World Interhash 2020 takes off in Trinidad next April

World Interhash 2020 takes off in Trinidad next April

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – World Interhash, known within the hashing communities across the globe as the World Cup or Olympics of hashing, is set to bring a tourism boost to host country Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean region at large as thousands of eager registrants are already gearing up for the biennial event […]

Yuletide excellence from La Petite Musicale

Yuletide excellence from La Petite Musicale

By Ken Bruzual The packed house of over 450 patrons stood in reverence as the 26-member choir belted out the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah to the accompaniment of a 6-piece band which include two steel pan instrumentalists.  The Hallelujah Chorus was the finale of the annual La Petite Musicale of Toronto Christmas production. The show was held at the Armenian Youth Center Theatre. […]

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A year after she won the right to wear a hijab while on duty, a special reserve policewoman will receive $185,000 in compensatory damages for the breaches to her constitutional right to freedom of religion. Constable Sharon Roop was denied her request to wear her headdress by former police commissioner […]

Tobago Tourism unveils eco-initiatives for 2020

Tobago Tourism unveils eco-initiatives for 2020

Tobago Tourism is going green. Speaking at a press conference at the World Travel Market in London, Tourism officials from the island unveiled the vision for Tobago’s tourism industry that focuses on eco-initiatives aimed at environmental sustainability and preservation, as well as product and human resource development projects to enhance the on-island experience for visitors. […]

Weed decriminalising bill goes to T&T Parliament

Weed decriminalising bill goes to T&T Parliament

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government last Monday formally informed Parliament of its intention to introduce legislation allowing for the decriminalisation of marijuana for medicinal and other purposes. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, in a statement, said the introduction of the legislation forms part of the “most aggressive and profound reformations of […]

Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Finance Minister Colm Imbert said last Monday that the Trinidad and Tobago government was being urged to adopt a structural adjustment programme more than two decades after the oil-rich twin island republic ended a similar programme with the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF). “Indeed, 25 years after we got ourselves […]

Marvin “Trini” Ishmael to direct La Petite’s 50th Anniversary Christmas show

Marvin “Trini” Ishmael to direct La Petite’s 50th Anniversary Christmas show

As La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary, and has been led by arranger Lindy Burgess for most of the way. Speaking to the Caribbean Camera, the veteran musician said, “I am honoured to have this opportunity to bring this production to our patrons and friends. From the inception, this choral group has […]

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

By Stephen Weir These are salad days for Caribbean Canadian authors.  Earlier this week another Trinidadian-born author won big, really big, and the country has sat up and taken notice. On Tuesday evening Ian Williams won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his very first novel “Reproduction”, published by Random House Canada, taking home $100,000. […]

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), Satnarayan Maharaj, has died. He passed away shortly before midnight last Friday. Maharaj, 88, suffered a stroke in early November. Maharaj was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most easily recognised personalities. This is owed to his prolific public speaking on matters he believed negatively impacted Hindus […]

André Alexis wins the Writer’s Trust

André Alexis wins the Writer’s Trust

By Stephen Weir Author André Alexis is the toast of English Canada.  Last Tuesday in Toronto the Trinidadian Canadian won the prestigious $50,000 Writer’s Trust fiction prize for his English language novel “Days by Moonlight”. This is the fourth time Alexis has been nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and second time he […]

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