culture

PanTrinbago coup

A decision by a large group of PanTrinbago members to remove the organisation’s central executive is now set to be the subject of a legal challenge.

During a special meeting at the CWU Hall in Port-of-Spain on Tuesday evening, 130 members reportedly voted to remove the executive and establish a caretaker committee to oversee the organisation until elections can be held later this year. Only one member reportedly dissented.

Education Ministry explains why San Fernando panyard was asked to move

The Ministry of Education says the owner of the Old Tech Steel Orchestra was asked by the San Fernando West Secondary School to find alternative accommodation for their pans and other equipment because of severe space constraints on the compound.

Actor Avan Jogia & actress Alisha Boe coming for Decibel 2018

Question Mark Entertainment and Republic Bank is once again working together on the Decibel Expo.

The four-day event which has seen the biggest names in entertainment coming to Trinidad and Tobago, will also feature actor Avan Jogia of Nickelodeon notoriety and actress Alisha Boe of the Netflix series – 13 Reasons Why.

The focus this year will be on Arts and Culture, through the introduction of an arts exhibition village that will feature artwork from secondary school students from across the country.

Liam Teague gets prestigious professorship

On March 16, Dr Janet Hathaway, Director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois University (NIU) announced that professor Liam Teague had been just named as the latest NIU Presidential Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Professor. The ceremony for this prestigious professorship takes place on April 19 at Altgeld Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Calypso Rose gets Diplomatic Passport tomorrow

Veteran calypsonian Calypso Rose will be conferred with her Diplomatic Passport on Tuesday, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts says.

The ministry today issued an invitation to members of the media, to attend a brief ceremony for the presentation of the Diplomatic Passport to Calypso Rose, whose real name is Linda Mc Cartha Sandy-Lewis.

In March 2017, the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago agreed that Calypso Rose be afforded the privilege of a Diplomatic Passport, and that one aircraft in the Caribbean Airlines Fleet be named in her honour.

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