November 12, 2019

TT’s Kevin Adonis Browne wins OCM Bocas Prize

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From NewsDay AN innovative hybrid book combining essays and memoir with photography has been named the winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture by Trinidadian writer and photographer Kevin Adonis Browne is the first non-fiction book to win the most prestigious international award […]

A love affair with film

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From Newday tt ttff/18 showcases the best of TT, Caribbean Sprinter by Storm Saulter premieres on September 23, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne, Port of Spain THE 13th annual TT Film Festival (ttff) will have its gala opening this Tuesday with the premiere of the feature Hero based on the life of decorated Trinidadian World War II […]

Trinidad: Unions strike Friday

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By Bert Wilkinson from Caribbean Life A little over a week after authorities in Trinidad announced the closure of an underutilized and money-losing oil refinery, major labor unions have called a general strike for Friday to pressure the administration to reverse its decision but the head of government says he will stick by the decision […]

Breaking ground, thinking big

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By Marina Salandy-Brown From T&T Newsday “It takes a big mind, or at least a big world view, to write from a small space.” So writes Marlon James, the most celebrated writer in the history of Jamaica letters and the winner of both the Man Booker Prize 2015 and the fiction category of the OCM […]

Black women at high risk for breast cancer

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By JANELLE DE SOUZA From Newsday Trinidad & Tobago Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than women of any other ethnic group. This according to Dr Phyllis Morgan, one of the co-ordinators for the family nurse practitioner specialisation at Walden University. Morgan has participated in research focussed on cancer issues among […]

UWI Prof: Be imitators of God

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By Marlene Augustine From T&T NewsDay University of the West Indies History Professor Dr Jerome Teelucksingh yesterday called on citizens to be imitators of God and not prosecutors of the church. Teelucksingh was addressing the congregation at a service of, ‘Remembrance for Hurricane Island Affected,’ yesterday at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Port-of-Spain. […]

FAME-Caribbean to help create business opportunities for artisans

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By Sasha Harrinanan From Trinidad and Tobago NewsDay The Foundation for Fashion, Art, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship and Export (FAME-Caribbean) has been established by Trinidad-born Savile Row master tailor, Andrew Ramroop, to help create sustainable business opportunities for artistic people across the region. “Having travelled extensively to different locations throughout the world (and) currently consulting in India […]

Calypso Rose welcomes government’s offer

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From Newsday T&T “PUT my name on the plane,” McCartha “Calypso Rose” Lewis said yesterday after hearing about plans government has for her which include naming a Caribbean Airlines aircraft after her and providing her with a Diplomatic passport. In a brief interview, Lewis said she felt thrilled, happy and thanked God to be alive […]

Machel Montano seeking to overturn conviction

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 28 2017 – Soca star Machel Montano will return to court on April 26 as he seeks to overturn a conviction, on assault charges four years ago. Montano, along with songwriter Kernel Roberts, had been convicted in December 2012 for assaulting four people during an incident outside a […]

Trinidad: Journalist Fined $20,000

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From Caribbean News Service PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 21 2016 – Magistrate Christine Charles has imposed a TT$20,000 fine on a newspaper journalist who pleaded guilty last week to unlawfully benefiting from a contract awarded to his company under the controversial but now-defunct multi-million dollar Life Sport Programme that led to the resignation of […]