Carnival Nationz goes on the road with Kes

Carnival Nationz goes on the road with  Kes

Carnival Nationz whose theme this year is “The Music of Kes, ” launched its band on Saturday. More than 1.700  carnival fans showed up for the launch at the band’s mas’ camp in Scarborough ( Kes, a soca/pop group which hails from  Trinidad , is known for its unique blend of soulful vocals, calypso inspired […]

Former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General and Opposition Senator appear in court on corruption charges

Former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General and Opposition Senator appear in court on corruption charges

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– Former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and United National Congress (UNC) Senator and attorney Gerald Ramdeen appeared in court on Monday on corruption charges, five days after being held for questioning by police over an alleged conspiracy to financially reward themselves with fees from legal briefs from the State. But Ramlogan says […]

Golden voices at La Petite’s 50th Anniversary

Golden voices at La Petite’s 50th Anniversary

By Laxman. When I arrived at La Petite’s 50th Anniversary I knew I was in for a great evening.  I was greeted by two gentlemen in tux and top hats, who opened the door with a bow, and welcomed me to what turned out to be an evening that I will remember for a very […]

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, last Friday The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard had joined the search and rescue mission for a boat carrying 25 people from Venezuela, which overturned on its way to the twin-island republic. So far, only four of those on board the Venezuelan-registered pirogue have been rescued. The other 21 are unaccounted […]

Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner apologises over Buju Banton ‘s room search

Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner apologises over Buju Banton ‘s room search

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad— Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has apologised to Jamaican reggae artiste Buju Banton, whose hotel room in Port of Spain  was raided on Saturday by police  – claiming to have a search warrant. Following the incident, in which nothing illegal was found in the entertainer’s room, the meeting was held with the Police Commissioner  who […]

La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary at its Legacy Alive gala

La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary at its Legacy Alive gala

La Petite Musicale of Toronto will celebrate its 50th anniversary  at its Legacy Alive gala which will be held at the Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall on Milner Avenue in Scarborough on Sunday April  28. The event will showcase  Caribbean folk music to honour the legacy of  the founder of La Petite Musicale of […]

Venezuelan pirates attack Trinidad-Tobago yacht

Venezuelan pirates attack Trinidad-Tobago yacht

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — President of the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT), Tommy Johnson, has called on yacht owners to travel in “a convoy if possible” after a 55-foot sailboat came under attack from Venezuelan pirates over the last weekend. In a statement posted on the YSATT’s Facebook page, Johnson said […]

Borrowing money to invest in a dying industry

Borrowing money to invest in a dying industry

On March 12 last, Aaron Weinman of Reuters reported that Trinidad Petroleum Holdings (TPH) was in advanced debt restructuring talks with banks and had secured new loans of up to US$1.4bn based on oil reserves to ease an upcoming US$850m with a 9.75 per cent coupon rate to mature in August 2019. One potential investor […]

Dionne Brand on shortlist for Griffin Poetry prize

Dionne Brand on shortlist  for  Griffin Poetry prize

Trinidad-born poet is on the shortlist for this year’s Griffin Trust For Excellence in Poetry Prize. There are seven books shortlisted in two categories for the Griffin Poetry Prize – International poetry and Canadian poetry. The two winners, to be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, June 6, will each be awarded $65,000 (plus […]

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