Akeem Stewart

Calypso Rose, Shadow, Akeem Stewart among Tobago Day awardees

Calypsonians The Mighty Shadow and Calypso Rose, and Special Olympics Gold Medallist Akeem Stewart are among persons honoured at the Tobago Day Awards held on Sunday.

The awards seek to honour Tobagonians who have excelled in different areas.

Calypso Rose was the first woman to win the coveted Road March title in 1977, and the Calypso Monarch title in 1978.

Gold medal and new world javelin record for Akeem Stewart

Trinidad and Tobago's Akeem Stewart has won gold and set a new world record in the F44 category of Javelin at the Paralympics in Rio.

Stewart threw 57.23 metres in his first throw in the final to break the record of 54.77 metres which he held since October 2015.

He broke the record again with his final throw of 57.32 metres which confirmed him as the gold medal winner.