THE YEAR of 2016 was filled with love and laughter, heartbreak and celebration, entertainment, sports and misery.
Internationally, the year has come under heavy criticism for its highs and lows.
Here are some of the images taken by Express photographers that captured our hearts and minds over the year.
Credit: Photo Editor Robert Taylor
Stickfighters stay low as they await the arrival of Mr Baker and his constabulary during the annual Carnival Friday re-enactment of the 'Canboulay Riots' at Piccadilly Greens , Port of Spain, in February.
Trinidad and Tobago striker and former captain Kenwyne Jones puts in a sliding tackle while evading a Costa Rica defender during the qualifying round in the World Cup qualifier match between T&T and Costa Rica in September.
International cyclist collide during an event at the Junior Pan American Track Cycling Championships, held at the National Cycling Centre in Balmain, Couva, on August 27.
Credit: Chief Photographer Dexter Philip
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves sighs over the casket of friend and former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister Patrick Manning during his State funeral in July.
Trinidad and Tobago defender Jovin Jones (left) tries to evade a double sliding tackle from Costa Rica players during the CONCACAF Zone World Cup home qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain in November.
Eight time road march winner, Austin “Superblue” Lyons performs during the half time period at the CONCACAF Zone World Cup home qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain in November.
Relatives of murdered Gasparillo businessman, Krishna Maharaj, console each other through a wrought iron gate at the family's home in Reform Village, near Gasparillo, in September.
The shades of an irate resident falls off his face during a protest action over dust pollution caused by construction in Woodland, near La Romaine, in April.
A young girl lights a deya during the opening night of the Divali Nagar in Chaguanas in the month of October.
Kay Williams, mother of six, displays a picture of her 11-month-old daughter, Israel Williams, along with other family photographs that she salvaged from the debris of her home at Bayshore, Marabella, after it was destroyed by fire in December.
Stargazers went hunting for images of the “supermoon” on 14, November 2016. Just before daybreak in south Trinidad it was still a sight to behold when Express Chief Photographer Dexter Philip captured this image of the supermoon in all it's glory.
Lucien Fabian, grandfather of four-year-old, Janice Figaro, stands between Robert Figaro and Shana Charles the child's parents at her funeral service in November, at Corosal Road, Whiteland, near Williamsville.
Shana Charles kisses her four-year-old daughter Jenice Figaro at her funeral at Coroal Road, Whiteland, near Williamsville in November. An autopsy found that little Janice was beaten to death.
Chutney Soca artist Kris “KI” Persad performs at Skinner Park, San Fernando, in February during the 2016 Chutney Soca Monarch Finals. This performance sealed victory for Persad in the annual carnival competition.
Men challenge each other in the gayelle (circle) during the annual National Stick Fighting competition held at Skinner Park, San Fernando, in February.
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force carry the casket of former prime minister Patrick Manning during his State funeral at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port of Spain, in July.
Members of the Shiv Shakti Dance Group perform an indian classical dance during the opening night of the Divali Nagar held at the Divali Nagar site, Chaguanas, in September.
International cyclist collide during an event at the Junior Pan American Track Cycling Championships, held at the National Cycling Centre in Balmain, Couva, on August 29.
Credit: Photographer Stephen Doobay
Forty-four-year-old Maria Jadoo-Villafana, who got married at the age of nine speak to the Express outside her Guaico Tamana, home in June.
Pallbearers carry the casket of former prime minister Patrick Manning inside of National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, during the former statesman funeral in July.
Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Levi Garcia, right, is challenged by a St. Vincent and the Grenadines defender during a football encounter at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, in March.
National Maintenance training and Security Company (MTS) officers search pupils on their arrival at the Chaguanas North Secondary School on Helen Street, Lange Park, Chaguanas during the resumption of school on March 22.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley left, consoles Hazel Manning, widow of former prime minister Patrick Manning after viewing his body in the foyer of the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA) in July. From right are Manning sisters, Pamela and Petronella Manning-Alleyne.
Sherry-Ann Lopez, Shannon Banfield mom, centre along with friends and family demands justice during yesterday's peace walk along Frederick Street in Port of Spain on December 19. Shannon Banfield was found murdered at I AM and Company on Charlotte Street, Port of Spain.
Sherry-Ann Lopez, Shannon Banfield mom gets support for friend and family during a peace walk, after placing a teddy bear and petals at entrance of I AM and Company on Charlotte Street, Port of Spain
Credit: Photographer Trevor Watson
A boy makes a back dive as his friend looks on during an afternoon swim on King's Wharf, San Fernando, in June.
Cherry Foster Benjamin, left, and her children is comforted by WPC Sherly-Ann Horsley, during the funeral service of her husband Anson Benjamin, who was shot and killed by bandits while on duty at a grocery in Cocoyea Village near San Fernando in April.
A Nail Technician does her nails approximately four inches in length at her saloon in San Fernando in June.
Police officers bodily search a man during Jouvert' celebrations in Chaguanas in February.
Business owners stand outside the San Fernando Magistrate's Court to renew their Liquor license in March.
Trade union leaders march in arms during the annual May Day March on Harris Promenade, San Fernando, in May.
Men offer prayer's at the Mucurapo Street Mosque, San Fernando, in observance of Eid-ul-Fitr in July.
Credit: Photographer Ishmael Salandy
Horses make their way to the finish line during the annual Boxing Day racing card at Santa Rosa, Arima, in December 2016.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, centre, dances with performers after signing the bilateral agreement at the Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela in November 2016, at right is Venezuela President, Nicolas Maduro. Looking on at left is Minister in the Ministry at the Office of the Prime Minister Stewart Young.
Cane farmers protest for their money outside the Prime Minister's office in St Clair, Port of Spain, on 9th March.