in the car park of the Mango Rose compound, Picadilly Street, Port of Spain. Mothers from Mango Rose and neighbouring communities were treated to an evening of relaxation, music and fun with friends and family.
On Wednesday 15th April, 2015, the Chinese Embassy to Trinidad and Tobago, the Confucius Institute at UWI, the Chinese Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the China Society of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Trinidad and Tobago Chinese Chamber of Commerce, held a joint press conference at the headquarters of the Chinese Association of Trinidad and Tobago in St. Ann’s, Port of Spain, for the preliminary competition of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition 2015.
The Embassy of the United States of America and the High Commission of Canada hosted its 13th Annual College Fair at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain Spain on Saturday 15th November and Sunday 16th November, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
On September 26th 2014, Trinidad and Tobago was the host of the Cubes in Space awards ceremony which was held at the residence of the Canadian High Commissioner in Fairways, Maraval, to celebrate the victors of the competition and to launch the 2015 programme.
On Saturday 2nd August, the Mango Rose, Port of Spain neighbourhood was a hub of activity for the hosting of the annual Emancipation Day Concert hosted by The Palo’s Crew. The event was billed “An Evening of Culture” and themed “To Educate is to Emancipate.” This concert seeks not only to entertain, but also serves as a platform for acknowledging and rewarding the efforts of individuals who have excelled from the community.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has started a movement where individuals across the globe are asked to volunteer sixty seven minutes of their time in recognition of the sixty seven years of public service that Mr. Nelson Mandela gave to the struggle for freedom in South Africa.