Trini jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles here for TO Carnival

Trini jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles here for TO Carnival

By Stephen Weir World travelling Trinidadian jazzman Etienne Charles is going to put the dingolay into this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Earlier this week the trumpeter called the Caribbean Camera from Spain to say that he was going to lead a guest Mas Band in the Carnival’s grand parade and hopes that revellers will jump […]

Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s graduation ceremony scheduled for October 19th. Barbadian calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) […]

Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer Genevieve Clothilda Thomas nee Lezama died  on June 21 last in  Toronto after a long illness. She was 89. Thomas ran Genevieve de Paris, a small dress shop on Bloor Street in Toronto, and was known by many in the Caribbean community for her exquisite bridal outfits. She was also the publisher […]

Windies lose 6 straight despite Pooran’s ton

Windies lose 6 straight despite Pooran’s ton

The struggling Caribbean outfit were beaten by 23 runs by Sri Lanka, in a clash of two eliminated teams, at Chester-le-Street, England. Chasing a victory target of 339, TT’s Nicholas Pooran struck 118 runs off 103 deliveries, inclusive of 11 fours and four sixes, and received useful support from Fabian Allen who hit his highest […]

UK travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago quite a contrast with US advisory

UK travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago quite a contrast with US advisory

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –The United Kingdom (UK) on Monday 24 June 2019, updated its travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago, reflecting its assessment of a decreased terrorism threat in the country. The terrorist attack advisory for Trinidad and Tobago was downgraded from “very likely”. The UK informed Minister of National Security, Stuart R. Young […]

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

By Stephen Weir Happy. Exhausted. Full up to here with doubles and roti. Thousands and thousands of people spent two days soaking up the Soca and riding the Reggae wave at Mississauga’s TD Irie Music Festival. And for those that couldn’t get enough of headliner Farmer Nappy there was a perfect weather Sunday cruise aboard […]

Trinidad-Tobago Opposition leader cleared of investigation into marijuana found at her private residence

Trinidad-Tobago Opposition leader cleared of investigation into marijuana found at her private residence

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar has been cleared of any culpability in con­nec­tion with the discovery of mar­i­jua­na found on her private residence six years ago when she was Prime Minister. At a press conference last week, Commissioner of Police Gary Grif­fith said that the small amount of ganja found on […]

Jamaican attorney pleads guilty in corruption case involving former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General

Jamaican attorney pleads guilty in corruption case involving former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – One of three men charged in connection with a legal fees kickback scheme which allegedly took place under the former Trinidad and Tobago government, pleaded guilty last week to corruption conspiracy after a High Court judge accepted his deal with prosecutors that will see him testifying against his co-accused. Jamaica-born […]

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