PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced
that Slinger "Mighty Sparrow" Francisco will be awarded the
Order of Trinidad and Tobago, the nation's highest honour.
She made the disclosure this afternoon at a function in Penal.
Persad-Bissessar said the State will foot all medical bills for the Calypso legend, who attended today's event, and said he would graciously accept the honour and assistance.
Masman Peter Minshall, who also attended the event, is expected to receive a deed to his property at Federation Park, Port of Spain.
Persad-Bissessar made the announcement while attending the annual Siparia Women's Association's Kiddies Carnival competition and Bhupsingh Park, Penal Junction.
Sparrow sang verses from some of his songs including Congo Man, Education and Dan is the Man in the Van.
(from the Multimedia Desk)